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Top Pennsylvania Colleges and Universities

By January 20, 2013

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Pennsylvania has a remarkable number of excellent colleges and universities that vary greatly in size, personality and mission. The schools on my list were chosen based on a variety of factors: curricular innovations, first-year retention rates, four- and six-year graduation rates, selectivity and student engagement. Some of the schools won't come as a surprise. The University of Pennsylvania made my list of the country's best universities, and both Haverford and Swarthmore are on my list of the best liberal arts colleges. Other schools on the list may be less familiar. See who made the cut: Top Pennsylvania Colleges.
Ursinus College Tower
Ursinus College Tower
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My list doesn't do justice to the rich selection of colleges and universities in Pennsylvania. Is there a college or university that I've left off the list that you think should be on it? If so, feel free to leave your recommendations in the college admissions forum.


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