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Class of 2025 Poised to be Largest in DeSales History

by Janelle Hill Jun 8, 2021

DeSales is set to welcome the largest class in its history when the Class of 2025 arrives on campus later this summer. 

The University reached a record number of deposits on May 1 with 525—a 29 percent increase from last year. The class is currently comprised of 527 first-year students. An additional 31 transfer students have already deposited, and the enrollment team expects that number to double. 

“Recruiting in a pandemic was the most challenging recruitment cycle that our team has ever faced. We had to be flexible, creative, and timely with all of our recruitment efforts.”

 Derrick Wetzel, associate vice president for enrollment management

Wetzel and the enrollment team did a lot of things differently this year, including flexible SAT testing, notifying students of merit scholarships in their acceptance letters, and implementing new software to enhance and personalize communications. Perhaps the biggest key to success—being one of the few schools to allow prospective students to visit campus. 

“I want to thank the faculty, staff, and administration for their dedication and commitment to the recruitment of the Class of 2025,” says Wetzel. “It was a pleasure to recruit this class. We’re really excited for them to join the DeSales community, and we’re really excited for the community to get to know them better.” 

Some fun facts about the Class of 2025: 

  • Thirty percent report being from a diverse background. 
  • The average SAT score is 1170. 
  • The average ACT score is 26.
  • The average GPA is 3.38.  
  • The class includes students from 15 states, including Arizona, California, Florida, Texas, and North Carolina.