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Academics

Delaware Valley University, otherwise known as “DelVal,” is a small school located about thirty miles outside of Philadelphia. DelVal was originally founded as an agriculture school, but now strives to bring its 1,700 undergraduates an interdisciplinary education with a curriculum that relies on an experiential learning component called “E360.” This is very apparent in the more than 1,000 acres of land that act as living laboratories for students to get “hands-on opportunities” in “environmental, agriculture, and animal sciences.” There is “a lot of technology integrated into the programs,” “many work-study opportunities that you cannot find at other schools,” and plentiful farm opportunities for “lucky” animal science majors that “provide a foot in the door for a job.”

Professors at DelVal are “devoted, enthusiastic and eager to teach,” and they “try to make the material interesting and understandable.” They “want to see students succeed and are usually enthusiastic to help.” Small classes (with no TAs) offer students the ability to be deeply involved with their learning and “to create relationships with the professors in the classes and network for different careers.” Often times, students “utilize the campus for teaching moments:” the landscape majors learn on the school grounds, greenhouses and school farm land are used “heavily by professors and used to teach students.” Many teachers will use the campus in other ways, such as “taking walks or having class outside if the weather is good.”

Student Body

One of the greatest strengths of DelVal is “their policies on respecting all people,” and it is “a place where you can feel safe, respected, and welcomed regardless of your background.” This is “a small school full of people with passion for and dedication to their field” and has “every group, and you will find your crowd,” though diversity is relatively non-existent. Given the nature of the school the population is “mostly country kids to a few city kids and everyone in between,” and many students “can be found in farm clothes with dirt on their jeans and under their nails.” There tends to be a breakdown into farm/animal lovers and athletes, but all groups get along, even if they don’t interact much, and “almost everyone knows what career they want to pursue when they graduate.”

Campus Life

Beautiful Doylestown is “quiet but decent for a college town,” and it’s also “the perfect distance from Philadelphia if you are looking to do a day trip to the city.” However, there is always “plenty to do” both “on campus and off campus,” such as “nationally recognized magicians and comedians…an escape room, roller blading, or [a] trampoline park,” all of which are completely free for students, and transportation is provided when needed. Most people are “very involved in clubs and devote quite a bit of their time each week to these.” Many students go home on weekends and commuters don’t tend to linger during the week; “going off campus for food is normal” as “the food could be a whole lot better.” DelVal is “definitely not a party school,” and students here are “serious about their education.” “The school endorses outdoor activities,” and on sunny warm days, you can see “people playing all sorts of games out on the massive grassy quad,” laying in hammocks, and “lots of people take walks and bike down around the large pond on the east end of campus.” Many “equine students will go down to the barn to visit the horses” as well.

Overview

Applicants
1,676
Acceptance Rate
93%
Average HS GPA
3.30

GPA Breakdown

11%
Over 3.75
16%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
12%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
490 - 600
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
480 - 570
ACT Composite Scores
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
18 - 27

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
13:1
Total Faculty
282
with Terminal Degree
63

149
Men
133
Women
22
Minority

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
46%
Graduate in 5 years
51%
Graduate in 6 years
53%

Majors

  • AGRICULTURE, AGRICULTURE OPERATIONS, AND RELATED SCIENCES.

  • Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations.
  • Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture.
  • Agronomy and Crop Science.
  • Animal Sciences, General.
  • Animal Sciences, Other.
  • Dairy Science.
  • Equestrian/Equine Studies.
  • Floriculture/Floristry Operations and Management.
  • Food Science.
  • Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management.
  • Horticultural Science.
  • Landscaping and Groundskeeping.
  • Turf and Turfgrass Management.

  • ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES.

  • Environmental Design/Architecture.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Zoology/Animal Biology.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Business Administration and Management, General.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Mass Communication/Media Studies.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Education, General.
  • Secondary Education and Teaching.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • General Studies.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Science.
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management.

  • PERSONAL AND CULINARY SERVICES.

  • Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Counseling Psychology.


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Barry Blithe '68
President and CEO, California Biological and Protein Corporation, Inc.

Tom Debrowski '72
Executive Partner, Calera Capital

Christa Lopez '96
Director, Texas General Land Office

George Mayo '77
Executive Director, Maryland Agriculture Education Foundation, Inc.

Nick Place '84
Dean and Director, University of Florida/ Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension

Alicia Simoneau '05
Chief Veterinary officer, Humane Pennsylvania

Tom Watson '57
Vice Chairman Emeritus, Omnicom Group, Inc.

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
46%
Graduate in 5 years
51%
Graduate in 6 years
53%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Dec 7

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$32,075

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$27,031

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,272

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
79%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$48,278

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$28,048

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$38,070
Required Fees
$2,550
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$3,090
Transportation for Commuters
$2,300

On-Campus Room and Board
$14,620
Comprehensive Fee
$55,240

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

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

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
State Loans

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

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,924
Foreign Countries Represented
4

Demographics

1.31%
Asian
8.65%
African-American
7.63%
Hispanic
68.41%
Caucasian
10.98%
Unknown

59% female
41% male
86% are full time
14% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
55%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
85%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Dorms Coed
Other

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Learning Support Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Sharon Malka

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
73
Number of Honor Societies
5

Number of Social Sororities
3
Number of Religious Organizations
4

2% join a fraternity

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

27% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Aggies)
12 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Equestrian Sports
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Aggies)
13 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Equestrian Sports
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball


Sustainability

61/99

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

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Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Maureen Doyle
Campus Visit Coordinator

Address
700 East Butler Ave.
Doylestown, PA 18901

Phone
1-800-233-5825

Email
admitme@delval.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Life Sciences Building
South Campus Animal/Plant Facilities
Campus Quad
Athletics Complex
Lake Archer
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
Peace Valley Park
Doylestown- Shops/ Dining
Philadelphia- Attractions, Major Sports
King of Prussia Mall
New Jersey Shore/ Beaches

Campus Tours

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

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Varies

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, University also is a stop for SEPTA (to and from Philadelphia) which connects with Amtrak, taxis are also available. There are two airports accessible to the University (ABE-located in Allentown) 55 minutes from the campus or Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia about 50 minutes from the camps. Both are international airports.

Driving Instructions to Campus
DelVal is centrally located and easily accessible. A Septa train stop is available directly on-campus. The local bus route, which connects from Philadelphia areas, stops on-campus as well. The Allentown and Philadelphia International airports are both approximately one hour from campus.

Local Accommodations
Doylestown Area Doylestown Inn 18 West State Street Doylestown, PA 18901 215-345-6610 Hampton Inn 1570 Easton Road Warrington, PA 215-345-8400 Hargrave House B&B 50 South Main Street Doylestown, PA 215-348-3334 Holiday Inn Express 240 Veterans Way Warminster, PA 18974 215-443-4300 The Homewood Suites 2650 Kelly Road Warrington, PA 215-343-1300 Montgomeryville Area Rodeway Inn Conference Center 969 Bethlehem Pike, Montgomeryville, PA, 18936 215-699-8800 Quality Inn 678 Bethlehem Pike Montgomeryville, PA 18936 215-361-3600 The Marriott Courtyard 544 Dekalb Pike North Wales, PA 19454 215-699-7247 Residence Inn 1110 Bethlehem Pike North Wales, Pennsylvania 19454 267-468-0111 Joseph Ambler Inn 1005 Horsham Road North Wales, PA 19454 215-362-7500 Horsham Area Days Inn 245 Easton Road Horsham, PA 19044 215-674-2500


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