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Pennsylvania Western University empowers students to build meaningful lives through a broad array of nationally accredited undergraduate and graduate programs, career-focused learning, and an unwavering focus on student success. A regional comprehensive university, PennWest provides accessible, high value higher education on its three premier residential campuses in western Pennsylvania and its virtual campus.


At PennWest University:

  • We offer education your way, with in-person, hybrid and online programs that suit your life and support your career plans.
  • We’re student ready. We meet you where you are and guide you through financial, personal and academic challenges.
  • We advocate for all members of our community, so everyone feels a sense of belonging.
  • We are Western Pennsylvania. We’re serving our communities and keeping our local economy strong.
  • We empower and invest in our people and culture, creating a supportive environment where you can learn, work and thrive.

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