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Drexel University holds a unique place in the academic community as Philadelphias technological, cooperative education university. The first university to mandate students to own computers and the first to operate a fully wireless campus, technology is integrated into every aspect of the University. Drexel focuses on experiential learning through its cooperative education program, one of the nations largest and oldest.
As the premier comprehensive public research university in the state’s system of higher education, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, has the threefold mission of providing for the instructional needs of New Jersey’s citizens through its undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs; conducting the cutting-edge research that contributes to the medical, environmental, social, and cultural well-being of the state, as well as aiding the economy and the state’s businesses and industries; and performing public service in support of the needs of the citizens of the state and its local, county, and state governments.
Temple University attracts some of the most diverse, driven and motivated minds from across the nation and around the world. These students and faculty fuel its momentum in academics, athletics, research and the arts. Powering Temple's ascent are innovative approaches in admissions and affordability; a campus transformation; creative and research opportunities; rigorous academic programs; groundbreaking work in science, research and technology; and an indelible bond with the city of Philadelphia. Temple students' collegiate experience is a special mix of vibrant campus life and the cultural and social perks of the university's location in the nation's fifth largest city.
Carnegie Mellon University is a top-tier, private, global research university that challenges the curious and passionate to deliver work that matters. The university's award-winning faculty is renowned for working closely with students to solve major scientific, technological and societal challenges through a multidisciplinary approach and a distinctive mix of programs in engineering, computer science, robotics, business, public policy, fine arts, science and the humanities. Since its founding in 1900, Carnegie Mellon has been the birthplace of innovation. Its groundbreaking research yields new discoveries that impact people's lives. Its creativity shapes art, design, architecture and performance, from Broadway to Hollywood.
Princeton University is unique in combining the strengths of a major research university with the qualities of an outstanding liberal arts college. Whether through independent study, student-initiated seminars, or lectures in emerging fields such as neuroscience, Princeton students have the flexibility to shape dynamic academic programs that prepare them for leadership and lives of service.
Lehigh is a premier residential research university that has long played a groundbreaking role in interdisciplinary education and research. Lehigh prepares students within a rigorous academic environment that blends learning inside and outside the classroom and promotes creativity, innovation and interaction.
Villanova University was founded in 1842 by the Order of Saint Augustine. To this day, Villanova’s Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition is the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others. Villanova prepares students to become ethical leaders who create positive change everywhere life takes them.
Bucknell University, founded in 1846, is a private university. It combines the highly personal experience of a national liberal arts college with the wide choices offered by a comprehensive university. Liberal arts are combined with preprofessional programs in engineering, education, business and music. Students are exposed to the kind of team-based learning experiences that are of increasing importance in the world of work and are encouraged to pursue independent research and study under the close supervision of the faculty.
Bryn Mawr women possess an intense intellectual commitment, a purposeful vision of their lives and the desire to make a meaningful contribution to the world. Well known for its long tradition of intellectual inquiry, Bryn Mawr has consistently produced outstanding leaders and scholars. In fact, Bryn Mawr is ranked among the top ten of all colleges and universities in percentage of graduates who go on to earn a Ph.D., and is considered excellent preparation for the nations top law, medical and business schools.
Haverford College provides a liberal arts education in the broadest sense, fostering an uncommon spirit of inquiry, debate, problem solving, creativity, ingenuity, and love of learning. A sense of high principle, both academically and personally, is the watermark of a Haverford education. It is embodied in the honor code and reflected in the lives of alumni.
Muhlenberg College brings out the fullest intellectual and personal potential in each student through academically challenging programs delivered by exceptional faculty in a community renowned for its caring and attention to individual growth. Muhlenberg is more than a top-tier liberal arts college. It also offers a combination of pre-professional programs rare for institutions of its intimate size.
Swarthmore College is a highly selective college of liberal arts and engineering located half an hour outside of Philadelphia, in a charming suburban slice of Pennsylvania. The college is founded on the value of striving towards the greater good, and empowers students to intertwine their academic curiosity with social responsibility and a sense of purpose.