Delaware Valley University is an independent, nonprofit university located in the charming town of Doylestown, Pa. Originally an agricultural college, DelVal was founded in 1896 and has grown into an academically rigorous interdisciplinary college dedicated to the sciences and liberal arts. As our founder, Joseph Krauskopf once said, we take "science with practice" seriously. Today, our more than 1,000 acres of land is a testament to our mission to provide a functional learning environment for our students, serving as an outdoor classroom for several of our fields of study.
DelVal has more than 25 undergraduate majors in the natural sciences, business, and humanities. We offer six master's programs, a doctoral degree and several adult education courses. From business and information management and policy studies to Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) and an MBA program, DelVal offers students a wide array of undergraduate degree, graduate degree and continuing education degree programs.
Our university boasts small class sizes, an applied and theoretical approach to learning and individualized attention. Our student-faculty ratio is 15:1, allowing for a very close-knit campus. We encourage an environment where faculty know our students by name, forging strong mentoring relationships with them.
In our required Experience360 program, an experiential learning component of the curriculum, our students learn by doing—a philosophy and a practice ingrained in and tailored to each of the majors we offer. We strive to mobilize all students, staff and faculty to find solutions to the most pressing issues of our time, whether in the classroom or out in the real world. Our school cultivates a community of inspiring, intelligent and imaginative thinkers who can create new initiatives.
Delaware Valley University has received many accolades, including being named "Best College in the Northeast" by the Princeton Review (2011–2015), "30 Great Small Colleges for a Counseling Degree" by Best Psychology Degrees (March 2015) and "Best Online MBA Programs" by GoGrad.org (2015).