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Colleges / Delaware Valley University

Delaware Valley University

Doylestown, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate95%

Delaware Valley University Admissions

Delaware Valley University is moderately difficult to get into. Delaware Valley University admitted 95% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 2,299 applications received in 2023, 2,194 students were offered admission.

Check in with Delaware Valley University's admissions department for more information on applying.

Students who apply to Delaware Valley University for fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than October 31.

Delaware Valley University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Delaware Valley University's admissions stats.

Delaware Valley University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 26.47%
Mean SAT Score 1095
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 37.9%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 3.42%
Waitlist No

Delaware Valley University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Delaware Valley University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action Info Not Available

Applying Early to Delaware Valley University?

**Delaware Valley University does not offer early decision **

➡️ Discover a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Delaware Valley University Admissions

Transferring to Delaware Valley University

For more information on transferring to Delaware Valley University, contact the school directly.

For Students Waitlisted to Delaware Valley University

Delaware Valley University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Delaware Valley University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Delaware Valley University

Curious about the factors that are considered by Delaware Valley University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Interview Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Delaware Valley University for more information on admission factors.

Delaware Valley University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Delaware Valley University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Delaware Valley University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Other Requirements Additional essay for Zoo Science apps
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Delaware Valley University?

Students admitted to Delaware Valley University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4. Delaware Valley University considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

Out of all students that were admitted, 15.53% submitted a class rank. At Delaware Valley University 26.47% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 55.88% were in the top 25% and 83.82% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Delaware Valley University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 16.21%
3.75 and 3.99 12.79%
3.50 and 3.74 20.09%
3.25 and 3.49 13.24%
3.00 and 3.24 16.67%
2.50 and 2.9 13.01%
2.00 and 2.49 7.53%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Delaware Valley University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Delaware Valley University is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 37.9% of Delaware Valley University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 3.42% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Delaware Valley University?

To be competitive with other Delaware Valley University applicants, you should strive to earn between 1020 and 1180 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Delaware Valley University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1180 and 25% of scored lower than 1020, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Delaware Valley University student is 1095.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Delaware Valley University students scored 577.5 or higher and 75% of students scored 510 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Delaware Valley University students scored 620 or higher, and 75% scored a 510 or higher.

To be most competitive at Delaware Valley University, you should strive to earn between 22.5 and 28 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Delaware Valley University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.

A 22.5 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Delaware Valley University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.5.

More Information on Transferring to Delaware Valley University

Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Delaware Valley University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Delaware Valley University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Delaware Valley University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Delaware Valley University.

Does Delaware Valley University accept transfer credits?

✅ Delaware Valley University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Delaware Valley University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit

Does Delaware Valley University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Delaware Valley University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Delaware Valley University?

❌ No, Delaware Valley University is test optional, so you can decide if you want to to send your standardized test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Delaware Valley University's acceptance rate?

✅ Delaware Valley University has an acceptance rate of 95%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Delaware Valley University?

❌ Delaware Valley University does not offer early decision.

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Delaware Valley University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Delaware Valley University? Delaware Valley University is a somewhat selective institution. The Delaware Valley University acceptance rate is 95%. This means that the institution accepts 95 out of every 100 applicants.


Delaware Valley University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Delaware Valley University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1020 - 1180


Math SAT Range

500 - 578


Reading SAT Range

510 - 620

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1180 and Above


1020 to 1180


1020 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Delaware Valley University students is 1095. Applicants with SAT scores of 1180 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Delaware Valley University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1020 to 1180 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1020 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Delaware Valley University.

Delaware Valley University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Delaware Valley University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.38. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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