B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A+
DeSales University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation
Address
2755 Station Avenue
Center Valley, PA 18034

DeSales University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for DeSales University

Cost

Net Price
$28,660/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $20,587/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,550/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,898/ year
  • $76-110k
    $28,508/ year
  • $110k+
    $31,785/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.29 responses
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.26 responses
42%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.26 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,794Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
16%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Diligent
    33%
  • Hard working
    33%
  • Conservative Catholics
    13%
  • Sociable
    13%
  • Boring and stressed
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
80%
Poll
90%
of students say they don't have Greek life.31 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.49 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Family
    31%
  • Small, but "homey"
    23%
  • Excellence
    12%
  • Small school and very outgoing people
    12%
  • Lots of work but Love it
    8%
  • Bonding through mutual frustration with the school
    4%
  • Confusing
    4%

After DeSales University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
71%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
95%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.22 responses
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DeSales University Reviews

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I absolutely love it here. The student body is incredibly friendly and the professors are (mostly) above average. They have a really big emphasis on getting involved, so everyone has a really awesome support system. Orientation was one of the best weekends of my life. The sports games here (however few) are really fun to attend. It's a relatively small campus here, so most of us mind our own business, it's never really a judgement zone. The most popular majors here are nursing and theatre (or so I've gathered). The only downsides that I can see are that it gets REALLY windy here in the winters, and if you don't have a car on campus be prepared with gloves and hats and coats, etc. The food is also okay, it's usually hit or miss some days. We're really close to a shopping center and a movie theatre and a bowling alley, and there are frequent trips to nearby cities and events, and sometimes beaches when it gets warmer. So you're never bored. I absolutely love it here.
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Overall, Desales University has a very beautiful campus. The professors along with the curriculum provide a high quality education for all students. Although it is a smaller school, many activities and clubs are provided in order to keep the students busy. The desserts are fantastic and the meal plan in general is great. The campus is extremely safe, therefore there aren't many parties either. However, there are many universities in the area where parties can be found. The dorms are very comfortable and all the other buildings are nice as well. If you put the hard work into your education at Desales, you'll definitely receive a return on your investment.
DeSales University has been a great experience for me so far. I am a freshman lacrosse player in the 3+3 PT program. I believe this school provides a lot of opportunities for students not only academically, but also physically and spiritually. The professors are all very supportive and available. All the students are extremely welcoming. The small number of students who attend the school gives the school a very familial feeling. Everyone knows everyone, your class sizes are small.