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Top Fashion Programs in Pennsylvania

Written by FS StaffAugust 5, 2013
Pennsylvania

How does a school earn a spot on the list of top schools? Affordability and convenience help, as well as factors such as student clubs and organizations, recreation, class size, quality of campus life, and job placement rate. The schools on our list rank among the top schools in the nation based on the factors listed and others such as student selectivity, class size, peer assessment, program offerings, financial resources, and graduation and retention rates.

Continue reading to find out which Pennsylvania schools are top-rated all around, and what they have to offer. Please note that the top schools below are arranged by student population largest to smallest.

Top Fashion School Programs Pennsylvania – Major Cities

Philadelphia
Drexel University
Student Population: 25,000
Backdrop: Urban, 77-acre campus, easy access to Newark, Jersey City, New York, Baltimore
Degrees Offered: B.S. Fashion Design, M.S. Fashion Design

Philadelphia
Philadelphia University
Student Population: 2,888
Backdrop: Urban, 100-acre campus, easy access to Newark, Jersey City, New York, Baltimore
Degrees Offered: B.S. Fashion Design, B.S. Fashion Merchandising and Management, B.S. Textile Design, B.S. Textile Materials Technology, M.S. Textile Design, M.S. Global Fashion Enterprise, M.S. Textile Engineering, Ph.D. Textile Engineering

Erie
Mercyhurst University
Student Population: 2,762
Backdrop: City, 75-acre campus, easy access to Hamilton, Canada; London, Canada; Kitchener, Canada; Buffalo, Cleveland
Degrees Offered: B.S. Fashion Merchandising, Fashion Studies Minor   

Philadelphia
The Art Institute of Philadelphia
Student Population: 1,930
Backdrop: Urban, small campus, easy access to Newark, Jersey City, New York, Baltimore
Degrees Offered: B.S. Fashion Design, B.S. Fashion Marketing, Fashion Retailing Diploma, A.A.S. Fashion Design, A.A.S. Fashion Marketing, A.A.S. Visual Merchandising, A.A.S. Interior Design, B.S. Interior Design

Pittsburgh
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
Student Population: 1,674
Backdrop: Urban, small campus, easy access to Akron, OH
Degrees Offered: B.S. Fashion Design, B.S. Fashion & Retail Management, B.S. Interior Design   

Reading
Albright College
Student Population: 1,600
Backdrop: City, 118-acre campus, easy access to Philadelphia, Baltimore, Newark, Jersey City, New York
Degrees Offered: Bachelor’s Fashion Design, Design & Merchandising, Merchandising, Costume Design; Co-Major Tracks Fashion Design, Merchandising, Costume Design

Philadelphia
Moore College of Art and Design
Student Population: 482
Backdrop: Urban, small campus, easy access to Newark, Jersey City, New York, Baltimore
Degrees Offered: B.F.A. Fashion Design, B.F.A. Illustration, B.F.A. Interior Design, Minor Fashion Design, Minor Textile Design, Minor Illustration, Minor Interior Design   

Top Fashion School Programs Pennsylvania – Other Cities and Towns

Indiana
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Student Population: 13,058
Backdrop: Village, 354-acre campus, easy access to Pittsburgh
Degrees Offered: B.S. Fashion Merchandising, B.S. Interior Design

Immaculata
Immaculata University
Student Population: 2,883
Backdrop: Small town, 375-acre campus, easy access to Philadelphia, Baltimore, Newark, Jersey City, New York
Degrees Offered: B.S. Fashion Merchandising   

Cheyney
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
Student Population: 1,402
Backdrop: Village, 275-acre campus, easy access to Philadelphia, Baltimore, Newark, Jersey City, New York, Washington D.C.
Degrees Offered: B.S. Fashion Merchandising and Management

York
The Art Institute of York
Student Population: 457
Backdrop: City, small campus, easy access to Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C.
Degrees Offered: B.S. Fashion & Retail Management, Fashion Retailing Diploma, B.S. Interior Design

More Programs to Consider:

Did You Know.... Academy of Art University’s School of Fashion offers BFA's in Fashion, Fashion Merchandising, Textile Design, Fashion Marketing, Fashion Styling, Costume Design, and Fashion Product Development. Learn more.

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Sources
Peterson’s
Princeton Review
U.S. News & World Report College Rankings