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Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Delaware Valley University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Delaware Valley University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
66.4%
Admission Difficulty for Delaware Valley University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
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 #37 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,597 out of 2,405 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 moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 54 percent. Delaware Valley University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 26% 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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Delaware Valley University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1040-1240
Applicants Submitting SAT
82%
SAT Scores for Delaware Valley University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 530
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1040
SAT Scores for Delaware Valley University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1240
Average SAT Score 1140

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 53 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1040 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 940. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1140 out of 1600. The school ranks #61 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 82 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Delaware Valley University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1240 and Above Good >77%
1140 to 1240 Avg + 66%-77%
1040 to 1140 Avg - 53%-66%
940 to 1040 Reach 40%-53%
Less than 940 Low <40%
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Delaware Valley University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
19%
ACT Scores for Delaware Valley University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Delaware Valley University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 25
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 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 16 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 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #54 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 19 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Delaware Valley University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Delaware Valley University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >77%
22 to 25 Avg + 66%-77%
19 to 22 Avg - 53%-66%
16 to 19 Reach 40%-53%
Less than 16 Low <40%
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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

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%

Admission Statistics

Delaware Valley University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,216 1,189 2,405
Accepted 889 708 1,597
Acceptance Rate 73% 60% 66%
Enrolled 238 174 412
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 27% 25% 26%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Delaware Valley University and what considerations affect 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

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