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United Methodist Colleges in Pennsylvania

Students interested in studying at a United Methodist postsecondary institution in Pennsylvania have several 4-year schools from which to choose. Explore these colleges, their degree programs and spiritual growth opportunities.

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Pennsylvania is home to a handful of United Methodist colleges that offer diverse undergraduate and/or graduate degree programs. These schools also vary in size and other distinguishing characteristics. Compare and contrast some of these features for the United Methodist schools in the state.

School Comparison

At least four different cities in Pennsylvania offer private colleges affiliated with the United Methodist denomination. Examine these schools and their undergraduate tuition rates in the table below.

School Name Institution Type Location Tuition (2017-2018)*
Albright College 4-year, private not-for-profit Reading, PA $43,454
Allegheny College 4-year, private not-for-profit Meadville, PA $45,970
Lebanon Valley College 4-year, private not-for-profit Annville, PA $42,180
Lycoming College 4-year, private not-for-profit Williamsport, PA $38,618

Source: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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Description of United Methodist Colleges in Pennsylvania

United Methodist colleges in Pennsylvania provide students with a range of degree programs, extracurricular activities and ways to grow in their faith. Learn more about the unique programs and experiences each school has to offer.

Albright College

Albright College had close to 2,020 undergraduate students in 2017, according to the NCES. The college offers a master's degree program in education and a variety of undergraduate majors, such as anthropology, biochemistry, child and family studies, digital communications, health psychology and urban affairs. Students can pursue spiritual growth by attending worship and events through the Multifaith Center on campus, participating in spiritual counseling through the Office of the Chaplain and joining spiritual organizations, like Praise Dance Ministry or Albright Christian Fellowship. Students may also choose to participate in Greek Life, men's or women's rugby or a variety of other student organizations, such as Albright Snow Sports, Environmental Campus Outreach, Game Design Club or Albright Arts Magazine.

Allegheny College

Allegheny College is an undergraduate institution that offers diverse majors, such as art and technology, computer science, environmental geology, global health studies, neuroscience and religious studies. The college encourages students' spiritual lives by offering a variety of worship opportunities, spiritual discussions, spiritual counseling and fellowship groups for Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist and Jewish students. Other student organizations on campus include Fencing Club, fraternities and sororities, Playshop Theatre and Habitat for Humanity. In 2017, the NCES reported that the college had about 1,800 students.

Lebanon Valley College

Students at Lebanon Valley College can invest in their spiritual lives through worship opportunities, service experiences, Interfaith Honor Society and other spiritual groups, like DiscipleMakers Bible Studies or Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). Students can also join a range of student organizations on campus, such as German Club, Investment Club, Black Student Union, Environmental Club and Swing Dance Club. According to the NCES, the school had close to 1,760 undergraduate students in 2017. Students can pursue a variety of undergraduate and/or graduate degree programs in subjects like physical therapy, athletic training, music education, actuarial science, speech-language pathology and creative writing.

Lycoming College

Lycoming College is an undergraduate institution that had about 1,220 students in 2017, per the NCES. There are plenty of student organizations on campus, including Equestrian Club, Greek Life, choir and Multicultural Awareness Group. Students can choose from a variety of majors, such as archaeology, mathematics, astrophysics, comparative literature, pre-pharmacy and film/video arts. For their spiritual lives, students may participate in Bible studies or other events and activities through faith-based organizations on campus like Lycoming Cru or Play by FAITH Ministries (sports ministry).

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