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DeSales University

Center Valley, PA

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Overview

DeSales University is a Comprehensive institution located in Center Valley, PA, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 2755 Station Avenue
Center Valley, PA  18034-9568
United States
Contact Mr. Derrick Wetzel
Director of Admissions
Email: derrick.wetzell@desales.edu
Phone: 610-282-4443
Fax: 610-282-0131

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Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Neuroscience Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Business And Personal/financial Services Marketing Operations Checkmark
Business/commerce, General Checkmark
E-commerce/electronic Commerce Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration, General Checkmark
International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Logistics, Materials, And Supply Chain Management Checkmark
Management Information Systems And Services, Other Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Communication And Media Studies, Other Checkmark
Communication, General Checkmark
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs, Other Checkmark
Health Communication Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
Computer Science Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Early Childhood Education And Teaching Checkmark
Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching Checkmark
Secondary Education And Teaching Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Health And Wellness, General Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences, Other Checkmark
Health/health Care Administration/management Checkmark
Marriage And Family Therapy/counseling Checkmark
Pharmaceutical Marketing And Management Checkmark
Physician Assistant Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
Legal Studies Checkmark
Pre-law Studies Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
General Studies Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Exercise Science And Kinesiology Checkmark
Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/safety Studies Checkmark
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Economics, General Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Theology And Religious Vocations Associate Bachelors
Theology/theological Studies Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Dance, General Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Film/cinema/media Studies Checkmark
Film/video And Photographic Arts, Other Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

3,192
Applied
2,610
Accepted
2,398
Enrolled
82%
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Female Admissions

2,062
Females Applied
1,686
Females Accepted
82%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,130
Males Applied
924
Males Accepted
82%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

0
Application Fee
3.35
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
Recommended Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen August 1st October 6th
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 570 510 630
SAT Math 557 500 610
ACT Composite 25 25 29

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

39,500
Private
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Fees

1,500
Full-time student fees
13,300
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Tuition deferred payment Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Adults
Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

28,552
Avg. Financial Aid Package
31,632
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
4,309
Avg. Loan Aid
19,387
Avg. Grant Aid
22,526
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
74%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
28%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

2,398
Total Undergrad students
0%
International Students
27%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 12.16%
Black or African American 6.16%
White or Caucasian 69.98%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.13%
Asian 3.1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.04%
Two or more races 2.68%
Other 5.7%

Gender

Male (36.91%)
Female (63.09%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 42%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Spring Fling/Relay for Life, Bulldog Blizzard and Opening Day BBQ

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
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Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
More
Alpha Phi Omega
Most popular organizations:
College Against Cancer, Outdoor Adventure Club, Student Nursing Association, Criminal Justice Association and Natural Science Club

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball No Division 3 No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Field Hockey No No No
Golf No Division 3 No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer No Division 3 No
Softball No No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball No Division 3 No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Field Hockey No Division 3 No
Golf No No No
Ice Hockey No No No
Lacrosse No No No
Rugby No No No
Soccer No Division 3 No
Softball No Division 3 No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Volleyball No Division 3 No

Faculty

417
Total Faculty
12:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 136
Part-time - 281
Male - 182
Female - 236
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