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DeSales University
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  • 4 Year
  • CENTER VALLEY, PA

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade B
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade C+
  7. Professors
    grade C+
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade C+
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade A

About

2755 STATION AVENUE
CENTER VALLEY, PA 18034
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Middle Atlantic Conferences
From DeSales University

What sets DeSales University apart? As a Catholic, Salesian university, our values - gentleness, humility, gratitude, hospitality and wisdom - permeate everything we do. You'll come here to learn, but leave with so much more.

Located in Center Valley, PA, DeSales is close to home. We are two hours from New York, one hour from Philadelphia, and ten minutes from Bethlehem. Campus is far enough away to see clear skies and open fields, yet close enough to have easy access to fun activities, delicious local food and more. As a first year student, you are permitted to have a vehicle on campus to make it that much easier to get around.

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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

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
78%
SAT Range
1080-1260
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$27,965 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$27,263 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 29 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 35 responses
46%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 35 responses

Majors

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
6
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
6
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    28%
  • On Campus
    60%
  • Online
    12%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,949 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
360
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
19%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
  • Hard working
    26%
  • Diligent
    22%
  • Sociable
    22%
  • Conservative Catholics
    17%
  • Boring and stressed
    9%
  • Outgoing
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
74%
Poll
85%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 40 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 58 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 35 responses
  • Small, but "homey"
    31%
  • Family
    23%
  • Bonding through mutual frustration with the school
    9%
  • Excellence
    9%
  • Lots of work but Love it
    9%
  • Small school and very outgoing people
    9%
  • Confusing
    3%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
69%
National
49%
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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