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DeSales Facts & Figures

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A private, four-year Catholic university for men and women administered by the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales.

“This University is not only incredibly beautiful and perfectly located, but it also houses a top of the line teaching staff, and various top-rate academics.”

DeSales Parent (from a Facebook review)

DeSales University is close to Philadelphia, New York and DC.


Our 550-acre campus is in Center Valley, Pa., 15 minutes south of Bethlehem and Allentown, Pa., 1 hour from Philadelphia, 90 minutes from Scranton and Wilkes-Barre, Pa., less than 2 hours from New York City, and 3 hours from Baltimore.

At a Glance


Bulldog Athletics

20 teams compete in the NCAA Division III Middle Atlantic States Collegiate Athletic Conference (MAC) and the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC).

  • Men’s teams: basketball, baseball, cross-country, golf, indoor and outdoor track, tennis, lacrosse, and soccer
  • Women’s teams: basketball, cross-country, field hockey, lacrosse, indoor and outdoor track, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball.
  • Co-Ed team: Esports

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Undergraduate Program Rankings


Top Performer on Social Mobility

– U.S. News & World Report


Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans

– U.S. News & World Report


Best Online Master's in Nursing Programs

– U.S. News & World Report


National Universities

– U.S. News & World Report
  College of Distinction 20-21 Badge  Catholic College of Distinction 20-21 Badge   Pennsylvania College of Distinction 20-21 Badge Nursing College of Distinction 20-21 Badge  Military Friendly Schools Gold Badge 2022-2023

Graduate Program Rankings

DeSales is the only Lehigh Valley university or college to rank in the U.S. News & World Report for Best Online Master’s in Criminal Justice Programs, Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs, and Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans categories.

  • The MCJ program ranks 27th in Best Online Master’s in Criminal Justice Programs. 
  • The MSIS program comes in at number 65-85 in Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs, which assesses online master's degrees in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, information systems, and information technology. 
  • The MBA program ranks 159th in Best Online MBA Programs and 94th in Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans. 
  • The MSN program, which offers online specialty tracks and dual degrees, sits at number 135-179 in Best Online Master’s in Nursing Programs. 
  • The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program came in at number 126-163 in Best Nursing Schools: Doctor of Nursing Practice.
  • The MSN program ranked at number 152 in Best Nursing Schools: Master's.

See all of DeSales University’s U.S. News & World Report rankings

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