Cabrini College is a Catholic College approximately twenty minutes outside of the Philadelphia area, in Radnor, PA. Students come from a diverse demographic to study in this academically challenging and community service oriented higher educational facility. Established in 1957, the School’s motto is “Service Beyond One’s Self.” It is a private, Roman Catholic, Co-educational college with approximately one-thousand seven-hundred undergraduate students, and fourteen-hundred graduate students at the Master’s Degree level.
Cabrini was founded by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and was one of the first schools to institutionalize community service as a graduation requirement. The school was granted a Tier 3 ranking for the Northern region of Master’s University’s by the US News & World Report. The school has a few distance learning opportunities. They established an online certificate program in web design systems about ten years ago, and they offer a few of their courses online in combination with face-to-face learning. Cabrini College will most likely continue to integrate more distance learning into the curriculum as they continue to establish their national presence, however, they also pride themselves in small classrooms with accessible professors and high levels of interactivity.
Students are encouraged in all degree programs to explore the ethical and moral implications of their work in the world upon graduation. Cabrini prepares students for jobs in the workforce, but also molds them into citizens who care about their impact in their constantly changing world. Community service is required, and students are offered a broad range of experiential learning through internships, research projects, study abroad programs, and fieldwork. Biology students have opportunities to participate in clean water projects, and freshmen participate in debates with legislators. There is a course that actually meets in a prison so that students have a chance to understand the justice system and work with the inmates. They are pioneering many interesting programs to teach practical approaches to social justice.
The undergraduate program offers more than thirty liberal arts, sciences, and professional studies majors. All undergraduate students participate in the new program called Justice Matters, where they learn critical, analytical and practical problem solving skills. Undergraduate majors and minors include: Accounting, Business Administration, International Business, Sports Management, Finance, Human Resources Management, Marketing, Communications, Early Childhood Education, Education Studies, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Special Education, English, Exercise Science and Health Promotion, Graphic Design, Studio Art, History, Political Science, American Studies, Computer Information Science, Information Systems, Mathematics, Philosophy, Psychology, Religious Studies, French, Italian, Spanish, Biology, Pre-Medicine, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Allied Health Programs, Pre-Nursing, Pre-Occupational Therapy, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Physical Therapy, Social Justice, Social Work, Sociology, and Criminology. The graduate departments include the Master’s of Education and the master of Science in Organization Leadership.
Tuition for Cabrini College is determined by credit hour, and for graduate students it is approximately $575 per unit. Undergraduates pay about $475 per unit. It is estimated that around 97% of students at Cabrini receive some type of aid in the form of grants, loans, and scholarships.