Pennsylvania Colleges List

The best college in Pennsylvania on the University Review Rankings is the University of Pennsylvania ranking (9th in the USA College Rankings and 13th in the world Rankings). Other renown colleges in the state include Carnegie Mellon University (17th best in the USA, 36th in the world); Penn State University ranking (31st USA, 42nd world rankings); the University of Pittsburgh (38th in the USA, 50th in the world); Lehigh University (77th in the USA, in the 349 to 360 range in the world); Drexel University (89th USA, 267th in the world); Temple University (432 to 507 range in the world); and the Thomas Jefferson University (432 to 507 range in the world).

Tuition Fees updated: March 2023

List of Pennsylvania Colleges Part 1

NameAddressTypeNumber of UG StudentsIn-State TuitionOut of State TuitionAcceptance RateFounded
Albright College1621 N 13th St, Reading, PA 19604Private2349$28,230$28,23076%1856
Allegheny College520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA 16335Private2161$53,610$53,61065%1815
Alvernia University400 St. Bernardine Street, Reading, PA 19607-1799Private2371$39,280$39,28078%1958
The American College of Financial Services270 South Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010Private$320 per credit hour1927
Arcadia University450 S. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038-3295Private2453$46,220$46,22060%1853
Art Institute of Pittsburgh420 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15219Private6000ClosedClosed1921
Baptist Bible College & Seminary538 Venard Road, Clarks Summit, PA 18411Private7,345.00 per semester1932
Biblical Theological Seminary - Missio200 North Main Street, Hatfield, PA 19440PrivateN/A$570.00 per credit (Grad study)1971
Bryn Athyn College2945 College Dr, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009Private268$26,946$26,94691%1877
Bryn Mawr College101 N. Merion Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010Private1328$59,330$59,33040%1885
Bucknell University1 Dent Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837Private3532$61,746$61,74630%1846
Cabrini College610 King of Prussia Road, Radnor, PA 19087-3698Private1337$33,845$33,84562%1957
Cairn University200 Manor Avenue, Langhorne, PA 19047-2990Private846$31,355$31,35568%1913
Calvary Baptist Seminary1380 South Valley Forge Road, Lansdale, PA 19446Private1976
Carlow University3333 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3165Private1411$34,598$34,59895%1929
Carnegie Mellon University5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213Private6306$61,344$61,34426%1900
Cedar Crest College100 College Drive, Allentown, PA 18104Private1286$43,643$43,64359%1867
Central Penn CollegeCollege Hill & Valley Roads, Summerdale, PA 17093Private941$18,714$18,71483%1881
Bryn Athyn College2945 College Dr, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009Private268$26,946$26,94691%1877
Chestnut Hill College9601 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118Private1507$39,410$39,41098%1924
Curtis Institute of Music1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103Private122$1,750$1,7501924
Delaware Valley College700 E. Butler Avenue, Doylestown, PA 18901Private1807$42,120$42,12093%1896
DeSales University2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley, PA 18034Private2482$42,600$42,60078%1964
Dickinson College28 N College St, Carlisle, PA 17013Private2396$61,326$61,32648%1783
Drexel University3141 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104Private21,600$58,965$58,96583%1891
Duquesne University600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15282Private5907$45,376$45,37674%1878
Eastern University1300 Eagle Road, St. Davids, PA 19087Private2541$36,464$36,46469%1952
Elizabethtown College1 Alpha Drive, Elizabethtown, PA 17022Private1933$35,670$35,67079%1899
Evangelical Theological Seminary121 South College Street, Myerstown, PA 17067Private$625 per credit1816
Franklin & Marshall College415 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603Private2297$65,844$65,84436%1787
Gannon University109 University Square, Erie, PA 16541Private3111$35,656$35,65680%1925
Geneva College3200 College Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA 15010Private1541$30,990$30,99069%1848
Gettysburg College300 N. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325Private2533$61,760$61,76042%1832
Gratz College7605 Old York Road, Melrose Park, PA 19027Private$583 per credit$17,9201895
Grove City College100 Campus Drive, Grove City, PA 16127Private2491$19,990$19,99081%1876
Gwynedd Mercy University1325 Sumneytown Pike, Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437Private2062$37,052$37,05266%1948
Harrisburg University of Science & Technology326 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101Private637$23,900$23,90047%2001
Haverford College370 Lancaster Avenue, Haverford, PA 19041Private1187$63,348$63,34824%1833
Holy Family University9801 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19114Private2087$31,640$31,64078%1954
Immaculata University1145 King Road, Immaculata, PA 19345Private2560$30,740$30,74082%1920
Juniata College1700 Moore Street, Huntingdon, PA 16652Private1290$54,336$54,33674%1876
Keystone College1 College Green, La Plume, PA 18440Private1574$17,850$17,85072%1868
King's College133 N. River Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711Private2144King's CollegeKing's College72%1946
La Roche College9000 Babcock Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15237Private1363$32,384$32,38456%1963
La Salle University1900 W. Olney Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19141Private4,409$32,000$32,00080%1863
Lafayette College118 Markle Hall, Easton, PA 18042Private2725$58,618$58,61841%1826
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine1858 West Grandview Boulevard, Erie, PA 16509PrivateGrad$36,570 to $40,770 (plus fees)$36,570 to $40,770 (plus fees)1992
Lancaster Bible College901 Eden Road, Lancaster, PA 17601Private1967$28,460$28,46096%1933
Lancaster Theological Seminary555 West James Street, Lancaster, PA 17603PrivateGrad$16,881 to $19,727
Lebanon Valley College101 N. College Avenue, Annville, PA 17003Private2041$48,620$48,62078%1866
Lehigh University27 Memorial Drive W, Bethlehem, PA 18015Private7263$59,930$59,93046%1865
Lincoln University1570 Baltimore Pike, PA 19352Public1916$11,910$17,57880%1854
Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg61 Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg, PA 17325PrivateGrad$24,000$24,0001826
Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia7301 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19119PrivateGrad$24,000$24,0001864
Lycoming College700 College Place, Williamsport, PA 17701Private1095$45,274$45,274725%1812
Marywood University2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509Private2148$38,226$38,22670%1915
Mercyhurst College501 East 38th Street, Erie, PA 16546Private3059$43,460$43,46088%1926
Messiah College1 College Avenue, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055Private3276$39,490$39,49077%1909
Misericordia University301 Lake Street, Dallas, PA 18612Private2235$36,842$36,84280%1924
Moore College of Art & Design20th and the Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103Private437$46,150$46,1501844
Moravian College1200 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018Private2560$50,500$50,50078%1742
Mount Aloysius College7373 Admiral Peary Highway, Cresson, PA 16630Private2706$25,510$25,51092%1853
Muhlenberg College2400 W. Chew Street, Allentown, PA 18104Private2448$58,005$58,00568%1848
Neumann University1 Neumann Drive, Aston, PA 19014Private2212$35,700$35,70084%1965
Peirce College1420 Pine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102Private875$15,060$15,0601865
Pennsylvania College of Art & Design204 N Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17608Private228$28,450$28,45051%1982
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences410 North Lime Street, Lancaster, PA 17602PrivateGrad$29,922$29,92254%1903

List of Pennsylvania Universities Part 2

NameAddressTypeNumber of UG StudentsIn-State TuitionOut of State TuitionAcceptance RateFounded
Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania400 E. Second Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815Public9416$10,958$22,53290%1839
California University of Pennsylvania250 University Ave, California, PA 15419Public6450$11,108$14,96697%1852
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania1837 University Cir, Cheyney, PA 19319Public1179$10,904$18,87088%1837
Clarion University of Pennsylvania840 Wood Street, Clarion, PA 16214Public5199$11,173$15,03194%1867
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania200 Prospect Street, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301Public6186$11,559$19,84778%1893
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania219 Meadville Street, Edinboro, PA 16444Public5864$10,543$14,40187%1857
Indiana University of Pennsylvania1011 South Drive, Indiana, PA 15705Public12471$11,290$17,46491%1875
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania15200 Kutztown Road, Kutztown, PA 19530Public8815$11,122$15,27097%1866
Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania401 N. Fairview Street, Lock Haven, PA 17745Public4855$10,878$20,45286%1870
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania75 S Academy St, Mansfield, PA 16933Public2717$10,682$12,99892%1857
Millersville University of Pennsylvania1 S George St, Millersville, PA 17551Public7388$12,262$21,98296%1855
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania1871 Old Main Dr, Shippensburg, PA 17257Public6550$13,644$14,12293%1871
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania1 Morrow Way, Slippery Rock, PA 16057Public8423$10,757$14,61579%1889
West Chester University of Pennsylvania700 S High St, West Chester, PA 19382Public17614$10,575$22,14989%1871
Pennsylvania State University System
Abington (Penn State System)1600 Woodland Road, Abington, PA 19001Public3694$14,896$24,37077%1950
Altoona (Penn State System)3000 Ivyside Park, Altoona, PA 16601Public3861$15,904$26,37087%1939
Beaver (Penn State System)100 University Drive, Monaca, PA 15061Public555$14,218$23,4801939
Berks (Penn State System)Tulpehocken Road, Reading, PA 19610Public2712$15,965$26,292 84%1958
Brandywine (Penn State System)25 Yearsley Mill Road, Media, PA 19063Public1227$14,838$24,1101967
Dickinson School of Law (Penn State System)150 S College St, Carlisle, PA 17013PublicGrad$29,950 to $56,592 1834
DuBois (Penn State System)1 College Pl, DuBois, PA 15801Public432$13,222 (plus fees)$21,814 (plus fees)1935
Erie (Penn State System) / Penn State Behrend4701 Behrend College Dr, Erie, PA 16563Public4400$15,904$26,37084%1948
Fayette (Penn State System)1 University Drive, Uniontown, PA 15401Public525$14,340$23,6021965
Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies (Penn State System)30 E Swedesford Rd, Malvern, PA 19355PublicGrad$1,160 per credit hour1,877 per credit hour1963
Greater Allegheny (Penn State System)4000 University Drive, McKeesport, PA 15132Public396$14,340$23,6021948
Harrisburg (Penn State System)777 W. Harrisburg Pike, Middletown, PA 17057Public4621$15,904$26,37083%1966
Hazleton (Penn State System)76 University Dr, Hazleton, PA 18202Public486$14,340$23,6021934
Lehigh Valley (Penn State System)8380 Mohr Lane, Fogelsville, PA 18051Public889$15,140$24,83486%1934
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (Penn State System)500 University Dr, Hershey, PA 17033PublicGrad$55,504$55,5041966
Mont Alto (Penn State System)1 Campus Drive, Mont Alto, PA 17237Public672$14,340$23,6021929
New Kensington (Penn State System)3550 Seventh Street Road, New Kensington, PA 15068Public492$14,340$23,6021958
Pennsylvania College of Technology (Penn State System)1 College Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701Public4220$17,940$25,68076%1989
Schuylkill (Penn State System)200 University Drive, Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972Public867$15,140$24,83481%1934
Shenango (Penn State System)147 Shenango Avenue, Sharon, PA 16146Public328$13,962$23,0441965
University Park (main campus) (Penn State System)201 Old Main, University Park, PA 16802Public47560$18,898$36,47658%1855
Wilkes-Barre (Penn State System)1269 Old Route 115, Lehman, PA 18627Public314$14,218$23,4801947
Worthington Scranton / Penn State Scranton (Penn State System)120 Ridge View Drive, Dunmore, PA 18512-1699Public942$15,140$24,8341951
York (Penn State System)1031 Edgecomb Avenue, York, PA 17403Public742$15,140$24,8341926
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine4170 City Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19131PrivateGrad~$18,928 per term plus fees
~$960 per credit
Philadelphia University (Now combined with the Thomas Jefferson University)4201 Henry Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19144Private8270$44,400$44,40078%1884
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary616 North Highland Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206Private$11,280 (Master's)1794
Point Park University201 Wood Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222Private3505$51,560$51,56082%1960
Reconstructionist Rabbinical College1299 Church Road, Wyncote, PA 19095Private$28,000$28,0001968
Robert Morris University6001 University Boulevard, Moon Township, PA 15108Private3764$33,76$33,7694%1921
Rosemont College1400 Montgomery Avenue, Rosemont, PA 19010Private777$20,785$20,78569%1921
Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary100 Wynnewood Road, Wynnewood, PA 19096Private$1,217 per UG course
$2,146 per Grad course
Saint Francis University117 Evergreen Dr, Loretto, PA 15940Private1695$39,820 (plus fees)$39,820 (plus fees)76%1847
Saint Joseph's University5600 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131Private6500$49,410$49,41083%1851
Saint Vincent College300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe, PA 15650Private1596$40,336$40,33673%1846
Salus University8360 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027PrivateGrad~$35,610 to $45,800 plus fees1919
Seton Hill UniversitySeton Hill Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601Private2012$40,224$40,22474%1883
Susquehanna University514 University Avenue, Selinsgrove, PA 17870Private2200$55,160$55,16088%1858
Swarthmore College500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081Private1650$59,328$59,3288%1864
Temple University1801 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122Public35,625$21,095$35,95672%1888
Thiel College75 College Avenue, Greenville, PA 16125Private850$35,520$35,52088%1866
Thomas Jefferson University1020 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107Private1057$44,400$44,40078%1824
United States Army War College122 Forbes Avenue, Carlisle, PA 17013Military8001901
University of Pennsylvania1 College Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19104Private10000$63,452$63,4526%1740
University of Pittsburgh4200 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260Public19200$19,760$36,00067%1787
University of Pittsburgh - Bradford300 Campus Drive, Bradford, PA 16701Public1170$14,620$26,49476%1963
University of Pittsburgh - Greensburg150 Finoli Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601Public1400$14,630 to $18,472$26,504 to $33,53290%1963
University of Pittsburgh - Johnstown450 Schoolhouse Road, Johnstown, PA 15904Public2350$6,830 to $8,751 per term plus fees$12,767 to $16,281 per term plus fees87%1927
University of Scranton800 Linden Street, Scranton, PA 18510Private4690$50,312$50,31283%1888
University of the Arts320 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102Private1530$48,530$48,53076%1876
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (Now combined with Saint Joseph's University)600 South 43rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104Private6500$49,410$49,41083%1821
Ursinus College601 E Main St, Collegeville, PA 19426Private1560$58,016$58,01683%1869
Valley Forge Christian College (University of Valley Forge)1401 Charlestown Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460Private580$23,750$23,75082%1938
Villanova University800 Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, PA 19085Private10870$61,868$61,86825%1842
Washington & Jefferson College60 S. Lincoln Street, Washington, PA 15301Private1160$50,192$50,19284%1781
Waynesburg University51 W. College Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370Private1470$28,490$28,49075%1849
Westminster College319 S. Market Street, New Wilmington, PA 16172Private1240$38,700$38,70082%1852
Westminster Theological Seminary2960 Church Road, Glenside, PA 19038Private617~$34,133 (MDiv) - ~$11,964 following grants1929
Widener University1 University Place, Chester, PA 19013Private5875$51,639$51,63985%1821
Wilkes University84 W. South Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766Private5275$41,112$41,11295%1933
Wilson College1015 Philadelphia Avenue, Chambersburg, PA 17201Private1405$26,200$26,20093%1869
Won Institute of Graduate Studies137 South Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038PrivateGradMaster / Doctor of Acupuncture $21543
Master of Won Buddhist Studies $453 per credit hour
York College of Pennsylvania441 Country Club Road, York, PA 17403Private3850$23,220$23,22078%1787

Size wise the largest colleges by undergraduate student body are Penn State University – University Park (40,085 students)and the Temple University (28,068 students). While the smallest establishments include the Curtis Institute of Music (122 students) and Harrisburg University of Science & Technology (280 students).

Cost wise, of the main public higher education establishments the cheapest tuition fees are offered by Lincoln University (In-state tuition: $11910; Out of state fees: $17,578), and the Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (In-state: $11,122; Out of state: $15,270).

Conversely the highest priced public establishment in the list of Pennsylvania colleges  is the University of Pittsburgh ($19,760 In-state tuition fees and $36,000 Out of state fees).

Of the private institutions, the lowest priced establishments are Grove City College ($19,900) and the Central Penn College ($18,714), whilst the most expensive universities in Pennsylvania state include the Carnegie Mellon University ($61,344), University of Pennsylvania ($63,452), and Haverford College ($63,348). Many other colleges in Pennsylvania now cost over $60,000 per year on tuition fees alone (see tables for further details)

The most selective colleges are the University of Pennsylvania (6% acceptance rate) and Swarthmore College (8%). The oldest college in Pennsylvania is the University of Pennsylvania, established in 1740, closely followed by Moravian College (1742).

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