DeSales University School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Center Valley, PA

$38,500

Avg tuition

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About DeSales University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: Catholic, Roman Catholic  While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

DeSales University is a small private university located on a rural campus in Center Valley, Pennsylvania. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,302, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 82%. The university offers 43 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 65%, and a student-faculty ratio of 12:1. Tuition and fees for students are $38,500.

Admissions Breakdown

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

Acceptance Rate Insight

82% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Test scores Considered (not required)

High school rank Recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Required

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Required

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1010-1240

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 22-28

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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3k

Students Enrolled

64%

Online Student Enrollment

12:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online
On-campus
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program.

Demographics

White

70%

Hispanic

11%

Unknown

7%

Black

6%

Asian

3%

Two or more races

2%

Non-U.S. Citizen

0%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

64%

Socio-economic diversity

23% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

30

Total Online Enrollment

2,111

Student Location Breakout

64% 36%

Percent of Programs Online

65% On-campus

35% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates 60% online

Associate Not offered

Bachelor's Not offered

Graduate Certificate 82% online

Master's 66% online

Doctorate Not offered

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $38,500 $38,500
Graduate $20,520 $20,520

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time, degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $674
On-campus room and board $13,300
On-campus other expenses $3,720
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $10,970
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $2,370
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $6,090

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $56,194 $56,194
Off-campus without family $52,514 $52,514
Off-campus with family $45,264 $45,264

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

25%

State Grant Aid

21%

Institution Grant Aid

99%

Pell Grant

23%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,129
State Grant Aid $3,580
Institution Grant Aid $22,671
Pell Grant Aid $4,556

Financial Outlook

$43k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

$25k

Average student debt after graduation

Resource

Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPEDS data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.