DeSales University

Center Valley, PA

DeSales University

Center Valley, PA

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DeSales University, in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, is a private, coeducational, four-year liberal arts Salesian, Catholic university, under the leadership of the Oblates of Saint Francis de Sales. Founded in 1965, the 550-acre suburban campus is located 50 miles north of Philadelphia and about 90 miles southwest of New York City. A total enrollment of over 3,100 includes undergraduate day and evening students, and graduate students. DeSales has approximately 135 full-time faculty members and offers more than 40 bachelor’s degrees, twelve graduate programs, and over 20 certificate programs in a wide range of disciplines; many of these can be completed fully online.  For further information, please visit our website,


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#85 Best Online Bachelor's Programs | U.S. News & World Report

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Top 3 Best Four-Year College/University | Lehigh Valley Business

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Named a College of Distinction 2022-2023, with distinctions in the following categories: Pennsylvania, Catholic, and Nursing

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Military Friendly™ School


Our 550-acre campus is in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, 15 minutes south of Bethlehem and Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1 hour from Philadelphia, 90 minutes from Scranton and Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, less than 2 hours from New York City, and 3 hours from Baltimore.

Popular Programs

Over 40 majors to choose from in popular disciplines such as business, criminal justice, nursing, healthcare, and performing arts.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • "The four years I spent at DeSales truly shaped me into the person I am today, as the faculty pushed me to always give my best. With their open door policies, each professor was available for students at any time."

  • "My professional successes are not only attributable to my education at DeSales, but also to the vested interest the faculty takes in their students. No one will advocate for your success like your professors here."

  • "At DeSales, I was able to discover my full potential as an athlete, student and person with the help of coaches and professors who genuinely wanted me to succeed. I thrived in the small classroom setting and was given personal attention that I needed to start my career."

  • "DeSales has helped me find my passions in life; I am forever grateful for the relationships and lessons I learned during my time at DSU. I can promise this much - you will never find another university that can offer you as much as DeSales has provided my classmates and me.”