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Many colleges in the state of Pennsylvania and the nation are testing students upon their arrival on campus for COVID-19. The Daily Pennsylvanian is tracking the number of COVID-19 cases at 25 colleges across Pennsylvania.

The size of each circle represents how large the number of positive cases is at an individual Pennsylvania school. 



At Penn, at least 54 students have tested positive for COVID-19, the fourth-highest of all Pennsylvania colleges. Penn is still testing students returning to Philadelphia until Sept. 14th, even after the Aug. 11 announcement that students would be barred from on-campus housing this fall.



Temple University currently leads the state's colleges in positive tests with 236, causing the school to suspend all in-person classes for two weeks from Aug. 31 to Sept. 11. On Sept 3., however, Temple announced it would move classes online for the entirety of the fall semester. Pennsylvania State University and the University of Pittsburgh have had 73 and 60 positive tests, respectively.

Drexel University has yet to post COVID-19 testing statistics. Drexel's fall quarter, which begins on Sept. 21, will be taught remotely and on-campus housing will not be available to undergraduate students.



Click each heading on the chart below for categorical organization. 

The DP is also mapping the fall semester plans of over 325 universities across the United States, as they continue to change, here.

Note: The colleges represented in this list are four-year universities that primarily serve large populations of undergraduate students. Colleges with fall semester plans labeled as "Hybrid" are using a combination of online and in-person methods of instruction and campus activities, and are appropriately labeled according to the university's academic calendar dates. Those labeled as "Online" have stated that nearly all course instruction will be completed remotely. 

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