2021 Pennsylvania Best College Rankings

At a Glance

University of Pennsylvania ranked first and Swarthmore College ranked second in Pennsylvania college rankings. The 2020 average tuition & fees of the Pennsylvania best colleges is $31,263 for Pennsylvania residents and $35,350 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 71.39% and the average SAT score is 1,145. The average number of student population is 5,446 and the average student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1.
Below statements summarize the average statistics of tuition, admission, and more academic factors for Pennsylvania best colleges. For the statistics, we only include 4 years colleges such as national universities and liberal arts colleges.
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Pennsylvania Best Colleges Comparison Table

RankCollege NameUndergraduate Tuition & FeesGraduate Tuition & FeesSAT ScoreAcceptance RatePopulationGraduation RateStudent to Faculty Ratio
1University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
$60,042$41,7601,5058.00%25,86096%6 to 1
2Swarthmore College
Swarthmore, PA
$54,456-1,4609.00%1,55994%8 to 1
3Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA
$58,810$47,3261,51015.00%14,02990%10 to 1
4Lehigh University
Bethlehem, PA
$55,260$27,1301,36532.00%6,84990%9 to 1
5Haverford College
Haverford, PA
$59,162-1,46016.00%1,31090%8 to 1
6Lafayette College
Easton, PA
$55,742-1,34531.00%2,64288%10 to 1
7Villanova University
Villanova, PA
$57,460$20,7191,39528.00%11,03090%11 to 1
8Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA
$58,202$25,4121,34334.00%3,66890%9 to 1
9Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
University Park, PA
$35,514$38,7281,19076.00%46,81071%14 to 1
10University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
Pittsburgh, PA
$19,679$40,8361,35057.00%28,67383%14 to 1
11Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr, PA
$54,440$45,2401,40533.00%1,69084%9 to 1
12Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA
$56,238$37,0741,29075.00%24,63469%11 to 1
13Saint Joseph's University
Philadelphia, PA
$47,940$17,8021,21075.00%7,58981%11 to 1
14Muhlenberg College
Allentown, PA
$54,600$19,2001,24566.00%2,34084%10 to 1
15Elizabethtown College
Elizabethtown, PA
$32,960$32,9601,18581.00%1,68769%11 to 1
16Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College
Erie, PA
$24,916$29,7101,16589.00%4,31271%13 to 1
17Duquesne University
Pittsburgh, PA
$41,892$24,0481,21574.00%9,27481%13 to 1
18Ursinus College
Collegeville, PA
$55,210-1,25079.00%1,43581%10 to 1
19Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg
Middletown, PA
$24,916$29,7101,17088.00%4,93371%15 to 1
20University of Scranton
Scranton, PA
$47,084$11,6301,21576.00%5,28683%13 to 1
21Franklin and Marshall College
Lancaster, PA
$61,062--30.00%2,30985%9 to 1
22Allegheny College
Meadville, PA
$50,980-1,26562.00%1,77174%10 to 1
23Lebanon Valley College
Annville, PA
$46,030$50,3501,16080.00%1,92278%10 to 1
24Lancaster Bible College
Lancaster, PA
$27,370$11,4601,08096.00%2,12262%14 to 1
25Messiah University
Mechanicsburg, PA
$37,180$12,7801,20076.00%3,37579%12 to 1
26Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Brandywine
Media, PA
$23,466$28,8941,07587.00%1,35171%13 to 1
27Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Slippery Rock, PA
$14,092$16,7391,08571.00%8,80368%21 to 1
28West Chester University of Pennsylvania
West Chester, PA
$22,295$16,5421,12075.00%17,52777%19 to 1
29Marywood University
Scranton, PA
$36,928$11,4381,09578.00%2,85368%12 to 1
30Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA
$41,866$21,9781,16566.00%7,78670%12 to 1
31Cairn University-Langhorne
Langhorne, PA
$29,853$14,0401,12483.00%1,14360%11 to 1
32Eastern University
Saint Davids, PA
$34,706$13,6101,13061.00%3,25659%10 to 1
33Cedar Crest College
Allentown, PA
$41,567$15,0921,07261.00%1,59651%10 to 1
34Saint Francis University
Loretto, PA
$39,278$25,5001,14075.00%2,61173%14 to 1
35Gettysburg College
Gettysburg, PA
$58,500--48.00%2,44181%9 to 1
36Carlow University
Pittsburgh, PA
$31,446$20,1641,06792.00%2,07657%12 to 1
37Dickinson College
Carlisle, PA
$56,523--40.00%2,39983%9 to 1
38Robert Morris University
Moon Township, PA
$32,130-1,11584.00%4,89565%15 to 1
39DeSales University
Center Valley, PA
$39,500$20,5201,14579.00%3,43869%14 to 1
40Gwynedd Mercy University
Gwynedd Valley, PA
$35,430$14,2731,01595.00%3,05660%10 to 1
41Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Millersville, PA
$21,635$16,1341,07579.00%7,74656%19 to 1
42Saint Vincent College
Latrobe, PA
$37,604$14,3101,13568.00%1,86769%11 to 1
43University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg
Greensburg, PA
$25,582-1,10084.00%1,50834%18 to 1
44Wilson College
Chambersburg, PA
$26,090$9,9901,05093.00%1,49964%12 to 1
45Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Edinboro, PA
$15,062$16,8901,06583.00%4,83444%16 to 1
46Waynesburg University
Waynesburg, PA
$26,500$16,3201,05093.00%1,67466%13 to 1
47Misericordia University
Dallas, PA
$35,940$37,3901,13586.00%2,56668%11 to 1
48California University of Pennsylvania
California, PA
$15,726$17,5631,00597.00%7,31050%18 to 1
49Bryn Athyn College of the New Church
Bryn Athyn, PA
$25,449$21,1261,02592.00%30558%6 to 1
50Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Clarion, PA
$16,078$12,9171,03595.00%4,86452%17 to 1
51Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Shippensburg, PA
$14,272$16,6141,04091.00%6,38158%16 to 1
52York College of Pennsylvania
York, PA
$21,700$12,8701,10569.00%4,31763%14 to 1
53Westminster College
New Wilmington, PA
$37,675$13,1701,07867.00%1,26970%11 to 1
54Lock Haven University
Lock Haven, PA
$20,702$17,1631,02595.00%3,41854%16 to 1
55Wilkes University
Wilkes-Barre, PA
$38,752$28,3681,11979.00%5,13263%12 to 1
56Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Bloomsburg, PA
$22,782$16,6461,05084.00%8,90960%19 to 1
57Moravian College
Bethlehem, PA
$47,367$17,4421,12575.00%2,51469%11 to 1
58Juniata College
Huntingdon, PA
$49,175$25,625-71.00%1,43378%11 to 1
59Lycoming College
Williamsport, PA
$42,939-1,13062.00%1,14267%12 to 1
60Neumann University
Aston, PA
$32,960$13,8601,00562.00%2,59852%14 to 1
61Temple University
Philadelphia, PA
$29,882$24,236-60.00%39,74074%14 to 1
62Mansfield University of Pennsylvania
Mansfield, PA
$13,226$15,7681,02096.00%1,62951%14 to 1
63Holy Family University
Philadelphia, PA
$31,640$10,8471,02073.00%3,08958%12 to 1
64Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Kutztown, PA
$15,264$15,6201,05590.00%8,29054%18 to 1
65Widener University
Chester, PA
$48,575$24,8101,12572.00%6,62165%13 to 1
66Mercyhurst University
Erie, PA
$41,350$16,565-86.00%2,68568%14 to 1
67Delaware Valley University
Doylestown, PA
$40,620$9,2761,07093.00%2,42860%13 to 1
68Gannon University
Erie, PA
$34,526$20,6601,13576.00%4,29168%13 to 1
69Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus
Indiana, PA
$18,897$17,2621,01593.00%11,48356%18 to 1
70Geneva College
Beaver Falls, PA
$29,040$12,1141,13053.00%1,54372%12 to 1
71Arcadia University
Glenside, PA
$45,340$28,1201,14566.00%3,66266%12 to 1
72Point Park University
Pittsburgh, PA
$34,200$17,7481,08573.00%4,09960%12 to 1
73Susquehanna University
Selinsgrove, PA
$51,140$51,140-72.00%2,39672%12 to 1
74East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
East Stroudsburg, PA
$20,097$16,6821,00585.00%6,41252%21 to 1
75King's College
Wilkes-Barre, PA
$40,080$52,247-81.00%2,56964%13 to 1
76Grove City College
Grove City, PA
$18,930-1,25779.00%2,33885%13 to 1
77Lincoln University
Lincoln University, PA
$17,468$18,80494083.00%2,37647%15 to 1
78Pennsylvania State University-World Campus
University Park, PA
$13,988$22,1861,12554.00%14,45871%17 to 1
79La Roche University
Pittsburgh, PA
$30,320$18,9201,00599.00%1,44355%12 to 1
80Alvernia University
Reading, PA
$38,030$15,6661,03764.00%2,79263%12 to 1
81La Salle University
Philadelphia, PA
$32,425$26,250-78.00%5,19166%12 to 1
82Immaculata University
Immaculata, PA
$27,750$12,7801,05081.00%2,44867%9 to 1
83Albright College
Reading, PA
$26,688$2,375-85.00%1,93457%15 to 1
84Washington & Jefferson College
Washington, PA
$50,169$2,100-85.00%1,35775%11 to 1
85Seton Hill University
Greensburg, PA
$37,946$15,634-76.00%2,29765%14 to 1
86Rosemont College
Rosemont, PA
$20,650$13,4601,05592.00%94549%11 to 1
87Chatham University
Pittsburgh, PA
$39,902$18,836-62.00%2,33670%10 to 1
88Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Great Valley
Malvern, PA
$25,053$41,616--401--
89Cabrini University
Radnor, PA
$33,845$2,2501,09076.00%2,28555%13 to 1
90Chestnut Hill College
Philadelphia, PA
$38,200$17,6251,00965.00%1,79456%10 to 1
91Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
Harrisburg, PA
$23,900$7,200--4,80331%28 to 1
92Strayer University-Pennsylvania
Trevose, PA
$13,515$15,135--2,26150%32 to 1
93Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
Cheyney, PA
$16,170$20,286--46626%12 to 1
Average$35,350$21,1271,14571.39%5,44667%13 to 1