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Top Colleges & Universities
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Rank
School
Website
Twitter handle
Phone
Headquarters
Year est. locally
Special programs offered
1
Albright College
www.albright.edu
717-391-8920
888-253-8851
Reading
2000
Accelerated degree programs in seven majors with $2,500 transfer scholarship for HACC graduates at main campus and eight other locations
2
Central Penn College
www.centralpenn.edu
@centralpenn
717-728-2401
800-759-2727
E. Pennsboro Twp.
1881
Internships, community service, leadership; online and on-site study; accelerated terms; individualized career assistance for students and alumni
3
Dickinson College
www.dickinson.edu
@DickinsonCol
717-245-5121
Carlisle
1773
Study abroad, internships, certificates
4
Eastern Mennonite University at Lancaster
www.emu.edu/lancaster/
717-397-5190
Harrisonburg, Va.
1917
Certification programs for reading specialists, ESL, RJE, school nurse, ministry leadership, theological studies, STEP
5
Elizabethtown College
www.etown.edu
@etowncollege
717-361-1000
Elizabethtown
1899
Study abroad, internships, student research, community based learning, capstone projects, 80+ clubs, 20+ varsity sports
6
Evangelical Theological Seminary
www.evangelical.edu
717-866-5775
800-532-5775
Myerstown
1953
Divinity, religion, Bible, theology, counseling, marriage and family therapy, world Christianity, youth ministry, lay ministry, spiritual formation
7
Franklin & Marshall College
www.fandm.edu
@fandmcollege
717-291-3911
Lancaster
1787
DNR
8
Gettysburg College
www.gettysburg.edu
@gettysburg
717-337-6000
800-431-0803
Gettysburg
1832
DNR
9
Harrisburg Area Community College DBA HACC
www.hacc.edu
@hacc_info
717-780-2300
800-222-4222
Harrisburg
1964
Online degrees, transfer, dual admission, college in high school, study abroad, technology/trade programs, honors, NJCAA sports, workforce training
10
Harrisburg University of Science & Technology
www.harrisburgu.edu
@HarrisburgU
717-901-5152
Harrisburg
2001
State employees discount
11
Kutztown University
www.kutztown.edu
@KutztownU
610-683-4000
877-628-1915
Maxatawny Twp., Berks Co.
1866
Studio art; communication; criminal justice; design; elem., sec., special & art ed.; sports mgt.; marine science; prof. writing, pre-med; social work
12
Lancaster Bible College
www.lbc.edu
@lancasterbible
717-569-7071
800-544-7335
Manheim Twp.
1933
TraveLearn program, study abroad, internships, online programs, high school dual enrollment program
13
Lebanon Valley College
www.lvc.edu
@LVC
717-867-6161
866-582-4236
Annville Twp.
1866
MBA, master's degrees in athletic training and speech language pathology, study abroad, internships
14
Messiah College
www.messiah.edu
@messiahcollege
717-766-2511
Upper Allen Twp.
1909
Study abroad, internships, honors program, exchange-student program
15
Millersville University
www.millersville.edu
@millersvilleu
717-871-4636
800-682-3648
Millersville
1855
Honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, study abroad, internships, co-ops, teacher cert. program, online/blended courses
16
Penn State College of Medicine
med.psu.edu
717-531-8755
Derry Twp.
1967
Summer undergraduate research internship program; various programs for undergraduates interested in biomedical sciences; master's in homeland security
17
Penn State Harrisburg
www.harrisburg.psu.edu
@PSUHarrisburg
717-948-6029
Lower Swatara Twp.
1966
Research opportunities, internships, study abroad, honors programs, community service, certificates, intercollegiate athletics
18
Penn State York
www.yk.psu.edu
@PennStateYork
717-771-4000
800-778-6277
Spring Garden Twp.
1926
Accelerated degree and certificate programs for adult learners, graduate certificates, professional development programs
19
Pennsylvania College of Art & Design
www.pcad.edu
@pcad_edu
717-396-7833
800-689-0379
Lancaster
1982
Four certificate programs; internships, design center, real-world projects in class; gallery, continuing education, youth art classes
20
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
www.pacollege.edu
@PAHealthSciEDU
717-544-4912
800-622-5443
Lancaster
1903
Electrophysiology, nursing, health science, health care admin., nuclear medicine, clinical lab science, respiratory care, radiography, sonography
21
Shippensburg University
www.ship.edu
@ShippensburgU
717-477-7447

Shippensburg Twp.
1871
Study abroad, internships, co-op work-study, visiting-student program, academic success program, accelerated program, double major, dual admission
22
Susquehanna University
www.susqu.edu
@susquehannau
570-374-0101
800-326-9672
Selinsgrove
1858
More than 60 majors/minors; honors program; Global Opportunities study-away program; internships; research; service programs; 23 NCAA varsity sports
23
Temple University Harrisburg
harrisburg.temple.edu
@Temple_HBG
717-232-6400
866-769-1860
Philadelphia
1987
Freshman year in Harrisburg, post-master's cert. in play therapy, special education cert., family development credential, community health worker
24
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
www.stevenscollege.edu
@thaddeusstevens
717-299-7701
800-842-3832
Lancaster
1905
Internships, community-service credits, evening majors
25
United Lutheran Seminary
www.unitedlutheranseminary.edu
717-338-3000
Gettysburg
20171
DNR
26
Wilson College
www.wilson.edu
@WilsonCollegePA
717-264-4141
800-421-8402
Chambersburg
1869
Women with Children program, teacher intern program, master of education, Fulton Center for Sustainable Living with 7-acre farm
27
York College of Pennsylvania
www.ycp.edu
@yorkcollegepa
717-846-7788
800-455-8018
Spring Garden Twp.
1787
Study abroad, internships, engineering co-ops; PhD of nursing practice