#20 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

DeSales University

Center Valley, Pennsylvania

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Student Population
DeSales University overview
Location Center Valley, Pennsylvania
Online desales.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
DeSales University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, DeSales University is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Roman Catholic faith. In the most recent statistical year 3,272 prospective students applied, and 2,579 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 500 enrolled in the school.  2,361 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,077 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $37,200 plus fees of $1,500. DeSales University is ranked 321 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



DeSales University is rated within the top 38% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
DeSales University overview
SAT 1030/1260
ACT 21/29
GPA 3.47
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due May 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for DeSales University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,466
Other Fees$1,500
Room and Board $13,000
Budget for Other Expenses$2,808
Total One Year Cost$55,974

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$51,100 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
69% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by DeSales University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 29%
Health Professions 19%
Visual and Performing Arts 11%
Biology 5%
Communication 5%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=210739 IPEDS survey data for DeSales University.

Current students may use the DeSales University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.