Colleges, like people, have different personalities. Their personalities are shaped by their location, size, programs, faculty, services, and student body diversity. Look for characteristics that are important to you and are a good fit academically and socially. Keep your college list fairly broad to start; it can be narrowed down later as you make choices.
1. Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE)
The State System consists of 14 publicly-owned universities across Pennsylvania.
2. State-Related Universities
State-related universities receive a significant amount of support from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. They include three large research institutions:
3. Private College and Universities
These independent institutions are privately supported.
While these schools typically cost more than public institutions, they can offer attractive financial aid packages to applicants, which can make them very affordable.