Tuition & Fees

$37,400

$37,400

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
27%
500-599
48%
400-499
18%
300-399
1%
700-800
5%
600-699
25%
500-599
47%
400-499
21%
300-399
2%
700-800
3%
600-699
17%
500-599
40%
400-499
31%
300-399
9%
200-299
0
30-36
23%
24-29
40%
18-23
30%
12-17
7%
30-36
8%
24-29
51%
18-23
26%
12-17
15%
30-36
18%
24-29
51%
18-23
26%
12-17
5%
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undergraduateRatios

36%

male

64%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,505
Declined + 685
Total Received 3,190
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Private (nonprofit)

2,499

undergraduate students

939

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Accounting
  3. Criminal Justice
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Codes

SAT 2021
ACT 3525

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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 3,438
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)

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Center Valley, PA

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.

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
41%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
77%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
24%
Top 1/4
43%
Top 1/2
64%
Bottom 1/2
36%
Bottom 1/4
19%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
27%
500-599
48%
400-499
18%
300-399
1%
700-800
5%
600-699
25%
500-599
47%
400-499
21%
300-399
2%
700-800
3%
600-699
17%
500-599
40%
400-499
31%
300-399
9%
200-299
0
30-36
23%
24-29
40%
18-23
30%
12-17
7%
30-36
8%
24-29
51%
18-23
26%
12-17
15%
30-36
18%
24-29
51%
18-23
26%
12-17
5%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline March 1 (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

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,505
Declined + 685
Total Received 3,190

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

Financial Aid

68%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$26,116

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $36,000
Room & board $12,800
Additional fees $1,400
Books & supplies $1,386
Total $51,586
Average Financial Aid - $26,116
Total with Avg. Aid $25,470

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,775,718
State $1,782,984
Institutional $23,543,996
Other external $229,096
Total $29,331,794

Non-need-based

Federal $199,780
State $6,215
Institutional $8,404,522
Other external $74,900
Total $8,685,417
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
May 1

Institution's own financial aid form
May 1

State aid form
May 1

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 877 4-DESALES
F: 610 282-0131
finaid@desales.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Joyce Farmer
Director of Financial Aid
joyce.farmer@desales.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

Cycling, Ice Hockey, Swimming, Volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

Cheerleading, Cycling, Lacrosse, Swimming

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Baseball, Basketball Dodgeball, Flag Football, Floor Hockey, Irish Step Dancing, Kickball, Soccer, Softball, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Wiffle Ball

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Athletic Directors

Scott Coval (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Gracia Perilli (women's)
Associate Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Middle Atlantic States Collegiate Athletic Conference, Eastern College Athletic Conference, Freedom 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
Fine Arts
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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Accounting
  3. Criminal Justice

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • External degree program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors
  • Weekend College

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

3,438

total students

67%

in-state

33%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

73%

2,499
students

Female
64%
1,597

Male
36%
902

27%

939
students

Female
65%
612

Male
35%
327

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

78%

1,959
students

Female
62%
1,204

Male
38%
755

22%

540
students

Female
73%
393

Male
27%
147

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Hispanic/Latino
69%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

66%

Transfer applicants accepted

55%

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

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
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