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Your Guide to Education on the Main Line

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With high-ranking colleges, universities and independent schools, the Main Line and western suburbs have so much to offer students.

COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES

ARCADIA UNIVERSITY

450 S Easton Road, Glenside, (215) 572-2900

Private
Enrollment: 2,014 Tuition: $45,340 Ranking: 44 (Regional Universities, North) Athletics: Division III Student/faculty ratio: 11:1 Acceptance rate: 74% SAT: Reading 520-630, Math 510-600 ACT: 20-28 Financial aid: $22,666 Average high school GPA: 3.41 Application deadline: rolling

BRYN ATHYN COLLEGE

2945 College Drive, Bryn Athyn, (267) 502-2400

Private
Enrollment: 272 Tuition: $26,214 Athletics: Division III Student/faculty ratio: 8:1 Acceptance rate: 78% SAT: Reading 390-555, Math 395-550 ACT: 19-24 Financial aid: $13,312 Average high school GPA: 3.10 Application deadline: rolling

BRYN MAWR COLLEGE

Bryn Mawr College

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101 N Merion Ave, Bryn Mawr, (610) 526-5000

Private
Enrollment: 1,300 Tuition: $56,320 Ranking: 30 (National Liberal Arts Colleges) Athletics: Division III Student/faculty ratio: 8:1 Acceptance rate: 38% SAT: Reading 640-740, Math 620-750 ACT: 26-32 Financial aid: $44,165 Average high school GPA: 3.94 Application deadline: Jan. 15

CABRINI UNIVERSITY

610 King of Prussia Road, Radnor, (610) 902-8100

Private
Enrollment: 1,550 Tuition: $33,845 Ranking: 131-171 (Regional Universities, North) Athletics: Division III Student/faculty ratio: 15:1 Acceptance rate: 76% SAT: Reading 440-530, Math 430-520 ACT: 17-24 Financial aid: $20,274 Average high school GPA: 3.06 Application deadline: rolling

CHESTNUT HILL COLLEGE

9601 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, (215) 248-7000

Private
Enrollment: 1,094 Tuition: $38,360 Ranking: 119 (Regional Universities, North) Athletics: Division II Student/faculty ratio: 12:1 Acceptance rate: 97% SAT: Reading 460-550, Math 440-540 ACT: 22 Financial aid: $11,671 Average high school GPA: 3.12 Application deadline: rolling

CHEYNEY UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

1837 University Circle, Cheyney, (610) 399-2275

Public
Enrollment: 616 In-state tuition: $10,904 Out-of-state tuition: $18,870 Athletics: Division II Student/faculty ratio: 12:1 Acceptance rate: 46% SAT: Reading 330-420, Math 320-410 ACT: 14-21 Financial aid: $21,335 Average high school GPA: 2.40 Application deadline: March 31

DELAWARE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

901 Media Line Road, Media, (610) 359-5000

Community College
Enrollment: 3,083 full-time, 8,231 part-time In-state tuition: $9,390 Out-of-state tuition: $12,920 Athletics: NJCAA Student/faculty ratio: 19:1 Acceptance rate: 100% SAT and ACT: not reported Financial aid: $5,693 Average high school GPA: not reported Application deadline: rolling

DREXEL UNIVERSITY

3141 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, (215) 895-2000

Private
Enrollment: 14,552 Tuition: $57,136 Ranking: 103 (National Universities) Athletics: Division I Student/faculty ratio: 10:1 Acceptance rate: 77% SAT: Reading 600-690, Math 610-720 ACT: 26-32 Financial aid: $34,203 Average high school GPA: 3.73 Application deadline: Jan. 15

EASTERN UNIVERSITY

1300 Eagle Road, St. Davids, (610) 341-5800

Private
Enrollment: 1,879 Tuition: $35,590 Ranking: 103 (Regional Universities, North) Athletics: Division III Student/faculty ratio: 12:1 Acceptance rate: 64% SAT: Reading 510-600, Math 500-590 ACT: 20-24 Financial aid: $9,820 Average high school GPA: 3.45 Application deadline: rolling

GWYNEDD MERCY UNIVERSITY

1325 Sumneytown Pike, Gwynedd Valley, (215) 646-7300

Private
Enrollment: 1,990 Tuition: $36,244 Ranking: 119 (Regional Universities, North) Athletics: Division III Student/faculty ratio: 12:1 Acceptance rate: 98% SAT: Reading 420-510, Math 420-520 ACT: 16-21 Financial aid: $22,473 Average high school GPA: 3.28 Application deadline: rolling

HARCUM COLLEGE

750 Montgomery Ave, Bryn Mawr, (610) 525-4100

Private
Enrollment: 942 full-time, 401 part-time Tuition: $24,200 Athletics: NJCAA Student/faculty ratio: 15:1 Acceptance rate: 65% SAT and ACT: not reported Financial aid: not reported Average high school GPA: not reported Application deadline: rolling

HAVERFORD COLLEGE

370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, (610) 896-1000

Private
Enrollment: 1,307 Tuition: $60,940 Ranking: 16 (National Liberal Arts Colleges) Athletics: Division III Student/faculty ratio: 9:1 Acceptance rate: 18% SAT: Reading 710-760, Math 710-780 ACT: 32-35 Financial aid: $53,543 Average high school GPA: 4.01 Application deadline: Jan. 15

HOLY FAMILY UNIVERSITY

9801 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, (215) 637-7700

Private
Enrollment: 2,136 Tuition: $31,640 Ranking: 131-171 (Regional Universities, North) Athletics: Division II Student/faculty ratio: 13:1 Acceptance rate: 73% SAT: Reading 420-510, Math 410-520 ACT: 18-21 Financial aid: $16,456 Average high school GPA: 3.013 Application deadline: rolling

IMMACULATA UNIVERSITY

1145 W King Road, Immaculata, (610) 647-4400

Private
Enrollment: 1,614 Tuition: $27,750 Ranking: 227 (National Universities) Athletics: Division III Student/faculty ratio: 10:1 Acceptance rate: 83% SAT: Reading 550-630, Math 533-600 ACT: 17-23 Financial aid: $7,183 Average high school GPA: 3.5 Application deadline: rolling

LA SALLE UNIVERSITY

1900 W Olney Ave, Philadelphia, (215) 951-1000

Private
Enrollment: 3,293 Tuition: $32,450 Ranking: 43 (Regional Universities, North) Athletics: Division I Student/faculty ratio: 13:1 Acceptance rate: 76% SAT: Reading 490-590, Math 480-570 ACT: 21-26 Financial aid: $28,046 Average high school GPA: 3.35 Application deadline: rolling

MANOR COLLEGE

700 Fox Chase Road, Jenkintown, (215) 885-2360

Private
Enrollment: 747 Tuition: $17,179 Athletics: NJCAA Student/faculty ratio: 12:1 Acceptance rate: 91% SAT: Reading 420-500, Math 390-500 ACT: 15-19 Financial aid: $8,577 Average high school GPA: 2.72 Application deadline: rolling

MONTGOMERY COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

340 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell, (215) 641-6551

Community College
Enrollment: 2,946 full-time, 6,881 part-time In-state tuition: $10,350 Out-of-state tuition: $14,970 Athletics: NJCAA Student/faculty ratio: 16:1 Acceptance rate: 100% SAT and ACT: not reported Financial aid: not reported Average high school GPA: not reported Application deadline: open admissions

MOORE COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

1916 Race St, Philadelphia, (215) 965-4000

Private
Enrollment: 387 Tuition: $44,806 Student/faculty ratio: 7:1 Acceptance rate: 47% SAT: Reading 450-560, Math 420-520 ACT: 17-22 Financial aid: not reported Average high school GPA: 3.2 Application deadline: rolling

NEUMANN UNIVERSITY

1 Neumann Drive, Aston, (610) 459-0905

Private
Enrollment: 1,932 Tuition: $34,460 Ranking: 131-171 (Regional Universities, North) Athletics: Division III Student/faculty ratio: 14:1 Acceptance rate: 80% SAT: Reading 460-545, Math 445-540 ACT: 16-21 Financial aid: $23,040 Average high school GPA: 3.18 Application deadline: Aug. 15

ROSEMONT COLLEGE

1400 Montgomery Ave, Rosemont, (610) 527-0200

Private
Enrollment: 518 Tuition: $20,650 Ranking: 131-171 (Regional Universities, North) Athletics: Division III Student/faculty ratio: 14:1 Acceptance rate: 66% SAT: Reading 400-520, Math 380-505 ACT: 15-20 Financial aid: $18,289 Average high school GPA: 3.3 Application deadline: rolling

SAINT JOSEPH’S UNIVERSITY

5600 City Ave, Philadelphia, (610) 660-1000

Private
Enrollment: 4,299 Tuition: $47,940 Ranking: 8 (Regional Universities, North) Athletics: Division I Student/faculty ratio: 11:1 Acceptance rate: 80% SAT: Reading 570-650, Math 550-650 ACT: 23-29 Financial aid: $31,531 Average high school GPA: 3.66 Application deadline: rolling

SWARTHMORE COLLEGE

Swarthmore College

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500 College Ave, Swarthmore, (610) 328-8000

Private
Enrollment: 1,437 Tuition: $56,056 Ranking: 3 (National Liberal Arts Colleges) Athletics: Division III Student/faculty ratio: 7:1 Acceptance rate: 9% SAT: Reading 710-770, Math 720-790 ACT: 31-34 Financial aid: $60,394 Average high school GPA: 4.05 Application deadline: Jan. 4

TEMPLE UNIVERSITY

1801 N Broad St, Philadelphia, (215) 204-7000

Public
Enrollment: 27,306 In-state tuition: $20,291 Out-of-state tuition: $34,801 Ranking: 103 (National Universities) Athletics: Division I Student/faculty ratio: 13:1 Acceptance rate: 71% SAT: Reading 560-670, Math 550-670 ACT: 23-30 Financial aid: $11,625 Average high school GPA: 3.46 Application deadline: Feb. 1

THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY

4201 Henry Ave, Philadelphia, (215) 955-6000

Private
Enrollment: 3,783 Tuition: $41,715 Ranking: 148 (National Universities) Athletics: Division II Student/faculty ratio: 13:1 Acceptance rate: 70% SAT: Reading 520-610, Math 510-600 ACT: 20-27 Financial aid: $39,154 Average high school GPA: 3.5 Application deadline: July 31

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

Philadelphia, (215) 898-5000

Private
Enrollment: 9,872 Tuition: $61,710 Ranking: 8 (National Universities) Athletics: Division I Student/faculty ratio: 6:1 Acceptance rate: 9% SAT: Reading 720-770, Math 760-800 ACT: 33-35 Financial aid: $56,095 Average high school GPA: 3.9 Application deadline: Jan. 5

UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS

320 S Broad St, Philadelphia, (215) 717-6000

Private
Enrollment: 1,699 Tuition: $46,680 Athletics: intramural Student/faculty ratio: 8:1 Acceptance rate: 73% SAT: Reading 450-580, Math 440-550 ACT: 18-25 Financial aid: not reported Average high school GPA: 3.39 Application deadline: rolling

URSINUS COLLEGE

601 E Main St, Collegeville, (610) 409-3000

Private
Enrollment: 1,493 Tuition: $56,600 Ranking: 85 (National Liberal Arts Colleges) Athletics: Division III Student/faculty ratio: 11:1 Acceptance rate: 80% SAT: Reading 610-680, Math 590-680 ACT: 25-30 Financial aid: $34,835 Average high school GPA: 3.53 Application deadline: Aug. 15

VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY

800 Lancaster Ave, Villanova, (610) 519-4500

Private
Enrollment: 7,037 Tuition: $59,900 Ranking: 49 (National Universities) Athletics: Division I Student/faculty ratio: 11:1 Acceptance rate: 31% SAT: Reading 650-710, Math 670-750 ACT: 30-33 Financial aid: $43,100 Average high school GPA: 4.23 Application deadline: Jan. 15

WEST CHESTER UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

700 S High St, West Chester, (610) 436-100

Public
Enrollment: 14,712 In-state tuition: $9,993 Out-of-state tuition: $21,567 Ranking: 50 (Regional Universities, North) Athletics: Division II Student/Faculty ratio: 20:1 Acceptance rate: 86% SAT: Reading 540-630, Math 530-620 ACT: 20-26 Financial aid: $5,615 Average high school GPA: 3.43 Application deadline: rolling

WIDENER UNIVERSITY

1 University Place, Chester, (888) 943-3637

Private
Enrollment: 2,912 Tuition: $49,706 Ranking: 213 (National Universities) Athletics: Division III Student/faculty ratio: 13:1 Acceptance rate: 75% SAT: Reading 510-600, Math 510-600 ACT: 20-26 Financial aid: $33,435 Average high school GPA: 3.45 Application deadline: rolling

WILLIAMSON COLLEGE OF THE TRADES

106 S New Middletown Road, Media, (610) 566-1776

Men’s Junior College
Enrollment: 250 Tuition: $28,320 Athletics: NJCAA Student/faculty ratio: 10:1 Acceptance rate: 30% SAT and ACT: not reported Financial aid: not reported Average high school GPA: not reported Application deadline: mid-January

Information is based on the 2022 education rankings from U.S. News & World Report. Other statistics taken from data compiled by the Princeton Review.

PRIVATE SCHOOLS

ACADEMY OF NOTRE DAME DE NAMUR

Private. Grades 6 through 12, girls only.

560 Sproul Road, Villanova, (610) 687-0650

AGNES IRWIN SCHOOL

Private. Pre-kindergarten through grade 12, girls only.

275 S Ithan Ave, Rosemont, (610) 801-1869

ARMENIAN SISTERS ACADEMY

Private. Pre-kindergarten through grade 8, coed.

440 Upper Gulf Road, Radnor, (610) 687-4100

THE BALDWIN SCHOOL

Private. Pre-kindergarten through grade 12, girls only.

701 Montgomery Ave, Bryn Mawr, (610) 525-2700

CASKEY TORAH ACADEMY

Private. Pre-kindergarten through grade 8, coed.

742 Argyle Road, Wynnewood, (610) 642-7870

CHESTERBROOK ACADEMY

Private. Six weeks through grade 5, coed.

141 Arrandale Blvd, Exton; 906 S Media Line Road, Newtown Square; 3841 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, (877) 322-2852; 201 S Atwater Drive, Malvern, (877) 959-4183; 1220 Ward Ave, West Chester, (610) 719-0240; 1560 Bradford Road, Wayne, (877) 959-4183; 1190 McDermott Drive, West Chester, (610) 719-0240

CHURCH FARM SCHOOL

Private. Boarding/day, grades 9 through 12, boys only.

1001 E Lincoln Hwy, Exton, (610) 363-7500

DELAWARE COUNTY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

Private. Pre-kindergarten through grade 12, coed.

462 Malin Road, Newtown Square, (610) 353-6522

DEVON PREPARATORY SCHOOL

Private. Grades 6 through 12, boys only.

363 N Valley Forge Road, Devon, (610) 688-7337

EPISCOPAL ACADEMY

Private. Pre-kindergarten through grade 12, coed.

1785 Bishop White Drive, Newtown Square, (484) 424-1400

FRIENDS’ CENTRAL SCHOOL

Private. Pre-kindergarten through grade 12, coed.

Lower School Campus: 228 Old Gulph Road, Wynnewood, (610) 642-7575. City Avenue Campus: 1101 City Ave, Wynnewood, (610) 649-7440

FRIENDS SCHOOL HAVERFORD

Private. Pre-kindergarten through grade 5, coed.

851 Buck Lane, Haverford, (610) 642-2334

GERMANTOWN ACADEMY

Private. Pre-kindergarten through grade 12, coed.

340 Morris Road, Fort Washington, (215) 646-3300

GERMANTOWN FRIENDS SCHOOL

Private. Pre-kindergarten through grade 12, coed.

31 W Coulter St, Philadelphia, (215) 951-2300

GLADWYNE MONTESSORI SCHOOL

Private. Pre-kindergarten through grade 6, coed.

920 Youngsford Road, Gladwyne, (610) 228-0445

GOSHEN FRIENDS SCHOOL

Private. Pre-kindergarten through 5 years, coed.

814 N Chester Road, West Chester, (610) 696-8869

THE HAVERFORD SCHOOL

Private. Pre-kindergarten through grade 12, boys only.

450 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, (610) 642-3020

HOLY CHILD ACADEMY

Holy Child Academy

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Private. Pre-kindergarten through grade 8, coed.

475 Shadeland Ave, Drexel Hill, (610) 259-2712

HOLY CHILD SCHOOL AT ROSEMONT

Private. Pre-kindergarten through grade 8, coed.

1344 Montgomery Ave, Rosemont, (610) 922-1000

JACK M. BARRACK HEBREW ACADEMY

Private. Grades 6 through 12, coed.

272 S Bryn Mawr Ave, Bryn Mawr, (610) 922-2300

KIMBERTON WALDORF SCHOOL

Private. Pre-kindergarten through grade 12, coed.

410 W Seven Stars Road, Kimberton, (610) 933-3635

KOHELET YESHIVA SCHOOL

Private. Grades 6 through 12, coed.

223 N Highland Ave, Merion Station, (610) 667-2020

MAIN LINE CLASSICAL ACADEMY

Private. Kindergarten through grade 12, coed.

455 S Roberts Road, Bryn Mawr, (610) 525-2300

MALVERN PREPARATORY SCHOOL

Private. Grades 6 through 12, boys only.

418 S Warren Ave, Malvern, (484) 595-1100

MEDIA-PROVIDENCE FRIENDS SCHOOL

Private. Preschool (age 2) through grade 8, coed.

125 W Third St, Media, (610) 565-1960

MERION MERCY ACADEMY

Private. Grades 9 through 12, girls only.

511 Montgomery Ave, Merion Station, (610) 664-6655

THE MIQUON SCHOOL

Private. Pre-kindergarten through grade 6, coed.

2025 Harts Lane, Conshohocken, (610) 828-1231

MONTGOMERY SCHOOL

Private. Pre-kindergarten through grade 8, coed.

1141 Kimberton Road, Chester Springs, (610) 827-7222

PERELMAN JEWISH DAY SCHOOL

Private. Pre-kindergarten through grade 5, coed.

Stern Center: 49 Haverford Road, Wynnewood, (610) 658-2518. Forman Center: 7601 Old York Road, Melrose Park, (215) 635-3130

THE PHELPS SCHOOL

Private. Boarding/day, grades 6 through 12, boys only.

583 Sugartown Road, Malvern, (610) 644-1754

ST. ALOYSIUS ACADEMY

Private. Kindergarten through grade 8, boys only.

401 S Bryn Mawr Ave, Bryn Mawr, (610) 525-1670

ST. JOSEPH’S PREPARATORY SCHOOL

Private. Grades 9 through 12, boys only.

1733 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, (215) 978-1950

THE SCHOOL IN ROSE VALLEY

Private. Pre-kindergarten through grade 6, coed.

20 School Lane, Rose Valley, (610) 566-1088

THE SHIPLEY SCHOOL

Private. Pre-kindergarten through grade 12, coed.

814 Yarrow St, Bryn Mawr, (610) 525-4300

SACRED HEART ACADEMY BRYN MAWR

Private. Kindergarten through grade 12, girls only.

480 S Bryn Mawr Ave, Bryn Mawr, (610) 527-3915

STRATFORD FRIENDS SCHOOL

Private. Kindergarten through grade 9, coed.

2 Bishop Hollow Road, Newtown Square, (610) 355-9580

VALLEY FORGE MILITARY ACADEMY

Private. Military boarding, grades 7 through 12 and junior college, coed.

1001 Eagle Road, Wayne, (610) 989-1200

VILLA MARIA ACADEMY

Private. Pre-kindergarten, coed; kindergarten through grade 8, girls only.

280 IHM Drive, Malvern, (610) 644-4864

VILLA MARIA ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL

Private. Grades 9 through 12, girls only.

370 Central Ave, Malvern, (610) 644-2551

THE WALDEN SCHOOL

Private. Pre-kindergarten through grade 8, coed.

901 N Providence Road, Media, (610) 892-8000

WALDRON MERCY ACADEMY

Private. Kindergarten through grade 8, coed.

513 Montgomery Ave, Merion Station, (610) 664-9847

WESTTOWN SCHOOL

Private. Boarding/day, pre-kindergarten through grade 12, coed.

975 Westtown Road, West Chester, (610) 399-0123

WILLIAM PENN CHARTER SCHOOL

Private. Pre-kindergarten through grade 12, coed.

3000 W School House Lane, Philadelphia, (215) 844-3460

PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS

ARCHBISHOP JOHN CARROLL HIGH SCHOOL

Parochial. Grades 9 through 12, coed.

211 Matsonford Road, Radnor, (610) 688-7610

BISHOP SHANAHAN HIGH SCHOOL

Parochial. Grades 9 through 12, coed.

220 Woodbine Road, Downingtown, (610) 518-1300

CARDINAL O’HARA HIGH SCHOOL

Parochial. Grades 9 through 12, coed.

1701 S Sproul Road, Springfield, (610) 544-3800

MONSIGNOR BONNER & ARCHBISHOP PRENDERGAST CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL

Parochial. Grades 9 through 12, coed.

403 N Lansdowne Ave, Drexel Hill, (610) 259-0280

ALTERNATIVE SCHOOLS

AIM ACADEMY

Serving bright students with language-based learning differences.

1200 River Road, Conshohocken, (215) 483-2461

BENCHMARK SCHOOL

Serving bright students who learn differently or have yet to reach their academic potential.

2107 N Providence Road, Media, (610) 565-3741

THE CAMPHILL SCHOOL

Serving students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

1784 Fairview Road, Glenmoore, (610) 469-9236

THE CONCEPT SCHOOL

Serving students in need of options for academic growth.

1120 E Street Road, Westtown, (610) 399-1135

DELAWARE VALLEY FRIENDS SCHOOL

A Quaker education for students who learn differently but are academically high-scoring.

19 E Central Ave, Paoli, (610) 640-4150

EBS CHILDREN’S INSTITUTE

Speech therapy, OT, PT and behavioral therapy, plus special needs programs.

200 Skiles Blvd, West Chester, (610) 455-4040

GEORGE CROTHERS MEMORIAL SCHOOL

Serving children with intellectual and physical disabilities.

401 Rutgers Ave, Swarthmore, (610) 328-5955

HILL TOP PREPARATORY SCHOOL

Serving students with learning disabilities.

737 S Ithan Ave, Bryn Mawr, (610) 527-3230

THE MELMARK SCHOOL

Serving students with learning difficulties and challenging behaviors.

2600 Wayland Road, Berwyn, (610) 325-4976

OPEN CONNECTIONS

Serving students who seek an innovative, collaborative and process-conscious educational environment.

1616 Delchester Road, Newtown Square, (610) 459-3366

SAINT KATHERINE SCHOOL

Special education for students with I.Q.s below 70.

930 Bowman Ave, Wynnewood, (610) 667-3958

THE TALK SCHOOL

Serving children with autism and speech/language disorders.

6 Campus Blvd, Newtown Square, (610) 356-5566

WOODLYNDE SCHOOL

Serving students with learning differences, executive function challenges, ADHD and auditory processing disorder.

445 Upper Gulph Road, Strafford, (610) 687-9660

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