#45 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

Delaware Valley University

Doylestown, Pennsylvania

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Delaware Valley University overview
Location Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Online delval.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Delaware Valley University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Delaware Valley University, located in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, is a private institution that emphasizes experiential learning through its "Experience360 Program." Founded in 1896, the university sits on a suburban campus of 570 acres, about 25 miles north of Philadelphia. Known for its agricultural and environmental education programs, DelVal offers more than 25 undergraduate majors in the sciences and liberal arts, as well as graduate programs in counseling psychology, educational leadership, and policy studies. The campus architecture blends historic structures with modern facilities, fostering a tangible sense of heritage. Delaware Valley University has a moderately selective admissions process. Student housing is available, with a variety of living options including residence halls and apartment-style accommodations.

In the most recent statistical year 2,299 prospective students applied, and 2,194 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 438 enrolled in the school.  1,576 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 602 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $39,500 plus fees of $2,620. Delaware Valley University is ranked 628 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Delaware Valley University is rated within the lower 48% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Delaware Valley University overview
SAT 1010/1198
ACT 23/28
GPA 3.46

Applications Accepted

Delaware Valley University overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Delaware Valley University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$2,620
Room and Board $14,850
Budget for Other Expenses$1,800
Total One Year Cost$59,770

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$43,100 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

55% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Delaware Valley University students
Subject Percent of Class
Agriculture 47%
Business 18%
Biology 13%
Natural Resources Conservation 7%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 5%

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