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2020 Guide to Colleges in Pennsylvania

If you’re looking for a great school where you can get a quality education, you may want to consider one of the many colleges and universities in Pennsylvania. The state is home to several institutions of higher learning, 123 of which are ranked in College Factual’s 2020 analysis.

Best Colleges in Pennsylvania

crest image University of Pennsylvania

Located in Philadelphia in what is generally considered a city setting, UPenn is ranked #1 in the state of Pennsylvania. UPenn supports roughly 13,400 students each year.

The school has a student to faculty ratio of 6 to 1.

Learn more about University of Pennsylvania.

crest image Carnegie Mellon University

Located in Pittsburgh in what is generally considered a city setting, Carnegie Mellon is ranked #2 in the state of Pennsylvania. Carnegie Mellon supports roughly 6,900 students each year.

The school has a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Learn more about Carnegie Mellon University.

crest image Bucknell University

Located in Lewisburg in what is generally considered a small town setting, Bucknell is ranked #3 in the state of Pennsylvania. Bucknell supports roughly 3,700 students each year.

The school has a student to faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

Learn more about Bucknell University.

crest image Swarthmore College

Located in Swarthmore in what is generally considered a suburban setting, Swarthmore is ranked #4 in the state of Pennsylvania. Swarthmore supports roughly 1,600 students each year.

The school has a student to faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

Learn more about Swarthmore College.

crest image Lehigh University

Located in Bethlehem in what is generally considered a city setting, Lehigh is ranked #5 in the state of Pennsylvania. Lehigh supports roughly 5,300 students each year.

The school has a student to faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

Learn more about Lehigh University.

crest image Lafayette College

Located in Easton in what is generally considered a suburban setting, Lafayette is ranked #6 in the state of Pennsylvania. Lafayette supports roughly 2,600 students each year.

The school has a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Learn more about Lafayette College.

crest image Franklin and Marshall College

Located in Lancaster in what is generally considered a city setting, Franklin and Marshall is ranked #7 in the state of Pennsylvania. Franklin and Marshall supports roughly 2,400 students each year.

The school has a student to faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

Learn more about Franklin and Marshall College.

crest image Haverford College

Located in Haverford in what is generally considered a suburban setting, Haverford is ranked #8 in the state of Pennsylvania. Haverford supports roughly 1,300 students each year.

The school has a student to faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

Learn more about Haverford College.

crest image Villanova University

Located in Villanova in what is generally considered a suburban setting, Villanova is ranked #9 in the state of Pennsylvania. Villanova supports roughly 7,900 students each year.

The school has a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Learn more about Villanova University.

crest image Dickinson College

Located in Carlisle in what is generally considered a city setting, Dickinson is ranked #10 in the state of Pennsylvania. Dickinson supports roughly 2,400 students each year.

The school has a student to faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

Learn more about Dickinson College.

See the full list of ranked colleges in Pennsylvania.