EUGENE, Ore., April 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, has published a ranking of the 25 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania for 2017.
The state of Pennsylvania has a long and interesting history in the field of education—it is home to the first-ever university in the country, the first-ever medical school, and the first-ever HBCU (Historically Black College/University). With such a heritage in higher education, appearing on this list of the best Pennsylvanian colleges is a real distinction.
"As with any investment, you want to get as much value out as possible compared to what you put in," Christian Amondson, Managing Editor of College Choice, said of the ranking. "Of course, future college students need to consider a variety of factors when choosing their school, but how much it will cost and how much they'll earn afterward are valuable considerations. That's why we incorporate return on investment in our ranking methodology."
College Choice developed its list by looking at academic quality along with return on investment—the differential between tuition costs and average early career earnings.
The ranking for the 25 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania finds University of Pennsylvania in the top spot. Swarthmore College is in second, and Haverford College rounds out the top three.
The entire ranking, listed in alphabetical order, is as follows:
Bryn Mawr College
Carnegie Mellon University
Franklin and Marshall College
Lincoln University of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
Saint Francis University
Saint Vincent College
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
University of Scranton
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
College Choice is an independent online publication dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college. The site publishes rankings and reviews that make finding the best colleges for different interests easier and more fun, as well as resources to help students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.
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SOURCE College Choice