Delaware Valley College

Delaware Valley College

Delaware Valley College was established in 1896, and is a private college located in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. It was initially known as National Farm School, and the name changed to its present name in the year 1989. The campus of the college is spread across an area of over 570 acres. Delaware Valley College awards more than 35 bachelor degree programs, several master's degrees and a few associate's degrees. The institution offers a number of pre-professional study programs. Courses are also available in adult education and continuing education programs.

Delaware Valley College's athletics department fields more than 15 men's and women's sports teams. They compete in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III. The teams are nicknamed as the Aggies and they participate in sports including baseball, basketball, cross country, field hockey, and soccer.

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Delaware Valley College
700 E Butler Ave
Doylestown , PA 18901-2697
General Phone: (215) 345-1500

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Delaware Valley College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Animal Science and Care95equestrian studies, animal science, dairy science, various animal sciences courses
Business and Management73business, business management, accounting, financial management, MIS, marketing, special products marketing
Science42biology, zoology, chemistry
Security and Law Enforcement35criminal justice and administration
Landscaping and Horticulture34ornamental horticulture, turf management, agronomy, horticultural science
Education and Teaching21educational administration, secondary teaching
Agricultural Science and Management20agricultural operations, food science
Conservation and Resource Management19wildlife management
Computer Science and Engineering7computer and info science, computer programming, computer support
Liberal Arts4English
Cooking and Culinary Arts0culinary arts services

Number of programs and degrees for Delaware Valley College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree33222
Master's degree142
Associate's degree44
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years02

Delaware Valley College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Delaware Valley College had a total enrollment of 2,081 students (2,024 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 41%
Women 59%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 92%
Graduate 8%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 80%
Black 3%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 15%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 38%
20-21 30%
22-24 11%
25-29 6%
30-34 3%
35-39 3%
40-49 5%
50-64 2%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Jersey28%
New York5%
New Hampshire1%

Delaware Valley College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 77 %

Delaware Valley College Room and Board (2007)

Delaware Valley College offers campus housing for 1,060 of its 2,024 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Doylestown, Pennsylvania for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Pennsylvania Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 20 meals per week.

Delaware Valley College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal460550
SAT Math470560
SAT Writing440540
ACT Verbal1923
ACT Math1924
ACT Composite2023

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT94%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT6%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Delaware Valley College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 26,428
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 26,428
Room and board $ 9,502
Room charge $ 4,308
Board (meal plan) charge $ 5,194
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,600

Financial Aid:
Delaware Valley College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 325200)

Delaware Valley College Faculty

Delaware Valley College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1112
Non-tenured and not on tenure track811

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Assistant professorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*0*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year9$81,6792*
Associate professoracademic year17$62,1067$61,699
Assistant professoracademic year16$55,06313$52,255
Instructoracademic year1*3$47,985
Lectureracademic year6$47,2349$45,958
All faculty totalacademic year49$61,32734$53,830

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Delaware Valley College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation
Basketball Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation
Baseball Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation
Track Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation

Delaware Valley College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Food Science

Animal Science And Care
Animal Sciences, General
Animal Sciences, Other
Dairy Science
Equestrian/Equine Studies

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Special Products Marketing Operations

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other

Education And Teaching
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Secondary Education and Teaching

Landscaping And Horticulture
Agronomy and Crop Science
Horticultural Science
Ornamental Horticulture
Turf and Turfgrass Management

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Zoology/Animal Biology

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

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