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University of Pennsylvania
#1 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania
- 4 Year
- Philadelphia, PA
- Rating 3.87 out of 5 1,260 reviews
Alum: My experiences with the University of Pennsylvania were overall positive. The breadth of academic choices available was incredible. I explored a variety of subjects and transferred internally mid-way through my undergraduate career to focus on a business degree at Wharton, with a computer science minor. The school emphasizes pre-professionalism, providing many resources for corporate career development but also placing a lot of pressure on the student body. The student climate was compettiive, and students often spent most of their time with their extracurricular groups. The older dorms (I did not live in any of the newer developments) needed to renovations, and were unhygenic and cramped.
- 8% Acceptance Rate
- $24,771 Net Price
- 1450-1560 SAT Range
#4 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania
- 4 Year
- Swarthmore, PA
- Rating 3.6 out of 5 411 reviews
Freshman: Swarthmore College is certainly a unique place to be, whether you're looking at its student body or academics. It is a little diverse, certainly not as diverse as I hoped, but then again, Swat is located in a little nook in PA. However, the majority of the students I have met there so far have been quirky in their own unique ways, nearly all of them loving seeing their friends and fellow classmates at Swat so frequently, especially since the campus is not very big. Swatties definitely are a studious bunch, each enjoying their own little niche (or big niche) hobbies.
Academics at Swat are tough, true to their reputation. However, the professors are very kind and genuinely want the students to learn, despite grades.
- 9% Acceptance Rate
- $19,759 Net Price
- 1380-1540 SAT Range
#5 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania
- 4 Year
- Bethlehem, PA
- Rating 3.61 out of 5 878 reviews
Graduate Student: Lehigh University provided me with the education and experience that enabled me very fortunate life and career. Virtually all of my professors were always willing to go spend additional time helping us not only learn what is needed, but also to truly understand what we learn. Lehigh hilly, mostly walking-only campus is simply beautiful: it is not only enjoyable, but also helps one stay in shape! (Yes, there are buses for those who are too lazy to walk around.)
Back in the early 2000s, it had a bad rep for too many parties. Some of that was true, I must admit. However, it is always a personal choice and, to the best of my knowledge, no one at Lehigh was ever prevented from studying because of parties.
Lehigh is not big on Athletics, at least not the major sports, but there is a very strong school spirit, reflected in great attendance of games (my favorites were women's volleyball and men's basketball).
For me, Lehigh is among the greatest schools, which helps you set for life.
- 32% Acceptance Rate
- $26,631 Net Price
- 1280-1450 SAT Range
#7 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania
- 4 Year
- Easton, PA
- Rating 3.64 out of 5 631 reviews
Junior: I have nothing but great things to say upon reflecting on my time at Lafayette College. As a junior attending Lafayette College amidst the Covid 19 pandemic, I have had far from the typical college experience. However, the sense of community that Lafayette has provided me has been imperative in my success and mental health during these times. As a member of greek life I belong to many communities within the Lafayette family, each of which has provided me a unique sense of belonging and courage. Attending a small liberal arts school provides a student with special opportunities that larger institutions would never be able to. Creating connections with professors, other students and classmates, and even workers in the dining halls and bookstores are a few of the perks of being a pard. I applied to Lafayette College early and would highly recommend anyone considering to do the same. I have never felt so involved within my community as I do as a student at Lafayette!
- 31% Acceptance Rate
- $26,810 Net Price
- 1250-1440 SAT Range
#8 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania
- 4 Year
- Lewisburg, PA
- Rating 3.67 out of 5 767 reviews
Sophomore: Going into my freshman year, I was nervous to start a new phase in my life, but Bucknell's staff and student body made me feel so welcome. The campus is beautiful and there is a tight sense of community. There is always something to go do, so you're never bored, and all school-sponsored events are really fun! I have made life-long friends and know that I'll always have a place in the Bucknell community. The academics are so immersive. The professors are very helpful and kind, always making time for students in class and outside of class. They are really there to help you learn as best you can. The class sizes are typically small, so you can develop a good relationship with professors. I really love Bucknell. It's such a great school and is really preparing me to transition into the workforce or graduate school.
- 34% Acceptance Rate
- $39,493 Net Price
- 1260-1430 SAT Range
#9 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania
- 4 Year
- University Park, PA
- Rating 3.86 out of 5 7,069 reviews
Alum: The atmosphere at PennState is awesome. It is very much "work hard, play hard". There are some very interesting and unique courses available, and it is up to the student to make the most of their time there! The rec facilities/ gyms are excellent, and there are some really good group workout classes led by students. I loved going to these! Also, the campus is beautiful and walking to class is always a delight. There is a good variety of food at the dining halls, and they are cognizant about providing food for students with different dietary restrictions. It is the perfect college town- there is a lot to do downtown, but you are also not traversing through a big city just to get to your class.
- 76% Acceptance Rate
- $24,724 Net Price
- 1070-1310 SAT Range
University of Pittsburgh
#11 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania
- 4 Year
- Pittsburgh, PA
- Rating 3.72 out of 5 4,113 reviews
Alum: I loved attending the University of Pittsburgh for my undergraduate education. I was involved in a very difficult and demanding nursing curriculum but the education was great and prepared me very well for the profession. Even with a difficult major the sense of community at Pitt was always positive and with plenty of activities to choose from and on top of that, the school is located to the city of Pittsburgh! The school gives you a Pitt ID that gives you free access to the bus system which really encourages students to explore the city and opportunity to explore neighborhoods, restaurants, museums (also free with ID). Overall my professors were phenomenal and passionate about teaching us students. Choosing Pitt for college was one of the best decisions I ever made!
- 57% Acceptance Rate
- $22,600 Net Price
- 1260-1440 SAT Range
Franklin & Marshall College
#12 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania
- 4 Year
- Lancaster, PA
- Rating 3.65 out of 5 846 reviews
Sophomore: I have had an excellent experience at F&M -- and I am only a freshman. The teachers are fantastic (all but one), and the students are active and refreshing. At my high school, there was little diversity. While Franklin and Marshall still has much to work on in that area, it is still a step up from my earlier years and I love that. The students are also engaging and I have connected with so many people in the past nine months. The music scene is also EXCELLENT -- especially acapella and musicals. The sports, though D3, are fun to watch -- my personal favourite is basketball.
Overall, a good school: not too small, not to large, everything on campus is accessible and beautiful, the administration is communicative, and freshman year was a blast!
- 30% Acceptance Rate
- $27,102 Net Price
- 1200-1420 SAT Range
#14 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania
- 4 Year
- Carlisle, PA
- Rating 3.59 out of 5 614 reviews
Junior: Amazing community and beautiful campus. Brilliant professors who care deeply about their students. Great restaurants and plenty to do!
- 40% Acceptance Rate
- $33,139 Net Price
- 1190-1365 SAT Range
#17 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania
- 4 Year
- Allentown, PA
- Rating 3.52 out of 5 468 reviews
Senior: Going to Muhlenberg has been the best life decision I've made so far. I am originally from California and was initially very nervous to go to college at all, but after learning about Muhlenberg and working with its admissions team, I knew that moving all the way across the country to study there was the right choice. Every day since then has only reaffirmed that decision. The students at Muhlenberg are kind, welcoming, intelligent, supportive, inspiring, innovative, and ambitious, which breeds an excellent campus community and learning environment. There are countless opportunities to discover new subject areas, explore the world, try new things (whether that be starting a club or doing research, etc), and prepare for a bright career path and future. By the end of my time at Berg, I felt prepared to pursue my professional goals and make a difference in the world. Go Mules!
- 66% Acceptance Rate
- $33,603 Net Price
- 1150-1340 SAT Range
#19 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania
- 4 Year
- Pittsburgh, PA
- Rating 3.52 out of 5 1,444 reviews
Alum: I loved my time in the SOE, Residence Life, and being on the campus. Duquesne provides an academically rich curriculum in education and teacher preparation programs. The residence life staff are kind and caring people who along with professors will support you in many ways. I had a lot of support from the School of Education during my time there.
The campus atmosphere is aweomse!
- 74% Acceptance Rate
- $30,732 Net Price
- 1130-1300 SAT Range
Lincoln University of Pennsylvania
- 4 Year
- Lincoln University, PA
- Rating 3.36 out of 5 808 reviews
Senior: Lincoln University is an educational institution and a home.Lincoln is enriching in culture that is of the entire African Diaspora, all while being welcoming and accepting of students from across the world.Lincoln has also created many opportunities for student involvement: Honors Societies, Student Government, Strategic Planning Committees, and more. Lincoln also strongly encourages studying abroad for every major.Yearly, various opportunities to take education past the boarders of America arise with many modes of financial assistance.I absolutely love Lincoln and hope to continue the legacy that my mother has started- graduating as a Lincoln Lion!
- 83% Acceptance Rate
- $16,967 Net Price
- 870-1010 SAT Range