Delaware Valley University

700 E Butler Ave, Doylestown, United States
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Overview of Delaware Valley University

About this school

Delaware Valley, founded in 1896, is a private college. Its 600-acre campus is located in central Bucks County, 20 miles north of Philadelphia.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,992
    • Men:806 Men (40.5%)
    • Women:1,186 Women (59.5%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Delaware Valley University is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
3
-
Mathematics
2
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
2
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
6
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Considered if submitted
August 15
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Used for advising ACT: Used for advising

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
700 East Butler Avenue
City, State, Zip
Doylestown, PA 18901-2697
Phone
(215) 489-2211
Fax
(215) 345-5277
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
66% of 2,405 applicants were admitted
Women
73% of 1,216 applicants were admitted
Men
60% of 1,189 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
428 (27%) of 1,597 admitted students enrolled
Women
247 (28%) of 889 admitted students enrolled
Men
181 (26%) of 708 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.30
375 And Above
22%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
14%
2.00 - 2.49
11%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
529 average |480-570 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
15%
• Score 500 - 600
54%
• Score 400 - 500
27%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
24%
• Score 500 - 600
47%
• Score 400 - 500
26%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
22 average |19-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
4%
• Score 24 - 29
32%
• Score 18 - 23
50%
• Score 12 - 17
15%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $38,000 (69.41%)
  • Room & Board: - $13,950 (25.48%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,000 (1.83%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,800 (3.29%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Delaware Valley University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 17
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning January 30
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003252
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
387 (93.9%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
350 (90.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
349 (99.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
49 (14.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
70%
Average Award
$29,940
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 346 (99.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $25,779
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 315 (90.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,270
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 38 (10.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
63 (15.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $20,688

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,552 (88.4%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,413 (91.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,405 (99.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
129 (9.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
66%
Average Award
$27,782
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,400 (99.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $23,360
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,179 (83.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,784
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 122 (8.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
312 (17.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $18,122

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
82%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$45,953
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
28.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Ethnic Background, Members of Minorities, Siblings of Current Students, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,642

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


92

Part-Time Faculty


174

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


24%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 22% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 37% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 27% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 10% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 2% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 20% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 53% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 27% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not reported

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
157,376
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
160
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Delaware Valley University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


70.7%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


46.2%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


54.5%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


56.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (25)


  • Accounting
  • Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Animal Sciences, Other
  • Applied Horticulture/Horticultural Business Services, Other
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Crop Production
  • Dairy Science
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Food Science
  • Horticultural Science
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Ornamental Horticulture
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Turf and Turfgrass Management
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
  • Zoology/Animal Biology

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Agriculture, Natural resources/environmental science, Biological/life sciences, Business/marketing

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (14)


  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance and Banking
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Business
  • Social Psychology
  • Supply Chain Management

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


8,365

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Philadelphia

Campus Size


571 acres

Weather


Temperature
22.8 average low in January, 81.7 average high in September
Rain
117 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Doylestown
Nearest Train Station
Doylestown

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


66% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


34%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Aggies
School Colors
Green and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Equestrian Sports
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Equestrian Sports
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, cheerleading, soccer, softball, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Delaware Valley University offers choral groups, drama theatre, national fraternities, national sororities, dairy society, pre-vet club, equestrian team, american association of zookeepers, ffa

Sororities


11% of women participate

Fraternities


4% of men participate

ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,756

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,992
Women
1,186
Men
806

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.6% Asian
  • 9.1% Black/African-American
  • 7.7% Hispanic/Latino
  • 1.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 69.5% White
  • 10.4% Unknown

International Students


0.8% from 7 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


430

Student Resources

Study resources