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 1030 - 1260, or got accepted with an ACT score within the range of 21 - 29. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the DeSales University average GPA ranges from 3.13 to 3.57 for accepted students. Roughly 80% of all applicant were accepted at DeSales University, and from those that were granted acceptance around 19% continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall DeSales University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for DeSales University was reported as 78.8% in Fall 2020 with over 3,270 college 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: 21 - 29
  • Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.57

How Hard Is It to Get into DeSales University?

Applicant Selectivity: High

DeSales University has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for DeSales University has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 76.2%
  • 2017-2018: 73.8%
  • 2018-2019: 78.5%
  • 2019-2020: 78.8%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 72.0%

How Does DeSales University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for DeSales University is thirty-nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary75.2%
Muhlenberg College66.2%
Cedar Crest College60.9%
Lafayette College31.5%
Delaware Valley College92.7%

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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to DeSales University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading520 - 640
Math510 - 620
Total Score1030 - 1260
ACT®Score Range
English21 - 30
Math18 - 27
Composite Score21 - 29
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