College Costs in Pennsylvania

The 2024 Directory of Pennsylvania Colleges and Prices

Pennsylvania Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2024

How much does it cost to attend college in Pennsylvania?   The average annual in-state college tuition in Pennsylvania was $23,916 for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is $8,786 higher than the U.S. average and ranks Pennsylvania amongst the costliest as the 5th most expensive state or district to attend college. This is a change of -$506 from the 2019-2020 average of $24,422 and represents a -2.07% annual decline in tuition costs. The list of Pennsylvania colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating.

This analysis surveyed tuition data from the 187 colleges and universities in Pennsylvania, the most popular being Penn State Main Campus with 73,028 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $18,368. Franklin and Marshall College is the most expensive in Pennsylvania with an in-state tuition of $63,216.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2020-2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021-2022 academic year.


187 results

Penn State Main Campus
P
University Park, PA

Penn State Main Campus

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$18,368 Tuition

#2 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 88,914enrollment
  • $25,548net price
  • 92%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1360SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.68Estimated Avg GPA

University of Pennsylvania
P
Philadelphia, PA

University of Pennsylvania

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

$54,652 Tuition

#16 Best Colleges in America

  • 28,038enrollment
  • $24,167net price
  • 6%acceptance rate
  • 1480-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.95Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 5

Villanova University
V
Villanova, PA

Villanova University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

$58,290 Tuition

#9 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 10,870enrollment
  • $38,303net price
  • 25%acceptance rate
  • 1350-1490SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.87Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Carnegie Mellon University
C
Pittsburgh, PA

Carnegie Mellon University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$57,560 Tuition

#4 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 15,057enrollment
  • $36,983net price
  • 14%acceptance rate
  • 1480-1560SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.89Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

Temple University
T
Philadelphia, PA

Temple University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

$16,488 Tuition

 

  • 35,626enrollment
  • $23,254net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus
P
Pittsburgh, PA

University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

$19,092 Tuition

#1 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 33,230enrollment
  • $22,346net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1470SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 3.79Estimated Avg GPA

Drexel University
D
Philadelphia, PA

Drexel University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

$54,766 Tuition

#11 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 23,216enrollment
  • $39,463net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1410SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.67Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Bucknell University
B
Lewisburg, PA

Bucknell University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

$59,474 Tuition

#7 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 3,757enrollment
  • $39,359net price
  • 35%acceptance rate
  • 1295-1450SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 3.62Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

West Chester University of Pennsylvania
W
West Chester, PA

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$7,716 Tuition

#3 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 17,614enrollment
  • $19,336net price
  • 89%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1250SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.43Avg GPA

Lehigh University
L
Bethlehem, PA

Lehigh University

Private 4 Year

6 reviews

$56,980 Tuition

#5 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 7,263enrollment
  • $29,098net price
  • 46%acceptance rate
  • 1325-1490SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.81Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

Lafayette College
L
Easton, PA

Lafayette College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

$55,874 Tuition

#6 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 2,725enrollment
  • $28,735net price
  • 41%acceptance rate
  • 1300-1460SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 3.53Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Swarthmore College
S
Swarthmore, PA

Swarthmore College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

$55,856 Tuition

#16 Best Value Colleges in America

  • 1,651enrollment
  • $20,360net price
  • 8%acceptance rate
  • 1430-1560SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.9Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 4

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
K
Kutztown, PA

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

$7,716 Tuition

#12 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 7,673enrollment
  • $21,673net price
  • 97%acceptance rate
  • 990-1200SAT range
  • 19-23ACT range
  • 3.31Avg GPA

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
B
Bloomsburg, PA

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

$7,716 Tuition

 

  • 7,739enrollment
  • $18,302net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.45Avg GPA

University of Scranton
S
Scranton, PA

University of Scranton

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

$48,062 Tuition

#18 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 4,692enrollment
  • $36,093net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1280SAT range
  • 23-28ACT range
  • 3.56Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Haverford College
H
Haverford, PA

Haverford College

Private 4 Year

7 reviews

$60,442 Tuition

#2 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 1,420enrollment
  • $25,215net price
  • 18%acceptance rate
  • 1420-1540SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.9Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Duquesne University
D
Pittsburgh, PA

Duquesne University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

$43,526 Tuition

#17 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 8,300enrollment
  • $32,408net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1310SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.8Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 15

Muhlenberg College
M
Allentown, PA

Muhlenberg College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

$55,095 Tuition

#10 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 2,095enrollment
  • $35,152net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1370SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.44Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1