DeSales University Center Valley, PA

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DeSales University

Center Valley, PA

Desales is a church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Bachelor degree-granting classes began in 1965 and accreditation was granted in 1969. The 400-acre rural campus is in Center Valley, 50 miles from Philadelphia.

Web Site www.desales.edu/

Institution Type Private

Coeducational Yes

Undergraduate Students 2,381

Women 1,432 (60.1%)

Men 949 (39.9%)

Graduate Students 817

ADMISSION

Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult

Overall Admission Rate 80% of 2,658 applicants were admitted

Early Action Offered Early Decision Offered Regular Admission

Deadline Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA 3.2

SAT Math 440-570 range of middle 50% SAT Critical Reading 450-580 range of middle 50%

SAT Writing Not reported

ACT Composite 21-27 range of middle 50%

Selection of Students

Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered

Academic GPA X

Standardized Tests X

Essay X

Extracurricular Activities X

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance $47,978

Tuition and Fees $33,350

Room and Board $12,050

Average Percent of Need Met 71%

Average Freshman Award $25,398

Average Indebtedness of

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ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar System Semester

General Education/Core Curriculum Required

Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 118

Regular Class Size Not reported

CAMPUS LIFE

Center Valley Population 8,486

Nearest Metropolitan Area

Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students in College Housing 8.5E+001% of freshmen, 67% of all students

Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III

Mascot Bulldogs

Sororities Fraternities

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native 2.6% Asian

4.4% Black/African-American 9.9% Hispanic/Latino

0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino) 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander 75.9% White

6.4% Unknown

International Students Not reported

First-Year Students Returning 83.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years 63.9%

Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 60% Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 38%

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FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation High school diploma required and GED is accepted

High School Program College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

Subject Required Units Recommended

Units

English 4

Mathematics 3 4

Science 2 3

Foreign Language 2 4

Social Studies 3 History

Academic Electives

Examinations

Exam Scores Due inAdmissions Office SAT or ACT Required Not reported SAT Only

ACT Only SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT SAT Subject Tests Only

ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported Use of SAT/ACT

Essay Not reported

APPLYING FOR ADMISSION

Admissions Office

Address 2755 Station Avenue

City, State, Zip Center Valley, PA 18034-9568

Phone (610) 282-4443

Fax (610) 282-2254

E-mail admiss@desales.edu

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered Early Decision Deadline Early Decision

Notification

Early Action Offered Early Action Deadline Early Action Notification

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admission

Deadline Rolling

Application Fee No fee required Application Fee Waiver Available Regular Admission

Notification Not reported Accept Offer of

Admission By May 1 or within 2 weeks ifnotified after May 1 Waiting List Used

Defer Admission Student can defer admission Transfer Admission Transfer applications accepted

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Application Form

Common Application Accepted Universal College

Application Not accepted

Electronic Application Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview Not required

Essay or Personal

Statement Required for all freshmen Letters of

Recommendation x required for all freshmen Other

Financial Need Financial need is not a

consideration in the admissions process

SELECTION OF STUDENTS

Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered

Rigor of Secondary School Record X

Academic GPA X

Standardized Tests X

Class Rank X

Recommendations X

Essay X

Interview X

Level of Applicant's Interest X

Extracurricular Activities X

Volunteer Work X

Particular Talent/Ability X

Character/Personal Qualities X

First Generation to Attend College X

State Residency X

Geographic Residence X

Relation with Alumnus X

Religious Affiliation/ Commitment X

Ethnicity X

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PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION

Admission Rates

Overall Admission Rate 80% of 2,658 applicants were admitted

Women 80% of 1,574 applicants were admitted

Men 80% of 1,084 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled 408 (19%) of 2,127 admitted students enrolled

Women 222 (18%) of 1,263 admitted students enrolled

Men 186 (22%) of 864 admitted students enrolled

Early Decision Admission Rate Early Action Admission Rate

Students Offered Wait List

Students Accepting Wait List Position Students Admitted From Wait List

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math 440-570 range of middle 50%

Score of 700 - 800 3% Score of 600 - 700 15% Score of 500 - 600 36% Score of 400 - 500 38% Score of 300 - 400 8% Score of 200 - 300 0%

SAT Critical Reading 450-580 range of middle 50% Score of 700 - 800 5%

Score of 600 - 700 15% Score of 500 - 600 37% Score of 400 - 500 37% Score of 300 - 400 7% Score of 200 - 300 0%

SAT Writing Not reported

Score of 700 - 800 Not reported Score of 600 - 700 Not reported Score of 500 - 600 Not reported Score of 400 - 500 Not reported Score of 300 - 400 Not reported Score of 200 - 300 Not reported

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA 3.2

3.75 and Above 21%

3.50 - 3.74 17%

3.25 - 3.49 17%

3.00 - 3.24 14%

2.50 - 2.99 18%

2.00 - 2.49 9%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite 21-27 range of middle 50% Score of 30 - 36 7%

Score of 24 - 29 36% Score of 18 - 23 47% Score of 12 - 17 11% Score of 6 - 11 0% Score of 5 or Below 0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank Top tenth: 1.3E+001%

Top quarter: 4.4E+001% Top half: 7.1E+001% Bottom half: 2.9E+001% National Merit Scholar Not reported

Valedictorian Not reported Class President Not reported Student Gov. Officer Not reported

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TUITION AND EXPENSES

Cost of Attendance $47,978 Tuition and Fees $33,350

Room and Board $12,050

Books and Supplies $992

Other Expenses $1,586

Payment Plans Credit card, installment plan, deferred payment, external finance company

APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID

Financial Aid Office

E-mail

Web Site Financial Aid Web Site

Net Price Calculator URL Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline Priority deadline February 1 Final deadline May 1 Award Notification On a rolling basis beginning

February 15 Method for Awarding

Institutional Aid Federal Methodology

Forms Required Cost to File

FAFSA

Code is 003986 Free

State Aid Form

PROFILE OF 2014-15 FINANCIAL AID

Freshmen

Financial Aid Applicants 386 (95.1%) of freshmen Found to Have Need 349 (90.4%) of applicants Received Financial Aid 349 (100.0%) of applicants with

financial need

Need Fully Met 78 (22.3%) of aid recipients Avg. Pct. of Need Met 71%

Average Award $25,398

Need-Based Gift Received by 349 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $20,398

Need-Based

Self-Help Received by 292 (83.7%) of aidrecipients, average amount $5,097

Merit-Based Gift Received by 330 (94.6%) of aid recipients

Merit-Based Gift 56 (13.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,014

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants 1,570 (87.5%) of undergraduates Found to Have Need 1,443 (80.4%) of applicants Received Financial Aid 1,423 (98.6%) of applicants with

financial need

Need Fully Met 273 (19.2%) of aid recipients Avg. Pct. of Need Met 67%

Average Award $23,059

Need-Based Gift Received by 1,358 (95.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $17,738

Need-Based

Self-Help Received by 1,215 (85.4%) of aidrecipients, average amount $5,992

Merit-Based Gift Received by 1,127 (79.2%) of aid recipients

Merit-Based Gift 254 (14.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,076

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PROFILE OF 2014-15 FINANCIAL AID - continued

Borrowing

2014 Graduates Who Took Out Loans 82%

Average Indebtedness of 2014 Graduates $36,798

Parents Borrowing PLUS Loans

Parents of Students Receiving Aid 15.0%

Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid 2.0%

FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS

Loans

Federal Loans Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans

State Loans Other Loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships Non-Need-Based

Available Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Music/Drama scholarships, ROTCscholarships, Alumni affiliation scholarships, Leadership scholarships, Religious affiliation scholarships

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/ Achievement Award Areas

English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education

Number of Awards 1,558 Top Areas (By

Money Awarded) Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Communication, Education, English, Social Sciences,Health Fields, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Foreign Languages

Creative Arts/ Performance Award Areas

Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Dance, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama Number of Awards 209

Top Areas (By

Money Awarded) Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Theater/Drama, Performing Arts, Dance Special Achievements/

Activities Award Areas Community Service Number of Awards Not reported Top Areas (By

Money Awarded) Community Service Special Characteristics

Award Areas Not reported

Number of Awards Not reported Top Areas (By

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FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS - continued

Employment

Work-Study Programs Federal work study available, other work study available Average Earnings from

On-Campus Employment

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Academic Calendar System Semester

Summer Session Offered

General Catalog/Bulletin

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION

Undergraduate Majors

Accounting Biochemistry

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Business Administration and Management, General Business and Personal/Financial Services Marketing Operations

Business/Commerce, General Chemistry, General

Communication and Media Studies, Other Communication, General

Computer Science

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Dance, General

Digital Arts

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Early Childhood Education and Teaching

Elementary Education and Teaching English Language and Literature, General Family Systems

Film/Cinema/Video Studies Finance, General

Game and Interactive Media Design

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

History, General Information Technology

International Business/Trade/Commerce Kinesiology and Exercise Science Legal Studies, General

Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Management Information Systems and Services, Other

Management Information Systems, General

Marketing/Marketing Management, General Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling Mathematics, General

Pharmaceutical Marketing and Management Philosophy

Physician Assistant

Political Science and Government, General Pre-Law Studies

Psychology, General

Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Spanish Language and Literature

Sport and Fitness Administration/Management Theology/Theological Studies

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UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION - continued

Most Popular Disciplines Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Visual and performing arts

Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs Physician Assistant Studies, MACJ, MBA/Accounting, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Special Programs Accelerated program, Double major, Honors program,

Independent study, Teacher certification, Internships

Study Abroad Offered

Online Degrees Some online degree programs

CURRICULUM AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

General Education/Core Curriculum Required

Computer Not reported

Foreign Language Not reported

Math/Science Required for all students

ADVANCED PLACEMENT

International Baccalaureate Not reported

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations Accepted for placement and credit

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FACULTY AND INSTRUCTION

Full-Time Faculty 118

Part-Time Faculty 231

Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree 84%

Regular Class Size Not reported

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size Not reported

ACADEMIC RESOURCES

Libraries

Library Available on Campus Yes

Holdings 613,454

Computing

Computer Ownership Students not required to own/lease a computer

Computers Available on Campus 200

Internet/E-mail Access Not reported

ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES

Remedial Instruction

Tutoring Available

Services for Learning Disabled Students Available

Services for Physically Disabled Students Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

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GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL EDUCATION

Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, Master of Arts in Criminal Justice, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Education, Master of Science in Information Systems

Master's Programs of Study

Accounting Adult Nursing

Business Administration and Management--General Criminal Justice and Criminology

Early Childhood Education Education--General

Educational Media/Instructional Technology English as a Second Language

Family Nurse Practitioner Studies

Finance and Banking Forensic Sciences

Health Services Management and Hospital Administration

Human Resources Management Information Science

Interdisciplinary Studies

Management Information Systems Marketing

Nurse Midwifery

Nursing Education

Nursing and Healthcare Administration Nursing--General

Physical Therapy Physician Assistant Studies Project Management Secondary Education Special Education

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Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Doctoral Programs of Study

Adult Nursing

Family Nurse Practitioner Studies Nurse Midwifery

Nursing Education

Nursing and Healthcare Administration Nursing--General

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LOCATION AND SETTING

Center Valley Population 8,486 Nearest Metropolitan

Area

Environment Large town

Campus Size 480 acres

Weather

Temperature 18.5 average low in January, 78.9 average high in September

Rain 153 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map

Nearest Airport 65 mile(s) from campus in Philadelphia

Nearest Bus Station 7 mile(s) from campus in Allentown

Nearest Train Station

HOUSING

College Housing College offers housing to students

Types of Housing Women's dorms, men's dorms, disabled student housing

Students in College Housing 8.5E+001% of freshmen, 67% of all students

Housing Requirements Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting 33%

Off-Campus Housing Assistance Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

SECURITY

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices Available

24-Hour Security Patrols Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances Available

PERSONAL SUPPORT SERVICES

Health Service Offered

Personal Counseling Offered

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SPORTS AND RECREATION

Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III

Mascot Bulldogs

School Colors Navy and red

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sport

WOMEN MEN

Offered Scholarships Given Offered Scholarships Given

Baseball x

Basketball x

Cross-Country Running x

Field Hockey x

Golf x

Lacrosse x

Soccer x x

Softball x

Track And Field x x

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Club Sports

Women's Club Sports Men's Club Sports

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports basketball, lacrosse, soccer, softball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

Activities and

Organizations choral groups, dance, drama theatre, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musictheatre, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, television station, yearbook

Sororities Fraternities

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STUDENT BODY

Coeducational Yes

All Undergraduates 2,381

Women 1,432 (60.1%)

Men 949 (39.9%)

Full-Time Undergraduates 1,784

Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native 2.6% Asian

4.4% Black/African-American 9.9% Hispanic/Latino

0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino) 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander 75.9% White

6.4% Unknown

International Students Not reported

Average Age 24

All Graduate Students 817

UNDERGRADUATE RETENTION AND GRADUATION

First-Year Students Returning 83.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years 63.9%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years 68.9%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years 70.0%

AFTER GRADUATION

Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 60%

Average Starting Salary Not reported

Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 38%

Disciplines Pursued Business 1%

Medicine 2% Other 20.4%

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