DeSales University in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania is a private, coeducational Catholic university run by the Oblates of Saint Francis de Sales. With the aim to provide higher education based on the teachings and philosophy of Christian humanism, the university makes available to its students various subjects and courses from wide-ranging fields of study that would prepare them for graduate school or the job market.
Formerly the Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales prior to 2001, the university offers certificate programs, associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees and even graduate degrees in business, education, technology, nursing, and criminal justice. Students can also earn their degrees online. Online programs are offered to students who need off-campus flexibility because of their regular work schedule or previous family commitments.
The total number of students enrolled is 2,499 and this number includes the full-time undergraduate day students as well as the graduate and evening students. There is total of 103 full-time faculty members, 74% of whom have the highest degree in their field. The average class size is 18 students and the student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1.
Total tuition rate for the 2009-2010 academic year at DeSales University is US$36,750 and this includes tuition of US$26,000, room and board at US$9,750, Student Life Fee of US$700 and Technology Fee of US$300. Financial aid is available by way of grants, loans, scholarships and campus employment.
On-campus housing is provided and encouraged as it presents to the students the opportunity to know themselves and one another better by becoming part of a values-centered community where they interact and participate in campus activities and programs.
For more information about admissions, financial aid or online learning opportunities such as distance education degree programs and online classes, please contact DeSales University.