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Delaware Valley University Admission Requirements

Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Chances of getting into Delaware Valley University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
65.7%
Admission Difficulty for Delaware Valley University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Delaware Valley University and can I get accepted? The school has a 66% acceptance rate ranking it #39 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,591 out of 2,423 applicants were admitted making Delaware Valley University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 61 percent. Delaware Valley University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 28% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Find out which students are getting accepted at Delaware Valley University, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.

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Delaware Valley University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
970-1160
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 590
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1160
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 requires 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 #67 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 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Delaware Valley University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1160 and Above Good >77%
1065 to 1160 Avg + 66%-77%
970 to 1065 Avg - 53%-66%
875 to 970 Reach 40%-53%
Less than 875 Low <40%
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Delaware Valley University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
17%
ACT Scores for Delaware Valley University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Delaware Valley University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 23

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 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #38 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 17 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Delaware Valley University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 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 >77%
23 to 27 Avg + 66%-77%
19 to 23 Avg - 53%-66%
15 to 19 Reach 40%-53%
Less than 15 Low <40%
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Delaware Valley University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

You will need 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 GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Delaware Valley University accepts 66% of students who apply.

 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

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 1,261 1,162 2,423
Accepted 910 681 1,591
Acceptance Rate 72% 59% 66%
Enrolled 273 170 443
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 30% 25% 28%

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 Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
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

Other Colleges to Consider

Other Colleges to Consider
Subject Percent of Class
C
Cedar Crest College

Allentown, Pennsylvania

C
Caldwell College

Caldwell, New Jersey

I
Iona College

New Rochelle, New York

M
Mount Saint Mary College

Newburgh, New York

C
Capitol College

Laurel, Maryland

O
College of Our Lady of the Elms

Chicopee, Massachusetts

B
Bridgewater College

Bridgewater, Virginia

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?

66% of those who apply are granted admission to Delaware Valley University. Admission competition is low 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 1160. 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 19 and 27. 17% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.


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