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DeSales University
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  • 4 Year
  • CENTER VALLEY, PA

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Report Card

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

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DeSales is a private, Catholic university located in Upper Saucon Township, Pennsylvania in the Allentown Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,963 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the DeSales acceptance rate is 79%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Health Professions. Graduating 69% of students, DeSales alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $39,800.

About

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

DeSales University Rankings

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DeSales Admissions

Acceptance Rate
79%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1030-1260
ACT Range
21-29
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$28,893 / 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
$23,792 / 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
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 29 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 33 responses
45%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 33 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
20
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
9
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
11
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    19%
  • On Campus
    68%
  • Online
    13%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,963 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
529
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
17%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 21 responses
  • Hard working
    29%
  • Diligent
    24%
  • Conservative Catholics
    19%
  • Sociable
    19%
  • Boring and stressed
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
80%
Poll
87%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 38 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 56 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 33 responses
  • Small, but "homey"
    30%
  • Family
    24%
  • Bonding through mutual frustration with the school
    9%
  • Excellence
    9%
  • Small school and very outgoing people
    9%
  • Lots of work but Love it
    6%
  • Confusing
    3%

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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