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Five Best Colleges in Pennsylvania

Tuesday, 16 Nov 2010 04:26 PM

If you plan to pursue higher education in Pennsylvania, be prepared to make some tough choices. The state is host to over 500 institutions, including historical universities and colleges like Dickinson College of Carlisle, the nation’s first college.
Some of the most prestigious Pennsylvanian colleges and universities include the privately run University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, Carnegie Mellon University, and Lehigh University. The top public universities in Pennsylvania include University of Pittsburgh, Temple University, and Pennsylvania State University.
At the Masters level, Pennsylvanian colleges and universities are known for their programs in Accounting, Management, and Business Administration. Many of the graduates of these schools have found careers in the state’s pioneering banking sector.
Another top draw is the field of education, with the University of Pennsylvania offering popular courses in Teaching and Early Childhood Education. For those seeking careers in, the York County School of Technology and Practical Nursing and St. Lukes’ Hospital School of Nursing offer a variety of specializations.
The University of Pennsylvania is strongly associated with American democracy with its founder being Benjamin Franklin. This university has been known to produce future leaders for industry and governance and has a strong entrepreneurial approach to education.

The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) is a public research university with 24 campuses scattered across the state. This pioneering institution has a virtual world campus and is considered to be among the public “Ivy League.” With over 43,000 students and an enrollment that tops 84,000 across campuses, the Penn State University is among America’s largest public universities.
The University of Pittsburgh is among the oldest U.S. universities and is known for its strength in Arts and is distinguished by its rich intellectual and historical resources. Yet another university that started out as an institution devoted to "practical arts and sciences" but has grown beyond is Drexel University.
Pennsylvanian colleges like Swarthmore, Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Dickinson offer the finest education in Liberal Arts and Liberal Studies.
For those wanting to pursue a two-year education, there are over 24 Pennsylvanian institutions that offer certificate programs, career training degrees, and transfer degrees.
Clearly, when it comes to a choice in education, Pennsylvania is hard to beat. There are many cities that offer a good quality of life like Pittsburgh, Scranton, Erie, and Allentown. Students also enjoy the rich, multicultural atmosphere on most campuses, as Pennsylvanian colleges and universities attract students from the world over.

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