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Education Quality   B
Collaboration/Competitive   B

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Great nursing program in terms of education. Very poor student body spirit since it's like high school.

Many of my friends (the fun kids) in performing arts are miserable. Kids who can't sing or act get the leads since they are the favorites and "sell tickets" to the local patrons. 30% of the student body in performing arts are gay but they need to be "closeted" since it's not accepted here. Be who you are and be that well is a joke. They are homophobic and not into diversity at all. Just go to one of their plays to see how diverse they are. Not. Most nursing students are miserable. The school is way too expensive for what you get in return. They need to get with the program and offer more clubs and more outlets for diversity. Way behind the times.
Perceived Campus Safety: A-, Education Quality: F
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Sep 26 2013 3rd Year Female -- Class 2015  
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DeSales provided me a very interesting experience. As far as the education, it is a young school so the resources available are very limited. The quality of the education is very good as you will see through the success in sciences and liberal arts. Socially's a tough crowd. It is a generally white school which students who come from families who are not even close to needing help financially. Through my experience, the students can be very cut-throat. It is alot more like a high school atmosphere with different groups but that is mainly due to its small size. People can talk about you and will talk about you behind your back if you know enough people. It has a sort of "everyone knows everyone and everything" atmosphere to it. If you are out partying and make a few "drunken mistakes", chances are word will spread very quickly. As for the party scene, the desales police has lightened up when it comes to busting parties. As a student, it is very easy to find an on campus party, an off campus party either in a Bethlehem house or a townhouse right off of route 309. Bethlehem also is home to many bars which students who are of age spend Wednesday and Thursday nights at. We also hold our annual Block Party in Bethlehem which is an all day drinking event in the spring. If you don't want to party, watch some movies with your friends in your dorm. If you want to drink and not party, find some friends in a dorm and listen to music and play drinking games. Plain and simple. Easy to go out, easy to stay in. The only thing you have to watch out for is the social atmosphere because it is easy to drown in it. If you can handle a small school, like to party, and want a good education, DeSales is the place for you.
Collaboration/Competitive: A, Individual Value: F
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Aug 13 2013 4th Year Female -- Class 2013  
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Please avoid DeSales at all costs. If you are an outgoing, sociable person it is not a good fit for you. The social life here is absolutely terrible and quality of the education you receive is crap for the money you pay. The surrounding city is garbage and there is nothing to do on campus. It is very boring and you will get tired of it. I have a friend who is a girl who just graduated as a nursing major from DeSales and she had the same negative experience. Bottom line: the students here form cliques and it is very hard to make friends. Everyone here is stuck up and acts like they are better than everyone else. If you don't fit into "the group" you're fucked. Don't go to this university!!!
Perceived Campus Safety: A, Education Quality: F
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Jul 02 2013 1st Year Male -- Class 2016  
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