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Colleges / DeSales University

DeSales University

Center Valley, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate77%
Acceptance Rate77%

About Desales University

DeSales University is a private, religious university in the suburb of Center Valley, Pennsylvania. Desales University was founded in 1964. The college enrolls around 3,016 students per year, including 2,231 undergraduate students.

Desales University Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Desales University. Around 77% of applicants get into Desales University each year. Out of 3,662 applications received in 2022, 2,826 students were offered admission.

DeSales University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 77%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 31%

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DeSales University is located in the town of Center Valley, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia.

If you would like to see Desales University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Route 22, Route 309, Interstate 78 to Center Valley, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Lehigh Valley International Airport.

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College Info

2755 Station Avenue Center Valley, PA 18034-9568

Campus Setting: Suburban

Desales University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Desales University is Aug 1.

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Desales University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1100 - 1270


Math SAT Range

540 - 640


Reading SAT Range

560 - 640

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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1270 and Above


1100 to 1270


1100 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Desales University students is 1199. Applicants with SAT scores of 1270 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Desales University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1100 to 1270 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1100 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Desales University.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Desales University is like? There are approximately 3,016 students enrolled at Desales University, including 2,231 undergraduate students and 785 graduate students. 85% percent of students attend school full-time, 72% percent are from PA and 28% percent of students are from other states.


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