Top Universities in Pennsylvania

For those interested in studying in Pennsylvania, we have a very useful list. We selected the best Pennsylvania institutions for prospective students. Please know that rankings are based on academic research, alumni reviews, graduation rates, as well as assessment from peer colleges. On the page, you will find major admissions stats such as acceptance rate, tuition fees, average SAT scores for each ranked college or university.

Rankings Schools
1 University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
Tuition: $43,738
Total enrollment: 19,919
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 12.4%
Average freshman retention rate: 98%
6-year graduation rate: 96%
Classes with under 20 students: 71.5%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 1350-1530
2 Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)
Tuition: $45,124
Total enrollment: 12,058
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 30.4%
Average freshman retention rate: 96%
6-year graduation rate: 87%
Classes with under 20 students: 68.6%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 1310-1510
3 Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA)
Tuition: $42,220
Total enrollment: 7,055
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 33.4%
Average freshman retention rate: 94%
6-year graduation rate: 87%
Classes with under 20 students: 47.7%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 1220-1400
4 Penn State University Park (University Park, PA)
Tuition: in-state: $16,444, out-of-state: $28,746
Total enrollment: 45,628
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 52.4%
Average freshman retention rate: 92%
6-year graduation rate: 87%
Classes with under 20 students: 38.3%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 1090-1300
5 University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA)
Tuition: in-state: $16,590, out-of-state: $26,280
Total enrollment: 28,766
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 57.9%
Average freshman retention rate: 92%
6-year graduation rate: 79%
Classes with under 20 students: 40.3%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 1170-1380
6 Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA)
Tuition: $36,090
Total enrollment: 18,489
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 57.5%
Average freshman retention rate: 84%
6-year graduation rate: 68%
Classes with under 20 students: 60.3%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 1100-1310
7 Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA)
Tuition: $30,054
Total enrollment: 9,933
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 70.1%
Average freshman retention rate: 87%
6-year graduation rate: 73%
Classes with under 20 students: 49.7%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 1040-1210
8 Temple University (Philadelphia, PA)
Tuition: in-state: $13,508, out-of-state: $23,334
Total enrollment: 36,855
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 62.8%
Average freshman retention rate: 88%
6-year graduation rate: 68%
Classes with under 20 students: 37.4%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 1010-1210
9 Widener University (Chester, PA)
Tuition: $36,382
Total enrollment: 6,464
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 66.3%
Average freshman retention rate: 72%
6-year graduation rate: 54%
Classes with under 20 students: 59.6%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 890-1070
10 Immaculata University (Immaculata, PA)
Tuition: N/A
Total enrollment: 4,312
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 79.9%
Average freshman retention rate: 76%
6-year graduation rate: 47%
Classes with under 20 students: 84.3%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 840-1040
11 Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Indiana, PA)
Tuition: N/A
Total enrollment: 15,132
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 58.3%
Average freshman retention rate: 75%
6-year graduation rate: 52%
Classes with under 20 students: 26.4%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 900-1080

 

Top Universities in Pennsylvania

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