DeSales University

472 reviews
  1. Center Valley, PA
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A+
DeSales University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation
Address
2755 Station Avenue
Center Valley, PA 18034

DeSales University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
80%
SAT Range
890-1150
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$28,660/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $20,587/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,550/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,898/ year
  • $76-110k
    $28,508/ year
  • $110k+
    $31,785/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.29 responses
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.26 responses
42%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.26 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,794Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
16%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Diligent
    33%
  • Hard working
    33%
  • Conservative Catholics
    13%
  • Sociable
    13%
  • Boring and stressed
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
80%
Poll
90%
of students say they don't have Greek life.31 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.49 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Family
    31%
  • Small, but "homey"
    23%
  • Excellence
    12%
  • Small school and very outgoing people
    12%
  • Lots of work but Love it
    8%
  • Bonding through mutual frustration with the school
    4%
  • Confusing
    4%

After DeSales University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
71%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
95%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.22 responses

Reviews

472 reviews
  • Excellent
    65
  • Very Good
    159
  • Average
    167
  • Poor
    47
  • Terrible
    34
If you're going to go for business, your better shot is lehigh but if that's impossible for you DeSales should be your back up. Half the things you'll learn will have zero value in the future, and the programs are outdated. A lot of the things employers are looking for for business majors outside of Accounting is specialized industry program use, which DeSales does not offer. Coursework is tough, but worth it. The workload for required courses outside of your major are ridiculously hard, sometimes harder than your main courses. Some might think "oh this great! challenging work load!" but really it just pulls down your overall GPA and makes you look bad to employers.
  • College Senior
  • Nov 10 2014
I really like this school. The people are very nice and always willing to help. The class sizes are small so they are not overwhelming, and it is actually possible to talk one on one with my teachers. My favorite part is how helpful and welcoming the staff is! You can really tell the teachers care about you individually, not as just as a whole. They also make it clear that they want you to succeed, and will do everything in their power to make that happen. All in all, I am very happy I chose DeSales University.
  • College Student
  • Oct 1 2015
The campus is too small. It is like high school all over again. Don't be fooled! They are really good at drawing you into the school and they act like they care but once you get there you are just another person. There is nothing to do, you feel like you are in a bubble. I am class of 2018 and I am transferring but I am not the only one. There was a handful of people who transferred after the first semester and that is a lot for a small school more than half didn't have roommates the second semester. Social life is important and you don't have one if you come here. I get that school is important but they act like it is a full time job here. You are supposed to have some fun. If you don't have a car on campus then you will be bored to death.
  • College Freshman
  • May 12 2015