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Best Colleges in Pennsylvania

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Institutional Characteristics

Next 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.
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Academic Comparison - Best Schools In Pennsylvania
RankNameLocationType/LevelHighest DegreeOffered Degree
1 University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
2 Swarthmore College
Swarthmore, PAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
3 Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
4 Lehigh University
Bethlehem, PAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
5 Haverford College
Haverford, PAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
6 Lafayette College
Easton, 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 University
Lewisburg, PAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master
9 Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
University Park, PAPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
10 University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
Pittsburgh, PAPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
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Key Facts Comparison

The average tuition & fees of best schools in Pennsylvania is $45,605 for State residents and $51,922 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 30.60% and graduation rate is 88.20%. Next table compares key facts for each schools including acceptance rate, graduation rate, tuition, student to faculty ratio, and student population.
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Key Facts Comparison Between Best Schools In Pennsylvania
RankNameTuition & FeesAcceptance RateGraduation RateStudent Faculty RatioStudent Population
1 University of Pennsylvania
$57,770 8% 96% 6:125,860
2 Swarthmore College
$54,656 9% 94% 8:11,559
3 Carnegie Mellon University
$57,119 15% 90% 10:114,029
4 Lehigh University
$55,240 32% 90% 9:16,849
5 Haverford College
$56,698 16% 90% 8:11,310
6 Lafayette College
$55,002 31% 88% 10:12,642
7 Villanova University $55,280 28% 90% 11:111,030
8 Bucknell University
$58,196 34% 90% 9:13,668
9 Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
$18,450 / $35,514 76% 71% 14:146,810
10 University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
$19,718 / $33,746 57% 83% 14:128,673
Average$45,605 / $51,92230.60%88.20%9.90:114,243
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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.