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...

“…Penn State was a large beautiful school. It offered many different fields for students to choose to major in. There were many activities to do, organizations to join, and people to meet.” – Michelle

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...

“…Penn students are defined by their passion, even if it is undefined upon entering freshman year. Classes are so difficult that you have to experience them to understand, but the sense of accomplishment that comes with mastery over them is liberating...” – Josh from Dayville, CT

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...

“…Settled in the middle of Pittsburgh, students learn in one of the best, most interesting, and understated cities in the country. Pitt has it all with beautiful academic buildings, an abundance of interesting classes, and sports teams unifying the...” – Debra from Harrington Park, NJ

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...

“…Exciting and diverse” – Thomas from Philadelphia, 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...

“…This university offers great city living where museums, concerts and sports events are only a stones throw away. The opportunity offered to students to work 6 months inbetween academics is also appealing both in terms of seeing if your chosen major...” – Sean from Quakertown, PA

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...

“…Carnegie Mellon University offers an intense four years of training and education for all its students, regardless of their major. Each and every student is immeasurably passionate about their field of study. After graduation, students come out in...” – Austin from Shaker Heights, OH

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...

“…Gorgeous campus in safe, beautiful Main Line with the academic rigor of any Ivy League school. Tremendous study abroad and internship opportunities. Great alumni network.” – Anonymous from Western NY

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...

“…Lehigh University is a REALLY great school. Although the courses are more rigorous than I expected, they are do-able and serve as great character builders. It provides a friendly environment, overall, and, as it has made me happy, I'm sure it will...” – Benjamin from Phillipsburg, NJ

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...

“…Bucknell is where the students work hard and play hard. Greek life and athletics are huge. It is a beautiful place to live and get your degree.” – Bridget from Milford, CT

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...

“…You get MORE for what you pay for: A driven atmosphere, Professors who care and WANT you to succeed, and a great opportunity.” – C from Easton, PA

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...

“…Duquesne University is a well rounded and dedicated establishment. Faculty to Student Ratio is 14:1 and students have more opportunities to succeed. While the university is pricy... it is defiantly worth every penny for it's investment into students...” – Ashley from Pitcairn, PA

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 is a beautiful university. The faculty here will do all it can to make sure you succeed in your future career or field. It provides many opportunities that many other universities do not, including free tutoring, personal...” – Rachel from Weatherly, PA

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...

“…Swarthmore is a great place to pursue your academic passions and push yourself to realize your full potential. It's not for everyone; the academics can be pretty intense, depending on your major and if you choose to enter the Honors Program, and the...” – Sarah from Wynnewood, PA

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...

“…Gettysburg College is an excellent liberal-arts school, based on a beautiful campus, where the faculty and administrators actually care about you, the students are friendly and welcoming, and students receive a solid liberal arts foundation. Faculty...” – Shruti from Gettysburg, PA

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 is filled with friendly students and an even friendlier faculty. the sports teams, both athletes and coaches, are dedicated and hard working. the course load is tough yet manageable, depending of course on your major.” – Victoria from Delran, NJ

King's College
Wilkes Barre, PA

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...

“…An amazing academic environment that is marked by a wide array of majors. King's is a Catholic college, but is accepting of all religious backgrounds and focuses on the diversity throughout our campus. King's cares about your future and will be with...” – Jared from Conyngham, PA

Lincoln University (PA)
Lincoln University, PA
Lincoln University

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...

“…There is more to Lincoln than meets the eye. It's one of those school's you would have to attend to understand what we do here. It may start off slow, but you have to get involved to really know what it is to be apart of that Lincoln Pride!” – Keyarnna from Washington, DC

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 seems like the perfect college for me. It's close, but not too close to where I live, there are many opportunities, and the study abroad program is awesome.” – Cynthia from Greensburg, 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...

“…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...

“…Allegheny provides a well rounded education of fantastic quality! It organizes internships and hands on experience for people in most all fields, has an exceptionally strong science program for a small liberal arts college, and Allegheny provides a...” – Danielle from Swanton, OH

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 University is one of the best options out there for prospective Christian college students. I am still struggling to find something that I DON'T like! Eastern ensures quality education, memories, and spiritual growth.” – Leta from Herkimer, NY

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...

“…Gannon has provided all the necessary information to me about academics, scholarships available, and financial aid.” – Anonymous

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...

“…Saint Joseph's has been the ultimate college experience. The classes are great with small sizes and passionate professors, there is hundreds of clubs and activities to do once class is over, and the people you will meet are amazing. The pride in...” – Larry from Cockeysville, 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...

“…At the time I attended Beaver College, I was a commuter student. I worked at home, attended college full time and worked full time in the area. Beaver College allowed me to do all this and still feel part of the campus. ” – Beth from Huntingdon Valley, PA

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 good school with great core values. The small classroom atmosphere is perfect for learning. The campus may be small, but the size is what makes you feel like a family and like you are a part of something.” – Veronica

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...

“…The University of Scranton is a beautiful campus located in the city of Scranton, Pennsylvania. It is known for its academics and wonderful students. People will always hold the door for you here (literally).” – Caitlin from Havertown, 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 has an amazing, creative, insightful atmosphere that contributes to the success of all of its students. Its honor code is not strict-despite the opinions of others, in fact it is open to the ideas and issues that its students bring up...” – Kayla from Bronx, NY

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 College offers rigorous academics at a low cost for private schools. The classes are relatively small with engaging instructors and frequent class participation. However, this college has its weaknesses; don't expect a decent internet...” – Andy from Grove City, 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...

“…Although the price to go to Elizabethtown may seem intimidating, you never actually pay the full dollar shown. Elizabethtown College offers many scholarship opportunities to allow you to attend the close-knit, welcoming community without any added...” – Shannon

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...

“…Marywood is a Catholic IHM-run University, so it's not cheap, but it's well worth the money. The campus is beautiful and semi-secluded, the teaching staff is courteous and knowledgeable, and there is something for everybody there. And even though the...” – Karrie from MOOSIC, 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...

“…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...

“…York has a great faculty filled with great professors. The academics have been very rewarding so far. I cannot wait to get into more classes to deepen my knowledge.” – Brianna from National Park, NJ

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 love Messiah college! It is a fantastic school focused on building relationships and academics. You are free to express your views as a Christian on campus, allowing your faith to grow. ” – Carly from Mechanicsburg, 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...

“…I really love the atmosphere at this school and how personal everything is here. I love that my professors all know my name and some of my interests outside of class.” – Paige from Erie, PA

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...

“…Albright College is a wonderful liberal arts college for students who are interested in receiving a well-rounded education. Being involved on campus with sports, clubs or intramurals will help a student find themselves and enhance their college...” – College Undergraduate

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...

“…Point Park has a very small campus in downtown Pittsburgh, but the school tries to make it as much like a college campus as they can constantly making improvements. The price really puts people away, but thats the cost for a school that needs...” – Angelo 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...

“…The campus is a beautiful place with friendly people. California University of Pennsylvania has a a campus that is easy to walk around, and get to classes on time. Also, the college is challenging, interactive, and fun.” – Tina from West Mifflin, 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...

“…Ursinus is a small, suburban liberal arts college. Students are serious about their academics and extracurricular activities. The campus is very safe and students and everyone (students, faculty, adminstration) is friendly.” – Tracy from Philadelphia, PA

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 school that offers a great vmt program. The staff at Wilson are very eager to help and the surrounding area is wonderful. The students that attend Wilson are very comitted to what they are studying.” – Desiraye from Remington, VA

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...

“…Lock Haven Unversity is a diverse learning environment filled with knowledgable and respectable faculty and staff. It is less like an educational facility and more like a home filled with friendly students who will become your best friends! LHU, or...” – Jacqueline from Folcroft, 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...

“…Wilkes University offers great class size, the student to faculty ratio is similar to high school. Also, the faculty are extremely dedicated to the students. Finally, the environment is a great place for the educational atmosphere.” – Emily from Washington, NJ

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...

“…I have met some great proffessors. I have learned so much. Everyone is so helpful.” – Kenya 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...

“…A small, tight-knit community where every feels welcome. The campus is friendly, the food is good, the people are better. ” – Meghan from Stewartsville, NJ

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 has a beautiful campus and a friendly environment. The people and staff here make one feel so at home, and they strive to help you in anyway they can. The small college feel is not a detriment, but a benefit.” – Stefanie from TELFORD, PA

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...

“…I love My school! and I love Philly.” – Masad from Philadelphia, PA

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...

“…Awsome campus! Would love to go there. Offer exactly what I want.” – Elizabeth from Bath, 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....

“…my experience so far at neumann university has been a pleasant one. the teacher are very helpful and understanding. i would consider anyone to go to neumann university.” – Shakeera from Chester, 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...

“…This school cares about its students. LVC will take great care of you and help you in every step of the way towards your goals. ” – Stephanie from Jamison, 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...

“…Alvernia University is a great small school. The professors are always willing to help you in whatever you need. There are bunch of ways to get involved and meet others. ” – Ana from Gettysburg, 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...

“…I have enjoyed my first year at F&M tremendously. From the small close-knit campus to the highly accessible and extremely helpful professors, F&M has it all. There's a great sense of community on campus and thousands of opportunities waiting to be...” – Tomilya from Miami, FL

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...

“…I loved the small atmosphere, and the amount of attention the staff and students gave us on our visit. I have heard a lot of good things about their physical therapy program. The just became a university!” – Erika from Altoona, PA

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 in. 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 is a very good school that values its academics highly. The social aspects are valued just as much as academics. I tries to make each student happy with their experience. ” – Elias from Poland, ME

La Roche College

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,...

“…Beautiful Campus. Everyone is very friendly. The food could use some improvement. ” – Franklin from Pittsburgh, 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...

“…Once you attend Thiel College you become apart of the Thiel Family. Everyone at Thiel makes you feel at home whether it is the admissions, professors, staff, community, or other students. Everyone supports the students by helping them not only in...” – Molly from Medina, OH

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...

“…It is an AMAZING college. The teachers are kind, helpful, and know their students by name. Parking is not the best, but the beauty of the school makes up for it.” – Katelyn from Saltsburg, PA

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...

“…Thomas Jefferson University School of Nursing is incredible. The academics here will push you but in the end make you the best nurse you can possibly be. The professors are friendly and approachable and the student camaraderie is fantastic.” – Michael from Doylestown, PA

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 a beautiful college with a lot of opportunities. ” – Current Student at Cabrini College

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 great school to attend. It is small and pretty and has an amazing community of students. The classes are small and the teachers are always more than willing to help their students better themselves. ” – Mia

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,...

“…This school has offered me experiences I don't think I could receive anywhere else. The science professors have integrated a plethora of information into just the three years I have been there. In combination with the hands-on experiences, I have...” – Kayleigh from Byron, NY

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...

“…Carlow University is very personable. The staff is dedicated to the true learning of students. I would give Carlow a high rating for prospective students.” – Kelsey from East Pittsburgh, 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 very unique college environment where students and faculty have a high degree of interaction. This adds to the learning environment where students can learn from professionals in their desired fields. This helps put college learning...” – Alfonso from Tucson, AZ

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...

“…I visited Cedar Crest with my school and it was aw-sum of was small but very homey. I like how everything just felt right about the college. The food wasn't bad either, great college to attend in the fall for me.” – Imani from Philadelphia, PA

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,...

“…I would have to give high ratings for Delaware County Community College. The counselors are there for your best interest. The professors want you to succeed. ” – Exzuannette from Upper Darby, PA

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...

“…its beautiful and very big everyone is friendly here the professors are very open” – Azylon from Lenoxville, 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...

“…I have made friends from Canada, New York, Rhode Island and from my home State Pennsylvania. I love it I don't want to go home. When we close for Breaks. We have so much fun. ” – MaryCatherine 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,...

“…You can tell the teachers really care about students; a lot of them will go above and beyond to help you succeed. The small class sizes allow you to ask questions and interact with classmates; the professor actually knows your name and it's just a...” – Amanda from Lititz, 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...

“…Geneva College will academically challenge you. It also gives you many opportunities to find yourself and who you are in God. It's not always easy but there are many people here who are on your side.” – Allison from Romney, WV

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...

“…It was a no brainer that I would be attending MCCC before I went to North Carolina. The campus is so clean and welcoming. Also every single person that works there helps students out the best way they can. I am so thankful to have had people help me...” – Melissa from Souderton, 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 College is a small, liberal arts institution that provides a strong academic education whilst incorporating the ideals of Emanuel Swedenborg. The faculty is superlative--willing to develop relationships with their students and provide aid...” – Tyler from Bryn Athyn, 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...

“…The university is small when it comes to everything from population to class sizes to campus size. Pitt-Bradford is comfortable, everyone knows everyone. The school has a great learning environment and a lot of things going on, on campus.” – Lacey from Baltimore, MD

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 and Jefferson has a nice small college atmosphere that enables you to get to know your professors and seek help when needed. This college also has an abundance of clubs, activities, and sports to participate in when you have free time. You...” – Danielle from Venetia, 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...

“…Heaven on earth” – Jordan from West Wyoming, 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....

“…the university provides amazing opportunities for students to reach their goals. professors are willing to help you reach and achieve all your asperations. i am very happy with my decision to come here. ” – Nicole from Pittsburgh, PA

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...

“…Kutztown University has a beautiful campus, with old brick buildings and short distances between them. The Professors are intelligent and helpful. Kutztown is a friendly town, and everything is walking distance!” – Emily from Honey Brook, 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...

“…Gwynedd-Mercy College is amazing school for students who would love to be known by their name and not just a number. The faculty who work here are kind, loving, caring, and helpful people who make the experience even better than what it is. Anyone...” – Jasmin from North Wales, PA

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...

“…This was an excellent choice for me. I would strongly recommend this college for anyone who wants to be prepared for their career. The faculty are helpful, knowledgeable and care about the success of the students.” – Denise from Blairsville, PA

Westminster College

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...

“…Westminster College professors are amazing! The class sizes are small and the professors know your name and want to see you succeed. You can always find something fun to do on campus.” – Rachael from Moon Twp, 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...

“…A very clean college with a well rounded selection of majors. The teachers are very interested and concerned with the learning of the students. A very open minded school” – Shawn from Flintstone, MD

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...

“…Just from my visits to the college i love it. The campus is not to big and not to small. I also love the housing that is what really hooked me.” – Darel from Boardman, OH

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 is a wonderful university with wonderful people all around campus. There are so many clubs and organizations to get involved in. The professors are very willing to help you out in any way that they can. ” – Ashley from East Berlin, 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...

“…Lancaster Bible college is a quality school. It offers a solid foundational education based on the Bible. Not only is the education top notch, but the college life and social aspect is also top quality. ” – Brianne from Fort Pierce, FL

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...

“…Rosemont is a very small college, with an intimate setting. All the people here are very personable, and there is never a way to feel out of place because since the college is so intimate everyone is familiar with one another. Lastly, the academic...” – Breanna from Philadelphia, PA

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 would rate upg very well, it was a good choice for me. small class sizes, close personal relationships and one to one help. i can't complain about this school other than it is boring at times. ” – Anna from Rural Valley, 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...

“…In my opinion Valley Forge is an excellent school. It is a place where you can feel involved and accepted. It is also a place that lets you get to know your teachers.” – Vanessa from Phoenixville, PA

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...

“…Clarion University has an abundance of tools such as an on-campus speech and hearing clinic, wonderfully trained and educated staff, and advancing technology for my major compared to other state schools. I feel extremely prepared to pursue my major...” – Lea from New Castle, 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...

“…I absolutely love Slippery Rock University! The people are so nice and helpful, the location is beautiful and easy to get around on, the tuition is great compared to other colleges; it's a life changing experience! I only signed up for Slippery Rock...” – Brittany from Burgettstown, 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...

“…Shippensburg University is an excellent state school with an even better faculty board. It is a semi-large campus with a lot to do. If you attend Ship and work hard alongside your professors, you will make it far in life!” – Jonathan from Avoca, 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...

“…I find this school to be a great one in an urban city, but the school premises are very friendly. It's an average sized campus with a lot to do around it and the education is great as well. Everything is easy to find and faculty and staff as well as...” – Carolyn from Effort, 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...

“…Start here first if you're planning to transfer to a new four-year school. Lackawanna is very affordable and it has great teachers. The students come from different backgrounds but they are united as a community.” – Mike

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...

“…Luzerne County Community College has shown me that a great education does not have to break your pocket or bank account. My professors and the faculty are very helpful in assisting my needs. I am getting the best education I can that's affordable...” – Megan from White Haven, 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...

“…If you want a way to get in and out of school, with not much debt this is the school for you. A small college where Professors are on a first name basis with the students. Also a 100% employment rate for graduating students, leaves very little to be...” – Halle from Philadelphia, PA

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