Nicole Michalik

Unfortunately, a famous Philadelphia university will close after the 2024 school year. Cabrini University, the small Catholic college on the Main Line has been operating with a budget deficit since 2013; it has tried cutting staff and eliminating academic programs to get solvent.

Let’s take a look at some of the other popular universities around Philadelphia. Philadelphia has a rich history of colleges and universities. Currently, there are at least 54 colleges serving the area, including 45 private colleges and universities, 2 public colleges and universities, and 7 community colleges offering 2-year degrees.

The whole reason I ended up in Philly was because of college. I knew I wanted to go to college in a city (as I am from a small town), and I knew I wanted to be in the entertainment business. As soon as I saw Drexel University and you could see the Philadelphia skyline from Drexel’s Main Building, I knew that was it.

I can’t imagine how tough it must be for current students who are well into their major, have friends, and are involved in sports and other clubs and organizations for it to all be over. Gwynedd Mercy University, in Montgomery County, and Rosemont College, another Main Line School about 10 minutes from Cabrini, both announced they would accept Cabrini transfer credits and match students’ financial aid packages.

Other courting transfers included Eastern University, also in Radnor, and Holy Family University, in Northeast Philly.

  • University of Pennsylvania

    The Ivy League University is one of the most prestigious in the country. Penn’s baseball team almost won the College World Series this year.

  • Drexel University

    My alma mater!  Loved my time at Drexel.  Their co-op program is unmatched and it’s how I got my internship which lead me to radio.

  • LaSalle University

    LaSalle has struggled with admissions and their sports program over the last few years.  Hopefully they are able to remain open.

  • Temple University

    Temple has had a rough few months.  They are hoping with a new Presidents things will turn around.

  • Villanova University

    Only 8 weeks until school is back in session at Villanova.

  • St Joe's University

    Right down the street from the radio station in Bala Cynwyd.  St Joe’s made history back in March.

  • Cabrini University is Closing After 2024 School Year

    Here is the official statement.

  • Current Students Are Horrified

    This is so sad.  I can’t even imagine this happening during my time at Drexel.

  • Villanova is Purchasing

    Looks like the land will official become a part of Villanova University.

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