DeSales University in Center Valley

Center Valley, PA

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DeSales University offers 222-degree programs and 54 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 13:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 80%. The most popular test is SAT - 83% of students submitted it in comparison to 23% of students who submitted ACT. 39.6% are women, and 60.4% are men. DeSales University is a member of 5 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at DeSales University is 27239$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $38032 and $49652 per year. 70% of full-time DeSales University students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $47,700, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The DeSales University is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, DeSales University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$20,587
$30,001 - $48,000$21,550
$48,001 - $75,000$24,898
$75,001 - $110,000$28,508

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 5850

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


1889 of DeSales University undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 79 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes DeSales University number 57 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Pennsylvania.

Students at DeSales University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in DeSales University.


ROTC - Army

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


DeSales University graduation rate is above the national average.

70% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to DeSales University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

6 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

DeSales University acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 72%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 8%.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $20k - $30k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 70%, so DeSales University acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 10%.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The DeSales University full-time retention rate is 78% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it demonstrates that school offers quality curriculum, positive student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking DeSales University students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1340 - 1760

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 450 - 590
Math: 440 - 590
Writing: 450 - 580

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking DeSales University students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
21 - 28

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 21 - 29
Math: 19 - 27
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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Evidence-Based Reading and Writing


For the High School Class of 2016:
Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

For the High School Class of 2017:
Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at DeSales University is 13:1, that means that for every 13 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In DeSales University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at DeSales University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Pennsylvania.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on DeSales University (Main Campus)

The campus located by 2755 Station Ave address in Center Valley, Pennsylvania.


DeSales University (Main Campus) in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of DeSales University with 0.25% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on DeSales University (Main Campus) are burglary, forcible sex offense, and motor vehicle theft.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

DeSales University offers 222 programs in total: 114 are for Bachelor's degree, 63 - for Master's degree, 24 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, 9 - for Post-master's certificate, 3 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, and 3 are Postbaccalaureate certificate.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 394 universities in Pennsylvania state. DeSales University is one of the few institutions in Pennsylvania that offers a Bachelor's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 54 distance learning programs that are provided in the DeSales University: 27 are for Bachelor's degree, 15 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, 9 - for Master's degree and 3 are Postbaccalaureate certificate.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Pennsylvania state average data to help you compare.


DeSales University provides coursework for undergraduate students, graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 2246 students with 67394 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 581 with 15183 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 52 students.


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Student Reviews and Ratings for DeSales University

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Not a party school,( and that's a great thing) but a quality education school. Conservative values, great family like atmosphere where everyone says hello.

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Overall Rating:

All in all a good University. That's it.

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Overall Rating:

I love it my cousin Sunjai goes here

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Overall Rating:

Absolutely the best school. Hands down. Professors are fantastic. Yes, it is a challenging school. That's a good thing. And it is a private, Catholic college. That means the quality of students attending is high. Everyone is kind and it is a real community there. The education you will receive is outstanding. It was an incredible privilege to be able to attend that school for four years. My favorite memories were created in those four years and I will cherish my time spent there forever.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Only good thing here is the people you will meet. Professors overall are on the bad side. Course options are minimal, general education classes don't prepare students for success and are obsessively hard and takes away from the education of major classes where you are lucky to learn 1/2 of what you should be learning in the course. And if that's not enough, grades maybe rounded down due to the university's anti-grade inflation views.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 2755 Station Avenue


Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +6102821100

Institution is active in current year: 1

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