Hardest to Get In in Pennsylvania

Odds of becoming an astronaut: 12.1 million to 1. Odds of becoming the United States president: 10 million to 1. The good news is compared to these statistics, you have a great shot of getting into these colleges and universities. *Acceptance rate data used in this ranking comes from the U.S. Department of Education.

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1
The Curtis Institute of Music
Philadelphia, PA
11%
2
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
13%
3
Swarthmore College
Swarthmore, PA
14%
4
Haverford College
Haverford, PA
23%
5
Lincoln University of Pennsylvania
Lincoln University, PA
25%
6
Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA
27%
7
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA
30%
8
Lehigh University
Bethlehem, PA
33%
9
Lafayette College
Easton, PA
34%
10
Franklin & Marshall College
Lancaster, PA
39%
11
Dickinson College
Carlisle, PA
40%
12
Pennsylvania Art & Design
Lancaster, PA
40%
13
Gettysburg College
Gettysburg, PA
40%
14
Washington & Jefferson College
Washington, PA
41%
15
Baptist Bible College & Seminary
Clarks Summit, PA
41%
16
Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr, PA
41%
17
Edinboro University
Edinboro, PA
44%
18
Bryn Athyn College
Bryn Athyn, PA
45%
19
Villanova University
Villanova, PA
46%
20
Muhlenberg College
Allentown, PA
46%
21
Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Clarion, PA
47%
22
Albright College
Reading, PA
47%
23
Carlow University
Pittsburgh, PA
49%
24
Wilson College
Chambersburg, PA
49%
25
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
Cheyney, PA
50%