DeSales University


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Pennsylvania


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).

Most Popular Majors

Accounting, Business Administration, Communication, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Health Professions, Marketing, Nursing, Psychology, Television and Film, Theatre

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 3162
Total Grad Students: 796
Undergraduate Students: 2366
Faculty: 103

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 31:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 23:1

Percent Male: 40%
Percent Female: 60%

Financial Resources


Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 64%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 69%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

2755 Station Avenue
Center Valley Pennsylvania 18034


Main Email:

Main Phone: 610-282-1100

Additional Campuses:
DeSales University ACCESS Program
2755 Station Avenue
Center Valley, PA 18034

DeSales University ACCESS Program
3001 Emerick Blvd, Suite 101
Bethlehem, PA 18020

Admissions Contact:
Nicole Sutton & Tina Mandarano
Transfer Counselors, Enrollment Managment
610-282-1100 x1685 (Nicole) x1753 (Tina)

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:
Brian MacDonald
Director of External Affairs, Enrollment Management
610-282-1100 x1510

Athletics Contact:
Scott Coval
Director of Athletics, Athletics
610-282-1100 ext: 1351

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
2.5 preferred (will consider over a 2.0). For Nursing: minimum 2.8 for consideration. For Elementary Education or Physician Assistant: minimum 3.0 for consideration. *Physician Assistant, Theatre, and Dance require interviewing/auditioning before acceptance into the major.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
C- or higher to be evaluated for transferability to DSU.

Credits (Min/Max):
No minimum, 25 courses (around 75 credits) maximum

Test Scores for Applying:
No SAT scores required if transferring with at least two full time semesters at another institutuion.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Not required

Essay(s) required:
Not required

Application Fee:
Free online, paper application fee is $30

Other Requirements:
Transfer Questionnaire filled out by the Student Affairs Office of your current or most recent institution. Can download a copy at

Fall Deadline:

Spring Deadline:

Summer Deadline:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 20 26
English 19 26
Math 19 26
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 480 590
Math 480 600

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied:

Transfers Accepted:

Transfer Percentage Accepted: %

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 73%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -73%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1526

Other Expenses: 4216

Room and Board: 10520

Tuition and Fees: 29000

Total Cost: 45262

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Transfer Scholarships are awarded based on GPA, courses completed and courses taken. Award amounts range from $3,500-8,000 per academic year. All other financial aid is awarded based on the FAFSA. Over 90% of DSU students receive financial aid.

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 8726

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 98%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 76%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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