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    Pennsylvania not only has close to 500 colleges, universities and technical schools, but the Keystone State also boasts the country’s first college chartered after the formation of the United States of America, Dickinson College and several highly selective and prestigious institutions, including University of Pennsylvania UPenn, Carnegie Mellon University, Drexel University, University of Pittsburgh and Temple University. Pennsylvania State (AKA Penn State), with its 23 campuses, bustles with enrollment over 85,000, making it one of largest universities in the U.S. Fun Fact: UPenn is, geographically, the southernmost Ivy League school.

    • Muhlenberg College

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      2400 Chew Street, Allentown, PA 18104
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      "Muhlenberg is "a beautiful college" with a "gorgeous campus," "personable" and "friendly" professors who are "dedicated to teaching," and a definite Greek flavor to its social life. Yearly, a significant number of Muhlenberg grads proceed to medical school--not too shabby ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Liberal Arts College, Religiously affiliated, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

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      4200 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260
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      The University of Pittsburgh is a large, research-oriented public university with especially strong programs in health sciences (health information management, pre-med, pre-pharmacy, physical therapy, etc.) and engineering. Students also mention that English, philosophy, and business and management have excellent programs. learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Professions
    • Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

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      201 Old Main, University Park, PA 16802
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      Having weathered the child sex-abuse scandal that went unreported in the football program of once all-but-locally-deified football coach Joe Paterno, Penn State is making its way forward with admirable resilience. The Schreyer Honors College offers scholars a great opportunity to ... learn more

      Research University, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Land Grant
    • Washington & Jefferson College

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      60 S Lincoln St, Washington, PA 15301
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      Southwest of Pittsburgh, in Washington, PA, Washington & Jefferson offers the personal touch of small liberal arts college and the rich heritage of the oldest college west of the Allegheny Mountains. A whopping 60% of W & J's graduates pursue ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Allegheny College

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      520 N Main St, Meadville, PA 16335
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      Ninety miles from Cleveland and Pittsburgh, this old-school college (founded in 1815) is located in Meadvile, PA (population 14,000) in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains. Allegheny requires each student to complete an original senior project to prove effective writing, ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Religiously affiliated, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Juniata College

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      1700 Moore St, Huntingdon, PA 16652
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      Juniata College, located amidst the scenic mountains of central Pennsylvania, provides a liberal arts education to a primarily residential, traditional student body of about 1500. Students enjoy a wealth of activities from weekend movies outside on Oller Lawn, to the ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Organization logo Bryn Athyn College of the New Church

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      2945 College Drive, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009
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      "Until only recently called the Academy of the New Church, this tiny liberal arts college affiliated with the Church of New Jerusalem (the New Church) offers five "interdisciplinary" programs which allow students to combine any two of a large variety ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Messiah College

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      One College Ave, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
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      "Christ Preeminent" is the Messiah College motto, and professors here strive to imbue an "evangelical spirit" in their students, as well as a good religious-oriented education. Messiah offers over 60 majors amongst four schools: Arts; Business, Education and Social Sciences; ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Lebanon Valley College

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      101 N College Ave, Annville, PA 17003
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      Small, Methodist-affiliated Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA offers a host of liberal arts and pre-professional programs. If chocolate is your thing, take a 10 minute drive to Hershey and take the famous candy-bar company's tour of its facilities. learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Arcadia University

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      450 S Easton Rd, Glenside, PA 19038
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      A very large and truly awesome Study Abroad program is the highlight of Arcadia - previously known as 'Beaver College' - a relatively small school in suburban Philadelphia that boasts strong pre-professional programs, especially in physical therapy, and a very ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Master's University, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Professions
    • Albright College

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      1621 N. 13th St., Reading, PA 19612
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      "This small liberal arts college situated in Reading, Pennsylvania (about an hour from Philadelphia) requires students to attend 16 "Experience Events" (exhibits, political debates, speakers or films about Big Issues, etc.) before the end of their sophomore year. Albright offers ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Liberal Arts College, Religiously affiliated, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees

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