DeSales University

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office
2755 Station Avenue
Center Valley, PA 18034-9568
(610) 282-4443
(877) 433-7253
Fax: (610) 282-0131

Contact: Mary Birkhead
Dean of Enrollment Management
Main Address
2755 Station Avenue
Center Valley, PA 18034-9568
(610) 282-1100

www.desales.edu

Size
Total undergrads: 2,389
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 402
Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,389
Graduate enrollment: 773

Setting
Suburban setting
Small town (2,500 – 9,999)
Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $30
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 75%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 84%


College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Dance B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Film Studies B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
E-Commerce B
Finance/Banking B
Human Resources Management B
Management Information Systems B
Management Science B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B

Education

Early Childhood Education C
Elementary Education B
Special Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science B
Nursing (RN) B
Physician Assistance B

History

History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Law & Legal Studies – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Sport/Fitness Administration B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Political Science/Government B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Theology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

DeSales University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (610) 282-1100
Website: www.desales.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online: www.desales.edu/admissions-financial-aid/undergraduate-admissions-aid/how-to-apply
Address: 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley, PA 18034-9568
Setting: Rural: Fringe
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 3,460
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 70%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 13 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 2,220 (64% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $38,700
Out-of-state Tuition: $38,700
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $23,792

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

DeSales University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at DeSales University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 7101
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 3
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 211
Education 213
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 549
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 322
Legal Professions and Studies 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 2
Philosophy and Religious Studies 11
Physical Sciences 1
Psychology 1
Social Sciences 2
Theology and Religious Vocations 11
Visual and Performing Arts 3
Grand total 204126

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at DeSales University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $38,700
Out-of-state $38,700
Books and supplies $1,466

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $20,520
Out-of-state $20,520

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 498 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 498 100% $23,792
Student loan aid 366 73% $12,121

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,012 81% $19,952
Federal student loans 1,601 64% $7,263

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for DeSales University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled DeSales University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 3,272 1,119 2,153
Percent admitted 100% 77% 80%
Percent admitted who enrolled 15% 16% 15%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

DeSales University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 3,460
Undergraduate enrollment 2,492
Graduate enrollment 968

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

DeSales University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
    • Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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