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Reviews 393 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There is something for everyone at this school. The people who say that there is nothing to do simply have not looked hard enough.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: DeSales is average at best. It wasn't my first choice and now the only reason I went there is no longer available to me. The campus is spread out but there really isn't that much to do, especially if you don't have a car. The professors are ok in my opinion, some more than others. One of the positives I'd say for me is that I made a couple of awesome friends, and I'm a student-athlete, I really like my team and my coach. Overall, I would probably go to my number one choice if I could do it all over.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The school is great! You can take a break away from your laptop in the library for awhile and return to your spot with nothing being touched. Also the night crew in the McShea cafe are good to befriend.

2 College Senior

Scholarships: No one gave a hoot and I could not get any answers or help getting some aid.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: DeSales is a very safe campus and there is almost never any problems with safety.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Majors: Must apply and interview. Hard to get in. Many applicants and only 50 accepted. If you want to get in the PA program shadow before your interview.

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3 College Freshman

Majors: It's a lot of hard work and I can't decide if I like it or not quite yet.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: People are not accepting of gays. One time a girl shared a Facebook link comparing gays to nazis. Very catholic as well and many times people are judged for not going to mass.

2 College Freshman

Academics: PA major- 18 credits a semester really gets to people. It's very demanding and has a heavy workload. Great facilities though.

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3 College Freshman

Academics: Many majors have it easy. For example, dance majors and theatre majors have virtually nothing compared to PA majors. Workload definitely varies based on major. Only really good place to study is library or using one of the classrooms, but they can fill up quickly.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Billera, the gym, sucks. There's not much there and it's always full of athletes who hog the weights. McShea, the student union isn't great. The only reason people go there is for Sandella's and maybe to check their mailboxes. Not very many places to hang out and study.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Lots of great areas to go shopping. Decent amount of food places.

2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: People are very unaccepting of others and to be quite honest it's repulsive. Multiple times there has been sidewalk chalk everywhere about abortion and what not. I wouldn't come to this school if I could do it all over again. The school revolves around athletes thinking they're the best and it can be hard to make friends with all the cliques at DeSales.

2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The school is definitely not for me. The school is small and full of conservative catholics. There's about no way to avoid someone on campus because it's so small. Class sizes are nice and small which is nice. Gambet is a great building. Professors vary and I wish I would have used ratemyprofessor.com before choosing classes.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: As a physician assistant major, it is one of the best programs in the country. It is very difficult but would be a very valued degree.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Most of the cute guys that come to this school are already in a relationship. Some will cheat but they're already tied down.

2 College Freshman

Athletics: Everyone on a sports team at this school thinks that the world revolves around them. They think that they're in the major leagues but they're at a small time D3 school. Most teams aren't so great and not a lot of students attend games.

2 College Freshman

Party Scene: DeSales is not the type of school to come to if you want to party. The heights have parties but they get cramped and aren't the best. The baseball house is the only consistent off campus party place and you need a DD always if you wanna go off campus unless you want to pay for a taxi.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Off campus dining is pretty nice. There are a lot of options whether it be in the promenade or anywhere for that matter. Comes in handy when you're sick of the DUC food.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Can nearly always get away with underage drinking. Most RAs are cool and just look the other way and won't say anything. Visitation is very strict and pretty annoying. The campus is so safe that the only thing the cops really have to do is ticket people so it's not even worth risking a $50 ticket when the campus is so small that everything is within walking distance.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The people are very understanding and try to work with students in order to give financial aid.

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: Food is always the same. Hard to eat healthy when all the veggies are drenched in butter or cheese, etc. Sandella's makes me sick and their chicken is repulsive. Food is very overpriced and is nowhere near the quality it should be.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Compared to other schools, the housing is pretty nice. With suite style rooms and only having 4 people to a bathroom it is very nice. Very convenient that there is a sink in each room. Rooms are spacious compared to other schools as well. It's also wonderful that there's a cleaning lady that cleans the bathroom and sink for you. Laundry can be a pain because the dryers are terrible and there are always people doing laundry that will just put your clothes on the floor. Housing selection is okay and where I lived as a freshman, tocik, it was very close to everything. Kind of annoying that there are specific hours for when males and females can be in each others dorm buildings. If you have someone from the opposite sex visiting and spending the night, they either have to get into your room before the RA is at the desk, or wait until 12 on weeknights or 2 on weekends for the RA to go away. Overall, housing was pretty good.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't go to them.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: You don't need to go off campus often enough.

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