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2023 Hardest Colleges to Get Into in Pennsylvania

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  1. #3 Hardest Colleges to Get Into in Pennsylvania.

    Carnegie Mellon University

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    4 Year,

    PITTSBURGH, PA,

    1436 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Going to school at Carnegie Mellon University was one of the hardest experiences of my life thus far. During most of the journey I resented the challenges and felt weighed down by the work and....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 17%,

    Net Price: $36,983,

    SAT Range: 1460-1560,

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  3. #4 Hardest Colleges to Get Into in Pennsylvania.

    Haverford College

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    4 Year,

    HAVERFORD, PA,

    253 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....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 18%,

    Net Price: $25,215,

    SAT Range: 1360-1520,

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  5. #7 Hardest Colleges to Get Into in Pennsylvania.

    Franklin & Marshall College

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    4 Year,

    LANCASTER, PA,

    856 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 856 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 37%,

    Net Price: $28,038,

    SAT Range: 1200-1420,

  6. #8 Hardest Colleges to Get Into in Pennsylvania.

    Bucknell University

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    4 Year,

    LEWISBURG, PA,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says Freshman year was rough due to Covid restrictions. Each year has gotten better, especially the food! The administration actually listened to the complaints and ungraded the selections.The campus is beautiful, but Lewisburg is a small town so aside from a few bars and restaurants there is not much to do in town. The trade off is that it is very safe. Greek life is big, but anyone can get involved and if you are not interested in the party scene there is still a lot to do on campus. The academics are challenging but most of my professors have...The housing is variable...some dorms are nicer than others, but the school guarantees housing all 4 years..

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    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 38%,

    Net Price: $39,359,

    SAT Range: 1250-1430,

  7. #10 Hardest Colleges to Get Into in Pennsylvania.

    Lehigh University

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    4 Year,

    BETHLEHEM, PA,

    897 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 897 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 50%,

    Net Price: $29,098,

    SAT Range: 1260-1430,

  8. #11 Hardest Colleges to Get Into in Pennsylvania.

    Gettysburg College

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    4 Year,

    GETTYSBURG, PA,

    608 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 608 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 48%,

    Net Price: $34,850,

    SAT Range: 1200-1370,

  9. #13 Hardest Colleges to Get Into in Pennsylvania.

    Penn State

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    4 Year,

    UNIVERSITY PARK, PA,

    7267 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says I chose Penn State University because of the multitude of research and other science-related opportunities that are afforded to you when attending a large university. I also love the overall....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 56%,

    Net Price: $26,151,

    SAT Range: 1160-1360,

  10. #14 Hardest Colleges to Get Into in Pennsylvania.

    Penn State World Campus

    4 Year (Online),

    296 Niche users give it an average review of 4.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Graduate Student says So far the experience has been excellent! The application process was very straight forward and the university has been very kind and supportive throughout the entire process. The online experience....

    Read 296 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C+,

    Acceptance Rate: 54%,

    Net Price: $21,678,

    SAT Range: 990-1260,

  11. #16 Hardest Colleges to Get Into in Pennsylvania.

    Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences

    4 Year,

    LANCASTER, PA,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says My overall experience at this college has been amazing. Not only do I enjoy learning from the instructors, I enjoy interacting with the other students that attend there as well. This school....

    Read 185 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 54%,

    Net Price: $31,499,

    SAT Range: 850-1060,

  12. #17 Hardest Colleges to Get Into in Pennsylvania.

    Muhlenberg College

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    4 Year,

    ALLENTOWN, PA,

    485 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 485 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 62%,

    Net Price: $35,152,

    SAT Range: 1170-1350,

  13. #18 Hardest Colleges to Get Into in Pennsylvania.

    University of Pittsburgh

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    4 Year,

    PITTSBURGH, PA,

    4216 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....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 64%,

    Net Price: $22,346,

    SAT Range: 1250-1420,

  14. #19 Hardest Colleges to Get Into in Pennsylvania.

    Saint Francis University

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    4 Year,

    LORETTO, PA,

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

    Featured Review: Niche User says I loved the friendly and welcoming environment. A college is a big step in one's future and everyone there was so welcoming and warming that it made me feel better about starting that new step in the....

    Read 566 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 59%,

    Net Price: $29,393,

    SAT Range: 1010-1220,

  15. #24 Hardest Colleges to Get Into in Pennsylvania.

    Chatham University

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    4 Year,

    PITTSBURGH, PA,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Academically, Chatham is great. The interior architecture and music programs are really great academically and really prepare you for next steps career wise or for grad school, depending on your....

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    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 66%,

    Net Price: $28,310,

  16. #25 Hardest Colleges to Get Into in Pennsylvania.

    Juniata College

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    4 Year,

    HUNTINGDON, PA,

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

    Featured Review: Niche User says As a parent of a Juniata student, the experience has been excellent! The administration and professors really care about the students. There are many beloved traditions--from Mountain Day, to....

    Read 890 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 67%,

    Net Price: $24,524,

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