Delaware Valley University

Delaware Valley University Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Delaware Valley University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you’ll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Delaware Valley University Ranked?

2022 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 66 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is horticulture.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked DelVal as #1,097 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list.

DelVal is also ranked #70 out of 134 schools in Pennsylvania.

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Is It Hard to Get Into DelVal?

Acceptance Rate

Because it has a high acceptance rate of 92%, some consider DelVal to be a safety school. But don't just assume that admittance is in the bag. Make sure to spend enough time on your application so that it is in tip-top shape.

Average Test Scores

About 80% 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 470 and 585. Math scores were between 470 and 570.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Delaware Valley University  ( 470 to 585 )

SAT Math Scores for Delaware Valley University  ( 470 to 570 )
DelVal received ACT scores from 8% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 18 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for Delaware Valley University  ( 18 to 25 )

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Delaware Valley University Faculty

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 38%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  38 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Delaware Valley University

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 72%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  72 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at DelVal for first-time, full-time students is 46%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  46 out of 100

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Delaware Valley University Undergraduate Student Diversity

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?

The overall average net price of DelVal is $27,587. 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 +
$22,193 $23,033 $26,347 $29,183 $31,349

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 96% of students took out student loans averaging $9,931 a year. That adds up to $39,724 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at DelVal is 8.7%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do DelVal Graduates Make?

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 $42,100 in their early years. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Delaware Valley University make the most money.

Location of Delaware Valley University

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
Phone: 215-345-1500

Delaware Valley University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 26 majors graduated from Delaware Valley University. Of these students, 385 received undergraduate degrees and 82 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 Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 68 $40,140
Animal Science 68 $33,798
General Biology 39 $30,228
Wildlife Management 31 $25,856
Agricultural Production 21 $18,401
Criminal Justice & Corrections 21 $30,228
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 19 NA
Agricultural Economics & Business 15 $44,468
Natural Resources Conservation 14 NA
Horticulture 12 $41,025

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

Online Learning at DelVal

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 2019-2020, 668 students took at least one online class at Delaware Valley University. This is an increase from the 565 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 668 136
2018-2019 565 97
2017-2018 577 110
2016-2017 548 109
2015-2016 424 78

Learn more about online learning at Delaware Valley University.

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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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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