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 1,811 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the DeSales acceptance rate is 74%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Biology. Graduating 70% of students, DeSales alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $39,800.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.29 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.30 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.30 responses
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- of students say they don't have Greek life.35 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.53 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.22 responses
DeSales University Reviews
I adored my four years at DeSales University! The professors I had the opportunity to interact with in the natural science department were both personable and extremely knowledgeable. I received the most valuable education within the classroom and outside the classroom. The focus on Christian Humanism and Salesian spirituality is one of the reasons I chose the university, and campus ministry did not disappoint! I will be forever grateful to DeSales for the education I received and the memories I made. I was sad to leave after graduation, but DeSales prepared me for life and anything that could lie ahead for me.
Beautiful campus, wonderful people, and great academics. DeSales is the perfect college for all those interested in attending a small Catholic College. The students are very welcoming and by the time you leave you feel like part of a large family. The professors are very willing to work with on if you have any questions or concerns. In addition, if you are a student-athlete the professors are very considerate and will work extra time if you miss class. The dorms are very spacious and even as a freshman you only have to share a bathroom with three other people! There is also in-house cleaning that comes once a month to make sure your dorm is nice and clean. I would recommend the school to anyone.
Upon entering my freshmen year, I was very hopeful for what awaited me at DeSales University. However, throughout the year, I found it to be lackluster and average. One of the primary reasons I chose DeSales was for it being a Catholic university, but to my disappointment the university seemed to stray from that,for there was little religious aspects to the school, aside from daily mass. Overall, the hefty tuition does not match the quality of education and experience a student receives there.