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Delaware Valley University Data & Information Overview

4 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
93% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Delaware Valley University Ranked?

#1,011 Best Colleges in Nation
#59 Best Colleges in PA
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Delaware Valley University was awarded 4 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is agriculture & agriculture operations.

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Overall Quality

College Factual ranked DelVal as #1,011 out of 2,217 colleges and universities in the country on its 2024 Best Colleges list.

DelVal is also ranked #59 out of 109 schools in Pennsylvania.

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Is It Hard to Get Into DelVal?

93% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
34% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

Delaware Valley University has an acceptance rate of 93%, so it is easier to gain admission to this school than some others. Still, the admissions staff will examine your application closely to make sure you're a good fit for DelVal.

Average Test Scores

About 34% of students accepted to DelVal submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 640. Math scores were between 520 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Delaware Valley University  ( 530 to 640 )

SAT Math Scores for Delaware Valley University  ( 520 to 610 )
DelVal received ACT scores from 3% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 23 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for Delaware Valley University  ( 23 to 28 )

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Delaware Valley University Faculty

13 to 1 Student to Faculty
42% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Delaware Valley University is about average at 13 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Delaware Valley University is 42%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  42 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Delaware Valley University

69% Freshmen Retention
54% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Delaware Valley University is 69%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  69 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At DelVal the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 54%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  54 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Delaware Valley University.

Delaware Valley University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,591 Full-Time Undergraduates
22.2% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
59.7% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,841 undergraduates at DelVal with 1,591 being full-time and 250 being part-time.

How Much Does Delaware Valley University Cost?

$28,221 Net Price
93% Take Out Loans
$38,352 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of DelVal is $28,221. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for DelVal

$0-30 K$30K-48K$48-75$75-110K$110K +

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of DelVal, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At DelVal, approximately 93% of students took out student loans averaging $9,588 a year. That adds up to $38,352 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at DelVal is 6.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do DelVal Graduates Make?

$50,383 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from DelVal with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $50,383 in their early years. This is good news for future DelVal graduates since it is 19% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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Location of Delaware Valley University

Pennsylvania State
1,591 Full-Time Undergraduates
Suburb Campus Setting
Located in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Delaware Valley University is a private not-for-profit institution. DelVal is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

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Contact details for DelVal are given below.

Contact Details
Address:700 E Butler Ave, Doylestown, PA 18901-2697

Delaware Valley University Majors

26 Majors With Completions
395 Undergraduate Degrees
83 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 26 majors graduated from Delaware Valley University. Of these students, 395 received undergraduate degrees and 83 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular MajorsBachelor’s DegreesAverage Salary of Graduates
Animal Science65$31,543
Business Administration & Management58$43,266
Wildlife Management52$24,848
General Biology38$29,127
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology29NA
Agricultural Production26$18,863
Criminal Justice & Corrections21$30,783
Teacher Education Grade Specific15NA
Plant Sciences12NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Delaware Valley University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at DelVal

30% Take At Least One Class Online
7% Take All Classes Online

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2020-2021, 660 students took at least one online class at Delaware Valley University. This is a decrease from the 668 students who took online classes the previous year.

YearTook at Least One Online ClassTook All Classes Online

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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