If your planing on staying close to family or wanting to travel these are some of the hardest colleges to get accepted into. Some of the hardest colleges in Pennsylvania are America’s Ivy League schools — Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, and Yale. Those schools have some of the most competitive admissions standards in America. In fact, Harvard is America’s hardest college to get into. The rankings are based on acceptance rates and SAT and ACT scores reported to the US Department of Education. College acceptance rates received a weighted average of 60% in the ranking computation, and SAT/ACT scores received a weighted average of 40%.
Schools out of Pennsylvania include California Institution of technology with a 10.6% acceptance rate, Yale University located in Connecticut with an acceptance rate of 7.1%, District of Columbia (Washington DC) Georgetown University with an acceptance rate 17%, the University of Chicago has an acceptance rate of 8.8%, and Harvard University with a acceptance rate of 5.8%.
Pros about attending colleges out of state is that you’ll be able to explore a new area and get outside your comfort zone.You’ll have more independence and get a feel for what it’s like to live on your own. Cons of going out of state are you’ll pay a higher tuition price for an out-of-state college than you would for an in-state public university. You’ll be further away from home, so you won’t be able to rely on your family for support as much or see your old friends as often.