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Delaware Valley University Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Delaware Valley University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
92.7%
Admission Difficulty for Delaware Valley University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into Delaware Valley University and can I get accepted? The school has a 93% acceptance rate ranking it #115 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,554 out of 1,676 applicants were admitted making Delaware Valley University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 64 percent. Delaware Valley University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 24% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Delaware Valley University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Delaware Valley University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
970-1170
Applicants Submitting SAT
86%
SAT Scores for Delaware Valley University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 970
SAT Scores for Delaware Valley University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1170
Average SAT Score 1070

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Delaware Valley University?

Delaware Valley University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 66 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 970 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 870. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1070 out of 1600. The school ranks #48 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 86 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Delaware Valley University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1170 and Above Good >96%
1070 to 1170 Avg + 93%-96%
970 to 1070 Avg - 89%-93%
870 to 970 Reach 82%-89%
Less than 870 Low <82%
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Delaware Valley University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
17%
ACT Scores for Delaware Valley University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Delaware Valley University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Delaware Valley University?

Admission data indicates that Delaware Valley University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #35 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 17 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Delaware Valley University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Delaware Valley University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >96%
22 to 27 Avg + 93%-96%
18 to 22 Avg - 89%-93%
14 to 18 Reach 84%-89%
Less than 14 Low <84%
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Delaware Valley University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.51
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Delaware Valley University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Delaware Valley University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Delaware Valley University was 3.51 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #27 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.51 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Delaware Valley University accepts 93% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Delaware Valley University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 42% Good
3.50 to 3.75 18% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 17% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 13% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 10% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

75% of Delaware Valley University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Delaware Valley University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 15%
Top 25% of class 42%
Top 50% of class 75%
Bottom 50% of class 25%
Bottom 25% of class 5%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Delaware Valley University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 907 769 1,676
Accepted 853 701 1,554
Acceptance Rate 94% 91% 93%
Enrolled 216 161 377
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 25% 23% 24%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
May 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on May 1, 2021.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Delaware Valley University is $50.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Delaware Valley University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Delaware Valley University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Considered but not required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Delaware Valley University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=211981 IPEDS survey data for Delaware Valley University.

FAQs

Does Delaware Valley University prefer SAT or ACT?

86% of students submit their SAT scores to Delaware Valley University. 17% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Delaware Valley University?

93% of those who apply are granted admission to Delaware Valley University. Admission competition is and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Delaware Valley University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 970 and 1170. 86% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Delaware Valley University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 27. 17% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.