Penn State Brandywine opened in 1967 and is one of 19 Penn State campuses (and 23 total locations) across the state. It is conveniently located at 25 Yearsley Mill Road in Media.
LOCATION: Penn State Brandywine is Philadelphia’s “next-door” neighbor. The 112 acres of parklike grounds lie just 20 miles west of the center of the city. The campus is easily accessible from I-95 and I-476 (the Blue Route), and via SEPTA public transportation.
ALUMNI: Over 64,000 alumni live in the five-county Philadelphia region.
ACADEMIC SERVICES: Four-year baccalaureate degree programs are offered in: American Studies; Biology; Business; Communication Arts and Sciences; Communications; Engineering; English; Human Development and Family Studies; Information Sciences and Technology; Psychology; Philosophy; and Letters, Arts, and Sciences. The campus also offers the first two years of study in most of the over 160 baccalaureate degree programs available throughout the University. Two associate degree programs (Business and Letters, Arts, and Sciences) also are available.
ENROLLMENT: When it opened in 1967, the campus enrolled 236 students. It had 11 faculty members and 600 volumes in its library. Today, more than 1,500 students are enrolled at the campus and are served by a full time faculty of over 60 and a library containing more than 50,000 volumes. In addition, several thousand residents are served annually through Continuing and Professional Education outreach programs which meet at the campus and at other facilities throughout the region.
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