Pennsylvania Liberal Arts Colleges

There are 35 liberalarts colleges located throughout Pennsylvania (3 public colleges and 32 private colleges), serving 71,382 students.
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Grove City College Photo - Hall of Arts and Letters
Chatham University Photo - Chatham University’s Eden Hall Farm Campus is located north of Pittsburgh in Richland Township and approximately 45 minutes from Chatham’s historic Shadyside Campus. The Eden Hall Farm Campus is a living laboratory for our undergraduate and graduate students and promises to become one of the most unique learning and living environments in the United States. A gift from Eden Hall Foundation to Chatham University, the Eden Hall Farm Campus supports a variety of educational, environmental, women’s leadership and community programs. Amenities on the 388-acre campus include a working conference and retreat center, the Sebastian Mueller House, swimming pool, bowling alley, and trails. Originally assembled by Sebastian Mueller, one of the first executives at the H.J. Heinz Company, Eden Hall Farm served as Mr. Mueller’s summer estate and a retreat for generations of the company’s working women. Chatham honors the legacy of Sebastian Mueller, Eden Hall Farm’s founder, by creating an academic retreat that will allow community members to expand their horizons and explore their potential.
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Grove City College Photo - Hall of Arts and Letters
Wilson College Photo - Center for Science, Mathematics and Technology. The facility accommodates rapid scientific changes and supports the latest teaching and research techniques. It is a LEED-Gold certified building, meeting high environmental standards in energy efficiency and in the use of chemicals, natural building materials and native vegetation.
Chatham University Photo - Chatham University’s Eden Hall Farm Campus is located north of Pittsburgh in Richland Township and approximately 45 minutes from Chatham’s historic Shadyside Campus. The Eden Hall Farm Campus is a living laboratory for our undergraduate and graduate students and promises to become one of the most unique learning and living environments in the United States. A gift from Eden Hall Foundation to Chatham University, the Eden Hall Farm Campus supports a variety of educational, environmental, women’s leadership and community programs. Amenities on the 388-acre campus include a working conference and retreat center, the Sebastian Mueller House, swimming pool, bowling alley, and trails. Originally assembled by Sebastian Mueller, one of the first executives at the H.J. Heinz Company, Eden Hall Farm served as Mr. Mueller’s summer estate and a retreat for generations of the company’s working women. Chatham honors the legacy of Sebastian Mueller, Eden Hall Farm’s founder, by creating an academic retreat that will allow community members to expand their horizons and explore their potential.
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Lafayette College Photo - Dan O'Neil Memorial Plaza
Seton Hill University Photo - The administration building houses many offices of Seton Hill including the Admissions (Undergraduate and Graduate), Registrar's, Financial Aid, Student Accounts, Counseling Services, Disability Services, the Wellness Center, Academic Counseling, Tutoring and Writing Centers, E-Magnify, National Catholic Center for Holocaust Education, and CareerWorks. For more information regarding the services provided please visit our website. www.setonhill.edu
Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary Photo - America's sixth-oldest college, Moravian delivers a values-based liberal arts education in a caring environment, through which it nurtures in students the capacities for leadership, lifelong learning, and positive societal contributions. Comenius Hall

Pennsylvania Liberal Arts College by County:

Town
College
# Students
  Allentown
Cedar Crest College
(Private not-for-profit)
1,567
  Allentown
Muhlenberg College
(Private not-for-profit)
2,422
  Aston
Neumann University
(Private not-for-profit)
3,100
  Bethlehem
1,875
  Bradford
1,518
  Bryn Mawr
Bryn Mawr College
(Private not-for-profit)
1,774
  Carlisle
Dickinson College
(Private not-for-profit)
2,397
  Chambersburg
Wilson College
(Private, non-profit)
923
  Collegeville
Ursinus College
(Private not-for-profit)
1,680
  Doylestown
Delaware Valley College
(Private not-for-profit)
2,188
  Easton
Lafayette College
(Private not-for-profit)
2,488
  Elizabethtown
Elizabethtown College
(Private not-for-profit)
1,911
  Erie
Mercyhurst University
(Private not-for-profit)
2,775
  Gettysburg
Gettysburg College
(Private not-for-profit)
2,585
  Greensburg
1,723
  Greensburg
Seton Hill University
(Private not-for-profit)
2,084
  Greenville
Thiel College
(Private not-for-profit)
1,081
  Grove City
Grove City College
(Private not-for-profit)
2,506
  Haverford
Haverford College
(Private not-for-profit)
1,205
  Huntingdon
Juniata College
(Private not-for-profit)
1,565
  Johnstown
2,932
  Lancaster
Franklin And Marshall College
(Private not-for-profit)
2,378
  Latrobe
Saint Vincent College
(Private not-for-profit)
1,766
  Lewisburg
Bucknell University
(Private, non-profit)
3,608
  Meadville
Allegheny College
(Private not-for-profit)
2,140
  Mechanicsburg
Messiah College
(Private not-for-profit)
3,017
  New Wilmington
Westminster College (new Wilmington)
(Private not-for-profit)
1,419
  Pittsburgh
Chatham University
(Private not-for-profit)
2,178
  Reading
Alvernia University
(Private not-for-profit)
2,891
  Reading
Albright College
(Private not-for-profit)
2,232
  Rosemont
Rosemont College
(Private not-for-profit)
893
  Selinsgrove
Susquehanna University
(Private not-for-profit)
2,215
  Swarthmore
Swarthmore College
(Private not-for-profit)
1,552
  Washington
Washington & Jefferson College
(Private not-for-profit)
1,429
  Williamsport
Lycoming College
(Private not-for-profit)
1,365

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