Hands on is more than a catch phrase -- we offer students 500 acres of living laboratories.
Here are just a few things you should know about DelVal:
- Enrollment: approximately 1,700 undergraduate students and more than 2,000 total students
- 60% female / 40% male student ratio
- 67% of students reside on campus
- Accolades: Top 25 Best Northern Comprehensive Colleges: U.S. News & World Report rankings for 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
- Average Class Size: 18 students
- Athletics: 17 NCAA sports in addition to cheerleading, intramural and sport clubs
- Athletic Conference: NCAA Division III, Middle Atlantic States Collegiate Athletic Corporation (MAC)
- Activities: 60+ clubs and organizations
- Facilities: 571 acres located less than 30 north of Philadelphia
- Financial Aid: 95% receive some form of aid from $14 million available
Below are some Frequently Asked Questions prospective students may have about DelVal. Please feel free to email any unanswered questions to Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where is Delaware Valley College located?
DelVal is situated in Doylestown, Pa., in Bucks County. The 571-acre campus is located less than 30 miles northwest of Philadelphia.
When was Delaware Valley College founded?
Delaware Valley College was originally founded in 1896 as the National Farm School. We became Delaware Valley College in 1989, and although our name has changed several times over the years, our mission of combining classroom learning with quality practical experience has stayed the same.
How many majors are available at Delaware Valley College?
Delaware Valley College offers 44 majors in a variety of disciplines, including a number of secondary education specializations.
What type of degree can I obtain?
Students at DelVal can earn Associate of Science, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Master of Business Administration and Master of Science degrees; and in fall 2013, two Master of Arts degrees will be available.
How many students attend DelVal?
There are approximately 1,700 undergraduate students are currently in attendance, in addition to students in weekend and evening classes, graduate students and students enrolled in ASPiRE, DelVal's accelerated degree program.
What is the average class size?
The average class size at Delaware Valley College is 18 students.
What is the teacher-to-student ratio?
Delaware Valley College maintains a 18:1 student-to-teacher ratio.
Do graduate students serve as teaching assistants?
All classes at Delaware Valley College are taught by faculty members. You won't find any teaching assistants at DelVal.
What type of security is present at Delaware Valley College?
Delaware Valley College employs a 24 hours-a-day, 365 days-a-year staff of 17 security officers. These officers enforce all college policies as well as the Pennsylvania crime code. All officers are trained in CPR/AED and fire-extinguisher use. DelVal Security are trained as the first responders for fire, medical or other emergencies on campus.
Is it necessary to declare a major upon entering freshman year at DelVal?
It is not necessary to declare a major upon entering freshman year at Delaware Valley College. A major is required, however, prior to registration after the student has successfully completed 36 credit hours.
How many students live on campus?
About 1,000 students live on campus while attending classes at Delaware Valley College.
What type of public transportation is available?
Students at DelVal can access several convenient public transportation options. The Doylestown Rushbus is available for transportation in and around Doylestown. The SEPTA Regional 5 Rail has a designated station on campus, which provides access throughout the Philadelphia region.
Can all students have a car on campus?
Only freshman with a medical condition or a job off-campus may have a car on campus. All other students may purchase a parking pass for $80 at the Welcome Center.
What is the application deadline for the fall semester?
Delaware Valley College operates on a rolling-admissions process with no formal deadline. Students are highly recommended to apply for the fall semester during the previous fall in their senior year of high school.
What kind of financial aid is available? Is there a flexible payment plan for students?
Delaware Valley College participates in a number of state and federal grant programs, federal loan programs and the federal work-study program. DelVal offers a number of scholarships based on academic achievement, and we maintain a list of outside scholarship sources available to our students. Delaware Valley College partners with Sallie Mae, Inc. to offer students a flexible payment plan to spread out the cost of tuition in several monthly, interest-free payments. To learn more about what types of financial aid are available, please contact admissions at email@example.com or 1-800-2DELVAL. To learn more about our flexible payment plan, please visit www.tuitionpayenroll.com/delval.