The Princeton Review Names Delaware Valley University to the 2020 ‘Best in the Northeast’ List

Aug 09, 2019

The Princeton Review Names Delaware Valley University to the 2020 ‘Best in the Northeast’ List

Credit: Delaware Valley University. Students walk to class on Delaware Valley University’s campus, located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Delaware Valley University has been named one of the best schools in the Northeast by The Princeton Review for the tenth consecutive year. The well-known education services company lists the University among its "Best in the Northeast" recommended schools in its "2020 Best Colleges: Region by Region" feature. Schools are selected based on factors such as academic excellence and student satisfaction. 

"We chose Delaware Valley University and the other outstanding institutions on this list primarily for their academics," said Princeton Review Editor-in-Chief Robert Franek. 

Franek added that the Princeton Review also considered data from its survey of administrators at colleges in each region, information from staff visits to schools over the years, and the opinions of college counselors and advisors whose perspectives the company solicits.

"We also consider what students enrolled at the schools reported to us on our student survey about their campus experiences," Franek added. 

“Delaware Valley University is honored to be consistently recognized by The Princeton Review for the exceptional education that we provide,” said DelVal Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty Dr. Benjamin Rusiloski. “Our students are gaining a combination of education and relevant, real-world experience that is helping them in the job market and as they apply to competitive graduate school programs.” 

The Princeton Review survey asks students to rate their schools on dozens of issues and to answer questions about themselves, their fellow students, and their campus life. Comments from surveyed students are quoted in the school profiles on The Princeton Review site.

Among the  student comments in the profile on DelVal are “professors at DelVal are devoted, enthusiastic and eager to teach,” and “professors want to see students succeed.”

Earlier this year, the University’s Experience360 Program, which all undergraduates are required to complete, was named the 2019 Outstanding Experiential Education Program by the National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE). NSEE awards this honor in recognition of “an outstanding institution that has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to experiential education.” 

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