Easton, PA Colleges
Easton is a city in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 26,800 as of the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Northampton County.
Along with Allentown and Bethlehem, Easton is one of the primary cities that comprise the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania's third most populous metropolitan area. Easton is the easternmost city of the Lehigh Valley, sitting on the confluence of the Delaware River and the Lehigh River, for which the Lehigh Valley is named. Easton is the smallest of the three Lehigh Valley cities, with approximately one-fourth of the population of the largest Lehigh Valley city, Allentown.
Easton is almost equidistant from Philadelphia, which is 60 miles (97 km) to the south, and New York City, which is 70 miles (110 km) to the east.
The city is split up into four sections: Historic Downtown, which lies directly to the north of the Lehigh River, to the west of the Delaware River, continuing west to Sixth Street; The West Ward, which lies between Sixth and Fifteenth Streets; The South Side, which lies south of the Lehigh River; and College Hill, a neighborhood on the hills to the north which is the home of Lafayette College. The boroughs of Wilson, West Easton, and Glendon are also directly adjacent to the city; the first and largest of which, Wilson, partially aligns in the same North-South Grid as the city of Easton.
The greater Easton area consists of the city, three townships (Forks, Palmer, and Williams), and three boroughs (Glendon, West Easton, and Wilson).
Centre Square, the town square of the city's Downtown neighborhood, is home to the Soldiers' & Sailors' Monument, a memorial for Easton area veterans killed during the American Civil War. The Peace Candle, a candle-like structure, is assembled and disassembled every year atop the Civil War monument for the Christmas season.
Schools in and around Easton, PA
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $40,340 average out-state tuition; $40,340 average in-state tuition
Northampton County Area Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $7,380 average out-state tuition; $4,920 average in-state tuition
Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $32,931 average out-state tuition; $32,931 average in-state tuition
International Institute for Restorative Practices
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $0 average out-state tuition; $0 average in-state tuition
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $40,660 average out-state tuition; $40,660 average in-state tuition
St Lukes Hospital School of Nursing
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private not for profit; $10,850 average out-state tuition; $10,850 average in-state tuition
Warren County Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $3,270 average out-state tuition; $2,790 average in-state tuition
Popular Majors in Easton
- Political Science and Government
- English Language and Literature
- Mechanical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Electrical and Electronics Engineering
- International Relations and Affairs
- Chemical Engineering
- Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
- Art/Art Studies
- Spanish Language and Literature