DeSales University

 My tour guide at DeSales University was a junior studying to be a Physician Assistant.  In addition to working for Admissions as a tour guide, she worked in Catering on campus, was involved in Character U serving as a peer mentor for freshmen, and loved to do Zumba.  Some key campus buildings include Dooling Hall (classrooms), University Hall (dining hall, conference center, campus store, radio-station), Gambet Center (newest classroom building for business, physician assistant, and nursing), Hurd Science Center (science classrooms and labs), Trexler Library, and McShea Student Center (open 24 hours for student events and entertainment).

DeSales University is a co-ed Catholic University with about 1600 undergraduate day students in Center Valley, PA which was founded in 1964.  It is about 7 miles from Allentown and Bethlehem, PA.  Around 85% of students return for their sophomore year and 70% graduate in six years.  The most popular majors are health-related (e.g., Nursing, Physician Assistant, Biology), business, and visual and performing arts.  DeSales hosts the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. 
Housing is guarantees all 4 years and about 80% of students live on campus.  Housing is all single-sex.  One nice feature of the freshmen dorm we saw was that each room had a sink and every two rooms shared a shower (i.e., 1 shower for 4 students).  There are 16 Division III sports, with basketball and soccer being the biggest spectator sports.  There are no fraternities or sororities.  

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