Delaware Valley College

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700 E. Butler Avenue

Doylestown, PA 18901

Phone: (215) 345-1500
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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#22 Overall Score: 39 out of 100. Regional Colleges (North)

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Delaware Valley College is a private institution that was founded in 1896. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,945, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 570 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Delaware Valley College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (North), 22. Its tuition and fees are $32,890 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Delaware Valley College
Recently ranked one of the safest colleges in the nation, Delaware Valley College dedicates itself to providing career-directed, career-oriented education in an intimate, personalized setting. Students select Delaware Valley College to provide them with the skills that employers want. Take a look at Del Val. You will like what you see.

Why Del Val?
Small classes, averaging 18 students
-All classes are taught by faculty committed to teaching, not by teaching assistants.
-A required Experiential Learning Program (ExLP), through which students gain valuable, practical experience in their field of study.
-A well-balanced curriculum combining liberal arts and sciences, broadening students' appreciation of their cultural heritage, and strengthening their sense of ethics and values.

Scholarship with Experience
Our students graduate with a big advantage over those from other institutions. Delaware Valley College's Experiential Learning Program (ExLP) provides active, hands-on applied experiences tied to specific academic objectives and outcomes as a requirement for graduation. It provides students the opportunity to participate in real-world activities as a basis for learning and to develop specific career goals and aspirations.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1896
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $31,770,724


When applying to Delaware Valley College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due June 1. The application fee at Delaware Valley College is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 74.4 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 74.4%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by June 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Delaware Valley College is 15:1, and the school has 54.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Delaware Valley College include: Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences; Natural Resources and Conservation; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 74 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 15:1
4-year graduation rate 49%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences 36%
Natural Resources and Conservation 17%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 15%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 10%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 7%

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Student Life

Delaware Valley College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,945, with a gender distribution of 38.8 percent male students and 61.2 percent female students. At this school, 59 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 41 percent of students live off campus. Delaware Valley College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,205
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Delaware Valley College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Delaware Valley College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Delaware Valley College, 72 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Delaware Valley College.

Students who have cars on campus 72%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Delaware Valley College, 79.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $17,351.

Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.

Tuition and fees $32,890 (2013-14)
Room and board $11,724 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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