74%

Acceptance Rate

$22,442

Avg.Financial Aid

003986

FAFSA Code

About DeSales University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

3,438

Website

www.desales.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

MSCHE

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Roman Catholic

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

DeSales university was established in 1964 under the name of Allentown College of Saint Francis de Sales later its name was changed to DeSales University.

DeSales University is a private not for profit catholic institute located in the Center Valley, Pennsylvania. It has a total enrollment of 3,438 graduate and adult (ACCESS) students DeSales has an acceptance rate of 73.8%.

DeSales has a semester-based academic calendar and it offers various courses and programs in different discipline few of the discipline in which they offer programs are master in business administration, master of education in TESOL, master of arts in criminal justice, master of education in online instruction, etc. 71% of the DeSales alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $39,800.

DeSales has a mission to transform learning through liberal arts and professional studies to foster a relationship between moral, spiritual and intellectual virtues, they work as a community and grow with each other they have a student to faculty ratio of 13:1, they want to make the students grow as well as faculty to serve the common good.


Online Education at DeSales University

The university provides 19 online programs. These programs are pertaining to 3 disciplines namely Business Management, Criminal Justice and Education.

  • The university offers the ACCESS online training method which is designed for busy professionals wishing to cultivate academic skills.

  • The online programs are flexible with no constraints of the traditional semester class system. The students can learn at their own pace and comfort.


Reviews

Some reviews by the students about the university are given below

  • The university has a scenic campus and informative academics. The community is very welcoming and everyone feels like they are part of a large family.

  • The professors are willing to assist the students and mold the best out of them. The dorms are spacious and clean.

  • Every member in the community puts great emphasis on involvement and thus provides as a support system for whatever your interests may be.

  • The professors are extremely qualified and very helpful. They are ready to walk that extra mile to help the students who find it difficult grasping the syllabus. The non-teaching staffs are also very considerate to guide the freshers through their campus life.

Location & Contact

Address

2755 Station Avenue

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 6102821100
Fax: 6102821100
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Rankings

As per us news, the DeSales University ranking is -

#59 in Regional Universities North 

#33 in Best Colleges for Veterans 

#36 in Best Value Schools

#145 in Top Performers on Social Mobility 

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

1st Aug

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

74%

SAT Range

1010 - 1228

ACT Range

23 - 27

Application Fee

N/A

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

Yes

The DeSales University has an acceptance rate of 73.8 % they are lightly selective, the students who wish to get into Desales have to meet there admission requirement, they have to provide a high school transcript with a GPA of 3.47 or above, they dot have an application fee, but the application deadline is August 1st.

Learn more about the SAT, ACT scores required to get admission into DeSales University, and how to increase your chances of getting admitted.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$28,244

Average Annual Cost

$36,000

Books And Supplies

$1,386

Other Fees

$1,400

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$12,800

Budget For Other Expenses

$2,434

Total One Year Cost

$54,020

The total cost to attend DeSales University is  $52,020 for both instate and outstate which include tuition $37,400, books and supplies, $1,386, room and board $12,800, and other expenses.

It is advised to have an in-depth understanding of all the factors that go into contributing the annual cost to attend university so that you can strategically plan your expenses. And for more understanding of the cost please refer to the official website.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

NA

Student:Faculty Ratio

13:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

83%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

56%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

N/A

Faculty Overview

50%

Male Professors

50%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

83 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

59 Graduates

Biology, General

41 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

39 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

38 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

36 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

33 Graduates

Marketing

29 Graduates

Psychology, General

29 Graduates

Health Professions and Related Clin...

26 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

25 Graduates

Communication, Journalism, and Rela...

22 Graduates

Human Resources Management and Serv...

19 Graduates

Film/Video and Photographic Arts

16 Graduates

Dance

14 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

12 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

10 Graduates

Theological and Ministerial Studies

7 Graduates

Chemistry

7 Graduates

Philosophy

7 Graduates

Political Science and Government

7 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

6 Graduates

Mathematics

6 Graduates

History

5 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

4 Graduates

International Business

4 Graduates

Management Information Systems and...

4 Graduates

Non-Professional General Legal Stud...

4 Graduates

Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences,...

4 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

3 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

2,499

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

25%

Full-time

78%

Part-time

22%

Students Gender

Male

36%

US National: 44%

Female

64%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

70% White

7% Unknown

4% Black

13% Hispanic

3% Two or more races

0 Non Resident alien

3% Asian

0 American Indian/Alaska native

0 Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0

Unknown Location

33%

Out Of State

67%

In State

0

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$69,395 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 80% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

80%

Undergrads in College Housing

67%

Averege Housing Cost

$6,200/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $6,600/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$6,600/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Bulldogs

School Colors

navy blue and scarlet red

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes

173

Total Female Athletes

153

Intramural Sports

11

Sports Club

8

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Lacrosse

Soccer

Tennis

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Field Hockey

Lacrosse

Soccer

Softball

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$39,800/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$49,700/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0 $100,000

$21,548

$27,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$224 - 280

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

100%

Average Aid Per Year

$22,442

Students Receiving Federal Grants

28%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,096

Students Receiving State Aid

29%

Average Aid Per Year

$3,344

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

100%

Average Aid Per Year

$20,071

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$29,109

$30K - $48K

$28,626

$48K - $75K

$25,152

$75K - $110K

$22,697

> $110K

$20,042

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$25,794,073

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$8,685,417

DeSales University understands the need for financial aid when it comes to paying for the college they offer various opportunities for financial aid. They believe that it is students responsibility to pay for the college so they try to make it as affordable as possible for them, few of the ways in which they provide-

  • Federal and institutional grants 

  • Institutional scholarships. Few of the scholarships are 

  • Catholic Schools Grant 

  • Tuition Incentive Program

  • Presidential Scholarships

  • Trustee Scholarships 

  • Leadership Scholarship.

  • Work-study

  • Loans 

Desale also have third party scholarship to ensure maximum help their students can get, they also have veterans and military service program to ensure affordability to them. They make their students apply for FAFSA which is the first step towards receiving federal aid. The FAFSA code for the college is 003986

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