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7605 Old York Rd
Melrose Park , Pennsylvania 19027-3010

Disability Resource Office

Director of Disability Services
7605 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027
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About Gratz College

Gratz College, located in Melrose Park, Pennsylvania, is a prestigious private university offering a diverse range of programs and degrees. Established in 1895, Gratz College has a rich history of providing quality education rooted in Jewish heritage and values.

As a not-for-profit institution, Gratz College is dedicated to its mission of fostering lifelong learning, intellectual growth, and professional development within a supportive and inclusive community. This commitment is evident in the university’s dedication to maintaining a 4-year accessibility score of 1, ensuring that students from all backgrounds have the opportunity to pursue higher education.

The campus itself is situated in the charming suburb of Melrose Park, which is located just a short distance from the vibrant city of Philadelphia. This advantageous location provides students with a unique opportunity to experience the best of both worlds – the peaceful ambiance of a tight-knit community and the vibrant energy of a major metropolitan area.

Melrose Park offers a range of amenities and attractions, making it an ideal place for students to live and study. The town boasts numerous parks, recreational facilities, and green spaces, providing ample opportunities for outdoor activities and relaxation. Additionally, students can explore a variety of local shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues, creating a vibrant social scene in which they can engage.

Furthermore, Gratz College’s proximity to Philadelphia opens up a world of opportunities for students to expand their horizons. Known as the “City of Brotherly Love,” Philadelphia is renowned for its rich history, diverse culture, and world-class attractions. Students can immerse themselves in the city’s vibrant arts scene, visit renowned museums and galleries, and indulge in a wide array of culinary delights. Moreover, Philadelphia’s numerous internship and job prospects offer students valuable hands-on experience in their chosen fields.

In terms of academic offerings, Gratz College encompasses a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs. The university excels in various disciplines, including education, Jewish studies, Holocaust and genocide studies, Jewish communal service, Jewish professional writing, and more. With small class sizes and distinguished faculty, Gratz College places a strong emphasis on personalized education and individualized attention for each student.

Additionally, the university places great value on community engagement and social responsibility. Students at Gratz College actively participate in outreach programs, volunteer work, and community service projects, embracing the Jewish principles of tikkun olam, or repairing the world. Through these initiatives, students not only develop a deeper understanding of their role in society but also gain practical skills that will serve them well in their future careers.

In conclusion, Gratz College is a highly regarded institution that combines academic excellence with a commitment to inclusivity, personal growth, and engagement with the broader community. Its tranquil suburban setting in Melrose Park, complemented by its proximity to the dynamic city of Philadelphia, offers students a unique and enriching college experience. Whether pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies, Gratz College provides students with the tools, resources, and support necessary to thrive academically, professionally, and personally.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations