DeSales University Rankings

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In the World#3619 of 14178
In North America#1041 of 2629
In the United States#968 of 2528
In Pennsylvania#67 of 155
In Center Valley#1 of 2

Quick Review

Religion
Roman Catholic
Acceptance rate
79%
Average SAT
1145
Average ACT
25
Avg. cost to attend
$28,893 /y
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
2,492
Graduates
968
Male:Female Ratio
35:65
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

DeSales University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate79%77%80%
Applicants3,2721,1192,153
Admissions2,5798641,715
Freshmen enrolled full time475173302
Freshmen enrolled part time25817

538 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

702 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
424 or 89%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1030
or below

75% of them
had 1260
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in DeSales University are 1030-1260 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
55 or 12%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 21
or below

75% of them
had 29
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in DeSales University are 21-29 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White2423 (70%)
Hispanic373 (11%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown268 (8%)
Black or African American180 (5%)
Asian110 (3%)
Two or more races92 (3%)
Nonresident Alien8 (0.2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander1 (0%)
American Indian or Alaska Native1 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$28,893/year
Average aid awarded
$23,792
Students receiving aid
100%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$21,495
$30-48K$24,057
$48-75K$26,591
$75-110K$29,090
$110K+$31,159

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$37,200$20,520
Tuition in-state$37,200$20,520
Tuition out-of-state$37,200$20,520
Fee in-district$1,500
Fee in-state$1,500
Fee out-of-state$1,500

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity1,160
Combined charge for room and board$13,000
Room charge$6,400
Meal charge$6,600

DeSales University Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Business Administration and Management, General49108
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse105
Physician Assistant77
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other49
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies399
Psychology, General38
Accounting35
Biology & Biological Sciences, General34
Physical Therapy & Therapist25
Education, Other22
Computer and Information Sciences, General20
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General18
Health & Health Care Administration & Management16
Kinesiology and Exercise Science15
Finance, General15
Film & Video and Photographic Arts, Other15
Early Childhood Education and Teaching14
Family Practice Nurse & Nursing14
Dance, General13
Marketing & Marketing Management, General13
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other12
Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration, General9
Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse & Nursing8
Nursing Administration8
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management7
Critical Care Nursing7
Educational & Instructional Technology7
Information Science & Studies6
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor6
History, General5
Special Education and Teaching, General5
Nursing Practice5
Pharmaceutical Marketing and Management4
Theology & Theological Studies4
Mathematics, General4
International Business & Trade & Commerce3
English Language and Literature, General2
Political Science and Government, General2
Health Communication2
Communication and Media Studies, Other2
Homeland Security2
Management Information Systems and Services, Other2
Chemistry, General2
General Studies1
Biochemistry1
Pre-Law Studies1
Philosophy1
Clinical Nurse Specialist1
Grand Total55427830
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate69%66%72%
  • Full-time retention rate - 80%
  • Part-time retention rate - 12%

Publications & Citations

Publications
258
Citations
2,385

Publication count by topic

Medicine
56
Psychology
51
Biology
18
Political science
17
Economics
16
Philosophy
15
Sociology
14
Computer science
13
Business
12
Mathematics
8
Chemistry
7
Art
6
History
5
Engineering
2
Physics
1
Geography
1

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Sociology1476805
Art163920
Philosophy24894
History28873
Psychology3109538
Political science315433
Medicine3700461
Business375169
Economics399028
Biology4651193
Mathematics474744
Chemistry501490
Computer science542531

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199031
199123
199212
199343
1994010
199539
1996110
1997417
1998326
1999622
2000229
2001430
2002439
2003456
2004547
2005442
2006876
20071181
2008890
20099104
20109102
201110119
201210152
201311154
201411196
201513181
201613159
201720133
201818108
201915133
202019184

General info

Founded1964
WikipediaDeSales University
MottoBe Who You Are and Be That Well
Colorsblue, red
Academic CalendarAugust to May (August - December; January-May)
Total FTE staff488
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address2755 Station Avenue
Center Valley, Pennsylvania, 18034-9568
United States
Phone6102821100
Fax+1 (610) 282 1772

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