Colleges in Pennsylvania

Colleges in Pennsylvania

Humid summers and cold winters are typical in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Keystone State, where the Declaration of Independence and Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, were drafted, is also known for the Carnegie Museums, National Aviary, and for creating the first zoo in the nation. There are a variety of colleges in Pennsylvania, including Bible colleges, private baccalaureate institutions, for-profit schools, doctoral colleges, and the Commonwealth System of Higher Education, which includes more than 30 colleges and universities. Pennsylvania is also home to several specialized institutions and a Talmudical college. The oldest institution in the state is the University of Pennsylvania, which also debuted the country’s first medical college in 1874. Chemical manufacturing, coal mining, and food products are key areas of Pennsylvania’s economy, while other major industries include broadcasting and telecommunication, as well as administrative and support services. The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Hersheypark, and the Liberty Bell are prime attractions.
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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...

“…Your Penn State Experience hinges solely on what you make of it. The University is bursting at the seams with opportunity, you just have to be your best advocate and find them. If you do, it'll be the most rewarding experience of your life.” – Jacob from Bellefonte, PA

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...

“…It definitely lives up to the nickname the social Ivy, but that's not to say the academics are not rigorous. Be prepared to work hard and show dedication to both class and activities. Even though it is in a big city, there is a distinct campus...” – Samantha from Philadelphia, 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...

“…Here at Pitt I feel as if I'm apart of the classroom. Sure, huge lectures can be informal and boring but most of the teachers I had were helpful after class to explain any problems I had. There are also many options to help you if you are struggling...” – Filipe from Philadelphia, PA

Temple University

Temple University is a 4-year public research institution in Philadelphia. With its main campus set against the Philly skyline, Temple is home to 17 colleges and schools conferring degrees in over 400 academic programs. In addition, Temple features...

“…Temple University offers a spectacular range of majors. They also had so many fun and interesting courses that I had a lot of trouble choosing General Education courses, which is a really a good problem. (Incoming freshmen, or anyone for that...” – Corrine from Bear, DE

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...

“…Drexel offers a plethora of classes and programs. Campus is clean and stacked to the brim with state of the art tools to assist in your education. The teachers are very knowledgeable, well educated and invested in your success. ” – Kathrine from Willingboro, NJ

Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University is a research institution located in Pittsburgh, PA. Founded by steel magnate Andrew Carnegie in 1900, CMU is labeled the #24 University in the World by Times Higher Education and has been rated #25 in National Universities...

“…This school is all about its academics. Everyone you meet here are really focused on doing well in their classes and getting the met out of their education.” – Hailey from Ridgefield, CT

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...

“…I am a current freshman at Villanova University and I love it here because there is an excellent source of community within the student body and the faculty. Everyone is willing to go the extra mile to help out a fellow wildcat. The campus is full of...” – Erik from Hillsborough, NJ

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...

“…The campus is amazing and Lehigh has everything I am looking for. I want to be very active in clubs and in the community and I get the impression Lehigh would be able to fulfill that. I did not know about Lehigh until I researched it for softball,...” – Jeanine from Forest, VA

Bucknell University

Bucknell University is a highly selective, private liberal arts college located in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. Offering more than 50 majors, Bucknell classes 100% taught by professors, never grad stduents, and the campus is home to several research...

“…I came to Bucknell for an Engineering degree, not fully realizing how much I would begin to get out of it. My classes are interesting and involved, taught by professors who care about how you are doing and go out of their way daily to make sure that...” – Maddie from Trappe, MD

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...

“…It has a very great atmosphere with a lot of great people you can relax with or study with; at Lafayette there are a lot of intelligent people who are completely willing to help. In addition to the people, the professors are truly amazing because...” – Peter from Swan Lake, NY

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...

“…The teachers here so far are high-quality. They care about whether or not you learn what they are teaching you, and they are always willing to answer your questions and meet with you if you are having difficulties. Each has a different teaching style...” – Kathryn from Bridgeport, WV

Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University)

Jefferson is a 4-year institution born out of a merger between Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University. TJU was founded in 1824 and, as of 2015, was the largest free-standing health sciences university in the state. Philadelphia U was...

“…Philadelphia University now Jefferson is a school that will push you out of your comfort zone in all the right ways. The University opens your mind and allows you to be as creative as you can be. The environment aids in your success so much and if...”

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...

“…Workload is rigorous, but at the end of the day you'll learn so much. Most importantly are the students and the professors who make you feel welcome in every way. And lastly the campus is an arboretum so it is 10/10 beautiful!” – N from Louisville, KY

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...

“…The professors here are absolutely fantastic and do everything in their power to help you succeed. For science majors, the opportunities for research are phenomenal and you get an extreme amount of hands-on experience with different tools that you...” – Celina from Rocky Ridge, MD

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...

“…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
Wilkes Barre, 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...

“…King's will give you a well rounded education rather than one you would get at say a technical school.” – Phillip from Hallstead, PA

Lincoln University (PA)
Lincoln University, PA
Lincoln University (PA)

Lincoln University is a public, historically black institution established in Oxford, Pennsylvania, with a satellite location in Philadelphia. The 422-acre main campus is home to over 50 buildings built as early as 1899. The college offers nearly 40...

“…After my first semester at Lincoln University, my knowledge increased significantly. With core curriculum classes that allow you to adjust to the college workload, it helps you gain confidence as a student, and allows you to choose your major with...” – Dorian from Columbia, MD

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....

“…Muhlenberg College is known as the Caring College, and rightly so - the students that attend college here are some of the kindest and genuinely nice people you'll meet. Muhlenberg takes academics seriously, and also focuses on engaging with the...” – GO MULES!

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...

“…Dickinson College is a place immersed in history. At Dickinson one will find that a change in ones previous schedule is necessary. Dickinson is a wonderful Liberal Arts Institution where all the students are challenged in many different ways.” – Marcus from Bronx, NY

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...

“…The students and professors are welcoming and really make the campus feel like home. Even in the first few weeks, I felt completely comfortable, and the faculty all make an effort to get to know all of their students. The small class sizes make it so...” – Hope from Savona, NY

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...

“…I've learned so much in the semester that I've been here. The professors are very helpful, and encourage you to visit them during their office hours if you have questions. Because Allegheny doesn't make you take any required freshman classes outside...”

Eastern University

Founded by six Baptist ministers, Eastern University is a Christian institution in the Philadelphia metro area. Eastern confers undergraduate degrees in over 95 academic fields of study. As a Christian university, Eastern holds chapel services once...

“…Eastern is an amazing place for Christian students to study in a warm, safe, and welcoming environment. They have a top notch nursing program, and are dedicated to the lives of their students. They are there to help you suceed on your journey through...” – Rebekah from Glen Mills, 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...

“…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...”

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...

“…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

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...

“…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

Immaculata University

The Immaculata University is a Catholic university in Malvern, PA, that was founded by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The Christian core values of charism and tradition permeate the more than 60 majors available at Immaculata,...

“…Immaculata is a great school. They have wonderful people from student to the staff who are all willing to lend you a hand. The campus is an amazing sight to see” – Jared 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...

“…They have great teachers here, you really have to work hard not to learn a lot.” – Katelyn from Allentown, PA

Haverford College

Haverford College is a 4-year liberal arts college in the Philadelphia metro area. Founded in 1833 as a Quaker school, Haverford now grants bachelor’s degrees in 29 academic majors and all degrees culminate in a senior thesis research project. With a...

“…Haverford is a fantastic academic environment. In my experience, professors really care about their subject and their students. Overall, they are incredibly approachable and always interested in helping you learn and eager to discuss issues that are...” – female from MN

Robert Morris University

Named for an original signer of the Declaration of Independence, Robert Morris University is a 4-year private school in the greater Pittsburgh area. RMU hosts schools of Business, Engineering, Humanities, and Nursing granting degrees in over 80...

“…Robert Morris University lives up to what it claims to be. It is business school and is all about it's business of turning out successful graduates. The Career Center will place you in a position that will make full use of your skills and talents.” – Kareem from Mckeesport, PA

Grove City College

Founded in 1876, Grove City College is an evangelical Christian liberal arts college in western Pennsylvania. Grove City grants bachelor’s degrees in over 50 academic majors and all courses feature a focus on Christian faith. As a Christian college,...

“…Grove City is serious about academics, so be ready to be challenged in that respect. Grove City also is fairly diverse; like any college campus it has its fair share of wild people who are in college just to have a good time. At Grove City, you...” – Christopher from Philadelphia, PA

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...

“…A very beautiful campus with tons of nice people/ We're like a family here, and whoever you meet will be a new friend!” – Aubrey from Macungie, 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...

“…I am learning so much. Not only are the professors great but the other students help to teach you so much as well. Also, You get the opportunity to work with and learn from professionals in the field.” – Samantha from Frederick, MD

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...

“…La Salle is a small, connected school with many opportunities available for all students in all programs. It provides a very motivational and inspirational environment for the students. The teachers and professors at La Salle truly care about the...” – Caroline from Levittown, PA

Saint Francis University

Founded in 1847, Saint Francis University is a Catholic liberal arts institution in western Pennsylvania and one of the oldest Franciscan Catholic universities in the United States. St. Francis confers undergraduate degrees in 48 academic fields of...

“…Saint Francis University has been great in transitioning me from living at home, to living away from family members. The environment is very welcoming and all of the faculty and staff are more than willing to help any student in need. Saint Francis...” – Jordan from Pittsburgh, PA

University of the Sciences

The University of the Sciences is a healthcare, science, and pharmacy education institution in Philadelphia. USciences is home to three colleges conferring bachelor’s degrees in 20 scientific fields of study and the university also hosts a pre-med...

“…My school prepares you very wel for your future whether that be grad school or a career in the health field. My school is for diligent hard workers. USP is a school that is not for playing around yet for those who are sure of their future and sure...” – Tiamia from Philadelphia, PA

York College of Pennsylvania

York College of Pennsylvania is a 4-year liberal arts college in south central Pennsylvania emphasizing experience-based learning. York hosts five colleges of Communication, Education, Business, Engineering, and Health Sciences offering bachelor’s...

“…My favorite thing about York College is how it provides a personalized education with its smaller class sizes - and also tons of hands-on learning experiences. Because there are over a hundred clubs and organizations to get involved in, it's really...” – Dalida from Carlisle, PA

Messiah College
Mechanicsburg, PA
Messiah College

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...

“…I feel that I have become a much better writer as a result of my professors' constructive criticism. I have also learned effective time management in studying for tests in advance and doing homework for a class that does not meet the next day. The...” – Kelly from Derwood, MD

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...

“…One of the best writing school on the east coast!” – ROBIN from WINTER PARK, FL

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...

“…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

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh abruptly closed in March 2019. 

The Art Institutes are a system of schools specializing in graphic design and fine arts with 13 campuses in eight states. In addition to arts-based programs in subjects like Visual...

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...

“…The professors are extremely well educated in their fields and are willing to answer any questions that you may have, even if it means that they have to do some outside research of their own to be able to give you an answer. They are always willing...” – Student from Pittsburgh, PA

California University of Pennsylvania

With campus along the shores of the Monongahela River, California University of Pennsylvania is a public school in southwest Pennsylvania. Cal U confers bachelor’s degrees in over 100 academic programs and students have the option of enrolling in...

“…All of the teachers I've met are friendly and ready to help. The admissions and financial aid staff are patient and listen well if you have a question or do not understand something. Talking with them is like having a conversation with a friend, and...” – Shaylun from Rices Landing, 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...

“…Being such a small school, everyone knows and respects each other. There is a strong sense of community and common interests among many. Private undergraduate liberal arts school.”

Wilson College
Chambersburg, PA

Wilson College is a private liberal arts school affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. It is located in rural Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, and home to a community-supported organic farm. Noted programs at the school include equestrian studies,...

“…Wilson College is a small school so everybody knows everybody, and you will see a familiar face everywhere you go. We form friendships right away and there is a lot of community involvement. Our professors are willing to help any way they can when a...” – Student Class of 2013

Lock Haven University

Lock Haven University is a public institution located off the Susquehanna River and near the Bald Eagle Mountains in Pennsylvania. The school is known for their STEP Initiative which prepares students for a technology-driven workforce by requiring...

“…I like what I have learned here it is a good University for it's size.” – Tyler from Littlestown, PA

Wilkes University

Wilkes University is based in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and operates a branch campus in Bartonsville, PA, as well as multiple centers in Mesa, Arizona. The private institution offers a mix of professional programs and liberal arts courses. The...

“…This is a great, small, private school. There are small, concentrated classes for the one on one teaching experience. Everyone at Wilkes acts like a big family including faculty.” – Abby from Bloomsburg, PA

The Community College of Philadelphia is a public, 2-year institution established in the state of Pennsylvania. Along with the main campus, the college is also home to three regional centers throughout Philadelphia. CCP offers more than 70 associate...

“…Community College of Philadelphia is a great stepping stone for students who know that they want to go somewhere in life. The staff there is extremely helpful and teachers are supportive. I could not have picked a better school to start off as a...” – Gabrielle from Philadelphia, 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...

“…The community at Moravian is the most welcoming there is.” – Kleenex

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,...

“…DeSales University is a family oriented university based on Catholic beliefs. There is a strive for excellence in all classes and on sports teams. The challenging curriculum and professors that push students to do their best work is definitely a...” – Anonymous

The University of the Arts

The University of the Arts is a private visual and performing arts institution. It was founded in 1876 and is one of the oldest art schools in the nation. Popular majors include dance, illustration, and music performance. The university provides an...

“…Im an animation Student! an all of my teacher have experience working in the field! so most of your teachers know what they are talking about! but remember there will always be ne you disagree with but dont let it get you down! ” – RACHEL from Newark Valley, NY

Delaware Valley University

Founded in 1896, Delaware Valley University is a private institution situated in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. DelVal confers undergraduate degrees in 25 majors focused on Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Business, and all academic programs incorporate...

“…A beautiful campus with all types of animals on campus and a student run farm. Great teachers and staff. Many clubs and activities to chose from. ” – Amber from Folcroft, PA

Neumann University

Neumann University is a private institution sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, created in the Franciscan Tradition. NU offers 10 study abroad destinations, a Child Development Center, and dorms with bathrooms in every suite....

“…i was a little nervous. first semester was rocky second semester, i am more focused.” – Marcia from Aston, PA

Lebanon Valley College

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...

“…I am in LVC's 6 year Doctorate of Physical Therapy program and while it is tough, I have learned so much by attending this college. Every one of my professors have been great and the small class environment really enhances learning. The professors...” – Katie from Doylestown, PA

Alvernia University

Alvernia University is a private institution based in Reading, Pennsylvania, and is affiliated with the Franciscan Roman Catholic church. It operates satellite campuses in Schuylkill County and Philadelphia. Nursing, substance abuse and addiction...

“…After I transferred to Alvernia from reading area community college, I saw a huge difference. The campus is much quieter and the teachers really get to know you. There are so many great majors, and with the help of the great faculty, I am sure I will...” – Sarah from Reading, PA

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...

“…The campus is integrated into the local community without losing the collegiate feel, which opens up local employment and service opportunities. The classes are small and discussion-based and will not leave you wanting. Franklin and Marshall is small...” – Georgianna from Frederick, MD

Mercyhurst University

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...

“…Mercyhurst college is a great college with a good atmosphere. The people here want you succeed and they wont let you fail. Also their are lots of great clubs and activities you can join.” – Japhon from Paterson, NJ

Chestnut Hill College

Chestnut Hill College is a coeducational college with “selective” admissions. Founded in 1924 by the Sisters of St. Joseph, the Institute for Forgiveness & Reconciliation is an homage towards their mission of “unity and love for all without...

“…Chestnut Hill is a great atmosphere to learn at. This college has great teachers. Also, it has great available resources to help you on your way to obtain your degree. ” – Briana from Roslyn, PA

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...

“…Juniata College is a great place to learn, grow as an individual, and feel comfortable among your peers, staff, and professors. The people here are great and they really want you to succeed. As long as you put in the effort and commit yourself to...” – Ichiro from Brooklyn, NY

La Roche University

Founded by the Sisters of Divine Providence, La Roche University is a 4-year Catholic institution in Pittsburgh. LaRoche offers bachelor’s degrees in over 50 academic majors grounded in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition. As a Catholic university,...

“…La Roche College is a small, yet bustling school. Professors and students throughout the school are friendly, always smiling, and eager to help in anyway they can. I transferred here but have never felt more at home!” – Sarah from Brackenridge, PA

Thiel College

Founded in 1866, Thiel College is a rural liberal arts college in northwest Pennsylvania affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Thiel confers undergraduate degrees in over 60 academic majors and minors. For students who wish to...

“…I have learned so much being at Thiel College. I've learned that being far from home isn't so bad; making good friends helps a lot; studying hard pays off; as well the first year is always rough!” – Bonita from Pittsburgh, PA

Seton Hill University

Originally founded as a women’s college, Seton Hill University is a coeducational Catholic liberal arts college in western Pennsylvania. Seton Hill is home to five schools conferring undergrad degrees in over 80 academic majors. In addition, all...

“…The Writing Popular Fiction Graduate Degree is amazing. Small enough for a really good one-on-one feel with the teachers, incredibly supportive, and more packed with information than I have ever seen in a school.” – Samantha from Jacksonville, FL

Bucks County Community College

Bucks County Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Newtown, Pennsylvania, with satellite campuses in Perkasie and Bristol. Bucks offers over 80 associate’s degree and certificate programs, preparing students either for...

“…The advisers and staff are the best their ever was, and the coaches even better. i know because i play Volleyball there.” – Dominique from Philadelphia, PA

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...

Cabrini University
Cabrini University is a liberal arts institution with close ties to the Roman Catholic Church. Campus is based in Philadelphia, PA, and calls its core curriculum “Justice Matters,” and courses are rooted in social justice. It was one of the first...

“…Cabrini College is truly an amazing college; it allows students to discover a broad spectrum of disciplines while staying true to the college's main theme: Social Justice. From the professors to the staff to the students, I have never been displeased...” – Caroline from Upper Darby, PA

Misericordia University

Misericordia University is a liberal arts institution based in Dallas, Pennsylvania. Misericordia is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church and has a “selective” admissions process. The school offers a Guaranteed Career Placement Program which...

“…Misericordia is a friendly environment where everyone holds the door for each other. People are always smiling and saying hi. Misericordia is a place with something for everyone.” – Alyssa from BELLE MEAD, NJ

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,...

“…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

Carlow University

Carlow University is a private Catholic university that was founded by the Sisters of Mercy. The 13-acre Pittsburgh campus features a center for science and technology, a theater, a center for leadership and management, a church and a convent that is...

“…Great place to begin your education if you're straight oit of high school or and adult learner. The staff and other students are passionate about your success. There is always someone available to help.” – Stefani from New Kensington, PA

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,...

“…West Chester is the absolute best choice for anyone who is looking for a place to grow academically and socially. The campus is the perfect size: small enough to not get lost, but big enough for plenty of places to meet up with friends. The...” – Kiera from Hatfield, PA

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...

“…Waynesburg is a wonderful school! I love the people there and the teachers are very willing to help. I love this university!” – Christena from Falling Waters, WV

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...

“…Cedar Crest College introduces young women to the role of becoming a leader. Being a part of the Cedar Crest College community has allowed me to take more responsibility and become an active citizen within the community. Students will receive a great...” – De Janet from Silver Spring, MD

Delaware County Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Marple Township, Pennsylvania. Along with its main campus location, DCCC also maintains a number of satellite facilities in Sharon Hill, Upper Darby, Downingtown, Exton,...

“…Ratemyprofessor.com! Craigslist/FB search for books! Enjoy, seriously it goes by fast and then you're standing at graduation like.. how the hell?!” – I didn't like highschool and yet I'm graduating college AUGUST 2012, FUCK YES!

Keystone College

Founded in 1868, Keystone College is a private school situated in the Endless Mountains in northeastern Pennsylvania. The school offers a Keystone Promise which guarantees that students will be employed within six months of graduating if they fulfill...

“…At Keystone, you aren't just another student. The professors are always there to help you and will remember your face. Couldn't ask anymore from a college!” – Olivia from Montrose, PA

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...

“…Holy Family provides a great learning atmosphere. The campus is very welcoming and the professors are extremely helpful. Although the programs can get very difficult, it's worth it in the long-run!” – Samantha from Philadelphia, PA

Pennsylvania College of Technology

Pennsylvania College of Technology is an applied technology college and part of the Pennsylvania State University system. Penn College operates a main campus in Williamsport, PA, as well as four satellite campuses in the northern region of the state,...

“…As a Penn College student I am learning a lot, practically a lot more than what I did know, by learning hands on. With great college professors they're willing to help you learn even better in and out of the class room.” – Jennifer from Berwick, PA

Geneva College
Beaver Falls, PA
Geneva College

Geneva College is a Christ-centered institution founded on the traditions of the Reformed Christian faith with a “selective” admissions process. The liberal arts college is based in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, and operates a second campus in...

“…The college offers things to do on the weekends almost every week. ” – Justin from Sandwich, IL

Montgomery County Community College

Montgomery County Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. Along with the main campus, the college also maintains two satellite locations in Pottstown and Lansdale. Academics at MCCC feature a core...

“…The teaching is really solid and the classes are interesting, but the quality of my fellow students is mediocre at times. It drags down the classroom environment.” – Aly from Norristown, PA

Bryn Athyn College is a 4-year Christian institution that pairs study of the liberal arts with spiritual inquiry rooted in the New Church, a sect of Christianity that respects all faiths. All classes in Bryn Athyn’s 18 liberal arts majors are based...

“…Bryn Athyn is a small school, with a spiritual basis. The school is attempting to expand through athletics, but is still trying to retain their core values. The school is part of a very tight knit community” – Andrew from Exton, PA

University of Pittsburgh-Bradford

The University of Pittsburgh-Bradford is a 4-year public school in northern Pennsylvania and a regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh system. Pitt-Bradford offers undergraduate degrees in 43 academic majors. In addition to classroom...

“…Most of the professors are great but with every college you will run into a few duds. ” – Katie from Salamanca, NY

Washington & Jefferson College

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...

“…washington & jefferson is a small college where you can get to know your teachers and peers. the classes are extremely interesting and engaging. the college offers many opportunities that you cannot find anywhere else.” – Chelsea from Pittsburgh, PA

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Situated on a hill overlooking its surrounding community and the Susquehanna River, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is a 4-year public institution and part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. BloomU is home to colleges of...

“…A lot of people seem to find state schools to be cop-out schools. On the contrary, Bloomsburg does provide challenges for those willing to go for it. Certainly there are those easy-A courses, but the majority of the classes really focus on teaching...” – Natalie from Milton, PA

University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown

The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is a 4-year public institution in southwest central Pennsylvania and the oldest regional campus in the University of Pittsburgh system. Pitt-Johnstown grants bachelor’s degrees in 45 academic fields of study....

“…From my first year of experience, all of my professors tried their hardest to help their students understand the material. Many, if not all, of the professors have after class hours for students who need extra help. As long as you do the work...” – Brooke from Lewistown, PA

Curtis Institute of Music

Curtis Institute of Music is a private, 4-year conservatory established in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. All students attending Curtis receive merit-based, full-tuition scholarships and financial aid packages to allow students to focus on their studies...

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Originally founded as Keystone State Normal School, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is a 4-year public school in eastern Pennsylvania. Kutztown is home to colleges of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, and Visual & Performing Arts...

“…I learn a lot from my classes here. The smaller classes are good for more one-on-one time with teachers. They also have lecture halls which appeals to a different group of students as well.” – Caitlin from Lewisville, PA

Gwynedd Mercy University

Gwynedd Mercy University is a private, Catholic institution with campuses in Lower Gwynedd Township, Philadelphia, and Bensalem, Pennsylvania. The university offers an E-STEM program that provides STEM students with a learning community, networking...

“…I am learning a lot pertaining my major. The teachers are well educated and know what they are talking about. Some are easier than other, but I believe that all depends on the content that is being taught and that the students are trying to learn.” – Current Student

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...

“…The teachers are there to help you if you need help in a class. Most of them are willing to meet with you outside of class to help you understand the course more.”

Westminster College (PA)

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...

“…Every class gives me a great experience. The professors care greatly about their student and go out of their way to make sure you know and understand the material.” – Debra from Pittsburgh, PA

Mount Aloysius College

Founded by the Religious Sisters of Mercy, Mount Aloysius College is a Catholic school in west central Pennsylvania. MAC students, known as Mounties, are able to choose from over 40 undergraduate degree-granting majors. As a Catholic college, MAC...

“…Mount Aloysius college has a beautiful campus. The instructors actually care about you and help you through the course. Also, the classes are small enough for the instructor to get to know you and take time to help in class. ” – Jamey from Northern Cambria, PA

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania is a public institution founded in 1857 and based in Edinboro, PA. Noted programs include studio arts, research and experimentation psychology, and communications. The school is a designated military-friendly...

“…I am definitely learning a lot of new information in every class. I like most of my teachers, and they're pretty reasonable.” – Angela from PA

Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Millersville University of Pennsylvania is a 4-year public school in southeastern Pennsylvania and a part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Millersville encompasses colleges of Arts & Humanities, Business, Science, and Education...

“…millersville university is a good school with a wide range of academics to choose from. students are friendly and the campus is relaxing with many different activities to engage in. the school size is also very small which makes classroom sizes easy...” – kd from philadelphia, pa

Lancaster Bible College is a private, Christ-centered institution established in southern Pennsylvania, with four additional campus locations throughout the country. LBC offers over 40 undergraduate majors and minors, eight accelerated programs, and...

“…The professors are all very knowledgeable and qualified. Especially the Music professors. I grew by leaps and bounds my first year. Worship during chapel is so great. You will really grow in your faith.” – Charger

Rosemont College is a 4-year Catholic liberal arts college just outside of Philadelphia. In addition to its regular undergraduate studies plan, Rosemont offers 3-year bachelors, 5-year masters, and 7-year BA/MD programs for students looking to...

University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg

The University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg is part of the University of Pittsburgh system and a designated state-related institution by The Commonwealth System of Higher Education. The campus features an Academic Village for students who want to immerse...

“…I will be attending UPG in the Fall, and I truly believe this university will be great for me. After all, I'll have the benefits of small class sizes and the University of Pittsburgh diploma. ” – Bethany from New Eagle, PA

The University of Valley Forge is a private institution affiliated with the Assemblies of God with a goal to “prepare individuals for a life of leadership in the church and in the world.” UVF encourages student-led ministries as well as mission trips...

“…The University of Valley Forge will not only offer you a great education from professors who truly care about you and your wellbeing as much as your academic performance, but will also offer you an atmosphere of family, fellowship, and fun. You will...” – Ashley

Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Clarion University of Pennsylvania is a public institution located in rural Clarion, PA, and part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Favored areas of study among undergraduates are nursing, accounting, and speech language pathology...

“…I believe that I have learned a lot in my first semester at Clarion. The class sizes are small enough that you can ask questions and have personalized learning but also large enough to keep you from feeling singled out during discussions and...” – Jackie from Coolspring, PA

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Founded in 1889, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is a 4-year public institution in western Pennsylvania and a member of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. With campus nestled in the rolling hills of the region, Slippery Rock...

“…Slippery Rock University allows people from all over the country to feel at home and bond with their fellow students. This university provides a positive environment for learning. There are many activities and sports for students to join.” – Jessica from Coraopolis, PA

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is a 4-year institution and a member of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Ship offers more than 100 undergraduate programs in their three colleges and they’re the only state university in the...

“…I already completed my freshman year and I have to say, I learned alot more than I expected! The best part was that everything, more in the second semester, started to tie together. I could relate better to something in one class because I had...” – Ashlie from Waynesboro, PA

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

Founded as a normal school in 1893, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania is a 4-year public school in the Poconos region of eastern Pennsylvania. ESU is home to colleges of Arts & Sciences, Education, Business, and Health Sciences granting...

“…Very clean and beautiful campus. Excellent staff and admissions was a breeze. Had an excellent orientation for incoming students.” – Louis from Wilkes-Barre, PA

Lackawanna College

Lackawanna College is a private, 4-year institution located in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Along with the college’s main campus, it also maintains satellite facilities in Towanda, Sunbury, Hazleton, New Milford, Hawley, and Covington Township. Lackawanna...

“…I took a class here as part of their GED/Career Gateway program through the adult education department. What you're going to learn based on what I took away from that class and what I can see from my current curriculum is the basics. So, while you...” – Shawn from Scranton, PA

Luzerne County Community College is a 2-year community college in the Pocono region of eastern Pennsylvania. LCCC confers degrees and certificates in 73 occupational programs and 25 liberal arts/transfer programs. They also host the Schulman Gallery...

“…The course curriculum is mildly challenging. Expect to work for the grades you get. Several hours of study are required for each course. The tests are not easy and not all teachers give extra credit. Even though I found some courses easy, I still had...” – Allison from Mountaintop, PA

Harcum College

Founded in 1915, Harcum College is a residential institution offering a variety of associate degree options. Situated in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, 12 miles south of Philadelphia, it was the first college in the state to confer associate degrees and...

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