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DeSales University Admission Requirements

Center Valley, Pennsylvania

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Chances of getting into DeSales University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
78.8%
Admission Difficulty for DeSales University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into DeSales University and can I get accepted? The school has a 79% acceptance rate ranking it #81 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,579 out of 3,272 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 difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 49 percent. DeSales University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. DeSales University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

DeSales University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1030-1260
Applicants Submitting SAT
88%
SAT Scores for DeSales University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1030
SAT Scores for DeSales University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1260
Average SAT Score 1150

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

DeSales University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 55 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 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 910. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1150 out of 1600. The school ranks #23 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

DeSales University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1260 and Above Good >86%
1145 to 1260 Avg + 79%-86%
1030 to 1145 Avg - 69%-79%
915 to 1030 Reach 57%-69%
Less than 915 Low <57%
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DeSales University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
15%
ACT Scores for DeSales University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for DeSales University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 30
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 29
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 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 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 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #18 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 15 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to DeSales University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

DeSales University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >86%
25 to 29 Avg + 79%-86%
21 to 25 Avg - 69%-79%
17 to 21 Reach 57%-69%
Less than 17 Low <57%
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DeSales University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into DeSales University?

Applicants require 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.

 What do these ratings mean?

*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.47 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

DeSales University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,153 1,119 3,272
Accepted 1,715 864 2,579
Acceptance Rate 80% 77% 79%
Enrolled 319 181 500
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 21% 19%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
194

Applicants have 194 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on May 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to DeSales University is $0.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to DeSales University and what student information is used for 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.

FAQs

Does DeSales University prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into DeSales University?

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

What SAT score is required for DeSales University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1030 and 1260. 88% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for DeSales University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 29. 15% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.