Universities in Pennsylvania

Mansfield University

Mansfield itself – by our standards, a small village with 3 thousand inhabitants. Americans are quite mobile and easily move from state to state, it is not too difficult for them to come to a small town far from home and live there during the entire period of training. Therefore, the University of Mansfield gathered students from almost all of America. Most of the time, most of them live on campuses — peculiar student dormitories, and very few of them prefer to rent an apartment or house. Campuses are a kind of mini-city in which there is a postal service, a fitness center, magnificent sports facilities, for example, a stadium or a tennis court. They even have their own theater in which students of the music department stage their performances! Libraries, buffets, canteens – all this is located 2-3 minutes’ walk from each other, so no inconvenience arises. It, By the way, it is very important, since the entire state of Pennsylvania is solid mountains and forests (by the way, there is the western part of the Appalachians). The city of Mansfield stands “steps” on the mountain, which creates some difficulties in moving over long distances.

Mans field University

Not to say that in the whole state of the University of Mansfield the largest and most influential, not far from it is the University of Pennsylvania, which is older and more significant. America created universities of different types. If in Russia they are usually focused on fundamental science, and often a university is, moreover, a scientific centre, in the USA there are so-called “teaching universities”, in which they simply teach, give technical or humanitarian knowledge. Mansfield is rather of this type. Relatively small, at the beginning of the 20th century, it was a simple college. Now his motto says: “A small university is a great opportunity.” Indeed, in America, even in small towns, people have the opportunity to rise to a high social level. It doesn’t quite get along with our ideas about

The Faculty of Philology of Mansfield has contacts with universities in Australia, Latin America, and Europe. In Russia, Moscow universities and the Volgograd State University cooperate with him, whose teachers often come there to teach Russian, history, and philosophy.

What did I see at the University of Mansfield?

The first is cozy, homely decorated audiences. A feature of their equipment is small tables for one person. If you need to hold something like a “round table”, these desks can easily move and move apart. In all classes, good computer software – projectors are directly connected to a computer, which allows the lecturer to illustrate his lectures with examples, including those taken from the Internet. The multimedia center allows you to view DVDs and other information materials on various disc formats. Each audience is equipped exactly the same as the next.

The average Russian language at the university is 20-25 people. This is relatively little, if you take the total number of university students – 10,000, but a lot compared to other institutions of higher education. The fact is that Slavic traditions are strong in Mansfield, and even Russian parties are periodically held there.

People who come to learn Russian subsequently often associate their whole lives with Russia. This subject is optional, including technical students. In America, not so tough “binding” to the specialty, and the disciplines that are necessary for the future specialist, are chosen by him. So, in my group there was a girl-sociologist, and the young men were a programmer and a physicist. Another student, Jonathan Ferguson, came to study in Russia in 1999, already fluent in Russian. The training seemed so interesting to him that he returned to our country a second time, and during our stay in Mansfield, he found us and asked us about Russia for a long time. He plans to get a certificate for work in our country. Studying mostly technical, rather than pedagogical specialties, Jonathan nevertheless really wanted to become a teacher of Russian. Although we have not met with him since that time, it is likely that he will soon realize his dream – so serious were his intentions.

On learning conditions. There are no scholarships in Mansfield, but there is a free visit to the sports complex, fitness room, transportation services. Students or their parents themselves pay for their education; sometimes for this they take special loans. At Mansfield University, a differentiated payroll system is applied. For the inhabitants of the town itself, this is one amount, for the residents of Pennsylvania, training will cost a little more, but those who come from other states will pay “in full.” This is due to the fact that taxes on citizens are distributed in three categories – into the federal budget, into the state and city budgets. Accordingly, the city “helps”. For citizens of other countries, training will cost even more. Whether foreign education is available to the average Russian is, of course, a completely different question.

For example, the American teacher belongs to the middle social class of citizens, which is still closer to the elite, unlike Russian colleagues. “Guest workers” – teachers who come to study from other countries receive much less than their colleagues from America.

We have a stereotype that in American educational institutions one can freely attend classes. Nothing like this! The semester mark is formed there by interest, by a rating system. To get a good grade, you must first attend lectures and seminars, answer them, do written work, and only the lowest percentage is given by the notorious final exams. The semester begins on August 25, and those who do not have time to arrive by this time, plan their schedule, get textbooks and drop out of the educational process. Between the semesters there are breaks in the Christmas and Easter holidays, holidays in February and Thanksgiving, and the course ends in June.

The rigid framework of the beginning of the school year, by the way, did not allow us to slowly examine all corners of America. We visited only those places that Americans themselves love and appreciate. For example, in New York. Maybe in a short trip we did not feel what a truly “stone jungle” was, but we saw the front side of the city, which has its own face and spirit.

Its center is a purely administrative district, in which there are not even residential buildings. This is absolutely not an American city. It is interestingly designed – as a single complex. From the window of the White House, the American president sees the Jefferson Memorial, which should remind him of the constitution, and the Lincoln Monument informs Congress of great statehood.

America is very different, just like Russia. Therefore, when a person speaks badly of Americans, most likely he simply does not know them. Do not judge them by other people’s stories, including satirists. If, for example, Mikhail Zadornov wants to amuse people, he gives in his monologues an artistic generalization of the incomprehensible aspects of their life. Some, I don’t argue, hit the target so accurately that you even wonder how he does it. Although, of course, in most cases, everything is greatly exaggerated, and sometimes creates the wrong impression.

I once read that hostility is formed where people do not know each other. If you carefully learn the unknown and the unfamiliar, most likely, it will definitely fall in love. Sometimes this is not enough “tourist gallop”.

University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

Pitt-Bradford is for students who want to earn on a world-wide degree personalized, supportive and friendly.

University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

You can choose from over 40 specialties and 50 minors, concentration and pre-professional programs. You will explore on our 317 acres campus, which is located in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains. Considering what is close to nature means that you will have unique opportunities to study both in the classroom and beyond.

Our professors are dedicated to teaching. You will not find graduates assistant training courses. And, since our classes are small, our teachers will work closely with you to give you personal attention.

We have a four year regional campus for the University of Pittsburgh system. This means that you will have the opportunity to connect to Force Pitt, and when you graduate, you will have a prestigious University of Pittsburgh degree , which is recognized worldwide. And we work hard to make this valuable degree available to you. More than 94 percent of our students receive financial assistance. In fact, during the 2016–17 school year, the average financial aid award was $ 17,900 for students in the state and $ 25,800 for disengaged students.

For all these reasons and much more:

The Princeton Review gave us one of the 150 Best Value Colleges in the United States.

TheBestColleges.org listed by us as one of the top 10 regional campuses in the United States.

USNews & World Report ranked us as one of the best regional colleges in the North.

The Princeton Review recognized us as one of the best colleges in the northeast for the 13th consecutive year.

We named college honors college guides of the same name for the second year in a row.

STEM Journal Jobs Called Us 2015 STEM Job Approved College.

Valley Forge Military College

Since 1935, VFMC has earned a reputation as a renowned joint educational, accredited two-year private college. The Pennsylvania Military College ™, VFMC provides an educational experience, unlike any other in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In general, the mission of Valley Forge Military College is to educate cadets in the academic and military environment, to be fully prepared to perform their duties as civic leaders who are mentally alert, sound in the body, attentive to others and have the highest sense of duty , loyalty and courage. To promote high moral standards and strong character traits that will make all cadets merit for themselves, their families, their alma mater and their country.

Valley Forge Military College

VFMC’s vision should be a shining beacon, encouraging young people from all over the world to come together to develop their full intellectual, physical, moral and leadership potential through structure and inspiration provided by the tradition of excellence Valley Forge.

Philosophy VFMAC is to improve the overall individual in a comprehensive system of self-improvement and group improvement. The institute seeks to train each cadet in a way that contributes to and strengthens the cadet’s ability to confidently search for and solve life problems. The dynamics of our strictly structured and controlled community under the leadership of the Cadets instils a commitment to responsible and informed citizenship in a democratic society. Valley Forge’s military school education helps our graduates acquire the ability and desire to effectively confront and solve the problems of life, like state,

Creating leaders by developing an entire face

Both academic and military environments, VFMAC builds leaders through the development of the whole person. Our reputation is based on a foundation that summarizes Five Cornerstones: “ Academic excellence, personal motivation, character development, physical development and leadership . ” The goal of the five cornerstones is to help students achieve their academic potential and achieve success not only in the classroom, but also outside the classroom. From its cadet leadership ranks to the screw club to its award-winning equestrian program, VFMAC teaches students leadership and responsibility in practice.

Academic excellence

Personal motivation

Through teamwork, organizational pride, and setting and achieving personal goals, each student learns to strive for excellence.

Character development

Cadets are learning to contribute to society, while maintaining our high standards of character and love for the country.

Physical development

Through physical education and competitive sports, each student learns the habits and attitudes necessary for continuous physical health.


Through a structured environment, students learn individual responsibility and are given the opportunity to become leaders of citizens.

Gannon university

Gannon university

Our mission

Gannon is a Catholic, Diocesan University dedicated to excellence in schools, universities, and services. Our faculty and staff prepare students to be global citizens through programs grounded in humanities and natural sciences and professional specializations. We offer a comprehensive, value-oriented learning experience that emphasizes faith, leadership, involvement, and social responsibility.

Gannon’s Location Great

We are located in the fourth largest city in the state of Pennsylvania and one of the busiest ports on the Great Lakes. Gannon’s urban campus, in the heart of Erie, is two hours from Cleveland, Buffalo and Pittsburgh. Our unique location and facilities create a special atmosphere conducive to learning, scholarships, research, service and personal growth.

History of Gannon University

Gannon College of Arts and Sciences, founded as a collegiate college under the 1925 charter. Villa Maria College was created by then-Archbishop John Mark Gannon, who in 1941 acquired one of the most elegant buildings in the center of Erie-Strong Mansion ) – as the central hub of the current campus. Renamed GANNON College in 1944, he received his charter at the men’s college for four years. In 1964, Gannon became one of the educational and created a graduate school. In 1979, the college reached university status.

A private, catholic, all-round collaboration educational institution, Gannon became the premier of the Catholic University of Northwestern Pennsylvania and is a valuable community and regional resource.

The key to Gannon’s mission is the personal and professional development of students. Leadership is stimulated through a range of campus organizations and activities that foster research interests, as well as volunteering and community service, and which provide opportunities for intellectual, moral, and spiritual growth.

Today, Gannon University seeks to build on its successful history of training leaders, focusing on a dynamic future of change and new opportunities. Gannon is focused on a shared commitment to learning, to his Catholic identity, its future financial growth from external sources, enhancing its development of teaching faculty and science, its participation in serving the local and regional community, its students and graduates of registration, and its improved technology.

Discover Erie

Erie, Pennsylvania, a city made for college students. The city center, right next to the Campus of Gannon, you will find numerous internship opportunities and cooperative jobs with government agencies, local businesses and hospitals. And when your school day is done, you will have a lot of fun as well. Explore museums, galleries, theaters and restaurants in the heart of the city, all a few steps from Gannon. Just a few minutes from the hotel, relax on the sandy beaches of Presque Isle State Park, Gannon’s popular student hangout, or cheer on professionally related hockey, baseball and Erie basketball teams. Students tell us Eri is just the right size: big enough to provide enough professional and recreational opportunities, but small enough

Penn state dickinson law

Pennsylvania’s Dickinson Law is committed to creating lawyers who are ready for vocational training, equipped with doctrinal knowledge, practical skills, and extracurricular competencies to succeed in an increasingly global legal market. The distinctive features of Dickinson Law education are an innovative curriculum that, from the very first day of law school, relies heavily on experiential learning to prepare our students for the practice of law and welcoming and supporting the community. Based in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in 1834, Dickinson’s Law is the oldest law school in Pennsylvania and the fifth oldest in the country. Over the past 182 years, Dickinson Law graduates have included the country’s most prominent lawyers, judges, government and corporate leaders and lawyers. Our 1997 merger with Penn State expanded our reputational, networking, and collaborative programs to complement the legacy of Dickinson Law as an innovative leader in experimental education. To ensure that we can provide hands-on training for our students, Dickinson’s Law limited each LL.M. a cohort of 20 students. This deliberately small class size ensures that students receive focused attention from teachers, guarantees ample opportunities to learn in practice, and fulfill the promise of law school to best position their students for employment in a competitive market. complementing the legacy of Dickinson Law as an innovative leader in experimental education. 

Penn state dickinson law

To ensure that we can provide hands-on training for our students, Dickinson’s Law limited each LL.M. a cohort of 20 students. This deliberately small class size ensures that students receive focused attention from teachers, guarantees ample opportunities to learn in practice, and fulfill the promise of law school to best position their students for employment in a competitive market. complementing the legacy of Dickinson Law as an innovative leader in experimental education. To ensure that we can provide hands-on training for our students, Dickinson’s Law limited each LL.M. a cohort of 20 students. This deliberately small class size ensures that students receive focused attention from teachers, guarantees ample opportunities to learn in practice, and fulfill the promise of law school to best position their students for employment in a competitive market.

Basic Principles The Dickinson State School of Pennsylvania adopted the following basic principles that reflect and define the values ​​and aspirations of the institution:

1. To invest in our students the full range of specific skills of lawyers necessary for the most effective implementation as lawyers at the local, state, national, transnational and international levels in the 21st century.

2. Continually strive for knowledge and wisdom, which we share not only with our students, but also with professional lawyers, scientists, politicians and others, in accordance with the role of Penn State as a world-class research university.

3. To voluntarily contribute our services to the university and to local, state, national, and international efforts to improve the global understanding, life, and well-being of our students and the world in which they will live.

4. To strive daily for a sense of community and mutual support among teachers, students, and staff, as well as in our interactions outside law school.


LL.M. The program is a 24-credit, one academic year of study. Students must register at least 12 credits per semester and can be no more than 17 credits per semester. The foundational courses of the program will introduce you to our unique analytical methodologies. Students can then choose courses from our lawyer-like curriculum, separated by specialized areas of study, and create personalized tracks based on areas of interest. LL.M. Students can enroll in a rich set of courses offered in the law school curriculum, including a focused course of study in one of the specialized fields below:

Arbitration, Mediation and Negotiation

Business Law

Constitutional and administrative law

Criminal law and procedure

Cyber ​​law data privacy

Elder’s Law

Health Law and Policy

Intellectual property

International Judicial Advocacy

Public Interest Act

Safety law

Tax law

Trial advocacy and litigation

LL.M. Independent research and experimental learning LL.M. Students can take independent study courses of up to 3 credits for one semester and no more than 4 credits for two semesters LL.M. program. With the consent of the Deputy Dean for Academic Affairs, LL.M. Students can take part in experimental courses offered at law school, including bonage, clinical, and internship programs. LL.M. Students can apply for a third-semester legal study to complete a pilot study program or prepare for an exam in the United States.

Internships Because Dickinson Law School is less than 20 miles from state capital and less than two hours from Washington, DC, our students have the opportunity to train with national law firms; government agencies at the local, state, and federal levels; private corporations; and non-profit organizations — and at the same time gain a sense of urban, suburban, and rural legal communities.

Semester-based students have the opportunity to continue the transition from a prospective student to a lawyer, participating in practice semesters at a law school. These exciting programs allow students to spend one semester working full time in different legal environments in Harrisburg, Pa .; Washington; or international location. Previous placements included:

International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (The Hague, Netherlands)

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (Cape Town, South Africa)

International Bar Association (London)

Human rights watch

Internal Revenue Service

US Securities and Exchange Commission

US Department of Justice, Environmental Protection Division

Section of the US Department of Justice, Human Rights and Special Prosecutions

US Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control

US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Government oversight project (outreach agency)

Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office

Pennsylvania State Higher Education System

Legal Center for Combating Domestic Violence YWCA

Students of the Dickinson Law faculty learn from a distinctive and specialized full-time teacher, supplemented by auxiliary faculty practicing lawyers and judges. It is noteworthy that all full-time teachers have been practicing law for years, and they continue to be engaged at the national and international levels through advocacy through professional bonuses, mediators, advisory committees and scholarships. The faculty believes that their scientific and educational missions should complement each other. Being involved scientists, they agree that having a deep understanding of the theory is an integral part of our students’ ability to work as lawyers in an increasingly global, diverse and complex legal environment. The faculty is fully committed to the community and supports the success of our students.

Public interest and pro bono. The professional conduct rules oblige every lawyer, regardless of his or her practice, to provide legal services to underrepresented persons. Dickinson Law approves of this requirement and believes that helping the disadvantaged is one of the most useful parts of a lawyer. The program of the Miller Center Pro Bono at the Law Faculty ensures that students have opportunities to participate in community activities with an interest in success already in the first semester. Dickinson Law awards a scholarship to participate in summer social activities, and the school scholarship assistance program and the loan repayment program helps students continue to work on a voluntary basis after graduation.

Inclusive community We believe that diversity enriches the educational experience of each person. We aim to welcome people from different cultures and lifestyles, as we must prepare them to become the next generation of practical advocates. As an inclusive community, Dickinson’s Law defines diversity in a broad sense, including racial and ethnic minorities, women, people with disabilities, members of the LGBT community, veterans, first generation students, adult learners, and any others who have experienced subjection, marginalization, or isolation from academic communities – for their personal status. We are pleased to support various organizations related to student participation, such as:

Black Lawyers Association (BLSA)

Latino / Law Student Association (LLSA)

Military Law Division (MLC)

OutLaw (LGBTQ Student Association)

Women’s Law Committee (WLC)

In addition, the core courses of the Dickinson Law combine various perspectives and explore the significance of diversity for law, the legal process and practice. Thanks to the law school’s educational offerings and its extracurricular activities, Dickinson Law students can develop cultural competencies and better understand minority points of view.

Alumni Network Not only will you be part of this long and proud heritage of Dickinson Law graduates, but you will also become a member of the Penn Alumni Network, which has more than 700,000 people – the world’s largest active alumni network. Dickinson’s law has LL.M. graduates work all over the world.

Services The fully renovated historic Dickinson Law House in Carlisle, Pa., Has been specifically designed to ensure the law school’s commitment to the community. This LEED certified facility is equipped with modern classrooms and seminar rooms; basement room for judges with a 200-seat observatory; legislative room for students; the three-storey library of H. Ladie Montague, Jr.; group rooms; spinal community; courtyard; and cafe. All classrooms are equipped with sophisticated audiovisual technology that allows students and professors to communicate in real time with colleagues and professionals around the world.

Career Services To help students discuss today’s challenging job market, Dickinson Law offers a range of resources that go beyond traditional career services. Broad networks of loyal Pennsylvania alumni and Dickinson Act are committed to helping our students succeed in their desired professions. Dickinson Law graduates receive premium careers in various areas of legal practice, as well as in business and industry, government and academia.

Financial Aid and Scholarships A limited number of merit-based scholarships are available for senior LL.M. candidates. LL.M. tuition fees, estimates and estimated costs are listed on the Dickinson Act website .

LL.M. Receptions LL.M. The admissions office at Penn State Dickinson Law reviews completed applications on an ongoing basis. Although the Admissions Committee is trying to notify applicants whose files are incomplete, the ultimate responsibility of the applicant is to ensure the timely completion of his or her application. While most students seek to enroll in the fall semester (August), Dickinson’s Penn State law offers the opportunity to start LL.M. programs in spring semester (january). Decisions on financial assistance and scholarships for the Dickinson of Pennsylvania LL.M. the program is issued on an ongoing basis and monitors the notification of admission to LL.M. program. Our LL.M. the cohort is kept deliberately small, with no more than 20 students, to promote more active interaction with JD students and law school faculty, as well as judges and lawyers in the Harrisburg and Washington DC areas. The University of Pennsylvania is constantly ranked among the top research and educational institutions in the world. Come study with us in Penn’s Dickinson Law! To learn more about LL.M. For the Penn State Dickinson Law program, contact international program coordinator Sarah Guillen.