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Desales University Student Life

Desales University is on a 550-acre campus in a suburban setting in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, not far from Philadelphia. There are many activities and organizations for Desales University students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Desales University does not have fraternities or sororities.

Desales University has a thriving College Against Cancer. In fact, more students participate in College Against Cancer than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Desales University include Outdoor Adventure Club, Student Nursing Association, Criminal Justice Association and Natural Science Club.

Desales University students' favorite campus events are Spring Fling/Relay for Life, Bulldog Blizzard and Opening Day BBQ.

Does Desales University Offer Student Housing?

Desales University offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most Desales University students live off campus. In 2021, 42% of undergrads at Desales University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 58% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Desales University. There are 1,160 spots available in on-campus housing for all 2,398 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 1,012 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 70% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Desales University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Desales University Athletics

At Desales University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the unversity, funding, and compention level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Desales University:

Sport Mens Intramural Womens Intramural Mens Division Womens Division Mens Scholarships Womens Scholarships
Basketball NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Soccer NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Track And Field NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Tennis Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3

Is Desales University Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

DeSales University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Desales University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Desales University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to Desales University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Desales University, take Route 22, Route 309, Interstate 78 to Center Valley, PA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Lehigh Valley International Airport airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Pennsylvania you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Desales University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Desales University Students

61%

Women

39%

Men

80%

Full Time

20%

Part Time

73%

In State

27%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

70%

12%

6%

6%

3%

3%

0.13%

0.04%

0.04%

Undergraduate Students

2,398

Graduate Students

904

Non-Resident / International Students

1

Desales University Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

3,302

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

82%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$41,000

Out-of-State

$41,000

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 1
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