Delaware Valley University

Doylestown, PA

Delaware Valley University, founded in 1896, is an independent, comprehensive university emphasizing experiential and interdisciplinary learning. Originally an agricultural college, Delaware Valley has expanded to offer more than 25 undergraduate majors in the sciences, humanities, and business, seven master's programs, and a Doctor of Education. Its 571-acre campus is located in Doylestown, 30 miles northwest of Philadelphia.

School Profiles: Undergrad

ACHIEVEMENT AT DELVAL
At Delaware Valley University, you won’t just sit in a classroom, and you’ll never be lost in a lecture hall. DelVal professors will get to know you by name. They provide challenging, engaging courses that are focused on providing relevant, real-world experience. At DelVal, you’ll find not just teachers but mentors who want to see you succeed. With our 13:1 student-faculty ratio, there’s no room for anonymity.

AT A GLANCE

550-acre main campus located in Doylestown, PA. 
Our campus is located in picturesque Bucks County, Pennsylvania. DelVal combines the comfort of small-town living with the excitement of big-city access.

Intercollegiate athletics: 27 Division III Teams

Activities: 70+ clubs and organizations

Majors and Specializations
• Agribusiness (BS)
- Agriculture and Food Marketing
- Crops, Horticulture, and Hydroponics
- Livestock, Dairy, and Equine
• Animal Science (BS)
- Livestock Science and Management
- Pre-professional
• Biology (BS)
- Botany
- Environmental Biology
- Microbiology and Biotechnology
- Pre-professional Biology
- Zoology
• Business Administration (BS)
- Accounting
- General Business
- Management
- Marketing
- Sports Management
• Chemistry (BS)
- Biochemistry (BS)
• Criminal Justice
• Environmental Science (BS)
- Build Your Own
- Habitat Management
- Pollution/Remediation
- Soils and Land Use
- Water Quality/Watershed Management
• Equine Management (BS)
- Business Management
- Instruction and Training
- Media and Communication
• Equine Science (BS)
- Breeding
• Food Science (BS)
• Food Technology (BS)
- Nutrition Science
• History, Policy, and Society (BA)
- Policy
- Public History
• Horticulture (BS)
- Commercial Crop Production and Marketing
Interdisciplinary Studies (BA/BS)
Landscape Architecture (BS)
Landscape Design/Build (BS)
- Build Your Own
- Construction Management
- Design
- Entrepreneurial
- Plants and Grounds Management
Media and Communication (BA)
Restaurant and Food Service Management (BS)
Secondary Education (BS)
- Agriculture Certification
- Biology Certification
- Chemistry Certification
- English Certification
- General Science Certification
- Mathematics Certification
- Social Studies Certification
Small Animal Science (BS)
• Sustainable Agriculture Systems (BS)
• Turf Management (BS)
• Writing and Literary Studies (BA)
- Policy
- Public History
• Zoo Science (BS)
Undeclared/Undecided

Pre-professional Studies
Dentistry
Medicine
Optometry
Physical Therapy
Veterinary

The Experience360 Program
DelVal has been focused on providing real-world experience for more than 120 years. Our students study everything from the life, physical, environmental, and agricultural sciences to programs in business and the humanities. And no matter what they choose to major in, 100% of DelVal students gain real-world experience before graduation through our Experience360 Program. DelVal is one of the few schools in the country that requires an experiential learning component that is individualized to each student’s major and interests. In fact, 100% of our students gain real-world experience before graduation. DelVal graduates are ready to work when they enter their careers. Our students are who employers are looking for.

Honors at DelVal 
The Honors Program attracts outstanding students who participate in exciting, challenging, provocative, and fun academic and extracurricular programming. Members of the Honors Living Learning Community benefit from working closely with faculty mentors. DelVal offers honors electives in topics like classic rock, family history, science fiction, and religion in Pennsylvania to bring students together for discussion. 

Make a difference
DelVal students and faculty are committed to changing the world for the better. Our entire community cultivates inspiration, intelligence, and imagination to inspire new thinking, debate new options, and create new initiatives. Whether you want to make your mark in your community or across the globe, DelVal is an ideal environment for somebody who dreams of doing and being more. 

A fun, vibrant campus life
DelVal offers fun student life activities and more than 70 clubs and organizations. Whether you want to protect the bees, host a weekly podcast, or perform gym-nastics on horseback, we have something for you.

Our student-athletes, fans, and cheerleaders also love being involved with our 27 competitive and winning NCAA Division III teams. 

Graduate Success
DelVal’s graduates are who employers are looking for. Delaware Valley University surveyed members of the Class of 2018 and found that 93% of survey respondents indicated a career outcome of employment, continued education, service work, or military service. 

Academic Merit Scholarships
You can afford a private, personal education at a school like DelVal. You worked hard to do well in high school. Let your GPA help you pay for the next step in your education. We offer a wide range of merit-based academic scholarships for high-achieving students. Contact our admission office to see what you qualify for. 

Test-Optional Admission
High school students who are interested in DelVal and believe that standardized test scores do not accurately reflect the strength of their academic achievements can choose to be considered as test-optional in the admissions process. Learn more at delval.edu/admission/undergraduate-admission/test-optional-admission.

Affordable 
Selecting the right university is important, but so is paying for it. Ninety-eight percent of incoming students receive financial aid, helping make affording DelVal a reality.