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DeSales University Admission Requirements

Center Valley, Pennsylvania

Chances of getting into DeSales University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
78.5%
Admission Difficulty for DeSales University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into DeSales University and can I get accepted? The school has a 79% acceptance rate ranking it #79 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,505 out of 3,190 applicants were admitted making DeSales University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 48 percent. DeSales University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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DeSales University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1010-1230
Applicants Submitting SAT
88%
SAT Scores for DeSales University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1010
SAT Scores for DeSales University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1230
Average SAT Score 1120

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to DeSales University?

DeSales University typically requires applicants to be in the top 59 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1010 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 900. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1120 out of 1600. The school ranks #34 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 88 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

DeSales University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1230 and Above Good >86%
1120 to 1230 Avg + 79%-86%
1010 to 1120 Avg - 69%-79%
900 to 1010 Reach 57%-69%
Less than 900 Low <57%
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DeSales University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
15%
ACT Scores for DeSales University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for DeSales University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 29
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 28
Average ACT Score 25

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into DeSales University?

Admission data indicates that DeSales University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 19 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 25 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #19 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 15 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to DeSales University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

DeSales University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >86%
25 to 28 Avg + 79%-86%
22 to 25 Avg - 69%-79%
19 to 22 Reach 57%-69%
Less than 19 Low <57%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.47*
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into DeSales University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at DeSales University was 3.47 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #30 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.47 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as DeSales University accepts 79% of all applicants.

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High School Class Rank

80% of DeSales University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted DeSales University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 23%
Top 25% of class 47%
Top 50% of class 80%
Bottom 50% of class 20%
Bottom 25% of class 6%

Admission Statistics

DeSales University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,075 1,115 3,190
Accepted 1,643 862 2,505
Acceptance Rate 79% 77% 79%
Enrolled 321 198 519
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 23% 21%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
60

Applicants have 60 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to DeSales University before the Aug 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Jun 6 Jul 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Jun 13 Jun 23
Jul 18 Jul 28

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to DeSales University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

DeSales University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at DeSales University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

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

Frequently Asked Questions

88% of students submit their SAT scores to DeSales University. 15% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

79% of those who apply are granted admission to DeSales University. Admission competition is and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1010 and 1230. 88% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 28. 15% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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