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Delaware College of Art and Design Overview

Delaware College of Art and Design is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Wilmington, Delaware. The city atmosphere of Wilmington makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is Delaware College of Art and Design Known For?

25 Undergraduate Awards
79% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at DCAD may have an easier time interacting with their teachers since the student to faculty ratio at the school is 8 to 1.
  • The highest award offered at DCAD is the associate's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 19% of the faculty were full-time.

Where Is Delaware College of Art and Design?

Location of Delaware College of Art and Design

Contact details for DCAD are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 600 N Market St, Wilmington, DE 19801-3007
Phone: 302-622-8000

How Do I Get Into DCAD?

You can apply to DCAD online at:

Admission Requirements for DCAD

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program neither required nor recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores recommended
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into DCAD?

79% Acceptance Rate
68% Of Accepted Are Women
DCAD has an acceptance rate of 79%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 32% of accepted students are men and 68% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 81%, and the acceptance rate for women is 78%.

Can I Afford Delaware College of Art and Design?

79% Take Out Loans
10.0% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At DCAD, approximately 79% of students took out student loans averaging $9,813 a year. That adds up to $39,252 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at DCAD is 10.0%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Delaware College of Art and Design Undergraduate Student Diversity

105 Full-Time Undergraduates
71% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 118 undergraduate students at DCAD, with 105 being full-time and 13 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  DCAD

Gender Diversity

Of the 105 full-time undergraduates at DCAD, 29% are male and 71% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  DCAD

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Delaware College of Art and Design students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of DCAD Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 0
Black or African American 26
Hispanic or Latino 6
White 48
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 24

Delaware College of Art and Design Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s TOTAL
Design & Applied Arts 10 10
Graphic Communications 7 7
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 4 4
Fine & Studio Arts 4 4
TOTAL 25 25


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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