College Rankings - Local Atmosphere in Pennsylvania

Making the grade: A high Local Atmosphere grade indicates that the area surrounding campus is safe and scenic. Other factors include nearby attractions, proximity to other schools, and the town's attitude toward students. How exactly does CP calculate these grades?

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Carlow University
Pittsburgh, PA
1,955
A
Chatham University
Pittsburgh, PA
922
A
Chestnut Hill College
Philadelphia, PA
1,581
A
Philadelphia University
Philadelphia, PA
2,888
A
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
18,429
A-
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA
6,366
A-
Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA
15,876
A-
Duquesne University
Pittsburgh, PA
5,832
A-
Point Park University
Pittsburgh, PA
3,225
A-
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
11,678
A-
University of the Arts
Philadelphia, PA
1,881
A-
Villanova University
Villanova, PA
7,100
B+
Eastern University
Saint Davids, PA
2,701
B+
Penn State
University Park, PA
39,192
B+
Penn State Abington
Abington, PA
3,506
B+
West Chester Univ. of PA
West Chester, PA
13,297
B
Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr, PA
1,313
B
Cairn University
Langhorne, PA
928
B
Cedar Crest College
Allentown, PA
1,359
B
DeSales University
Center Valley, PA
2,468
B
Haverford College
Haverford, PA
1,205
B
Lycoming College
Williamsport, PA
1,354
B
Marywood University
Scranton, PA
2,244
B
Mercyhurst University
Erie, PA
2,771
B
Robert Morris
Moon Township, PA
4,645