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Institutional Characteristics

The following table compares the basic academic information between best schools in Pennsylvania. By school type, there are 1 public and 9 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), four-yearsDoctor's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
2 Swarthmore CollegeSwarthmore, PAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
3 Carnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh, PAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
4 Lehigh UniversityBethlehem, PAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
5 Haverford CollegeHaverford, PAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
6 Lafayette CollegeEaston, PAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
7 Villanova UniversityVillanova, PAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
8 Bucknell UniversityLewisburg, PAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master
9 University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh CampusPittsburgh, PAPublic, four-yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
10 Bryn Mawr CollegeBryn Mawr, PAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate

Key Facts Comparison

The average tuition & fees of best schools in Pennsylvania is $48,874 for State residents and $56,302 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 29.75% and graduation rate is 89.80%. 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 $61,710 5.87% 96% 6:126,552
2 Swarthmore College $56,056 7.79% 94% 7:11,437
3 Carnegie Mellon University $58,924 13.54% 93% 5:113,519
4 Lehigh University $57,470 45.97% 87% 9:17,067
5 Haverford College $61,210 17.84% 90% 8:11,307
6 Lafayette College $57,114 40.74% 88% 9:12,514
7 Villanova University $59,020 25.24% 91% 11:111,032
8 Bucknell University $59,802 34.50% 88% 9:13,726
9 University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus $20,362 / $35,394 66.68% 84% 14:132,277
10 Bryn Mawr College $56,320 39.34% 87% 8:11,634
Average$48,874 / $56,30229.75%89.80%8.60:110,107
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.