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DeSales University

Center Valley, PA


  • Type
    4-year • Private
  • Campus Life
    Small • Suburban
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DeSales University is a small, 4-year, private university. This coed college is located in a large town in a suburban setting and is primarily a residential campus. It offers certificate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees.

From the Institution

DeSales University is a private, Catholic, coeducational, four-year liberal arts university. Founded by the Oblates of Saint Francis de Sales in 1964, this suburban campus is located 50 miles north of Philadelphia and 90 miles southwest of New York City. Student enrollment includes 2,200 undergraduate day and evening students and nearly 800 graduate students. DeSales offers 50 bachelors, 12 masters, two doctoral programs, and 17 undergraduate, 22 graduate and 9 post-master certificates in a wide range of disciplines. The University offers a supportive environment for academic and spiritual growth, and an activities schedule that includes intramural athletic competition as well as intercollegiate teams competing in NCAA Division Ill. Service opportunities abound as well, from one-time projects to ongoing activities, locally and beyond the Lehigh Valley.

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Application Types Accepted
  • Common Application
  • Online through college's own website
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic Church
Fee Waiver Info
Available to all qualified students. Visit the college website for details.

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