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Colleges Near Philadelphia, PA

Colleges Near Philadelphia, PA

Swarthmore College | Swarthmore, PA

Swarthmore College, located steps from The Inn at Swarthmore, was founded in 1864 and has since given students the knowledge, insight, skills, and experience to become leaders for the common good. Offering a liberal arts and engineering curriculum, the College is private, yet open to all regardless of financial need.

Bryn Mawr College | Bryn Mawr, PA

Bryn Mawr, a private women's liberal arts college, was founded in 1885 and is located just 25 minutes from The Inn at Swarthmore. The first to offer graduate education through the Ph.D., Bryn Mawr prides itself on connecting women to opportunities and the world.

Haverford College | Haverford, PA

Located 20 minutes from The Inn at Swarthmore sits Haverford College, a leading liberal arts undergraduate college that was founded in 1833. The campus at Haverford College features 200 acres of award-winning architecture and landscaping. 

Villanova University | Villanova, PA

A Roman Catholic institution of higher learning, Villanova University was founded in 1842 by the Order of St. Augustine, Villanova University and is under 20 minutes from The Inn at Swarthmore. 

The University of Pennsylvania | Philadelphia, PA

Approximately 40 minutes from Swarthmore is The University of Pennslyvania, is a private Ivy League research university. Founded by Benjamin Franklin, Penn considers itself to be the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.

Drexel University | Philadelphia, PA

Featuring three campuses in Philadelphia, Drexel University is easily accessible to The Inn at Swarthmore via a short train ride. Drexel University is a private research university that was founded by noted financier and philanthropist, Anthony J. Drexel in 1891. 

Widener University | Chester, PA

Offering more than 40 undergraduate majors and 50 minors, Widener University is located just 10 minutes from The Inn at Swarthmore. Formerly a military college, Widener offers top-ranked programs in nursing, engineering, and hospitality management.

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