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Allentown Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Allentown Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Allentown, Pennsylvania

There are at least 8 colleges in Allentown, listed and described below. These schools represent 7,434 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 7,124 full-time students, and a reported 3,666 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include DeSales University and Muhlenberg College.

We also provide an extensive list of Pennsylvania Colleges.

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  • There are a lot of studio and one-bedroom apartments in Allentown.

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Allentown, PA

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  • Program Categories: Engineering and Architecture, Health, Healthcare and Nursing
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Colleges in Allentown with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Cedar Crest College
100 College Drive
Allentown, PA 18104-6196

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: registered nursing, psychology, business management, education courses, social work, biology, teacher ed, genetics
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 1,888 students, 1,592 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 548 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 480-590. Math: 480-580. Writing: 470-570.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Member of a national athletic association.

DeSales University
2755 Station Avenue
Center Valley, PA 18034-9568

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, registered nursing, criminal justice and safety, physician assistant, marketing, elementary school teaching, education courses, accounting
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 2,898 students, 2,623 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,089 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 490-600. Math: 490-600. Writing: 480-590.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Muhlenberg College
2400 Chew Street
Allentown, PA 18104

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, communication studies, psychology, drama, English, biology, political science, history
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 2,457 students, 2,742 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 2,029 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 560-660. Math: 560-660. Writing: 560-660.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Allentown Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

The Vision Academy
1921 Union Blvd
Allentown, PA 18109-1629

  • Programs: cosmetology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 115 students, 106 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Welder Training and Testing Institute
729 E Highland St
Allentown, PA 18109-3253

  • Programs: welding
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 76 students, 61 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Placement assistance.
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Colleges in Nearby Cities and Towns

(Student count includes part-time and full-time; not all students live in the city or town. Data as of 2007.)

City/Town Colleges Pop.
(2000)
Students Dorms
Bethlehem Colleges 7 71,329 17,073 3,888
Easton Colleges 1 26,263 2,403 2,118
Hatfield Colleges 1 2,605 180 25
Kutztown Colleges 1 5,067 10,295 4,751

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