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2022 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania

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  2. #4 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania.

    Swarthmore College

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    4 Year,

    SWARTHMORE, PA,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Love the cozy and familar feel of campus. I am easily able to make deep connections with both my peers and professors. Food is subpar, but overall education and experience outweigh that flaw....Definetely a hit or miss. Unique vibe. For people who are quirky or unique in some way or are open to learning more about others that are. Genuine openness and a desire to learn are key. Personally a...Pass/fail freshman fall is clutch..

    Read 415 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 9%,

    Net Price: $19,759,

    SAT Range: 1380-1540,

  3. #5 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania.

    Villanova University

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    4 Year,

    VILLANOVA, PA,

    1498 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!.

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 28%,

    Net Price: $36,840,

    SAT Range: 1320-1470,

  4. #6 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania.

    Lehigh University

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    4 Year,

    BETHLEHEM, PA,

    880 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..

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 32%,

    Net Price: $26,631,

    SAT Range: 1280-1450,

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  6. #7 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania.

    Lafayette College

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    4 Year,

    EASTON, PA,

    637 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 637 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 31%,

    Net Price: $26,810,

    SAT Range: 1250-1440,

  7. #8 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania.

    Bucknell University

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    4 Year,

    LEWISBURG, PA,

    770 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 770 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 34%,

    Net Price: $39,493,

    SAT Range: 1260-1430,

  8. #12 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania.

    Franklin & Marshall College

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    4 Year,

    LANCASTER, PA,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says 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...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!.

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    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 30%,

    Net Price: $27,102,

    SAT Range: 1200-1420,

  9. #13 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania.

    Gettysburg College

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    4 Year,

    GETTYSBURG, PA,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I absolutely love the academic integrity and atmosphere of this college! The vast majority of the professors and students are very friendly and welcoming. There are a lot of opportunities to get...However, I would like to see a girls soccer club, and that the soccer clubs would be recognized as intercollegiate clubs to the school. I would also like to see more funding towards the science....

    Read 596 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 48%,

    Net Price: $34,720,

    SAT Range: 1200-1370,

  10. #15 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania.

    Temple University

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    4 Year,

    PHILADELPHIA, PA,

    5518 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says Absolutely love it here. Coming from a small city, moving to a big city really opened my eyes. At first, I thought it was going to be a horrible decision on my end. The crime rates can be nerve....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 60%,

    Net Price: $23,032,

    SAT Range: 1010-1230,

  11. #18 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania.

    University of Scranton

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    4 Year,

    SCRANTON, PA,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says The University of Scranton is an amazing school to attend for your degree! The people, professors, & staff are all so friendly. There are tons of things to do on & off campus & it’s a really fun....

    Read 640 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 76%,

    Net Price: $36,235,

    SAT Range: 1120-1310,

  12. #21 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania.

    Muhlenberg College

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    4 Year,

    ALLENTOWN, PA,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says 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....

    Read 473 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 66%,

    Net Price: $33,603,

    SAT Range: 1150-1340,

  13. #22 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania.

    University of the Sciences

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    4 Year,

    PHILADELPHIA, PA,

    571 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 571 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 71%,

    Net Price: $34,888,

    SAT Range: 1120-1310,

  14. #23 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania.

    Allegheny College

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    4 Year,

    MEADVILLE, PA,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says As a current Junior at Allegheny College, my overall experience has been pretty good. I've learned a lot during my time here, made meaningful connections with my professors, and have made lifelong....

    Read 913 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 62%,

    Net Price: $24,227,

    SAT Range: 1170-1360,

  15. #24 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania.

    Susquehanna University

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    4 Year,

    SELINSGROVE, PA,

    815 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 815 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 72%,

    Net Price: $27,079,

    SAT Range: 1020-1230,