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DeSales University Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how DeSales University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is DeSales University Ranked?

2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

DeSales University was awarded 9 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is criminal justice and corrections.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, DeSales is ranked #553 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

DeSales is also ranked #47 out of 123 schools in Pennsylvania.

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Is It Hard to Get Into DeSales?

Acceptance Rate

DeSales University has an acceptance rate of 74%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Average Test Scores

About 85% of students accepted to DeSales submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 620. Math scores were between 500 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for DeSales University  ( 510 to 620 )

SAT Math Scores for DeSales University  ( 500 to 610 )
DeSales received ACT scores from 23% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for DeSales University  ( 22 to 27 )

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DeSales University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at DeSales University is about average at 14 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at DeSales University is 37%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  37 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at DeSales University

Freshmen Retention Rate

DeSales University has a freshmen retention rate of 81%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  81 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At DeSales the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 58%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  58 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at DeSales University.

Average Overall Diversity at DeSales

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,345 undergraduates at DeSales with 1,811 being full-time and 534 being part-time.

DeSales Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

DeSales scored 54.71 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  54.71 out of 100
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How Much Does DeSales University Cost?

The overall average net price of DeSales is $26,971. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for DeSales

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$21,389 $21,872 $25,346 $27,801 $30,456

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of DeSales, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At DeSales, approximately 74% of students took out student loans averaging $10,130 a year. That adds up to $40,520 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at DeSales is 4.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do DeSales Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from DeSales with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $49,700 in their early years. That's great news for DeSales students since it is 25% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at DeSales University make the most money.

Location of DeSales University

Located in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, DeSales University is a private not-for-profit institution. Students who love country life may enjoy the rural location of DeSales.

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Location of DeSales University

Contact details for DeSales are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley, PA 18034-9568
Phone: 610-282-1100

DeSales University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 48 majors graduated from DeSales University. Of these students, 621 received undergraduate degrees and 308 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 105 $64,200
Business Administration & Management 64 $41,900
Other Health Professions 49 NA
Criminal Justice & Corrections 41 $34,600
Accounting 40 $42,900
General Psychology 39 $25,600
General Biology 35 NA
Finance & Financial Management 26 $49,000
Computer Information Systems 22 $30,900
Health & Physical Education 22 $28,500

Learn more about the majors offered at DeSales University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at DeSales

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 1,086 students took at least one online class at DeSales University. This is an increase from the 822 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,086 602
2016-2017 822 592
2015-2016 742 500
2014-2015 943 453
2013-2014 740 376

Learn more about online learning at DeSales University.

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