10 historical facts about Delaware Valley University

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1. Delaware Valley University was originally founded in 1896 as the National Farm School in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, with the aim of providing education in agricultural sciences and practices. The original school was made up of two faculty members and 6 students.

2. The school was renamed to the Delaware Valley College of Science and Agriculture in 1960, reflecting its expanded curriculum. The ideology of “Science through practice still lives on today through E360.

3. On December 2014, the Pennsylvania Department of Education approved DelVal’s application to become a university. On April 8, 2015, DelVal revealed its new logo and celebrated its name change from Delaware Valley College to Delaware Valley University. 

4. Delaware Valley University has a long history of partnership with the United States military, including training programs for the Army during World War I and II.

5. The university has also been involved in the development of many agricultural practices and products, including the development of the “Del Val” apple, which is now a popular commercial variety.

6. Delaware Valley University has a history of supporting women’s education, with its first female students admitted in 1922.

7. Delaware Valley University has a history of supporting women’s education, with its first female students admitted in 1922.

8. The university has a strong athletic program, with its teams known as the Aggies and competing in the Middle Atlantic Conference. Exceptionally historic Football and Wrestling programs.

9. Delaware Valley University is home to the Roth Center for Sustainable Agriculture, a state-of-the-art facility for research and education in sustainable agriculture.

10. Today, Delaware Valley University offers over 25 undergraduate and graduate programs across a range of fields, including agriculture, business, science, and the humanities.

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