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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.

Contact & Visit

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

Admissions

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






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