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.