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Pennsylvania Colleges & Universities

Higher Education Overview

While there are a handful of public universities and colleges in Pennsylvania, the majority of the higher education institutions are private. The private universities can be broken down into the following categories: private colleges and technical schools, private Bible colleges, private four-year universities and colleges, private specialty schools and private doctoral schools. While there are an ample amount of private universities and colleges in Pennsylvania, that doesn't mean that students who wish to pursue a public higher education route don't have any opportunities. The Commonwealth System of Higher Education manages the four main publicly-funded institutions in the state, which also has 28 affiliate campuses and the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education oversees 14 master's level universities.

The University of Pennsylvania, which is known most often as Penn, is one of the most prestigious private universities in the state. It is a member of the Ivy League, and is a private research school. Penn is located in Philadelphia, and was founded in 1740. It has the distinction of being a member of the Colonial Colleges - the higher education institutions that were founded before the American Revolution. In addition to being one of the oldest universities in the country, Penn is also known for being the first university to have both baccalaureate and graduate level programs offered in one location. The school as founded by Benjamin Franklin, and it also made its place in the history books for having the first medical school in the country as well as the first collegiate business school. It is one of the most exclusive schools in the country, and its most well-known academic programs include the dental school, law school, medical school, nursing school and communications school.

The most well-known public university in Pennsylvania is Pennsylvania State University, which is known affectionately as Penn State. The main Penn State campus is located in University Park, Pennsylvania, but there are 19 additional extension campuses and five specialty campuses throughout the state. Founded in 1855, Penn State is both a land-grant and a space-grant institution. Some of the most prominent academic programs at Penn State are the business programs and medical programs that are available. Some famous alumni who graduated from Penn State include Herman Fisher, who was the co-founder of the Fisher Price corporation and Richard T. James, who invented the popular children's toy, the Slinky. The school also has produced many professional athletes.

Colleges & UniversitiesAddressCityZipPhone
Albright College1621 N 13th StReading19604(610) 921-2381
Allegheny College520 N Main StMeadville16335(814) 332-3100
Alvernia College400 St Bernadine StReading19607(610) 796-8269
American College270 S Bryn Mawr AveBryn Mawr19010(610) 526-1000
Arcadia University(888) 263-7265
Baptist Bible College538 Venard RoadClarks Summit18411(570) 586-2400
Bloomsburg University Of Pennsylvania400 E 2nd StBloomsburg17815(570) 389-4000
Bryn Athyn College Of The New Church2965 College DrBryn Athyn19009(800) 767-9552
Bryn Mawr College101 N Merion AveBryn Mawr19010(610) 526-5000
Bucknell University701 Moore AveLewisburg17837(570) 577-2000
Cabrini College610 King Of Prussia RoadRadnor19018(610) 902-8100
California University Of Pennsylvania250 University AveCalifornia15419(724) 938-4000
Carlow College3333 5th AvePittsburgh15213(412) 578-6158
Carnegie Mellon University5000 Forbes AvePittsburgh15213(412) 268-2000
Cedar Crest College100 College DrAllentown18103(610) 437-4471
Chatham CollegePittsburgh15232(412) 365-1100
Chestnut Hill College9601 Germantown AvePhiladelphia19118(215) 248-7001
Cheyney University1837 University CirCheyney19319(610) 399-2550
Clarion University Of Pennsylvania840 Wood StClarion16214(814) 393-2000
College Misericordia301 Lake StDallas18612(570) 674-6400
Curtis Institute Of Music1726 Locust StPhiladelphia19103(215) 893-5252
Delaware Valley College700 E Butler AveDoylestown18901(215) 345-1500
Desales University2755 Station AveCenter Valley18034(610) 282-1100
Dickinson College28 N College StCarlisle17013(717) 243-5121
Drexel University3141 Chestnut StPhiladelphia19104(215) 895-2000
Duquesne University600 Forbes AvePittsburgh15219(412) 396-6000
East Stroudsburg University Of Pennsylvania200 Prospect StEast Stroudsburg18301(570) 422-3211
Eastern College1300 Eagle RdWayne19087(610) 341-5800
Edinboro University Of Pennsylvania219 Meadville StEdinboro16444(814) 732-2000
Elizabethtown College1 Alpha DrElizabethtown17022(717) 361-1000
Franklin Marshall College415 Harrisburg AveLancaster17603(717) 291-3911
Gannon University109 University SquareErie16501(814) 871-7000
Geneva College3200 College AveBeaver Falls15010(724) 846-5100
Gettysburg College300 N Washington StGettysburg17325(717) 337-6300
Gratz College7605 Old York RdMelrose Park19027(215) 635-7300
Grove City College100 Campus DrGrove City16127(724) 458-2000
Gwynedd Mercy College1325 Sumneytown PikeGwynedd19437(215) 646-7300
Haverford College In Pennsylvania370 Lancaster AvenueHaverford19041(610) 896-1000
Holy Family College9801 Frankford AvePhiladelphia19114(215) 637-7700
Immaculata College1145 King RoadImmaculata19345(877) 428-6329
Indiana University Of Pennsylvania1011 South DrIndiana15705(724) 357-2100
Juniata College1700 Moore StHuntingdon16652(814) 641-3600
Keystone College1 College RdLa Plume18440(570) 945-5141
Kings College133 N River StWilkes-Barre18702(570) 208-5900
Kutztown University Of Pennsylvania15200 Kutztown RdKutztown19530(610) 683-4000
La Roche College9000 Babcock BlvdPittsburgh15237(412) 367-9300
Lafayette College730 High StEaston18042(610) 330-5835
Lancaster Bible College901 Eden RdLancaster17601(717) 569-7071
Lasalle University1900 W Olney AvePhiladelphia19144(215) 951-1000
Lebanon Valley College101 College AveAnnville17003(717) 867-6161
Lehigh University27 Memorial Dr WBethlehem18015(610) 758-3000
Lincoln University1570 Baltimore PikeLincoln University19352(484) 365-8000
Lock Haven University Of Pennsylvania401 N Fairview StLock Haven17745(570) 484-2011
Lycoming College700 College PlWilliamsport17701(570) 321-4000
Mansfield University Of Pennsylvania71 S Academy StMansfield16933(570) 662-4000
Marywood University2300 Adams AveScranton18509(570) 348-6211
Mercyhurst College501 E 38th StErie16546(814) 824-2000
Messiah College1 College AveMechanicsburg17055(717) 766-2511
Millersville University Of Pennsylvania1 S George StMillersville17551(717) 872-3011
Moore College Of Art Design1916 Race StPhiladelphia19103(215) 965-4000
Moravian College1200 Main StBethlehem18018(610) 861-1300
Mount Aloysius College7373 Admiral Peary HwyCresson16630(814) 886-4131
Muhlenberg College2400 W Chew StAllentown18104(484) 664-3100
Neumann College1 Neumann DrAston19014(610) 459-0905
Peirce College1420 Pine StPhiladelphia19102(215) 545-6400
Pennsylvania College Of Optometry8360 Old York RdElkins Park19027(215) 780-1400
Pennsylvania State University
Pennsylvania State University - Abington1600 Woodland RoadAbington19001
Pennsylvania State University - Altoona3000 Ivyside ParkAltoona16601(814) 949-5000
Pennsylvania State University - Beaver100 University DriveMonaca15061(724) 773-3800
Pennsylvania State University - Behrend College, Erie4701 College DrErie16563(814) 898-6000
Pennsylvania State University - Berks2080 Tulpehocken RdReading19610(610) 396-6000
Pennsylvania State University - College Of Medicine500 University DrHershey17033(717) 531-8521
Pennsylvania State University - Commonwealth College
Pennsylvania State University - Delaware County25 Yearsley Mill RdMedia19063(610) 892-1200
Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson School Of Law333 W South StCarlisle17013(717) 240-5000
Pennsylvania State University - Dubois1 College PlDubois15801(814) 375-4700
Pennsylvania State University - Fayette2201 University DrLemont Furnace15456(724) 430-4100
Pennsylvania State University - Great Valley30 E Swedesford RdMalvern19355(610) 648-3200
Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg777 W Harrisburg PikeMiddletown17057(717) 948-6250
Pennsylvania State University - Hazleton76 University DrHazleton18202(570) 450-3000
Pennsylvania State University - Lehigh Valley2809 Saucon Valley RdCenter Valley18034(610) 285-5000
Pennsylvania State University - Mckeesport4000 University DrWhite Oak15131(412) 675-9000
Pennsylvania State University - New Kensington3550 Seventh Street RoadNew Kensington15068(724) 334-5466
Pennsylvania State University - Mont Alto1 Campus DrMont Alto17237(717) 749-6000
Pennsylvania State University - Pennsylvania College Of Technology1 College AveWilliamsport17701(570) 326-3761
Pennsylvania State University - Schuylkill200 University DrSchuylkill Haven17972(570) 385-6000
Pennsylvania State University - Shenango147 Shenango AveSharon16146(724) 983-2814
Pennsylvania State University - University Park(Main Campus)201 Old MainUniversity Park16802(814) 865-4700
Pennsylvania State University - Wilkes-Barre1269 Old Route 115Dallas18627(570) 675-2171
Pennsylvania State University - Worthington Scranton120 Ridge View DriveDunmore18512(570) 963-2500
Pennsylvania State University - York1031 Edgecomb AveYork17403(717) 771-4000
Philadelphia Biblical University200 Manor AvenueLanghorne19047(800) 366-0049
Philadelphia College Of Pharmacy Science600 S 43rd StPhiladelphia19104(215) 596-8800
Philadelphia University4201 Henry AvePhiladelphia19144(215) 951-2700
Point Park Morris College201 Wood StPittsburgh15222(412) 391-4100
Robert Morris College6001 University BlvdCoraopolis15108(800) 762-0097
Rosemont College1400 Montgomery AveRosemont19010(610) 527-0200
Saint Francis College180 Remsen StNew York11201(718) 489-5200
Saint Josephs University5600 City AvePhiladelphia19131(610) 660-1000
Saint Vincent College300 Fraser Purchase RdLatrobe15650(724) 532-6600
Seton Hill College1 Seton Hill DrGreensburg15601(724) 552-2923
Shippensburg University Of Pennsylvania1871 Old Main DrShippensburg17257(717) 477-7447
Slippery Rock University Of Pennsylvania1 Morrow WaySlippery Rock16057(724) 738-9000
Susquehanna University514 University AveSelinsgrove17870(570) 374-0101
Swarthmore College500 College AveSwarthmore19081(610) 328-8000
Temple University1801 N Broad StPhiladelphia19122(215) 204-7000
Thiel College75 College AvenueGreenville16125(724) 589-2000
Thomas Jefferson University111 S 11th StPhiladelphia19107(215) 955-6000
University Of Pennsylvania3451 Walnut StPhiladelphia19104(215) 898-5000
University Of Pittsburgh4200 Fifth AvePittsburgh15213(412) 624-4141
University Of Pittsburgh - Bradford300 Campus DrBradford16701(814) 362-7500
University Of Pittsburgh - Greensburg150 Finoli DrGreensburg15601(724) 837-7040
University Of Pittsburgh - Johnstown450 Schoolhouse RdJohnstown15904(814) 269-7000
University Of Scranton800 Linden StScranton18510(570) 941-7400
University Of The Arts320 S Broad StPhiladelphia19102(215) 717-6000
University Of The Sciences In Philadelphia600 S 43rd StPhiladelphia19104(215) 596-8800
Ursinus College601 E Main StCollegeville19426(610) 409-3000
Valley Forge Christian College1401 Charlestown RdPhoenixville19460(610) 935-0450
Villanova University800 E Lancaster AveVillanova19087(610) 519-4500
Washington And Jefferson College60 S Lincoln StWashington15301(724) 222-4400
Waynesburg College51 W College StWaynesburg15370(724) 627-8191
West Chester University Of Pennsylvania700 S High StWest Chester19383(610) 436-1000
Westminster College319 S Market StNew Wilmington16142(724) 946-7100
Westminster Theological Seminary2960 Church RdGlenside19038(215) 886-0999
Widener UniversityChester19013(610) 499-4000
Wilkes University84 W South StWilkes-Barre18701(800) 945-5378
Wilson College1015 Philadelphia AveChambersburg17201(717) 264-4141
York College Of Pennsylvania441 Country Club RdYork17403(717) 846-7788

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