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2021 Top Pennsylvania Men's Baseball Schools

73 Colleges
$47,140 Avg Tuition & Fees*
72% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

With all of the options student athletes have for higher education today, it can be tough to choose which direction to take. College Factual has developed its Best Colleges for Men's Baseball in Pennsylvania ranking as one item you can use to help make this decision.

Our analysis looked at 73 schools in Pennsylvania to determine which ones were the best for Men's Baseball athletes in Pennsylvania. To come up with this ranking, we look at a number of factors that are all objective measurements. These factors include the school's overall quality as determined by our Best Colleges ranking and the athletic competitiveness of the school. Thus, in order to rank well, the school must offer a quality education in addition to having a great sports team.

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Top Colleges in Pennsylvania for Men's Baseball athletes in Pennsylvania

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Our analysis found University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus to be the best school for Men’s Baseball athletes in Pennsylvania in this year’s ranking. Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the large public school handed out 5,451 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at Pitt brought home $2,653,288 in revenue in a single year.

With a freshman retention rate of 93%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. In addition to its great ranking here, Pitt is in the top 15% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#2

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

A rank of #2 on our list means Lehigh University is a great place for Men’s Baseball athletes in Pennsylvania working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, the medium-sized private not-for-profit school awarded 1,379 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at Lehigh brought home $790,293 in revenue in a single year. With a perfect academic progress rate of 1000, the team is showing that they know how to hit the books, too.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 96%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Lehigh did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #4 on our overall quality list.

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#3

Bucknell University

Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

Out of the 73 schools in Pennsylvania that were part of this year’s ranking, Bucknell University landed the #3 spot on the list. Bucknell University is a small private not-for-profit school located in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania that handed out 1,034 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Baseball team at Bucknell made $455,749 in revenue. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 983.

The student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1 is a sign that students will have more opportunities to engage with their professors one-on-one. Bucknell did well in our overall quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our overall quality list.

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#4

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The excellent sports programs at University of Pennsylvania helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Men’s Baseball athletes in Pennsylvania. University of Pennsylvania is a large private not-for-profit school located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that handed out 3,632 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Baseball team at UPenn made $555,928 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 998 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

The impressive student-to-faculty ratio of 6 to 1 means that students may have more opportunities to work more closely with their professors than they would at other schools. In addition to its Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Pennsylvania ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, UPenn is ranked #1 for overall quality in Pennsylvania.

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Pennsylvania State University - University Park

University Park, Pennsylvania

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Pennsylvania State University - University Park. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball athletes in Pennsylvania list. Penn State University Park is a public institution located in University Park, Pennsylvania. The school has a large population, and it awarded 10,893 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Baseball team at Penn State University Park made $859,735 in revenue. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 990.

With a freshman retention rate of 93%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. On top of its placing in this ranking, Penn State University Park also did well on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 15% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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#6

Saint Joseph's University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Saint Joseph’s University landed the #6 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Pennsylvania ranking. Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the medium-sized private not-for-profit school awarded 1,311 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at St. Joe’s took home $1,270,160 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 997 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

With a freshman retention rate of 91%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. St. Joe’s excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 20% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#7

Villanova University

Villanova, Pennsylvania

With a ranking of #7, Villanova University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Pennsylvania ranking. Villanova is located in Villanova, Pennsylvania and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 2,240 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at Villanova took home $1,126,949 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 997 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 95%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Villanova also is in the top 10% of our overall quality ranking.

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#8

Washington & Jefferson College

Washington, Pennsylvania

Washington & Jefferson College came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Pennsylvania ranking. W&J is located in Washington, Pennsylvania and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 382 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The team at W&J took home $257,016 in revenue and paid out $256,999 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $17 for the sports team.

With a freshman retention rate of 87%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. In addition to its great ranking here, W&J is in the top 15% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#9

Mercyhurst University

Erie, Pennsylvania

Mercyhurst University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Pennsylvania ranking, coming in at #9. Located in Erie, Pennsylvania, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 526 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at Mercyhurst took home $724,967 in revenue.

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#10

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

West Chester, Pennsylvania

West Chester University of Pennsylvania landed the #10 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Pennsylvania ranking. West Chester University of Pennsylvania is a fairly large public school located in West Chester, Pennsylvania that handed out 3,698 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at WCUPA took home $285,451 in revenue.

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#11

Lafayette College

Easton, Pennsylvania

Lafayette College ranked #11 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Pennsylvania list. Lafayette is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Easton, Pennsylvania. It awarded 804 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at Lafayette took home $885,328 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 989 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 95%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Lafayette excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 10% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#12

Haverford College

Haverford, Pennsylvania

Haverford College did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Pennsylvania ranking, coming in at #12. Haverford is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Haverford, Pennsylvania. It awarded 343 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at Haverford brought home $199,087 in revenue in a single year.

The impressive student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1 means that students may have more opportunities to work more closely with their professors than they would at other schools. On top of its placing in this ranking, Haverford also did well on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 5% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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#13

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Gettysburg College came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Pennsylvania ranking. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and it awarded 722 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Baseball team at Gettysburg made $142,496 in revenue.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 90%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Gettysburg also claimed a spot on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 10% of all schools in this category.

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Elizabethtown College

Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania

Elizabethtown College did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Pennsylvania ranking, coming in at #14. Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 527 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at Etown took home $169,387 in revenue.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 87%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Etown also claimed a spot on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 20% of all schools in this category.

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#15

Ursinus College

Collegeville, Pennsylvania

With a ranking of #15, Ursinus College did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Pennsylvania ranking. Ursinus is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Collegeville, Pennsylvania. It awarded 400 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at Ursinus brought home $175,652 in revenue in a single year.

Ursinus excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 20% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#16

Dickinson College

Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Dickinson College came in at #16 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Pennsylvania ranking. Dickinson is a private not-for-profit institution located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The school has a small population, and it awarded 752 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at Dickinson made $129,529 in revenue, while incurring $115,683 in expenses. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $13,846.

Since the school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1, those pursuing a bachelor’s degree will have more opportunities to interact with their professors. On top of its placing in this ranking, Dickinson also did well on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 10% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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Allegheny College

Meadville, Pennsylvania

Allegheny College landed the #17 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Pennsylvania ranking. Located in Meadville, Pennsylvania, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 452 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at Allegheny brought home $232,774 in revenue in a single year.

As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Allegheny also is in the top 20% of our overall quality ranking.

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#18

Misericordia University

Dallas, Pennsylvania

Misericordia University came in at #18 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Pennsylvania ranking. Located in Dallas, Pennsylvania, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 483 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The team at Misericordia University took home $131,018 in revenue and paid out $129,218 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $1,800 for the sports team.

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Seton Hill University

Greensburg, Pennsylvania

With a ranking of #19, Seton Hill University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Pennsylvania ranking. Located in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 356 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at Seton Hill brought home $661,658 in revenue in a single year.

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#20

Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, Pennsylvania

Swarthmore College came in at #20 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Pennsylvania ranking. Swarthmore is a private not-for-profit institution located in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. The school has a small population, and it awarded 545 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Swarthmore brought in $214,928 while tallying up $158,513 in expenses for its Men’s Baseball team. That boils down to a yearly profit of $56,415 for the sports team.

The student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1 is a sign that students will have more opportunities to engage with their professors one-on-one. In addition to its Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Pennsylvania ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, Swarthmore is ranked #2 for overall quality in Pennsylvania.

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#21

University of Scranton

Scranton, Pennsylvania

University of Scranton ranked #21 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Pennsylvania list. This medium-sized private not-for-profit school is located in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and it awarded 938 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at University of Scranton took home $238,976 in revenue.

With a freshman retention rate of 87%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. University of Scranton excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 15% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#22

Lebanon Valley College

Annville, Pennsylvania

Lebanon Valley College ranked #22 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Pennsylvania list. Located in Annville, Pennsylvania, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 434 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at LVC made $132,039 in revenue, while incurring $130,072 in expenses. Thus, the team actually made $1,967, which isn’t bad at all.

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#23

Arcadia University

Glenside, Pennsylvania

Arcadia University ranked #23 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Pennsylvania list. Arcadia University is a small private not-for-profit school located in Glenside, Pennsylvania that handed out 470 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Baseball team at Arcadia took home $130,798 in revenue.

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Susquehanna University

Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania

Susquehanna University landed the #24 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Pennsylvania ranking. Susquehanna is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. It awarded 597 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Baseball team at Susquehanna brought home $203,619 in revenue in a single year.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 87%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year.

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#25

Muhlenberg College

Allentown, Pennsylvania

With a ranking of #25, Muhlenberg College did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Baseball in Pennsylvania ranking. Allentown, Pennsylvania is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 733 students in 2018-2019.

The team at Muhlenberg took home $209,760 in revenue and paid out $199,588 in expenses in recent times. That boils down to a yearly profit of $10,172 for the sports team.

With a freshman retention rate of 91%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. In addition to its great ranking here, Muhlenberg is in the top 15% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 25 schools only.

References

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of our data about colleges.
  • Revenue and expense information comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s Equity in Athletics Data Analysis (EADA) website.
  • The academic progress rate (APR) of each team was made available by the NCAA.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Information about the national average student loan default rate is from the U.S. Department of Education and refers to data about the 2016 borrower cohort tracking period for which the cohort default rate (CDR) was 10.1%.

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