Pennsylvania's Top 10 National Universities

Check out the best national universities in Pennsylvania from America's Best Colleges 2010.

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These are the 10 best national universities in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania from the 2010 edition of America's Best Colleges rankings. Here is some key information about each of these universities, which offer a full range of undergraduate majors, as well as master's and doctoral degrees; many strongly emphasize research.

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
U.S. News rank: 4 Tier: 1
Institutional type: private
Setting: urban
Total enrollment: 19,018
Tuition and fees: $38,970

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
U.S. News rank: 22 Tier: 1
Institutional type: private
Setting: urban
Total enrollment: 11,064
Tuition and fees: $39,833

Lehigh University, Bethlehem
U.S. News rank: 35 Tier: 1
Institutional type: private
Setting: urban
Total enrollment: 6,994
Tuition and fees: $38,630

Pennsylvania State University—University Park, University Park
U.S. News rank: 47 Tier: 1
Institutional type: public
Setting: urban
Total enrollment: 44,406
Tuition and fees: In-state: $14,416; Out-of-state: $25,946

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh
U.S. News rank: 56 Tier: 1
Institutional type: public
Setting: urban
Total enrollment: 27,562
Tuition and fees: In-state: $14,154; Out-of-state: $23,852

Drexel University, Philadelphia
U.S. News rank: 88 Tier: 1
Institutional type: private
Setting: urban
Total enrollment: 16,478
Tuition and fees: $31,835

Duquesne University, Pittsburgh
U.S. News rank: 128 Tier: 1
Institutional type: private
Setting: urban
Total enrollment: 10,106
Tuition and fees: $26,468

Temple University, Philadelphia
U.S. News rank: N/A Tier: 3
Institutional type: public
Setting: urban
Total enrollment: 35,490
Tuition and fees: In-state: $11,764; Out-of-state: $21,044

Widener University, Chester
U.S. News rank: N/A Tier: 3
Institutional type: private
Setting: urban
Total enrollment: 6,601
Tuition and fees: $31,840

Immaculata University, Immaculata
U.S. News rank: N/A Tier: 4
Institutional type: private
Setting: suburban
Total enrollment: 4,182
Tuition and fees: $26,540

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