Delaware Valley College among the best colleges in the Northeast

Aug 04, 2011

For the second year in a row, Delaware Valley College has been named one of the best colleges in the Northeast by the Princeton Review, a nationally known education services company.

The comprehensive, four-year institution is one of 220 The Princeton Review recommends in its “Best in the Northeast” section of its website feature, “2012 Best Colleges: Region by Region.”

Robert Franek, Princeton Review's senior VP / publisher, said, “We're pleased to recommend Delaware Valley College to users of our site as one of the best schools to earn their undergrad degree. We chose it and the other terrific institutions we name as ‘regional best’ colleges mainly for their excellent academic programs.”

Dr. Joseph S. Brosnan, president of DelVal, said he was very pleased the college was included on the Princeton Review’s top schools list, and glad to learn academics are at the center of the rankings.

“We are totally and completely committed to constant improvement in the quality of our programs and in the process of teaching and learning,” he said of DelVal.

The 220 colleges chosen as “Best in the Northeast” are located in eleven states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont, and the District of Columbia.   The Princeton Review also designated 153 colleges in the Midwest, 121 in the West, and 135 in the Southeast as best in their locales.

Collectively, the 629 colleges named “regional best” constitute about 25 percent of the nation's 2,500 four-year colleges. The colleges are listed alphabetically and are not ranked numerically. They can be viewed at by creating an account only. You can see DelVal's standings on its own private page.

Delaware Valley College has a full-time undergraduate enrollment of about 1,700. It offers 25 undergraduate degrees, two master’s programs and continuing education. Located in Central Bucks County, about an hour from Philadelphia, it provides students with $20 million annually in financial aid and participates in the Yellow Ribbon program, which offers free education to qualifying veterans and members of the military.. The college's main campus is on 571 acres and its nearby Gemmill consists of almost 400 acres.

In addition to making the Princeton Review list, DelVal has appeared on the U.S. News & World Report’s list of best colleges and universities for the past eight years.

The Princeton Review, headquartered in Framingham, Mass., has been a pioneer and leader in helping students achieve their higher education goals for 30 years through college and graduate school test preparation and private tutoring.