The Best Philadelphia Colleges

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area Colleges

There are 19 ranked colleges within the Philadelphia city limits and 96 colleges within a 50 mile radius. Area colleges collectively enroll a total of 533,008 students. If you're looking for a large school, Rutgers University New Brunswick enrolls the most students with 0 currently taking classes. In terms of affordability, Delaware Technical and Community College Stanton Wilmington offers the lowest tuition for colleges in the Philadelphia area at $3,168 per year.

The top rated college in the area is Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey which is ranked #2 in the nation by CollegeSimply.

Also explore Philadelphia area public, private, four year, public four year, community and junior colleges.

The Philadelphia area is home to popular nationally ranked institutions like Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania, Haverford College and Swarthmore College.


96 results

Princeton University
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Princeton, NJ
Princeton University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in America

  • 7,853enrollment
  • $18,685net price
  • 6%acceptance rate
  • 1450-1570SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.92Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

34 miles from Philadelphia

University of Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, PA
University of Pennsylvania

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#16 Best Colleges in America

  • 26,552enrollment
  • $24,167net price
  • 9%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.9Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

5 miles from Philadelphia

Haverford College
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Haverford, PA
Haverford College

Private 4 Year

7 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 1,307enrollment
  • $25,215net price
  • 18%acceptance rate
  • 1360-1520SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.9Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

9 miles from Philadelphia

Swarthmore College
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Swarthmore, PA
Swarthmore College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#19 Best Value Colleges in America

  • 1,437enrollment
  • $20,360net price
  • 9%acceptance rate
  • 1395-1540SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.9Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

14 miles from Philadelphia

Lehigh University
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Bethlehem, PA
Lehigh University

Private 4 Year

6 reviews

#5 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 7,067enrollment
  • $29,098net price
  • 50%acceptance rate
  • 1260-1433SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 3.81Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

43 miles from Philadelphia

Lafayette College
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Easton, PA
Lafayette College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 2,514enrollment
  • $28,735net price
  • 36%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1440SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 3.53Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

48 miles from Philadelphia

Villanova University
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Villanova, PA
Villanova University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

#8 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 11,032enrollment
  • $38,303net price
  • 31%acceptance rate
  • 1320-1460SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 4.23Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Jan 7

11 miles from Philadelphia

Muhlenberg College
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Allentown, PA
Muhlenberg College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#9 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 2,067enrollment
  • $35,152net price
  • 62%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1350SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • 3.41Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 15

45 miles from Philadelphia

Rutgers University New Brunswick
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New Brunswick, NJ
Rutgers University New Brunswick

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#22 Best Public Universities in America

  • 50,411enrollment
  • $17,835net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1410SAT range
  • 25-32ACT range
  • 3.3Estimated Avg GPA

50 miles from Philadelphia

Rutgers University New Brunswick
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New Brunswick, NJ
Rutgers University New Brunswick

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#22 Best Public Universities in America

  • 50,411enrollment
  • $17,835net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1410SAT range
  • 25-32ACT range
  • 3.3Estimated Avg GPA

50 miles from Philadelphia

The College of New Jersey
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Ewing, NJ
The College of New Jersey

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#2 Best Public Universities in New Jersey

  • 7,783enrollment
  • $24,617net price
  • 51%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1320SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.29Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

26 miles from Philadelphia

University of Delaware
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Newark, DE
University of Delaware

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#1 Best Value in Delaware

  • 23,613enrollment
  • $19,747net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1330SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.78Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

40 miles from Philadelphia

Drexel University
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Philadelphia, PA
Drexel University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#10 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 23,589enrollment
  • $39,463net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1380SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.77Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

5 miles from Philadelphia

Saint Joseph's University
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Philadelphia, PA
Saint Joseph's University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#11 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 6,779enrollment
  • $35,780net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1290SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

6 miles from Philadelphia

University of the Sciences
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Philadelphia, PA
University of the Sciences

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 2,375enrollment
  • $31,497net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1320SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 15

6 miles from Philadelphia

Ursinus College
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Collegeville, PA
Ursinus College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 1,493enrollment
  • $31,400net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1330SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.25Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 15

21 miles from Philadelphia

Rowan University
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Glassboro, NJ
Rowan University

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

#5 Best Public Universities in New Jersey

  • 19,678enrollment
  • $24,810net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1250SAT range
  • 20-28ACT range
  • 3.57Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

21 miles from Philadelphia

Rider University
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Lawrenceville, NJ
Rider University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Private Colleges in New Jersey

  • 4,636enrollment
  • $29,396net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1220SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.36Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 15

28 miles from Philadelphia