The Best Pennsylvania Colleges

List of Colleges and Universities in Pennsylvania

There are 187 colleges and universities in Pennsylvania enrolling 490,745 full time students. Explore the list of top colleges in Pennsylvania below to get your college search started. The CollegeSimply rankings and listings are objective and data focused to help you find the good colleges. Whether you're searching for a public, private or community college, this guide to universities in Pennsylvania offers a comprehensive view to the state's higher education options.

For a more local search, filter by zip code or find colleges around Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown or Erie.

The best college in Pennsylvania is University of Pennsylvania and the top public state college is University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus.

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    • SAT Range 1420/1550
    • ACT Range 32/35
    • Average HS GPA 3.9
    • Students: 25,860
    • Tuition:$55,584
      Admissions Standards  Exceptionally High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 8%
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    University of Pennsylvania

    • SAT Range 1380/1550
    • ACT Range 31/34
    • Average HS GPA 3.9*
    • Students: 1,559
    • Tuition:$52,588
      Admissions Standards  Exceptionally High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 9%
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    Swarthmore College

    • SAT Range 1450/1550
    • ACT Range 33/35
    • Average HS GPA 3.69
    • Students: 14,029
    • Tuition:$55,465
      Admissions Standards  Exceptionally High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 17%
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    Carnegie Mellon University

    • SAT Range 1370/1530
    • ACT Range 32/34
    • Average HS GPA 3.9*
    • Students: 1,310
    • Tuition:$54,838
      Admissions Standards  Exceptionally High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 19%
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    Haverford College

    • SAT Range 1300/1470
    • ACT Range 30/33
    • Average HS GPA 3.86
    • Students: 11,030
    • Tuition:$53,308
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 29%
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    Villanova University

    • SAT Range 1270/1450
    • ACT Range 29/33
    • Average HS GPA 3.81*
    • Students: 6,849
    • Tuition:$52,930
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 22%
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    Lehigh University

    • SAT Range 1250/1440
    • ACT Range 27/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.46
    • Students: 2,642
    • Tuition:$53,630
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 29%
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    Lafayette College

    • SAT Range 1250/1420
    • ACT Range 28/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.54
    • Students: 3,668
    • Tuition:$56,092
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 33%
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    Bucknell University

    • SAT Range 1270/1430
    • ACT Range 28/33
    • Average HS GPA 3.97
    • Students: 28,673
    • Tuition:$19,080
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 59%
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    University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus

    • SAT Range 1160/1360
    • ACT Range 25/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.59
    • Students: 46,810
    • Tuition:$18,454
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 56%
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    Penn State Main Campus