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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    D-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B+
Delaware Valley University is a private university located in New Britain, Pennsylvania in the Philadelphia Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,744 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Delaware Valley University acceptance rate is 66%. Popular majors include Animal Sciences and Husbandry, Business, and Biology. Graduating 53% of students, Delaware Valley University alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,600.
700 E Butler Ave
Doylestown, PA 18901
About Delaware Valley University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Middle Atlantic Conferences

Delaware Valley University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
66%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
970-1160
ACT Range
19-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$28,796/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$24,803/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
70%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.33 responses
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.34 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.34 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,744Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
238
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
29%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Ambitious
    33%
  • Hard working
    33%
  • Strong willed
    17%
  • Bland
    8%
  • Bored
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
84%
Poll
66%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.35 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.41 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Agriculture
    52%
  • Aggie pride
    13%
  • Small
    13%
  • Small but powerful loaded with good faculties.
    13%
  • All of the above
    4%
  • Equestrian
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
91%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.22 responses
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This university is very much agriculture-based. With majors ranging from Small Animal Science to Zoo Science. But aside from the agricultural majors, there are also majors like Food Science and Counseling Psychology. And as a whole, the majors are all very hands-on. Like many other schools, there are some amazing professors and some not so amazing professors. The campus is very aesthetically pleasing as it is a small campus with a lot of greenery. The school does, however, lack a lot of diversity, and there is not a lot of representation of minorities and the LGBTQ+ community. As far as food and housing, you either get used to it or get tired of it. Some students live off-campus after their first year. The food could use some work but there are alternatives to the food that is served in the dining hall. One con is that it is very hard to go to places if you don't have a car on campus. Otherwise, this school is very good especially if you like small schools and small class sizes.
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Being in Delval is great for any undergrade that want real world experience first with professors that care. The University has a very rigorous Biology program that teach's students the ins and outs of the subject with an emphasis on internships and field experience. The University's growing psychology and Business fields also stresses real world experience, along with the stable farming curriculum that lets future growers get hands-on with livestock and other farming tech. The professors are very accommodating and want to see their students succeed, but still pushs them to do the best they can with challenging projects that require good comprehension and execution of the lessons learned in class. Delval is a University for doers, the people that shall shape the world for the better.
I recently transferred from Rutgers to Delaware Valley and I can honestly say it was the best decision of my life. Everyone is genuinely kind and friendly, professors are willing to help and are eager to teach, and students enjoy the smaller class setting compared to larger schools. Everyone at DelVal is willing to help you move in the right direction for your career. I only wish I came here sooner!