DeSales University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate & More

DeSales University Admissions Overview:

With an 76% acceptance rate, DeSales University does not have largely competitive admissions. Prospective students, in general, will need solid grades and test scores above average to be admitted. In addition to submitting an application, students will need to submit SAT or ACT scores, an official high school transcript, and two recommendations. A campus visit is not required, but is always encouraged.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • DeSales University Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

DeSales University Description:

Located on a 400-acre campus in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, DeSales University is a private Catholic university that offers a wide range of bachelor's and master's degree programs. The Lehigh Valley location gives students easy access to both Philadelphia and New York City. Undergraduates can choose from more than 30 majors with nursing and business-related fields being the most popular. The university prides itself on its personal atmosphere, and academics are supported by a 15 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 18. The university offers a wide range of student groups in areas such as performing arts, campus ministry, and athletics. The university fields sixteen intercollegiate teams in the NCAA Division III Middle Atlantic States Collegiate Athletic Conference (MAC) and the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC).

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 3,309 (2,388 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 40% Male / 60% Female
  • 78% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $34,850
  • Books: $1,144 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,400
  • Other Expenses: $2,366
  • Total Cost: $50,760

DeSales University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 73%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $20,721
    • Loans: $10,209

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Business Administration, Communication, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Health Professions, Marketing, Nursing, Psychology, Television and Film, Theatre

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 81%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 59%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 68%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Baseball, Cross Country, Track and Field, Baseball, Basketball, Lacrosse, Soccer, Golf
  • Women's Sports: Field Hockey, Basketball, Cross Country, Volleyball, Softball, Track and Field, Soccer

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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