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Delaware Valley University Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Delaware Valley University. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. 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?

2021 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 18 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is agriculture and agriculture operations.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked DelVal as #1,005 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 123 colleges in Pennsylvania, DelVal is ranked at #100.

See all of the rankings for Delaware Valley University.

Is It Hard to Get Into DelVal?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Delaware Valley University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 66%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 82% 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 480 and 595. Math scores were between 480 and 570.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Delaware Valley University  ( 480 to 595 )

SAT Math Scores for Delaware Valley University  ( 480 to 570 )
DelVal received ACT scores from 19% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for Delaware Valley University  ( 19 to 25 )

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Delaware Valley University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1, Delaware Valley University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

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 40%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  40 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 71%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  71 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 50%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  50 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at DelVal

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,924 undergraduates at DelVal with 1,649 being full-time and 275 being part-time.

DelVal Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for DelVal is 61.37 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  61.37 out of 100
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How Much Does Delaware Valley University Cost?

The overall average net price of DelVal is $28,393. 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 +
$23,017 $23,995 $25,490 $30,326 $33,152

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At DelVal, approximately 89% of students took out student loans averaging $9,551 a year. That adds up to $38,204 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at DelVal is 8.0%. 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?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from DelVal make around $42,100 per year during the early years of their employment. 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

Delaware Valley University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Doylestown is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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Location of Delaware Valley University

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, 441 received undergraduate degrees and 110 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 83 $34,400
Animal Science 82 $31,000
Wildlife Management 36 $21,100
Agricultural Production 35 NA
General Biology 35 $27,000
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 28 NA
Criminal Justice & Corrections 22 NA
Plant Sciences 17 NA
Agricultural Economics & Business 16 NA
Horticulture 13 NA

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 learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 577 students took at least one online class at Delaware Valley University. This is an increase from the 548 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 577 110
2016-2017 548 109
2015-2016 424 78
2014-2015 326 83
2013-2014 302 102

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.


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