Education on Philadelphia's Main Line

High Schools

Colleges & University
Main Line colleges and universities are recognized for academic excellence. The Main Line offers students close proximity to a major metropolitan city with the comfort and safety of an affluent residential area.

The American College in Bryn Mawr is a leader in distance education for professionals in the insurance and financial industry. The college is a non-profit institution that offers a faculty of widely recognized leaders in financial services education.

Bryn Mawr College is a premier all women's liberal arts college noted for high academic standards. "The Washington Monthly" ranked Bryn Mawr College as the number one college in America based on social mobility, fostering scientific and humanistic research.

Cabrini College was founded in 1957. At its inception it was a female-only school of just thirty-seven students. Cabrini though still small, this Roman Catholic residential college, has grown to over 1300 coeds.

Eastern University is a private, co-educational, and Christian University. It is, home to a denominationally diverse student population of nearly 3000 students who enjoy the beautiful 92 acre campus.

Palmer Theological Seminary, formerly Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary was founded in 1925. The Seminary's motto - The Whole Gospel for the Whole World through Whole Persons - captures Palmer's distinctive values in the arena of theological education.

Harcum College is a two-year, private, fully accredited, residential and commuter college in Bryn Mawr. Harcum's academic programs are health-sciences; liberal arts and sciences; and business and professional studies.

Haverford College is one of America's most outstanding liberal arts colleges, Founded on the Quaker values of individual dignity, academic strength, and tolerance, we combine a rigorous academic program with an informal atmosphere of mutual respect and collaboration among students, faculty and staff.

Immaculata University is a Catholic, comprehensive, coeducational institution of higher education sponsored by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Immaculata affirms liberal education as an integrative process in the formation of a truly educated person who is value-oriented and committed to truth, service, justice, and peace.

Rosemont College in Rosemont likes to use the slogan One College, Three Schools, which refers to its undergraduate women's college, the school of graduate studies, and the school of continuing studies. Founded in 1921 by the Society of the Holy Child of Jesus, Rosemont is an independent liberal arts institution in the Catholic tradition.

Saint Joseph's University with one foot in Philadelphia and the other on The Main Line this Catholic University steeped in the Jesuit tradition is one of 142 schools nationwide with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter and AACSB business school accreditation. Bound by a lasting pride in their alma mater, the alumni network - nearly 50,000 strong is eager to help students find meaningful employment after graduation.

Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood, prepares men for ordination to the Roman Catholic Priesthood, unifies a college and theology program and offers a graduate program in Religious Studies to laity for ministry.

Valley Forge Military Academy & College is a two-year college prep school for young women and men who possess the kind of scholastic, mental , moral and physical qualities necessary to succeed in its rigorous environment with a desire to transfer into a four-year college, university, or service academy.

Villanova University is the oldest and largest Catholic university in Pennsylvania, Villanova has had two Rhodes Scholars, has a Phi Beta Kappa chapter and over 6000 students. The beautiful campus sits on 254 acres in the heart of the Main Line.

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