In 1896, visionary scholar, educator, and activist Joseph Krauskopf founded the National Farm School based on the idea of “science with practice” -- the combination of classroom learning and hands-on experience. Today, as Delaware Valley University, the institution offers 28 undergraduate majors in the natural sciences, business, and humanities; more than seven master's degrees; and a doctoral degree. Yet after more than a century, DelVal continues to define and refine “science with practice” – known today as “experiential learning.” We call it E360, and it defines our curriculum from the first day of freshman year.
At DelVal, you’ll study theory in small classes, then learn by doing in facilities and fields across our 1,000+ acres of land. Since our student-to-faculty ratio is just 13:1, you will quickly become part of a close-knit campus with plenty of personal attention and mentoring. DelVal is more than a university – it’s a community of inspiring, intelligent and imaginative thinkers who care not only about learning and sharing good times, but finding answers to the most critical questions in our communities and on our planet.