Admissions

DelVal FAQ

Below are some Frequently Asked Questions prospective students may have about DelVal. If you don't see your question below, try typing it into our Answer Wizard at the bottom of the page. Please feel free to email any unanswered questions to Admissions at admitme@delval.edu.

Where is Delaware Valley College located?

DelVal is situated in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. The 571-acre campus is located approximately 30 miles North-West of Philadelphia.

When was Delaware Valley College founded?

Delaware Valley College was originally founded in 1896 as the National Farm School. Although our name has changed over the years until finally becoming Delaware Valley College in 1989, 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's of Science, Bachelor's of Science, Bachelor's of Arts, Master's of Business Administration and Master's of Science, Education in degrees in 44 concentrations.

How many students attend DelVal?

Approximately 1656 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 hour-a-day, 365 day-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 1000 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 Public Safety and Security Building.

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 admitme@delval.edu or 1-800-2DELVAL. To learn more about our flexible payment plan, please visit www.tuitionpayenroll.com/delval