For more than 160 years, Edinboro University has been driven by a call to provide the education and experience students need to succeed in an ever-changing world. The university continually challenges students—and faculty. And when challenged, they always rise to the occasion.
The university's accomplished faculty instruct, guide and inspire our students to achieve and lead.
From animation and graphic design to nursing, teaching and more, Edinboro’s five colleges and schools, with more than 100 majors and minors, provide everything students need to explore their passions and find a career path. So when students leave campus, they are ready to handle whatever the world throws at them.
Edinboro University has been recognized in an array of respected national rankings, including the No. 21 spot among Animation Career Review’s Top 40 Public Animation Schools and Colleges in the U.S., numerous recognitions for service to military veterans and their families and back-to-back placement in the U.S. News & World Report’s social mobility list. For the sixth consecutive year, Edinboro’s online graduate programs in education and nursing have ranked in the top tier in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Online Programs.”
The Edinboro experience extends well beyond the classroom. Students prepare for careers and life through hands-on learning, collaborative research with faculty, varsity and recreational athletics, academic honor societies, global travel and internships. A vibrant campus life offers seemingly endless opportunities to get involved, stay active and develop leadership skills.
Edinboro students live, work and play in state-of-the-art facilities on our picturesque 585-acre campus. With welcoming residence hall communities, unparalleled academic support services and student organizations to fit every interest, Edinboro quickly feels like home.
Located just 20 miles south of Erie, the fourth-largest city in Pennsylvania, Edinboro is bustling with exciting activities and access to incredible outdoor recreation in every season. Students have easy access to a professional symphony, an acclaimed community theater, professional sports teams, art museums, indoor and outdoor waterparks and seven miles of beaches at Presque Isle State Park.
Acclaimed artists and animators, innovative video game designers, renowned research scientists, published authors and leaders in business, education, criminal justice, healthcare and many other in-demand fields have built the foundations of their success at Edinboro University.