DeSales University
Center Valley, PA, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
79%
Acceptance Rate
3,190
Students Applied
66%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
145
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
No

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 1, 2021
Test Optional
Yes
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
69%
Out-Of-State Students
26%
US States Represented
29
Countries Represented
5
15%
Submitting ACT
88%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 25
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1134
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
500
75th
610
Reading
25th
510
75th
620
3.30
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
24%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
18%
2.00 - 2.49
8%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
34
Top 25%
52
Top 50%
79

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 610-282-1100
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.92 Average Rating
Really make sure to visit DeSales and get a feel for campus. They offer many events for potential freshman to make sure that their decision is a well-informed one. First, I'd recommend starting off with a tour and counselor interview afterwards. It's a great way to meet a student or two who already attend the school, and then you can talk candidly one-on-one with one of the very people who take part in the acceptance process, and it makes it much easier to help accept students when they can attach a face to a name. Next up, apply! Their rolling admissions allows you to hear back from them with their decision in only a few weeks, so the sooner you apply, the sooner you hear back! Once accepted, they run tons of fantastic events to help clarify if DeSales is the right fit for you. They have an option to Overnight with a current student (who is usually in your major), where the two of you can attend a special event, room together for one night, and then attend classes with them the next day (free lunch too)! Then, there's scholarship day, where students can compete for scholarships within their department and get to talk to their department heads face to face in an interview session. Lastly, of course there is the Bulldog Bash! This is a big party for any and all accepted students just to have some fun, with some great prizes to be won, and students can mingle with one another to get to know each other before even stepping foot on campus as a full time student! There are tons of ways to visit and get an idea of what it's like to be a DSU student, and I really recommend taking advantage of them.
Lawrence from Sellersville, PA
If you are looking to come to DeSales University for college I definitely would advise taking a tour and also, if possible, scheduling an over night stay so you can experience living in a dorm, going to classes, and eating at the DeSales University Center. If you have an interest in the arts you should also come to a dance performance or see a theatre performance!
First and foremost, be proactive. Don't save things until the last minute. Assignments and papers will pile up before you know it and you will feel overwhelmed. Another tip is get to know your professors. A huge advantage DeSales has is that it is a small school and you are capable of have a personal connection with professionals in your field of interest. Plus, you never know when you will need a good recommendation!
Ariel from West Easton, PA
You have to love small classes and getting to know the people around you. I bet it will be easy to adjust too and don't worry about it being a catholic school. They don't force the religion upon any one.
Jessica from Newtonville, NJ
Take your academics seriously. It is not cool to get bad grades because you are the one paying for them. Time management is your best friend and procrastination will not work like it did in high school.
Keri from Lehighton, PA
Don't judge a school by it's size. Remember, you're going to have to be walking that campus everyday. So, it should be beautiful and easy to navigate. The small college atmosphere is conducive to personal involvement.
Stefanie from TELFORD, PA
come prepared for their freshman character u program and attend the events, not only because they're fun but also because it's such a simple 'course' that you can pass.
Shel

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