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University of Pennsylvania

Founded in 1740 by Benjamin Franklin, the University of Pennsylvania is a private Ivy League institution in Philadelphia. UPenn hosts 12 schools conferring undergraduate degrees in over 90 academic fields of study. Additionally, UPenn’s Gothic-style...

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I think it's the perfect school for me.

” – Katherine from Murrieta, CA
Swarthmore College

Swarthmore College is a private liberal arts institution in Pennsylvania that was founded in 1864. The college was founded by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and its "most selective" admissions process is also need-blind. The 425-acre...

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Swarthmore is one of the toughest colleges in the country, but it pays off. Aside from major intro classes like Psch 1 and Bio 1&amp;2, class sizes are very small. Professors are brilliant and AVAILABLE--unlike profs at huge research universities, they...

” – Some Swattie
Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University stands among the world's most renowned educational institutions, and we tap into our diverse community and world-leading digital technologies across business, engineering, the sciences, the humanities and the arts to chart...

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It seems as if though I am learning in a day what I once learned in a week while in high school. I am not only learning a lot about my major but, also about street smarts as well as other fields. Everyone is so knowledgeable and it doesn't take long...

” – Jacob from Pittsburgh, PA
Lehigh University

Founded by a local industrialist and philanthropist, Lehigh University is a 4-year private school in eastern Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley. Lehigh is home to colleges of Business, Engineering, Arts & Sciences, Health, and Education granting...

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Even though I'm taking mostly prerequisite classes right now, they are more advanced than anything I'd taken in high school and the teaching styles of the professors are conducive to learning. The learning that occurs on campus isn't limited to...

” – Stacy from Hope Valley, RI
Lafayette College

Lafayette College is based in Easton, PA, and is considered a “Hidden Ivy.” This private college leads all other liberal arts colleges in the US with the most Goldwater Scholarship recipients. Lafayette is ranked on several lists by The Princeton...

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Extremely strong alumni relations with endless opportunities.
Greek life and Athletics dominate social life.
Extremely easy to be involved in multiple clubs and activities on campus.

” – Clare from NJ
Franklin and Marshall College

Founded in 1787 thanks to a donation from Benjamin Franklin, Franklin & Marshall College is a 4-year liberal arts college in southeast Pennsylvania. Franklin & Marshall grants undergraduate degrees in 60 academic fields of study. For students who...

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I am ABSOLUTELY amazed at how much I have learned at F&M!

” – Tram-Anh from New Holland, PA
Villanova University

Founded in 1842 by the friars of the Order of Saint Augustine, Villanova University is a 4-year research institution in the Philadelphia area and the oldest Catholic school in Pennsylvania. Villanova is home to six colleges and schools conferring...

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The class experiences are definitely rewarding if you put the time and effort into the course material. Those who stay reasonably caught up with assigned readings and homework will get a lot out of the courses and will find they learn much more than...

” – David from Williamstown, NJ
Bucknell University

Bucknell University is a highly selective, private liberal arts college located in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. As one of the nation's preeminent liberal arts universities and Division I schools, Bucknell offers a world-class learning experience where...

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The number one thing I was looking at during my college search was the school's academics. I knew of Bucknell's great scholastic reputation going in, and it was easily why I chose Bucknell over all the other schools I applied to, but I can't begin...

” – Matthew from Long Valley, NJ
Gettysburg College

With a campus adjacent to the battlefield where President Abraham Lincoln made his famous Gettysburg address, Gettysburg College is a liberal arts college in southern Pennsylvania. Featuring a curriculum focused on four key elements of a liberal arts...

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Atleast for me, it was quite the adjustment from high school but once you get used to the work and understand the work you need to put into it, its not too bad. My experience has been that MOST of my professors are really there to help you out...

” – Student
Bryn Mawr College

Founded in 1885, Bryn Mawr College is a women’s liberal arts institution in the greater Philadelphia area and part of the Seven Sisters. Bryn Mawr offers undergraduate degrees in 37 majors and was the first women’s college to confer a PhD...

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Apply early and get an interview early. Deadlines sneak up on you! It's important to visit too because it's where you would be staying for a while. Also, taking AP exams is not completely necessary. If you want to skip the basic courses during...

” – Greta
Muhlenberg College

Named for the founder of the Lutheran Church in America, Muhlenberg College is a liberal arts college in Allentown. Muhlenberg confers bachelor’s degrees in 40 academic majors and students are encouraged to join in with faculty research projects...

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Muhlenberg is a fantastic place for a budding scholar. Faculty encourage you and connect you with local internships and research and job opportunities. People are very nice here and have a wide range of interests.

” – Joseph from Paramus, NJ
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

Pennsylvania State University, Penn State, is a land-, sea-, and space-grant university with a main campus in University Park. This public research institution was founded in 1855 and is one of the largest universities in the US by student body. Its...

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Penn State is a first class University. Professors are both well informed and intriguing. Even the biggest lecture classes can seem like an engaging one on one meeting. The class listings also are very various and allow for much customization in...

” – Eric from Winburne, PA
Allegheny College

Allegheny College is a 4-year liberal arts college in northwest Pennsylvania dedicated to providing students an education across a variety of subjects. Allegheny grants bachelor’s degrees in 31 areas of study and all students are required to take at...

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Small classes and really interesting and concerned professors make staying at Allegheny a pleasure.

” – Amy from Fort Worth, TX
Dickinson College

Chartered in 1783, Dickinson College is a liberal arts college in southeast Pennsylvania and the first college founded after the American Revolution. Dickinson grants bachelor’s degrees in over 45 academic fields of study and all majors include the...

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Dickinson is probably one of the best schools that prepares you for the world. It's curriculum is based on creating well rounded students that are being prepared for the real world. The campus is inviting and the calm atmosphere is a great place for...

” – Jessica from Inglewood, CA
Juniata College

Founded in 1876, Juniata College is a 4-year liberal arts college in central Pennsylvania affiliated with the Church of the Brethren. Instead of conventional majors, Juniata features Programs of Emphasis which challenge students to develop their own...

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Juniata College has a small town big community feel that is comfortable and relaxed. This college is relatively small, but provides large opportunities particularly through stellar academics and a strong push to travel and expand upon the curriculum...

” – Calli from Carlisle, PA
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

Founded in 1787 as the Pittsburgh academy, the University of Pittsburgh is a 4-year state-related research institution. Pitt is composed of 16 colleges and universities granting undergraduate degrees in numerous academic majors and minors. The Pitt...

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The student atmosphere and faculty here are amazing. You also have the balance of an Urban campus with 456 acres of green space 5 min away. The city is our playground and just enhances your overall education, with plenty of job opportunities and...

” – Luke from Pittsburgh, PA
Thomas Jefferson University

Built for a future that has yet to be defined, Jefferson is crossing disciplines to bring unrivaled innovation and discovery to higher education. Through boundary-breaking collaboration, research and hands-on, experiential learning, we equip...

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PhilaU is a student-driven and student-centered institution which allows room for creative expression. A large part of the curriculum is centered around collaboration and integration within and among groups of majors. PhilaU is a small-to-medium...

” – Kevin from Robbinsville, NJ
Saint Vincent College

Founded in 1846, Saint Vincent College is a private institution operated by Benedictine monks. The college combines Catholic and Benedictine tradition with a liberal arts and sciences curriculum. Rated as having “selective” admissions, the college is...

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Saint Vincent College is filled with opportunities that allow one to grow and reach their highest potential. This college is not like most; at Saint Vincent College your professors know you. You are not a number at Saint Vincent College

” – William from McDonald, PA
Ursinus College
Collegeville, PA
Ursinus College

With campus overlooking Perkiomen Creek, Ursinus College is a 4-year liberal arts college in the Philadelphia metro area. Ursinus grants bachelor’s degrees in 60 academic areas of study and all first year students are enrolled in the college’s...

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Ursinus is a great school filled with some of the nicest people I've ever met. The fact that it is a small school makes it easier for it to feel like home. The campus is beautiful and the people are inspiring.

” – Meghan from Levittown, PA
Susquehanna University

With a campus overlooking its eponymous river, Susquehanna University is a 4-year institution in central Pennsylvania featuring a liberal arts curriculum and pre-professional studies. Susquehanna is home to schools of Business and Arts & Sciences...

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I would definitely choose this school if I had to do it all over again. It is a beautiful campus, the teachers really care about the students, and there is a really great community feel to it. The science building is amazing for science majors, and I...

” – Rebecca
Saint Joseph's University

Founded in 1851 by the Society of Jesus, Saint Joseph’s University is a Jesuit Catholic school in Philadelphia. SJU is home to colleges and schools of Arts & Sciences, Business, and Health Studies offering bachelor’s degrees with a core curriculum...

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The teachers at Saint Joseph's are dedicated to their work. They truly care about each individual student and take the time to make sure you are doing well in the class. If you show that you are putting forth effort the teachers will match or go...

” – Megan from Elkton, MD
Duquesne University

Founded by missionaries of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, Duquesne University is a 4-year Catholic institution in Pittsburgh and the only Spiritan university in the country. Duquesne is home to nine schools of study emphasizing the liberal arts...

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As a Freshman student at Duquesne University, I have learned so much during my first semester. I have taken courses in philosophy, English, and science. I learned something new in all of these course and each new idea expanded on the stuff I...

” – Erica from Powell, OH
Temple University

Temple University, founded in 1884, is a public, four-year high research university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Home to more than 37,000 students, Temple offers more than 600 academic programs in 17 schools and colleges, on several...

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Whether it is a boring topic or not the faculty at Temple University makes sure that you learn the information in a fun or interesting manner.

” – Brooke from Philadelphia, PA
University of Scranton

Originally founded in 1888 as St. Thomas College, the University of Scranton is a Catholic and Jesuit school in eastern Pennsylvania. Scranton is home to colleges of Arts & Sciences, Management, and Professional Studies conferring undergraduate...

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The classes can be challenging at times, but are very worth while and you will learn plenty. The science classes tend to be quite challenging but aren't too bad. The philosophy classes are quite interesting and make you think quite a lot about things...

” – Shrut from Dalton, PA
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Washington & Jefferson College was founded as three log cabin schools in 1781. It is a private liberal arts college that provides a curriculum focused on preparing students to go on to professional and graduate schools. The school offers a large...

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All my professors are incredibly intelligent and always available and willing to help students. My best advice to perspective and enrolling students would be to talk to professors whether you are in one of their courses or not. Taking the time to get...

” – Mina from Chicago
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Formed by the merger of Thomas Jefferson and Philadelphia Universities, Jefferson University is a health science and education-centered institution dedicated to preparing students for 21st century professions. Jefferson is home to 13 colleges and...

Elizabethtown College

Affiliated with the Church of the Brethren, Elizabethtown College is a private institution in south central Pennsylvania. Elizabethtown confers degrees in 56 academic fields of study and offers 100 minors and concentrations. With a focus on...

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I have had the opportunity to spend the night twice on campus, both of them one year apart. It's a lot of fun, but this most recent time, I had the opportunity to attend classes, and I can tell that I will learn a lot. The professors are really nice...

” – Wayne from Prince Frederick, MD
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Messiah College is a private liberal arts and sciences institution based in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. It was founded by the Brethren in Christ Church and has a “more selective” admissions process. Students are required to sign a Community Covenant...

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The best thing about Messiah is that the professors are really interested in your learning. I have had professors meet with me individually just to see how I thought the class was going and if I felt it was living up to my expectations. I have also...

” – Caitlin from West Chester, PA
Lycoming College

Founded in 1812, Lycoming College is a private, liberal arts institution established in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. In order to graduate, each student is required to fulfill an Enhanced Academic Experience, which can consist of a cooperative program...

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The faculty at Lycoming College really want you to learn and to succeed in class. They are all open to questions and are willing to do whatever it takes to help you.

” – Jonath from Mifflinburg, PA
Moravian College

Founded in 1742, Moravian College is a private liberal arts college based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. It is a residential school and guarantees housing for students all four years. All students must pass courses in philosophy, religion, history, and...

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Moravian is an amazing college that offers many opportunities to its students. Everyone is nice and the professors want you to succeed. I am happy that I made the decision to attend college at this wonderful school.

” – Laura from Eagleville, PA
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Affiliated with the Presbyterian church, Westminster College is 4-year liberal arts college located in western Pennsylvania. Westminster is home to 41 bachelor’s degree-granting programs as well as 10 pre-professional fields of study. In addition to...

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At Westminster College, there is a 12:1 student/faculty ratio. This provides students with the opportunity to have one on one time with the professors. The professors are always in their offices waiting to give academic advice, proofread a paper...

” – Rebecca from New Castle, PA
Drexel University

Named for a prominent 19th century philanthropist, Drexel University is a 4-year private research university in Philadelphia. Drexel offers bachelor’s degrees in over 80 academic majors with an emphasis on experiential learning. Additionally, the...

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Drexel gives you so many experiences.
Drexel gives you a chance to meet so many people.
Drexel gives you a helping hand when you need it.

” – Eliza
Albright College

Founded in 1856, Albright College is a 4-year liberal arts college in eastern Pennsylvania and the oldest institution of higher learning in its home county. Albright confers bachelor’s degrees in over 45 academic majors and also features an...

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All of the professors are extremely helpful and they really want you to succeed which is great. Many of the tests have reviews beforehand that tell you exactly what is on each test and most of the time there are no tricks when the actual test comes...

” – Meghan from Bowmansville, PA
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Lebanon Valley College is a private school based in Annville, Pennsylvania, affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The school offers multiple accelerated undergrad/master’s programs that allow students to earn dual degrees in 4-6 years. LVS...

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Being in the physical therapy program is tough, but I have definitely learned a lot more compared to some of my friends from high school who went to large public schools. Luckily, the professors are always more than willing to help you and have lots...

” – Victoria from Ellicott City, MD
Arcadia University

Founded in 1853, Arcadia University is a 4-year private institution in the Philadelphia metro area. The Arcadia campus hosts six colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees, including the College of Global Studies which oversees study...

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Arcadia is my home university, and thanks to Arcadia, I am currently studying abroad at University of Stirling in Scotland. Therefore, this review will be based off of my experiences abroad. Arcadia helped me attend this University in which I am...

” – Candy from CA
Widener University

Originally founded in 1821 as a Quaker boarding school, Widener University is a 4-year private institution in the Philadelphia metro area. Widener confers undergraduate degrees in over 60 academic majors and minors. In addition, many of Widener’s...

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Widener University is a wonderful University Filled with wonderful and caring faculty. I am so excited to be apart of Widener's pride and I encourage anyone who is interested in enrolling to go ahead and take that extra step to apply. The programs...

” – Maya from Philadelphia, PA
King's College

King's College is a 4-year institution located in Wilkes-Barres, Pennsylvania. King's provides a liberal arts and sciences education across 41 undergraduate and 8 graduate programs, as well as 27 athletic teams to cheer on. High school students can...

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King's gives you a very well-rounded education. The professors are always available for help or advice.

” – Lee Ann from Reading, PA
DeSales University

DeSales University is a private institution affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church. The school provides a liberal arts curriculum with a focus in the Catholic tradition. It is home to dance studios, TV and film studios, simulation laboratories...

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The faculty make sure to deliver personal one-on-one attention to each student. It's a guarantee that one of the first professional contacts you have out in the field will be one of your teachers, and DeSales only uses full time teachers in the...

” – Lawrence from Sellersville, PA
Gannon University

Founded by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie, Gannon University is a 4-year Catholic liberal arts college in northwest Pennsylvania and one of 11 Diocesan universities in the United States. Gannon grants bachelor’s degrees in 64 academic fields of...

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GU has some amazing teachers. I am going into my senior year, and I can honestly say that I have yet to have a teacher that I hate and would never take again. They are all very knowledgeable and provide new challenges for you every single day of...

Cedar Crest College

Cedar Crest College is an all-female, private liberal arts college based in Allentown, Pennsylvania. It is an independent college, but historically associated with the United Church of Christ. The school hosts an annual Media Literacy Week headed by...

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The classes here are very engaging. Professors know how to make class interesting while you receive a great education. The professors here always have plenty of office hours in case you may need assistance in learning the course material. There are...

” – Jessica from Dover, DE
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Holy Family University is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with a satellite facility operating in Newtown which houses the college’s graduate programs. The main campus offers over 60 undergraduate...

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this university is great academically wise, because it pushes you to work hard. the classes are small, this gives an opportunity for students to gain more one-on-one with the professors. when a student is in need of help there are many ways for them...

” – Jasmin from Philadelphia, PA
La Salle University

Founded by the Brothers of the Christian Schools, La Salle University is a Catholic school in Philadelphia. La Salle is home to schools of Arts & Sciences, Business, and Nursing conferring undergraduate degrees and all academic programs feature a...

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This school is great for learning because of the class sizes. All classes are small to the point where the professor will know your name, and you can sometimes even gain a close relationship with the professors. Because you can get to know your...

” – Shaquanna from Tobyhanna, PA
York College of Pennsylvania

At York College of Pennsylvania, we believe that a life of passion and purpose is built by learning and experiencing every day. At York College, our approach to education is practical and experiential, focusing on real-world experiences that allow...

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With the core classes, York offers you an opportunity to try new things and offers a wide variety of all types of classes. For the classes required for a major there are plenty of advisors you can go talk to with any questions and get the most out of...

” – Amber from Freeland, MD
West Chester University of Pennsylvania

The West Chester University of Pennsylvania is a public school in the Philadelphia area and the largest institution in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. WCU is comprised of seven colleges including the College of Arts & Humanities...

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The classes are challenging but most of the teachers are pretty cool and make learning fun. Although they don't baby you like most high school teachers so you need to stay on top of your work. Get on the teachers good side by going to class and by...

” – Amanda from Levittown, PA
Chatham University

Chatham University is a liberal arts college based in Pittsburgh, PA. CU offers 60 majors and programs, also providing Integrated Degree Programs to complete a bachelor’s and master’s more quickly. The university is comprised of three campuses, the...

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chatham university is a safe empowering environment where women learn to be professional and strong.

Waynesburg University

Founded in 1850, Waynesburg University is a private school situated in the hills of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania. It is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and prides itself on being a “good value” school with tuition, room, and board priced below...

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I have visited waynesburg and love the togetherness I felt when I visited. It's small and you don't feel like student#89690. It makes it easier to make friends.

” – Olivia from Avella, PA
Wilkes University

Wilkes University is a private four-year institution in Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania offering 45 in-demand majors, including engineering, business, nursing and pharmacy. With a beautiful campus, state-of-the-art facilities, vibrant student life, small...

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The classes are small, so better one on one with teachers. Teachers are very personable and helpful. Can get tutors for free or see teachers during office hours for help. Study sessions are also available to review and discuss information for...

” – Samantha from Wilkes Barre, PA
Marywood University

Marywood University is a liberal arts institution affiliated with the Roman Catholic church that’s located in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Marywood University’s 115-acre campus houses three colleges, the College of Arts & Sciences, the College of...

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Marywood University is a small, catholic university that provides for everyone and tries to accommodate to each and every student. The community is close-knit and everybody is so nice. All professors want the best for their students and provide all...

” – Christine from NJ
Point Park University

Originally founded as a business training college, Point Park University is a 4-year liberal arts college and the only university in downtown Pittsburgh. Point Park is home to five colleges and schools offering bachelor’s degrees in over 70 academic...

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As a school that prides itself in offering the most comprehensive and interesting classes, Point Park goes above and beyond what I could ever want to learn about a certain topic. I am currently enrolled in the History of the Mafia, a course designed...

” – Alex from York, PA
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Mercyhurst University is a private Catholic liberal arts institution situated in Erie, Pennsylvania. Mercyhurst offers a liberal arts curriculum and all students must complete a core curriculum that includes 15 classes. Noted programs include data...

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The teachers are great and really care about you personally.

” – Molly from Cranberry, PA