EDGE HILL COLLEGE
At Edge Hill College, you can get the "best of both worlds." The picturesque setting northwest of England is removed from urban noise and distractions, yet is only a short distance from seaside towns or the city lights of Liverpool and Manchester. The location is also superb for travel in England and the UK -- London and the southeast, the Lake District, Wales, and Scotland -- and the rest of Europe.
The attractive 45-acre campus is situated on the edge of the historic market town of Ormskirk. This busy town retains the friendly atmosphere characteristic of rural England. In addition to its twice weekly market, Ormskirk boasts an interesting array of shops, restaurants, and pubs.
Academic Program Highlights
An associated college of the University of Lancaster, Edge Hill offers a curriculum that includes subjects such as: art and design, communication and information media, drama, English, history, mathematics, modern European cultural studies, organization and management studies, science, women's studies, sociology, and psychology.
Courses are taught by British professors and American students are integrated with British students in the classroom. Education is available for students wishing to explore, first-hand, British education and teaching methods. Students typically register for 12-15 credits per semester. A 2.5 GPA is required in addition to transcripts and three letters of recommendation for admission to the program.
Housing is arranged in campus residence halls and students receive twelve meals per week in the college's refectory. In addition, there is a cafe and snack bar on campus for light meals.
Edge Hill offers a variety of support systems to make certain that the study abroad experience is rewarding. Students may utilize academic advising, personal counseling and basic medical services. A new Learning Resource Center has a state-of-the-art library with fully networked computers and internet access.
All students will automatically become members of the Students' Union with access to activities, clubs, and events on campus. For the sports-minded there are tennis courts, a running track, double gymnasium, and indoor swimming pool. Popular intramural team sports are field hockey, basketball, soccer, and rugby.