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.”
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.
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.”
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