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Delaware Valley University

Doylestown, PA


4-year • Private • Small • Suburban
54% graduation rate
$27K average per year after aid
Sat range
Delaware Valley University is a small, 4-year, private university. This coed college is located in a suburban community in a suburban setting and is primarily a residential campus. It offers certificate, associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees.
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One of the leading academic institutions in the Northeast, Delaware Valley University (DelVal) is a small, close-knit university known for its innovative use of experiential (hands-on) learning. DelVal is a private, comprehensive, nonprofit university that emphasizes and requires experiential learning. Located in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, about 30 miles north of Philadelphia, the University offers 27 undergraduate majors in life and physical sciences, business and the humanities and agricultural and environmental sciences; a doctorate in education, nine master's degrees, and many graduate certificates in a variety of fields. Founded in 1896, DelVal currently educates approximately 1,777 undergraduate students, 401 graduate students and 445 community programming participants. DelVal has been cited by the National Society for Experiential Education as having the country's top experiential-learning program, by Princeton Review as one of the best colleges in the Northeast, and by College Factual as having one of the top 20 animal science programs in the country. DelVal was named to the 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Regional Universities North list. The University also was highlighted in the "Top Performers for Social Mobility" list. At DelVal, students study theory in small classes, then learn by doing. With a student-to-faculty ratio of just 13:1, students quickly become part of a close-knit campus with plenty of personal attention and mentoring. DelVal helps students become well-rounded, global citizens by providing experiences that foster and strengthen a wide-range of vital skills and attributes necessary for career success. Personal development is cultivated in each student throughout their academic career, building confidence and problem-solving, communication and networking skills, and enhancing leadership competence. All of this leads to positive career outcomes. Students prepare for their futures from their first day, starting with a course incorporating professional development and problem-based learning. Whether through internships, civic engagement or research, students actively reflect on what they are learning, use analytical skills to conceptualize their experiences, demonstrate decision-making and problem-solving skills, and gain relevant expertise in their chosen fields. The University has more than 1,000 acres of beautifully maintained land that serves as a functional learning environment, creating a real-life, open-air classroom for many disciplines. Located in beautiful Bucks County, Pennsylvania, DelVal is just minutes away from the center of Doylestown.
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Application Types Accepted
Common Application, Online through college's own website
Fee Waiver Info
Available to all qualified students. Visit the college website for details.

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August 1
Regular Application Due

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