Wednesday, February 6, 2013
A recent study looks at the number of colleges that require gym classes and the affect of physical activity on education.
According to a recent study by Oregon State University, the number of colleges and universities that require physical education classes is at 39 percent, a historic low. The study looked at data from 354 randomly selected four-year universities and colleges, beginning in the 1920s when 97 percent of institutions required physical education classes. "Brain scans have shown that physical activity improves the area of the brain involved with high-level decision making,” said Brad Cardinal, lead author of the study. “In addition, we know employers often are concerned about employee health, in part because physically active employees attend work more and tend to perform better." Do Philadelphia Colleges Require PE? Chestnut Hill College …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Find out what your chances are of getting accepted at your favorite college or university in the Delaware Valley.
With more than 50 colleges and universities in and around the city, Philadelphia is one of the largest college towns in the nation. Each year, these colleges and universities receive more applications for admission than they have places available. Below are the acceptance rates for many of the institutions of higher education in the Delaware Valley. Ardmore/ Bryn Mawr/ Haverford St. Joseph's University Bryn Mawr College Rosemont College Harcum College Haverford College Radnor Villanova University Cabrini College Eastern University Delaware County Delaware County Community College Neumann University Penn State Brandywine Campus Pennsylvania College of Technology Swarthmore College Widener University Chester County Immaculata …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
See where area schools rank on Forbes list of Top Colleges.
Philadelphia area college fare well on Forbes' America's Top Colleges list. Swathmore did the best among local schools with the University of Pennsylvania not too far behind. Haverford College's rank would have been higher, according to Forbes, but there was a data error. (Click here for more on that story.) Bryn Mawr College and Villanova University round out the rest of the local schools making the top 100. Local colleges overall ranking: Forbes ranking were based on the following criteria: Quality of teaching, great career prospects, high graduation rates and low-levels of debt. They do not attempt to assess a school’s reputation, nor are they a measure of academic selectivity and we pointedly ignore any metrics that would encourage …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Find out what tuition, fees and room and board will cost you for 2012-2013 at a number of suburban Philadelphia school.
The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education this week approved a 3 percent tuition increase for the 14 state schools, including West Chester University for the 2012-13 academic year. The total tuition cost for a full time, resident undergraduate student will be $6,428. Taking into account additional fees, room and board, the average total cost for a state university is about $16,000, said PASSHE spokesperson Kenn Marshall. So, what do other local colleges cost? Information pulled from school websites for the 2012-2013 school year.