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2022 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania

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  1. #1 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania.

    University of Pennsylvania

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    4 Year,

    PHILADELPHIA, PA,

    1291 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says Work hard, play hard! That’s life at Penn. Strengths - Great approachable Professors, almost any class or activity you can think of, wonderful diversity, beautiful campus. Lots of opportunities....

    Read 1291 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 8%,

    Net Price: $24,167,

    SAT Range: 1460-1570,

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  2. #2 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania.

    Carnegie Mellon University

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    4 Year,

    PITTSBURGH, PA,

    1426 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I like the coursework at CMU! It's both challenging and exciting. We also have a vibrant extracurricular scene, and student services like career counseling are useful. Although the scheduling system....

    Read 1426 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 17%,

    Net Price: $36,983,

    SAT Range: 1460-1560,

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  3. #3 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania.

    Haverford College

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    4 Year,

    HAVERFORD, PA,

    248 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says Haverford is a great place! This is very cliche but the community is amazing, the professors are supportive and very knowledgable, and the atmosphere is welcoming! I chose Haverford because of the....

    Read 248 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 18%,

    Net Price: $25,215,

    SAT Range: 1360-1520,

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  5. #4 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania.

    Swarthmore College

    4 Year,

    SWARTHMORE, PA,

    418 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I'm a rising sophomore, so I might change a bit of what I'll say here.My favorite aspect of Swarthmore is the academics. On the professor and academic assistance side, everyone has been patient and encouraging all throughout.I'd met professors who are simply the kindest, most passionate souls I have ever met. The presence of a dedicated Writing Center (getting help with presentations/papers from experienced upperclassman...The college's curriculum offers a great deal of flexibility, but also some structure. In particular, the distributional requirement for graduation is a prime example of this. Under it, you must take....

    Read 418 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 9%,

    Net Price: $20,360,

    SAT Range: 1390-1540,

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  6. #5 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania.

    Villanova University

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    4 Year,

    VILLANOVA, PA,

    1515 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I really enjoyed attending Villanova University. From the rich diversity on campus to the array of extracurricular activities available to students, I felt both challenged and at home on campus. I was able to participate in various programs through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Campus Ministry, the Center for Peace and Justice Education, etc. Basketball games, French Club, and...The academics at Villanova cannot be rivaled. Both of my undergraduate professors were attentive, understanding, challenging, and willing to engage with me as a student. I am still in contact with...I would highly recommend Villanova University to any interested student!.

    Read 1515 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 31%,

    Net Price: $38,303,

    SAT Range: 1320-1460,

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  7. #6 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania.

    Lehigh University

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    4 Year,

    BETHLEHEM, PA,

    889 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Graduate Student says 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...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...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...For me, Lehigh is among the greatest schools, which helps you set for life..

    Read 889 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 50%,

    Net Price: $29,098,

    SAT Range: 1260-1430,

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  9. #7 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania.

    Lafayette College

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    4 Year,

    EASTON, PA,

    639 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says 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....

    Read 639 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 36%,

    Net Price: $28,735,

    SAT Range: 1250-1440,

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  10. #8 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania.

    Bucknell University

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    4 Year,

    LEWISBURG, PA,

    775 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says 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....

    Read 775 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 38%,

    Net Price: $39,359,

    SAT Range: 1250-1430,

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  11. #9 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania.

    Penn State

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    4 Year,

    UNIVERSITY PARK, PA,

    7177 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says Penn State has a beautiful campus that makes walking to class every day a joy, especially during the fall months. The professors are very smart and knowledgeable, and many of them have had....

    Read 7177 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 56%,

    Net Price: $26,151,

    SAT Range: 1160-1360,

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  12. #10 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania.

    Bryn Mawr College

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    4 Year,

    BRYN MAWR, PA,

    435 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says I love the traditions at Bryn Mawr! By participating in them, you will feel incredibly at home and like you belong and are loved. Additionally, by going to Bryn Mawr, you are able to take classes at....

    Read 435 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 38%,

    Net Price: $37,015,

    SAT Range: 1310-1500,

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  13. #11 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania.

    University of Pittsburgh

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    4 Year,

    PITTSBURGH, PA,

    4167 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says I love the community of intelligent, creative, unique, and genuine students I am surrounded by at the University of Pittsburgh. The atmosphere is collaborative rather than competitive, and it fosters....

    Read 4167 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 64%,

    Net Price: $22,346,

    SAT Range: 1250-1420,

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  14. #12 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania.

    Franklin & Marshall College

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    4 Year,

    LANCASTER, PA,

    853 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I love the campus and the small school setting! Classes are small so connecting with professors is a lot easier. There are many options for classes and majors, as well as the fact that you can now....

    Read 853 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 37%,

    Net Price: $28,038,

    SAT Range: 1200-1420,

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  15. #13 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania.

    Gettysburg College

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    4 Year,

    GETTYSBURG, PA,

    603 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I attended Gettysburg in the mid-90's and truly believe it was a life changing experience for me. The education, access to professors, and facilities are top notch. I still miss the beauty of the....

    Read 603 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 48%,

    Net Price: $34,850,

    SAT Range: 1200-1370,

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  16. #14 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania.

    Dickinson College

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    4 Year,

    CARLISLE, PA,

    657 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I've had a generally positive experience here; I think a lot of what I hear people complaining about are issues that are either just colleges in general or are things that are an indicator of a more....

    Read 657 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 52%,

    Net Price: $37,342,

    SAT Range: 1190-1365,

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  17. #15 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania.

    Temple University

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    4 Year,

    PHILADELPHIA, PA,

    5570 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says My experience here at Temple has been nothing but fun! There are so many things to do here on campus from the events hosted by organization to outside events in the Philadelphia area. The diversity....

    Read 5570 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 60%,

    Net Price: $23,254,

    SAT Range: 1010-1230,

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  18. #16 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania.

    Drexel University

    4 Year,

    PHILADELPHIA, PA,

    3008 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says If your in between wanting a city school or campus style college, Drexel is the perfect choice. You have the safety and comfort of university city which contains mostly academic building with the....

    Read 3008 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 77%,

    Net Price: $39,463,

    SAT Range: 1180-1380,

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  19. #17 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania.

    Thomas Jefferson University

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    4 Year,

    PHILADELPHIA, PA,

    1022 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Graduate Student says I am currently 1 year into a two MS program for UX Design. Moving across the country to attend school is not a new thing, but doing it with a family was daunting to say the least. Jefferson has been...I am currently a full-time employee, student, and dad. My professors and cohort members have been amazing to work with. Their knowledge and backgrounds are diverse which has helped me learn and grow...My professors come from incredible backgrounds and are able to provide daily examples/experiences that apply to the courses I am taking. It has made me better in my current job and helped me hone in...I would highly recommend TJU to any student looking to further their education!.

    Read 1022 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 66%,

    Net Price: $29,255,

    SAT Range: 1090-1270,

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  20. #18 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania.

    University of Scranton

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    4 Year,

    SCRANTON, PA,

    644 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says I transferred here about a year ago and I LOVE it here! My professors are easily the best instructors I've ever had, and coming from a relatively large school, I was overjoyed to discover how kind....

    Read 644 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 76%,

    Net Price: $36,093,

    SAT Range: 1100-1280,

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  21. #19 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania.

    Saint Joseph's University

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    4 Year,

    PHILADELPHIA, PA,

    1056 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Niche User says An A- on Niche is too low of a rating for SJU. The campus is beautiful, first class. It’s in a great location. The students are driven and down-to-earth, well-balanced. The professors are....

    Read 1056 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 80%,

    Net Price: $35,780,

    SAT Range: 1100-1290,

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  22. #20 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania.

    Duquesne University

    4 Year,

    PITTSBURGH, PA,

    1460 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says The location of Duquesne is impeccable as it sits in the center of the city up on a bluff. Students feel comfortable and confident walking around campus as the Duquesne campus police makes sure to....

    Read 1460 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 77%,

    Net Price: $32,408,

    SAT Range: 1120-1270,

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  23. #21 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania.

    Muhlenberg College

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    4 Year,

    ALLENTOWN, PA,

    481 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I loved Muhlenberg- the people really made my experience. Everyone is so friendly and genuinely kind. I have never met better people. Going to Muhlenberg helped me become a happier and kinder person.....

    Read 481 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 62%,

    Net Price: $35,152,

    SAT Range: 1170-1350,

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  24. #22 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania.

    University of the Sciences

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    4 Year,

    PHILADELPHIA, PA,

    574 Niche users give it an average review of 3.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Although I have only completed my first year of college at University of the Sciences, it was one of the best years of my life. Not only am I surrounded by fellow peers and classmates who have the....

    Read 574 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 71%,

    Net Price: $31,497,

    SAT Range: 1110-1320,

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  25. #23 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania.

    Allegheny College

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    4 Year,

    MEADVILLE, PA,

    923 Niche users give it an average review of 3.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Allegheny College is a struggle. There is not one part of my experience here that has been easy in the slightest. The campus is beautiful, with great red brick roads and cool academic buildings that....

    Read 923 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 73%,

    Net Price: $26,376,

    SAT Range: 1140-1350,

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  26. #24 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania.

    Susquehanna University

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    4 Year,

    SELINSGROVE, PA,

    822 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Susquehanna has always been my dream college and even though I didn't get to go there right away, I'm more than happy that I got to transfer for my Bachelor's. The community and environment are so....

    Read 822 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 73%,

    Net Price: $26,597,

    SAT Range: 1020-1230,

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  27. #25 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania.

    Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus

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    4 Year,

    LEMONT FURNACE, PA,

    142 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says I love being able to attend Penn State Fayette. What I love most about this campus is the small class sizes. Because of the small classes, you are able to get to know your professors better and vice....

    Read 142 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 80%,

    Net Price: $16,496,

    SAT Range: 960-1190,

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