DeSales University

Center Valley, PA

DeSales University

Center Valley, PA

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Tuition & Fees

$38,700

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
36%
500-599
43%
400-499
15%
700-800
8%
600-699
25%
500-599
46%
400-499
19%
300-399
2%

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

36%

male

64%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,579
Declined 693
Total Received 3,272
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Private

2,492

undergraduate students

968

graduate students

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Location

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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 3,460
Established in 1964
Coeducational Coeducational

480-acre campus in Center Valley/Upper Saucon Township (population: 16,818), 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.

  • Metropolitan area: Philadelphia, PA
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Lehigh Valley International Airport

DeSales University
2755 Station Avenue
Center Valley
18034-9568

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
41%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • College Against Cancer
  • Outdoor Adventure Club
  • Student Nursing Association
  • Criminal Justice Association
  • Natural Science Club

Top Events

  • Spring Fling/Relay for Life
  • Bulldog Blizzard
  • Opening Day BBQ
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
36%
500-599
43%
400-499
15%
700-800
8%
600-699
25%
500-599
46%
400-499
19%
300-399
2%

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application deadline August 1
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.32

Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,579
Declined 693
Total Received 3,272

Admissions Factors

Very Important

level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Important

application essay
interview
class rank
recommendation(s)
standardized test scores

Considered

extracurricular activities
first generation
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 5
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $37,200
Room & board $13,000
Additional fees $1,500
Books & supplies $1,466
Other fees $2,808
Total $55,974
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Deferred payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports Men

Cheerleading, Ice hockey, Rugby, Swimming and diving

Club Sports Women

Cheerleading, Swimming and diving

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 3

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Communication and Media Studies, Other
Communication, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Economics, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Finance, General
General Studies
Health Communication
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Health and Wellness, General
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
History, General
Homeland Security
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Legal Studies, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Management Information Systems and Services, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Mathematics, General
Neuroscience
Pharmaceutical Marketing and Management
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physician Assistant
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Law Studies
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Secondary Education and Teaching
Spanish Language and Literature
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Theology/Theological Studies
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional

3,460

total students

74%

in-state

26%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

72%

2,492
students

Female
64%
1,594

Male
36%
898

28%

968
students

Female
65%
633

Male
35%
335

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

78%

1,963
students

Female
62%
1,207

Male
38%
756

22%

529
students

Female
74%
387

Male
26%
142

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 80%
Student 4 year graduation rate 63%
Student 5 year graduation rate 6%

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Hispanic/Latino
69%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

145

Transfer students enrolled

4%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit yes
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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