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Harcum College

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About Harcum College

Harcum College provides its students with an opportunity for outstanding academic, career, and life preparation. We teach, mentor, and prepare students for success in their chosen profession in an experiential environment.  Harcum’s core values of excellence, civility, empowerment, integrity, community service, and respect for diversity assure that every student is valued and supported.

Harcum is committed to preparing its students for responsible citizenship by fostering a keen sense of social responsibility through service learning, curricular emphasis and co-curricular programs. Harcum welcomes men and women of varied ages, nations, cultures, races and social backgrounds. The College believes that diversity enhances the academic and co-curricular experiences of its undergraduates. As a private, residential college, Harcum believes that for many students residential life can be an important part of an education. 

Campus information

Campus in encompassing two-blocks in the beautiful Main Line suburbs of Philadelphia with partnership sites located throughout the region.

Extensive building and expansion occurred at Harcum in the 1960’s under the direction of President Michael Duzy, with the addition of the Academic Center, Pennswood Hall, and Klein Hall. Through expansion in its neighborhood, the Bryn Mawr campus reached a size of 13 acres. Harcum opened a nursery school for teacher training, and in the 1960’s and 1970’s, began programs in medical sciences. Between 2000 and today, Harcum launched programs in nursing, occupational therapy assistant, physical therapist assistant, interior and residential design, and radiologic technology, among others. 

Harcum College is  located at Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, 20 minutes from Philadelphia and in one block from the SEPTA Paoli/Thorndale Regional Rail Line (R5), a major commuter train line that connects to points throughout the greater Philadelphia area.

From Philadelphia (30th Street Station, Suburban Station, or Market East Station), take the Paoli/Thorndale Regional Rail Train Line west towards Paoli (Paoli local) and get off at Bryn Mawr.

Getting to Harcum College by air is easy via Philadelphia International Airport, located just 30 minutes from the College’s campus.


Klein Hall has 80 beds and is home to Harcum's cafeteria, fitness center, Student Life staff, and recreational gym.

Pennswood Hall houses 250 beds and is the largest building on campus. Pennswood is also home to Harcum's on-site daycare center and has handicap-accessible rooms.

Both residence halls are co-educational and non-smoking.


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 1 Agriculture Studies 2 Architecture, Building 1 Business, Management 1 Creative Arts & Design 1 Education and Teaching 1 Health and Medicine 3 Sports Science 1


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