Traditional 4-year university to be built in downtown Somerset

Building upon a tradition of academic excellence that can be traced back to the Civil War era with the founding of Somerset College, community leaders unveiled plans today to build a traditional four-year university in the heart of downtown Somerset.

The University of Somerset is a private, nonprofit research university founded in the classic liberal arts tradition of undergraduate education while embracing technological innovation and scientific development. Built on the proposition that principles should have a place in higher education, the University of Somerset will equip the next generation to lead in the global marketplace by instilling the core values on which the United States was founded, including liberty, integrity, patriotism, and private and civic virtue.