You can find "the sweetest place on Earth" right here in Pennsylvania. But, you'll need more than its famous Hershey Chocolate to get your college degree. If you're looking for top-ranked liberal arts colleges, a more-than-impressive public university system or a private university, come on over to Pennsylvania. You'll have 234 colleges and universities to choose from. Those who come to the Keystone State enjoy a wide variety of majors, with the arts and sciences taking the top spots. Graduates go on to start careers at successful companies, like 21st Century Media, EB Games, Kappa Publishing Group and many more.
On the weekends, students can explore the Pocono Mountains, Dutch country roads, and plenty of American history in Philadelphia and Gettysburg. Anything in Philly is great, but it's always good to step off the beaten path from time to time. Start with Bulls Head Public House in Lititz, with their Beer Menu Bible. of course, be sure to develop your own cheesesteak addiction by hanging out at Pat's, Geno's or Jim's. Go hoarse cheering on the Philadelphia Eagles or the 76ers, or get lost in a chocolate dream at Hershey Park. Pennsylvania is ready to welcome anyone looking to revolutionize the way they see the world while getting a great education at the same time.Click Here to See the Best Colleges in the US*Wikipedia, "Colleges and universities in Pennsylvania", "Companies based in Pennsylvania" *www.pa.gov *taglineguru.com
Founded in 1740 in downtown Philadelphia, the University of Pennsylvania is a private academic institution with a current undergraduate enrollment of roughly 25,000. The school was initially founded by Benjamin Franklin before the Declaration of Independence was drafted, making it one of only nine universities to be chartered in that era. Penn's tuition and fees total over $55,000 annually, and the school ranks among the top universities in the nation.
The university is in an urban setting with a historic gothic campus that includes a walled-in student housing complex located just north of the Schuylkill River and blocks from Rittenhouse Square. Classes follow a semester-based academic calendar, and the current student-faculty ratio is 6:1, one of the smallest ratios for a top university in the nation.
The University of Pennsylvania is home to internationally recognized colleges including the Annenberg School for Communication, The Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology, and the Wharton School of Business. UPenn has academic partnerships worldwide with schools such as King’s College London, the University of Barcelona, and even in Australia at the University of Queensland. During their stay at UPenn, students can participate in a range of social clubs like the famous Penn Glee Club, or work at The Daily Pennsylvanian, the student-run newspaper. Notable alumni include former President of the United States Donald Trump, author Noam Chomsky, and architect of the Louvre Pyramid, I.M. Pei.
Carnegie Mellon University offers 328 degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2020, 5,061 students graduated with students earning 3,233 Master's degrees, 1,465 Bachelor's degrees, 327 Doctoral degrees, and 36 Certificates.
Lehigh University offers 196 degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small city. In 2020, 1,905 students graduated with students earning 1,260 Bachelor's degrees, 522 Master's degrees, 103 Doctoral degrees, and 20 Certificates.
Villanova University offers 163 degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2020, 3,445 students graduated with students earning 1,791 Bachelor's degrees, 1,261 Master's degrees, 202 Doctoral degrees, and 191 Certificates.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA||18 : 1||26,552|
|Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA||11 : 1||13,519|
|Swarthmore College Swarthmore, PA||6 : 1||1,437|
|Haverford College Haverford, PA||8 : 1||1,307|
|Bucknell University Lewisburg, PA||9 : 1||3,726|