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Top Colleges in Pennsylvania Academic Key Facts Comparison

There are 2 public and 8 private schools in Top Colleges in Pennsylvania. The average acceptance ratio of Top Colleges in Pennsylvania is 28.10% where University of Pennsylvania has the tightest rate of 8% and University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus has the loosest rate of 59%. The average graduation rate is 89.10% and the average student to faculty ratio is 9.90:1 (10.10%).

#1. University of Pennsylvania

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#1. University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
8%
Student Population
25,860
Graduation Rate
95%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
6 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$57,770
Graduate
$40,182

#2. Swarthmore College

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#2. Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, PA | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
9%
Student Population
1,559
Graduation Rate
94%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
8 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$54,656

#3. Carnegie Mellon University

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#3. Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
17%
Student Population
14,029
Graduation Rate
89%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
10 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$57,119
Graduate
$45,909

#4. Lehigh University

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#4. Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
22%
Student Population
6,849
Graduation Rate
87%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
9 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$55,240
Graduate
$27,130

#5. Haverford College

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#5. Haverford College

Haverford, PA | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
19%
Student Population
1,310
Graduation Rate
92%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
8 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$56,952

#6. Lafayette College

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#6. Lafayette College

Easton, PA | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
29%
Student Population
2,642
Graduation Rate
87%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
10 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$55,752

#7. Villanova University

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#7. Villanova University

Villanova, PA | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
29%
Student Population
11,030
Graduation Rate
91%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
11 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$55,280
Graduate
$20,606

#8. Bucknell University

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#8. Bucknell University

Lewisburg, PA | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
33%
Student Population
3,668
Graduation Rate
88%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
9 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$58,196
Graduate
$25,412

#9. Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

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#9. Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

University Park, PA | Public, 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
56%
Student Population
46,810
Graduation Rate
85%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
14 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$18,450 (in-state), / $35,514 (out-of-state)
Graduate
$22,994 (in-state), / $38,728 (out-of-state)

#10. University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

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#10. University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

Pittsburgh, PA | Public, 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
59%
Student Population
28,673
Graduation Rate
83%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
14 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$19,718 (in-state), / $33,746 (out-of-state)
Graduate
$24,480 (in-state), / $40,848 (out-of-state)

Top Colleges in Pennsylvania Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Comparison

The average undergraduate tuition & fees of Top Colleges in Pennsylvania is $19,084 for state residents and $52,023 for out of state students in academic year 2019-2020. Bucknell University has the most expensive tuition & fees of of $58,196 and University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus has the lowest rates of $33,746. The average graduate tuition & fees of Top Colleges in Pennsylvania is $23,737 for state residents and $34,116 for out of state students in academic year 2019-2020. Carnegie Mellon University has the most expensive graduate tuition & fees of of $45,909 and Villanova University has the lowest graduate tuition rates of $20,606. Next tables compare the tuition, fees, and living costs at Top Colleges in Pennsylvania.
Table. Top Colleges in Pennsylvania Tuition & Fees Comparison
RankSchool NameUndergraduate Tuition & FeesGraduate Tuition & FeesLiving Costs
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-StateOn-CampusOff-Campus
1 University of Pennsylvania $57,770$40,182$18,136$16,352
2 Swarthmore College $54,656-$17,876-
3 Carnegie Mellon University $57,119$45,909$16,372$15,562
4 Lehigh University $55,240$27,130$15,225$15,225
5 Haverford College $56,952-$18,238$18,238
6 Lafayette College $55,752-$17,264-
7 Villanova University $55,280$20,606$16,744$16,744
8 Bucknell University $58,196$25,412$16,304$16,304
9 Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus $18,450$35,514$22,994$38,728$16,672$16,672
10 University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus $19,718$33,746$24,480$40,848$13,936$14,500
Average$19,084$52,023$23,737$34,116$16,677$16,200

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