Desales University is on a 550-acre campus in the suburban setting of Center Valley, Pennsylvania, not far from Philadelphia.
Desales University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Desales University does not have fraternities or sororities.
Desales University has the Colleges Against Cancer. In fact, more students participate in the Colleges Against Cancer than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Desales University include Special Olympics, Student Nursing Association, Campus Activities Board and National Society of Leadership & Success.
The Desales University community comes together each year for Relay for Life, Ducsgiving/Tree Lighting and Beach Party/Involvement Fair.
This table offers information on housing at Desales University.
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||46%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||1,120|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||1,000|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||54%|
Desales University offers housing for students. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
Most Desales University students live off campus. In 2022, 46% of undergrads at Desales University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 54% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Desales University. There are 1,120 spots available in on-campus housing for all 2,309 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 1,000 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 50% 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.
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 university, funding, and competition 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||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Lacrosse||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
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. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit 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.
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