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College Consensus Releases Ranking of Best Colleges in Pennsylvania 2018

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College Consensus Releases Ranking of Best Colleges in Pennsylvania 2018

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Aug. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- College Consensus (http://www.collegeconsensus.com), a unique new college ranking website, has published their ranking of the Best Colleges in Pennsylvania 2018 at http://www.collegeconsensus.com/ranking/best-colleges-pa/

To identify the Best Colleges in Pennsylvania for 2018, College Consensus combined the latest results from the most respected college ranking systems with thousands of real student reviews to produce a unique consensus score for each school. According to College Consensus founder Jeremy Alder, "Similar to what Rotten Tomatoes does for movies, College Consensus gathers the publisher rankings and student reviews from around the web and distills the results into simple, easy to understand scores so students can quickly and easily compare schools. It is the ranking of all rankings, so to speak." Learn more about the College Consensus rankings methodology at http://www.collegeconsensus.com/about/.

College Consensus identified the best-ranked colleges in the state:

1. Swarthmore College - Swarthmore, PA

2. University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA

3. Haverford College - Haverford, PA

4. Bryn Mawr College - Bryn Mawr, PA

5. Bucknell University - Lewisburg, PA

6. Lafayette College - Easton, PA

7. Franklin & Marshall College - Lancaster, PA

8. Gettysburg College - Gettysburg, PA

9. University of Scranton - Scranton, PA

10. Villanova University - Villanova, PA

11. Dickinson College - Carlisle, PA

12. Lehigh University - Bethlehem, PA

13. Carnegie Mellon University - Pittsburgh, PA

14. Saint Joseph's University - Philadelphia, PA

15. Muhlenburg College - Allentown, PA

16. Pennsylvania State University - University Park, PA

17. Allegheny College - Meadville, PA

18. Juniata College - Huntingdon, PA

19. Misericordia University - Dallas, PA

20. University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, PA

21. Washington & Jefferson College - Washington, PA

22. Saint Francis University - Loretto, PA

23. Messiah College - Mechanicsburg, PA

24. Lebanon Valley College - Annville, PA

25. Geneva College - Beaver Falls, PA

Pennsylvania's official nickname is the Keystone State - a name that recalls the state's central role in the founding of the United States, from the establishment of the first official religious freedom protection (in its state constitution) to the writing of the Declaration of Independence and US Constitution. One of the most productive states in the union, not only the home of numerous Fortune 500 companies and a banking industry nearly the equal of New York, but also of coal, oil, and a host of other natural resources, Pennsylvania is an economic powerhouse. It's also known as a bellwether in politics, a key swing state that often shows the direction of national elections. A well-educated population and a strong job market are tied to Pennsylvania's higher education system.

"Pennsylvania has been a leader in higher education since before there was a US," according to Managing Editor Carrie Sealey-Morris, and the state "played critical roles in educating Founding Fathers and the earliest American business, religious, and educational leaders." It was the birthplace of American democracy, and heavily influenced by the Enlightenment, a movement that stressed education and exploration, making Pennsylvania an early leader in higher education. In fact, as Sealey-Morris explains, "Pennsylvania's higher education system is so incredibly rich that naming the ten highest-ranked colleges means leaving out world-renowned institutions like the Pennsylvania State University and Carnegie Mellon University." From the Ivy League to the Little Ivies, world-renowned public research universities and private liberal arts colleges, "the colleges and universities included are some of the world's most prestigious." In short, Sealey-Morris demonstrates, "Pennsylvania's best colleges and universities are hallmarks of American higher education."

College Consensus is a new approach to college rankings. We combine the latest results from the most respected college ranking systems with thousands of real student review scores from around the web to produce an aggregate College Consensus rating for each school.

Carrie Sealey-Morris
Managing Editor, College Consensus 
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