Students Say

This small school in Pennsylvania comes replete with a working farm and dairy—no surprise, given its focus on agriculture and the related sciences—not to mention small class sizes that “give the students the opportunity to gain a lot of hands-on experience.” The school also has a for-credit employment program that requires students to work 500 hours in an area of their major, creating an atmosphere that is “based on reality of the future, not just sitting in a lecture room with 500 people and not knowing what’s going on.”

Overview

Applicants
1,770
Acceptance Rate
72%
Average HS GPA
3.47

GPA Breakdown

35%
Over 3.75
17%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
450 - 550
SAT Math
460 - 560
ACT Composite
20 - 25

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Overall

Students Say

This small school in Pennsylvania comes replete with a working farm and dairy—no surprise, given its focus on agriculture and the related sciences—not to mention small class sizes that “give the students the opportunity to gain a lot of hands-on experience.” The school also has a for-credit employment program that requires students to work 500 hours in an area of their major, creating an atmosphere that is “based on reality of the future, not just sitting in a lecture room with 500 people and not knowing what’s going on.” “Getting the chance to really get your hands dirty and do things you have never done before” is a thrill to the many students who will spend their careers working outdoors. As for that, “there are a lot of places around DVC that students can get [a job].”

The professors at DelVal are “always willing help you succeed,” which helps to create “a welcoming atmosphere for new students.” “They’re amazing at what they do, and if you need help with anything they will stop what they’re doing and help you right away,” says a student. “You’ll learn life lessons while also learning the material,” says another. Even though the majority of the 25 undergraduate majors do revolve around agriculture, the students who do choose to focus on other areas are all satisfied with their academic life. “I know it is at an Ag school, but the faculty are immaculate, smart, and approachable,” says an English major.


Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
15:1
Total Faculty
200
with Terminal Degree
72

127
Men
73
Women
12
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
76%
Graduate in 5 years
95%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Master's
Terminal Associate
Transfer Associate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential

Prominent Alumni


Dr. Thomas W. Watson '57
Vice Chairman Emeritus; Dean of Omnicom University

Mr. Charles J. Alpuche '81
Senior VP-Supply Chain Operating, PepsiCo, Inc. North America

Mr. Jun Iwata, CPA, CFE '91
Managing Member - JI International LLC

Mr. Gregory F. Krug '77
President-Lampire Biological Laboratories, Inc

Susan B. Ward, MD '80
Solo medical practice in rheumatology in Exton, PA

Mr. Herman Silverman '40
Formerly Owner of Sylvan Pools, Inc.

Mr. Robert A. Lipinski '80
CEO-Dynamic Defense Mat, Inc; CEO-Millenium Land Dev, Inc; Chair-Lipiniski

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
76
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Feb 15

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$17,668

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$15,465

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,200

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$28,896

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
74%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$17,105

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$28,596
Required Fees
$2,050
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Yes
Board for Commuters
$2,000
Transportation for Commuters
$700

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

Unshockingly, the majority of students here “are farmers or of that nature…the rest are athletes.” Most were connected to agriculture before coming to school, and “a lot are from the country or grew up farming.” As one student puts it, “there are people here to learn about animals, and then there are people here to learn about plants.” “Very outdoors-y,” “friendly,” and “normal” can also describe a standard Aggie. With such a strong common interest, students “find their niche very easily,” and “most students fit in really well even if they aren’t farmers.” The typical student at DelVal “likes to party, but buckles down for their schoolwork.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,993
Out of State
39%

International
Foreign Countries Represented
4

Demographics

57% female
43% male
39% are out of state
83% are full time
17% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Despite its location in “the lovely town of Doylestown,” students admit that “there is not much to do on campus,” so “most of us just watch movies all weekend.” “It’s pretty, but there’s nothing to do,” says a student. “Be prepared to find some way to amuse yourself.” Lots of people go home on the weekends, so “it’s more of a quiet campus and…you need a car to be able to go most places nearby.” Still, the student affairs office is good at planning events to keep the students active on campus, including “bus trips, comedians and musicians.” Everyone “watches out for each other on this campus.” “We might be a small school, but that’s what makes it so great,” says a student.

Non-commuter students say that housing could use some work, and the “dining hall food is mediocre; people eat with their eyes first, [and] if it doesn’t look good, they most likely won’t eat it.” Philadelphia is always right around the corner, “if you feel like going away for a while.”


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
67%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
73
First-Year Students living on campus
90%

Campus Environment
Village
Fire safety rating
76

Housing Options

Dorms Coed
Dorms Female

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
62
Number of Honor Societies
2

Number of Social Sororities
3
Number of Religious Organizations
2

4% join a fraternity
5% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Aggies)
9 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Soccer
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Aggies)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Soccer
Softball
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health

Sustainability

Green Rating
70

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
25

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
6

Average Number of PC's per Lab
18

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
92%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Steve Zenko
Director of Admissions

Address
700 E. Butler Ave.
Doylestown, PA 18901-2697

Phone
800-233-5825


Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Smart Classroom
Small Animal Facility
Athletic Complex
Student Center
Equine center
The campus has many unique areas that are are of specific interest depending on a student's major field of study (i.e. dairy barn, equine center, etc.)

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Mercer Museum
King of Prussia Mall
Philadelphia attractions-Professional athletics
Liberty Bell
Dorney Park

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times:
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
May 1

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
admitme@delval.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Varies

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Public transportation-buses stop at campus, College also is a stop for Amtrak (to and from Philadelphia), taxis are also available. There are 2 airports accessible to the College (ABE-located in Allentown) 55 minutes from the campus or John F. Kennedy Airport in Philadelphia about 50 minutes from the campus. Both are international airports.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Driving Directions From Philadelphia, take U.S. Route 611 North (Broad Street) to U.S. Route 202 South. Follow U.S. 202 South mile to College entrance on left. OR Take U.S. Route 309 North to Route 202 North. Follow U.S. Route 202 North 8 miles to College entrance on right. From Harrisburg, PA and West, take the Pa Turnpike East to the Willow Grove Exit 343. Proceed North on U.S. Route 611 to the Chalfont Exit for U.S. Route 202 South. Follow U.S. 202 South mile to the College entrance on left. From South New Jersey, take the N.J. Turnpike to the entrance of the Pa Turnpike Exit 6 and travel West to Willow Grove Exit 343. Proceed North on U.S. Route 611 to the Chelfont Exit for U.S. 202 South. Follow U.S. 202 South Mile to the College entrance on left. From the Allentown, Bethlehem area and points North, take the Northeast Extension of the PA Turnpike South to the Quakertown Exit. Proceed East on Route 663 to Quakertown. At Quakertown, Route 663 becomes Route 313. Follow Route 313 East to 611 South. Follow 611 South and take the State Street Exit for 202 South. Turn left at light. College entrance is 3/10 of a mile on the left. From the New York City area, take a convenient Route to U.S. 202 South. Stay on 202 South through New Jersey to Pennsylvania. Continue on 202 South through Doylestown and look for College entrance on left approximately 11/2 miles beyond the town center.

Local Accommodations
Best Western, New Hope Inn-12 miles from Campus Best Western Motor Inn-Quakertown- 14 miles from DVC Colonial Village Motel- 5 miles from DVC Comfort Inn-7 miles from DVC Days Inn - 10 miles from DVC Marriott Courtyard- 11 miles from DVC Warrington Motor Lodge-6 miles from DVC
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Key Stats

1,770
Applicants
1,993
Size
72%
Acceptance Rate
1010
SAT Scores

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