Tuition & Fees

$35,050

$35,050

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
17%
500-599
41%
400-499
31%
300-399
6%
200-299
0
700-800
4%
600-699
19%
500-599
35%
400-499
34%
300-399
8%
200-299
0
700-800
4%
600-699
17%
500-599
35%
400-499
37%
300-399
7%
200-299
0
30-36
20%
24-29
37%
18-23
35%
12-17
8%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
10%
24-29
47%
18-23
29%
12-17
14%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
14%
24-29
50%
18-23
32%
12-17
4%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

40%

60%

male

female

1
13

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

77%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,100
Declined + 606
Total Received 2,706
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Private (nonprofit)

2,291

undergraduate students

845

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business
  2. Health Professional/related Programs
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 2021
ACT 3525

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School Facts

DeSales University, founded in 1964, is a private, coeducational, Roman Catholic university. Its 480-acre campus is located in Upper Saucon Township, PA.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 3,136
Established in 1964
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  ARC-PA (Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)

Center Valley, PA

480-acre campus in Center Valley/Upper Saucon Township (population: 14,808), seven miles from Allentown and 50 miles from Philadelphia; off-campus sites in Easton and Landsdale. Major airport serves Philadelphia; smaller airport serves Allentown; bus serves Coopersburg (one mile). School operates transportation to local mall and to cultural and social activities.

DeSales University
2755 Station Avenue
Center Valley, PA 18034-9568

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
60%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
81%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
21%
Top 1/4
47%
Top 1/2
75%
Bottom 1/2
25%
Bottom 1/4
7%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
17%
500-599
41%
400-499
31%
300-399
6%
200-299
0
700-800
4%
600-699
19%
500-599
35%
400-499
34%
300-399
8%
200-299
0
700-800
4%
600-699
17%
500-599
35%
400-499
37%
300-399
7%
200-299
0
30-36
20%
24-29
37%
18-23
35%
12-17
8%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
10%
24-29
47%
18-23
29%
12-17
14%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
14%
24-29
50%
18-23
32%
12-17
4%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline December 15 (priority deadline)
August 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements

Moderately Selective

77%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,100
Declined + 606
Total Received 2,706

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Secondary school record

Important

Class rank
Essay
Interview
Recommendations
Standardized test scores

Considered

Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Mary Birkhead
Dean of Enrollment Management
P: 877 4-DESALES
F: 610 282-0131
admiss@desales.edu

Cost

Tuition $33,500
Room & board $12,300
Additional fees $1,550
Books & supplies $992
Total $48,342
Average Financial Aid - $24,108
Total with Avg. Aid $24,234

Financial Aid

73%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$24,108

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,797,035
State $1,846,791
Institutional $19,077,637
Other external $258,292
Total $23,979,755

Non-need-based

Federal $126,881
State $0
Institutional $5,066,693
Other external $154,419
Total $5,347,993

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
field hockey
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Freedom Conference (Division III), Middle Atlantic States Collegiate Athletic Conference (Division III), Eastern College Athletic Conference
Mascot
Bulldogs
School colors
navy blue and scarlet red
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Communications
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Dance
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Education
Elementary Education
English
Environmental Studies
Finance
Game/Interactive Media Design
History
Homeland Security
Human Resources
Information Systems
Information Technology Management
International Business
Law/Society
Liberal Studies
Management
Management/Information Technology
Marketing
Marriage/Family Studies
Mathematics
Media Studies
Medical Studies/Physician Assistant
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Pharmaceutical Marketing
Philosophy
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant
Political Science
Psychology
Secondary Education
Spanish
Sport/Exercise Science
Sports Management
Supply Chain Management
Television/Film
Theatre
Theology
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Undergraduate

73%

2,291
students

Female
60%
1,382

Male
40%
909

Graduate

27%

845
students

Female
62%
523

Male
38%
322

undergraduateFull-time

75%

1,738
students

Female
59%
1,009

Male
41%
729

undergraduatePart-time

25%

553
students

Female
68%
373

Male
32%
180

Student Break-down

4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Hispanic/Latino
75%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

49%

Transfer applicants accepted

50%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1

Spring: December 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

75

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

45

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

99%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented Canada
England
Greece
India
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants

International Student Contact

Brian MacDonald
Director of External Affairs
610 282-1100, extension 1510
brain.macdonald@desales.edu

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