Why Aren’t More Philly Students Attending These Five City Universities?
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Nate File, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Philadelphia’s most renowned universities—Temple, Penn, Drexel, La Salle, and St. Joseph’s—have an enormous impact on the city, with combined budgets of more than $6 billion. But their impact on students from Philadelphia is much smaller.
Only 14 percent of the combined first-year students from these universities are from Philadelphia. Local high school counselors and nonprofit leaders discuss why.