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Philadelphia Area Colleges and Universities

A Guide to Higher Education in the Greater Philadelphia and South Jersey Area


Our guide to colleges and universities in the Greater Philadelphia / South Jersey area will help you get a capsule view of what each institution offers and how it compares to others in the region.

When you select an individual college or university you will be taken to a page with the important basic information about each school. You can then click directly to the individual institution's Web Site for more detailed information.

Arcadia University
Glenside, PA
Arcadia University maintains an historic relationship with the Presbyterian Church, but is independently controlled and ecumenical in spirit. It is a coeducational, private, comprehensive university offering a wide array of liberal arts and professional programs.

Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr, PA
Bryn Mawr College was founded in 1885 to give women access to educational opportunities that had long been denied them. It remains one of the nation's top, primarily female colleges. Read more...

Bucks County Community College
Newtown, PA
Bucks County Community College was founded in response to a need for a public two-year collegiate institution to serve graduates of the County's high schools and other citizens of Bucks County who would benefit from an experience in higher education.

Camden County College
Blackwood, Camden & Cherry Hill, NJ
Camden County College, one of the fastest growing two-year institutions of higher education in the United States, is a comprehensive public two-year community college that provides accessible and affordable education to high school graduates in South Jersey.

Chestnut Hill College
Chestnut Hill, PA
Chestnut Hill College offers a liberal arts education that provides students with a broad background in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.

Cheyney University
Cheyney, PA
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is the oldest of the historically Black Colleges and Universities in America. It has a historical commitment to opportunity and access for students of diverse backgrounds.

College of New Jersey
Ewing, NJ
The College of New Jersey, an undergraduate and residential liberal arts college with targeted graduate programs, is ranked as the top public institution of higher learning in New Jersey.

Community College of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
The Community College of Philadelphia is the largest public institution of higher education in the City offering over 70 career and transfer programs in Business, Humanities, Allied Health, Science and Technology and the Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Delaware County Community College
Marple Township, PA
Delaware County Community College is an accredited, two-year associate-degree-granting institution of higher education serving students in Delaware and Chester counties with two campuses, three centers and several locations throughout each county.

Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA
Founded in as the Drexel Institute of Art, Science and Industry by Philadelphia, Drexel University today is Philadelphia's technological leader in health sciences education.

Drexel University College of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

  • Hahnemann Medical College
  • Women's Medical College of PA
Drexel University College of Medicine is the consolidation of two venerable medical schools with rich and intertwined histories: Hahnemann Medical College and Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania. They were two of the earliest medical colleges in the United States, and Woman's was the very first medical school for women in the nation.

Eastern University
St. David's PA
Eastern is a co-educational, comprehensive Christian university that integrates faith, reason and justice for its students in undergraduate, graduate, Seminary and accelerated adult programs.

Gwynedd-Mercy College
Gwynedd Valley, PA
Gwynedd-Mercy College is an independent, co-educational institution founded by the Sisters of Mercy that offers baccalaureate and associate degrees in more than 50 programs in the allied health professions, arts and sciences, business and computer information science, education and nursing.

Harcum College
Bryn Mawr, PA
Harcum College is a two-year, private, fully accredited, residential and commuter college committed to the education of women and now also men for careers in the healthcare industry, business, law and law enforcement. It also offers Liberal Studies to prepare students for transfer into a 4-year college.

Haverford College
Haverford, PA Haverford is one of the country's top liberal arts colleges founded in 1833 by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). While the College is not formally affiliated with any religious body today, the values of individual dignity, academic strength, and tolerance upon which it was founded remain central to its character.

Holy Family University
Bensalem, Newtown, Philadelphia, PA
Founded in 1954 by the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, Holy Family University is a comprehensive four-year Catholic university based in Philadelphia.

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