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Colleges / DeSales University

DeSales University

Center Valley, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate78%
Acceptance Rate78%

Desales University Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Desales University, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is August 1 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Students who apply to Desales University for fall semester should anticipate a decision by October 1.

Desales University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Desales University's admissions stats.

Desales University 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 24.8%
Mean SAT Score 1176
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 31%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 4%
Waitlist No

DeSales University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for DeSales University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Applying Early to Desales University?

Desales University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ See a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on DeSales University Admissions

Transferring to DeSales University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Desales University

Desales University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Desales University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Desales University

What does Desales University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Application Essay Important
Interview Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
First Generation Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with Desales University for more information on admission factors.

Desales University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Desales University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Desales University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Desales University?

Students admitted to Desales University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

Out of all students that were admitted, 32.4% submitted a class rank. At Desales University 24.8% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 59.4% were in the top 25% and 81.8% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At DeSales University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 4.7%
3.75 and 3.99 29.5%
3.50 and 3.74 17.7%
3.25 and 3.49 14.7%
3.00 and 3.24 12%
2.50 and 2.9 14.3%
2.00 and 2.49 5.5%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Desales University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Desales University looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Desales University has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 31% of Desales University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 4% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Desales University?

To be competitive with other Desales University applicants, you should strive to score between 1100 and 1258 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Desales University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1258 and 25% of scored lower than 1100, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Desales University student is 1176.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Desales University students scored 620 or higher and 75% of students scored 550 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Desales University students scored 640 or higher, and 75% scored a 550 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Desales University?

To be most competitive at Desales University, you should strive to earn between 23 and 29 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Desales University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.

A 23 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Desales University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 23.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to DeSales University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Desales University.

Transfer students can enroll in Desales University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

Desales University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Desales University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Desales University.

Does Desales University accept transfer credits?

✅ Desales University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Desales University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit

Does Desales University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Desales University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Desales University?

❌ No, Desales University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Desales University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Desales University is 78%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Desales University?

❌ Desales University does not offer early decision.

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Desales University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Desales University? Desales University is a somewhat selective institution. The Desales University acceptance rate is 78%. This means that the institution accepts 78 out of every 100 applicants.


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.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Desales University ACT Scores


ACT Range

23 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

29 and Above


23 to 29


23 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Desales University is 26. Students with an ACT score of 29 and above have a good chance of getting into Desales University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 23 and 29 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 23 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Desales University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1100 - 1258


Math SAT Range

530 - 620


Reading SAT Range

550 - 640

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1258 and Above


1100 to 1258


1100 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Desales University students is 1176. Applicants with SAT scores of 1258 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Desales University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1100 to 1258 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.

Desales University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Desales University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.39. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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