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Best Colleges in Pennsylvania

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Institutional Characteristics

The following table compares the basic academic information between best schools in Pennsylvania. By school type, there are 2 public and 8 private schools in best schools in Pennsylvania. By school level, all 10 schools are 4 years or high institutes.
Academic Comparison - Best Schools In Pennsylvania
RankNameLocationType/LevelHighest DegreeOffered Degree
1 University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia, PAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
2 Swarthmore CollegeSwarthmore, PAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
3 Carnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh, PAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
4 Lehigh UniversityBethlehem, PAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
5 Haverford CollegeHaverford, PAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
6 Lafayette CollegeEaston, PAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
7 Villanova UniversityVillanova, PAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
8 Bucknell UniversityLewisburg, PAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master
9 Pennsylvania State University-Main CampusUniversity Park, PAPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
10 University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh CampusPittsburgh, PAPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate

Key Facts Comparison

The average tuition & fees of best schools in Pennsylvania is $45,601 for State residents and $51,433 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 34.80% and graduation rate is 89.20%. The following table compares key facts for each schools including acceptance rate, graduation rate, tuition, student to faculty ratio, and student population.
Key Facts Comparison Between Best Schools In Pennsylvania
RankNameTuition & FeesAcceptance RateGraduation RateStudent Faculty RatioStudent Population
1 University of Pennsylvania $60,042 9% 96% 6:126,552
2 Swarthmore College $54,456 9% 97% 8:11,437
3 Carnegie Mellon University $58,810 17% 93% 10:113,519
4 Lehigh University $55,260 50% 88% 9:17,067
5 Haverford College $59,162 18% 93% 8:11,307
6 Lafayette College $55,742 36% 90% 10:12,514
7 Villanova University $57,460 31% 92% 11:111,032
8 Bucknell University $58,202 38% 88% 9:13,726
9 Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus $18,450 / $35,514 76% 71% 14:146,810
10 University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus $19,678 / $19,679 64% 84% 14:132,277
Average$45,601 / $51,43334.80%89.20%9.90:114,624
The ranking data is provided by CollegeEvaluator. We compare the schools that ranked top 10 in Pennsylvaniaand in top 500 ranking for all colleges and universities in United States.