DeSales University

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DeSales University can be found in Center Valley, PA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around three thousand students enrolled per year at DeSales University.

The majority of students admitted to DeSales University got an SAT score in the range of 930 - 1190, or got accepted with an ACT score within the range of 22 - 26. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the DeSales University average GPA ranges from 3.23 to 3.38 for accepted students. Roughly 80% of all applicant were accepted at DeSales University, and from those that were granted acceptance around 21% continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall DeSales University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for DeSales University was reported as 75.8% in Fall 2013 with over 2,620 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 22 - 26
  • Average GPA: 3.23 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into DeSales University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into DeSales University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for DeSales University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 73.3%
  • 2010-2011: 73.7%
  • 2011-2012: 72.6%
  • 2012-2013: 71.6%
  • 2013-2014: 75.8%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 73.7%

How Does DeSales University Compare?

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The acceptance rate for DeSales University is thirty-seven percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Lehigh Valley85.5%
Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary80.0%
Muhlenberg College46.2%
Cedar Crest College58.8%
Lafayette College34.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to DeSales University (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English20 - 26
Math19 - 25
Composite Score22 - 26
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