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About Delaware Valley University

Delaware Valley University is a private, nonprofit school located in the suburban setting of Doylestown, PA, less than an hour from Philadelphia.

Founded in 1896, Delaware Valley University currently enrolls around 2,303 students a year, including 1,841 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $32,084,963. For each full-time student, Delaware Valley University spends about $9,303.

2021 Admissions Facts About Delaware Valley University

Acceptance rate: 92%

Average GPA: 3.3

Mean ACT score: 23

Mean SAT score: 1048

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Doesn't offer early action.

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Delaware Valley University Acceptance Rate 2021

It is slightly difficult to get into Delaware Valley University. Around 92 percent of all applicants to Delaware Valley University are accepted each year. In 2021, Delaware Valley University admitted 1,915 of the 2,091 people who applied.

The average high school GPA for a student at Delaware Valley University is 3.3 on a 4.0 scale. Admitted students have a mean score of 1048 on the SAT. The mean ACT scores is 23.

Delaware Valley University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

Is Delaware Valley University a good school?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and graduation rates

About 72 percent of students who start at Delaware Valley University return the next year. Out of the 489 students who started at Delaware Valley University as first-time freshman, 229 graduate within four years.

Around 55 percent of students who started at Delaware Valley University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 55 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent grads is $44,918 a year. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $48,278 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Delaware Valley University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Delaware Valley University a good school for YOU?

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College Info

700 East Butler Avenue Doylestown, PA 18901-2697

Campus Setting: Suburban

Delaware Valley University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Delaware Valley University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Delaware Valley University is Continuous processing.

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Delaware Valley University ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 27

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Delaware Valley University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

970 - 1160


Math SAT Range

480 - 570


Reading SAT Range

490 - 600

Delaware Valley University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Delaware Valley University is like? There are approximately 2,369 students enrolled at Delaware Valley University, including 1,924 undergraduate students and 445 graduate students. 86% percent of students attend school full-time, 62% percent are from PA and 38% percent of students are from other states.


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