DelVal gets “Best Colleges” ranking for 7th year in a row

Aug 28, 2009



Delaware Valley College was ranked among the best baccalaureate colleges in the North in the 2010 edition of America's Best Colleges by U.S .News & World Report.


This is the seventh consecutive year the college has made the list and it advanced several positions over last year.


The exclusive rankings, which include more than 1,400 schools nationwide, are available at and in the September issue of the magazine, on newsstands now.


"We are delighted to be back again this year among the ranks of the best colleges," said Dr. Joseph S. Brosnan, DelVal's president. "This long-standing recognition is a testament to the dedication of our faculty, the quality of our academic programs and the close relationships that form between DelVal professors and their students."


Delaware Valley College, once a traditional agricultural college, sits on 550 acres in Bucks County and is a comprehensive college offering more than 43 majors. Among them are Microbiology and Biotechnology, Restaurant and Food Service Management, Equine Science and Management, Small Animal Science and Sports Management. A graduation requirement for most students is 500 hours of work experience in their majors.


DelVal, which enrolls about 1,600 full-time students, was ranked in a category of colleges that focus on undergraduate education and offer a range of degree programs in the liberal arts and professional fields.


A factor in DelVal's favor was its small student-faculty ratio of 15-1.


Over the past 26 years, the U.S. News college rankings, which groups schools based on categories created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, has grown to be the most comprehensive research tool for students and parents considering higher education opportunities.