DeSales University

Center Valley, PA

DeSales University

Center Valley, PA

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Tuition & Fees

$39,500

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

38%

male

62%

female

13

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

81%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,610
Declined 582
Total Received 3,192
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Private

3,302

undergraduate students

1,326

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 4,628
Established in 1964
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic

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.

  • Campus Setting: Rural community

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
41%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
75%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
630
25th
510
75th
610
25th
500
75th
28
25th
22
75th
26
25th
20
75th
28
25th
22

Admissions Facts

Application fee $0
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (priority deadline) March 1
Application deadline (final deadline) August 1

Moderately Selective

81%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,610
Declined 582
Total Received 3,192

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Secondary School Rank

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies

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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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Financial Aid

82%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$20,592

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $38,500
Room $6,400
Board $6,900
Additional fees $1,000
Books & supplies $674
Total $53,474
Average Financial Aid - $20,592
Total with Avg. Aid $32,882

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,691,831
State $1,679,319
Institutional $24,221,998
Other external $364,852
Total $29,958,000

Non-need-based

Federal $326,545
State $3,069
Institutional $9,558,182
Other external $142,280
Total $10,030,076

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Field hockey yes
Golf yes
Lacrosse yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Tennis yes yes
Track and field outdoor yes yes
Track and field x country yes yes
Volleyball yes

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 Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Middle Atlantic States Collegiate Athletic Conference, Eastern College Athletic Conference, Freedom Conference

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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes
Biochemistry. yes
Biology Teacher Education. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes
Business and Personal/Financial Services Marketing Operations. yes
Business/Commerce, General. yes
Chemistry Teacher Education. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Clinical Nurse Specialist. yes
Communication and Media Studies, Other. yes
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other. yes
Computer Teacher Education. yes
Computer and Information Sciences, General. yes
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies. yes yes
Critical Care Nursing. yes
Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism. yes
Dance, General. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce. yes
Economics, General. yes
Education, Other. yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes
Educational/Instructional Technology. yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
English/Language Arts Teacher Education. yes
Exercise Science and Kinesiology. yes
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing. yes
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other. yes
Finance, General. yes
General Studies. yes
Health Communication. yes
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other. yes
Health/Health Care Administration/Management. yes
History, General. yes
Homeland Security. yes
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General. yes
Information Science/Studies. yes
International Business/Trade/Commerce. yes
Management Information Systems and Services, Other. yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Mathematics Teacher Education. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Nursing Administration. yes
Nursing Education. yes
Nursing Science. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes yes
Pharmaceutical Marketing and Management. yes
Philosophy. yes
Physician Associate/Assistant. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Pre-Law Studies. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes
Special Education and Teaching, Other. yes
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management. yes
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor. yes
Theology/Theological Studies. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Medical Studies
  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

4,628

total students

68%

in-state

32%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

71%

3,302
students

Female
62%
2,034

Male
38%
1,268

29%

1,326
students

Female
66%
879

Male
34%
447

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

62%

2,057
students

Female
62%
1,272

Male
38%
785

38%

1,245
students

Female
61%
762

Male
39%
483

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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
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
61%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
17%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

5%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: August 1

Spring: December 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

75

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

45

semester hours

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