Harcum College in Bryn Mawr

Bryn Mawr, PA

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Overview

Harcum College offers 81-degree programs and 6 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 15:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 94%. 18.6% are women, and 81.4% are men. 1% percents of international students. Harcum College is a member of 2 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Harcum College is 21477$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $31215 and $34055 per year. 24% of full-time Harcum College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $32,400, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Harcum College is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).

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$21,477
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By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Harcum College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$20,996
$30,001 - $48,000$19,811
$48,001 - $75,000$22,313
$75,001 - $110,000$22,589
$110,001+$27,057

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record

Recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: -

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: 9100

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Percent of students with financial aid

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15%

Types of financial aids

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1333 of Harcum College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 84 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Harcum College number 97 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Pennsylvania.

Students at Harcum College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending

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$32,400

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services

3%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Harcum College.

Weekend/evening college

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

Graduation Rate

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24%
BELOW AVERAGE

Harcum College graduation rate is below the national average.

24% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Harcum College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

2 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record

Recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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94%

In comparison to National Average

Harcum College acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 72%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 22%.

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94%
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In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $20k - $30k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 70%, so Harcum College acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 24%.

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94%
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Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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44%

Total

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41%

Full time

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3%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

57%

Part-time retention rate

28%

The Harcum College full-time retention rate is 57% and part-time retention rate is 28%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it shows that school offers quality curriculum, good student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Harcum College is 15:1, that means that for every 15 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

15:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

11
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1%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Harcum College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Harcum College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Pennsylvania.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Harcum College

The campus located by 750 Montgomery Avemie address in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

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Harcum College in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Harcum College with 0.19% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Harcum College is burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Harcum College offers 81 programs in total: 75 are for Associate's degree, 3 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, and 3 are 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 33 universities in Montgomery county, with one of the highest number of 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate. Harcum College is one of the few institutions in Montgomery that offers a 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate program.

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Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 6 distance education programs that are provided in the Harcum College: 6 are for Associate's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Pennsylvania state average data to help you compare.

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Harcum College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 1196 students with 35878 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Harcum College

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

I’ve been an employee here in the marketing department for almost a year now and my experience here has been amazing. All of the Program Directors genuinely care about their students and want to see them succeed. There are so many scholarship and internship opportunities. Networking is easy and the employees are always so kind.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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Don’t even have words to describe my experience at this place. Very rude people with snotty staff, especially in the admissions office. Would never go back!!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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harcum dental school which has a clinic for anyone to get teeth examined and cleaned at a fee is painstakeingly tedious and you may have to visit 4 times to complete a checkup and cleanong it can and may take 4 months to accomplish. The students are very sweet but some of the dental teachers/supervisors are not available most of the time to sign off on a student;s progress so that they can go to the next step. I had to give up on these people because one cleaning took almost 5 months and the process starts again just about for 2 cleanings a year. If you have nothing better to do then go for it otherwise be prepared to travel back and forth there at least 3-4 times for one cleaning which in the long run will cost you more with gas prices time and much hassle.

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Overall Rating:

If I would have known the headache this college would have been 🙄 I would've NEVER STEPPED FOOT IN IT! They have share sites that they honestly could careless about. We were not given the same treatment nor opportunities that the main campus students were given 🗣 even though our tuition was just as HIGH if not HIGHER! They constantly had events and trips which most share site students couldn't attend because we WORKED during the day! Nobody ever knows anything nor answer phones. When calling the main campus 🗣YOU GET THE RUN AROUND 24/7!!!!!! They also pull slick stuff like telling pheaa that you're part time, even though 2 CLASSES A WEEK FOR THE ADULT PROGRAM IS CONSIDERED FULL-TIME. I had to come out of pocket $600 2 weeks before one of my classes was over in order to enroll for the next semester. I called pheaa to inquire about it and they explained it was an simple fix! All harcum had to do was call and tell them that I was actually enrolled in 2 classes which was considered FULL-TIME! Did they do it? OF COURSE NOT! The only reason I stuck with it was because of the staff at the E3 site! Mrs.Erinn, Olga and Selena were amazing, understanding and helpful my whole duration at this place. I would never recommend anybody to this college. Another thing I'm really trying to figure out exactly where the heck they find some of these instructors at 🤦‍♀️? I mean if I wanted to read the books and not learn anything I could've done it myself! I questioned why some of these classes were almost 5,000 a piece and learned absolutely NOTHING ! Some of the people they hired (Can't call them professors because I didn't learn a damn thing ) had ABSOLUTELY NO KNOWLEDGE ON WHAT THEY WERE TEACHING! I asked one teacher a question and her response was "IDK, they just gave me the material the night before this class was to start and asked me to teach it 🤦‍♀️". Like miss give me back my 5,000 for this class! How the heck you tell a student that? Like atleast try to figure it out 🙍‍♀️.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

This school is an absolute mess. This semester at Harcum had to be one of the worst for me. They are SO expensive and I haven't gain anything from being enrolled there besides constant headaches. I went to Harcum for their nursing program which is absolutely terrible. I’m not in the nursing program, just completing some prereqs. I had intended to do my nursing career there until I heard they were on probation and it was overall a disaster. Just like the previous review had said, wherever you are in the process just leave. This semester I took Anatomy and Physiology 2 which is one of my crucial classes. This school hired a professor that had NO background education on the human body. The entire semester, you had to teach everything yourself. Seriously, everything had to be taught by yourself. When asking the professor for explanations she would say, “it just does”. Or when asking for tutoring sessions she pushed us on to someone else that could only do tutoring sessions by FaceTime which is not effective. I cannot explain how aggravating this semester was. The teacher did not do one thing for us. All she had done was read off of PowerPoints and half the time she mumbled through them because she could not pronounce the words properly. This is NOT a school you want to go to. This example shows how much they truly care for their students education. Not one bit since they hired anyone to teach a very detailed and difficult course. Not only that, but the program advisor, Ms. Taddeo, NEVER responds to your emails or any questions/concerns. Every other student I’ve spoken to about her says the same exact thing. The classroom environment feels as if I never left high school. Majority of students there show that they don’t care about their education which is very distracting for those who do care. I have many more examples on why this school is a total waste of time but I’m sure this is enough. This school does NOT push you to your ability. Your money can be very well spent somewhere else! The only reason why I gave it two stars is because I did have very excellent professors but the bad I’ve experienced here seems to outweigh the good. I heard their dental and vet programs are amazing but other than that, it’s a waste of your time.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 750 Montgomery Ave

Place:

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +6105254100

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: harcum.edu

Financial aid office: Go to the page

Admissions office: Go to the page

Online application: Go to the page

Net price calculator: Go to the page

Veterans and Military Service members tuition policies: Go to the page

Student-Right-to-Know student athlete graduation rate: Go to the page

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