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DeSales University

Center Valley, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate77%

Desales University Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into DeSales University. The acceptance rate at DeSales University is 77%. Out of 3,662 applications received in 2023, 2,826 students were offered admission.

If you are thinking about applying to DeSales University, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 8/1 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Students who submit their applications to DeSales University for fall should receive an admissions decision no later than October 1.

DeSales University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of DeSales University's admissions stats.

DeSales University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 24%
Mean SAT Score 1199
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 31%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 3%
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
Regular Decision Yes 8 1 October 1

Want to Apply Early to DeSales University?

DeSales University does not offer early decision or early action.

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

More on DeSales University Admissions

Transferring to DeSales University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

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 determines which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you shine.

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

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

DeSales University Application Requirements

To apply to DeSales University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with DeSales University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
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, 33% submitted a class rank. At DeSales University 24% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 55% were in the top 25% and 87% 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%
3.75 and 3.99 28%
3.50 and 3.74 23.5%
3.25 and 3.49 15.5%
3.00 and 3.24 10.5%
2.50 and 2.9 11.9%
2.00 and 2.49 5.8%

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 highlights 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 is a test optional school. 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. 3% 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 earn between 1100 and 1270 (or higher!) on the SAT. At DeSales University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1270 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 1199.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of DeSales University students scored 640 or higher and 75% of students scored 560 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 560 or higher.

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.

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

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer 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.

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 it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is DeSales University's acceptance rate?

✅ DeSales University's acceptance rate is 77%.

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 77%. This means that the institution accepts 77 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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1100 - 1270


Math SAT Range

540 - 640


Reading SAT Range

560 - 640

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

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.

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 3.43. 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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