4-year, Regionally accredited
Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's
A Catholic university located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Cabrini welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds. One third of their students are from out of state, 96% are under 25, and the relatively small student body (about 2,500) lends to a comfortable, caring atmosphere that most students greatly appreciate. Retention and graduation rates are above average, indicating students not only stay at Cabrini but they stay and graduate. And a low student default rate on borrowing for college indicates that Cabrini graduates are employed…and responsible. Both good indicators of an institution that provides an education that is practical as well as holistic.
This institution offers some online courses, particularly aimed at graduate students, most (90%) of whom attend on a part time basis. Many academic programs are offered, the most popular being bachelor and master degree in education, business, and biology. Popular programs (bachelor) are available in psychology, social science, and communications.
As a private residential institution for undergrads, Cabrini University’s sticker price of around $40,000 is reduced to a bit less than $26,000 as a result of generous financial aid. Grants and scholarships were awarded to 99% of Cabrini’s students according to data provided to the Department of Education. Cost to attend for grad students is about $12,000 annually, in our opinion a good value.
"I love my school because I feel so welcomed and at home. From the moment I stepped foot on campus during orientation, I could feel the friendliness and respect from everyone. The teachers are always free for questions or one-on-ones to ensure that you're comfortable with the lesson and with yourself. I feel a part of a family."