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#2 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

Penn State Comparisons

University Park, Pennsylvania

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Curious how Penn State Main Campus stacks up against other colleges? Compare Penn State to any three other US colleges using the College Simply compare tool, or compare with some of the pre-selected schools below.

Compare with Pennsylvania Public Colleges

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University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus

$1,212 higher in-state tuition
19% lower acceptance rate


W
West Chester University of Pennsylvania

$9,700 lower in-state tuition
1% lower acceptance rate


B
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

$9,700 lower in-state tuition
8% higher acceptance rate


S
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

$7,846 lower in-state tuition
15% higher acceptance rate


S
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

$9,700 lower in-state tuition
5% lower acceptance rate


M
Millersville University of Pennsylvania

$7,846 lower in-state tuition
3% higher acceptance rate


E
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

$9,700 lower in-state tuition
7% higher acceptance rate


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University of Pittsburgh Johnstown

$4,218 lower in-state tuition
3% higher acceptance rate


P
University of Pittsburgh Bradford

$4,218 lower in-state tuition
3% lower acceptance rate


P
University of Pittsburgh Greensburg

$4,218 lower in-state tuition
8% higher acceptance rate


Compare with Pennsylvania Private Colleges

V
Villanova University

$37,134 higher in-state tuition
48% lower acceptance rate


D
Drexel University

$34,730 higher in-state tuition
1% lower acceptance rate


B
Bucknell University

$40,466 higher in-state tuition
42% lower acceptance rate


L
Lehigh University

$37,374 higher in-state tuition
44% lower acceptance rate


L
Lafayette College

$37,096 higher in-state tuition
45% lower acceptance rate


S
Swarthmore College

$36,840 higher in-state tuition
67% lower acceptance rate


S
University of Scranton

$27,974 higher in-state tuition
0% higher acceptance rate


H
Haverford College

$38,784 higher in-state tuition
60% lower acceptance rate


D
Duquesne University

$22,576 higher in-state tuition
2% lower acceptance rate


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Muhlenberg College

$36,449 higher in-state tuition
10% lower acceptance rate


A
Arcadia University

$26,324 higher in-state tuition
10% lower acceptance rate


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Saint Joseph's University

$28,934 higher in-state tuition
1% lower acceptance rate


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University of the Sciences

$5,884 higher in-state tuition
5% lower acceptance rate


A
Allegheny College

$31,344 higher in-state tuition
14% lower acceptance rate


D
DeSales University

$19,784 higher in-state tuition
3% higher acceptance rate


U
Ursinus College

$36,194 higher in-state tuition
3% higher acceptance rate


G
Gannon University

$14,854 higher in-state tuition
0% higher acceptance rate


M
Messiah College

$17,864 higher in-state tuition
0% higher acceptance rate


E
Eastern University

$15,888 higher in-state tuition
15% lower acceptance rate


S
Saint Francis University

$19,554 higher in-state tuition
1% lower acceptance rate


E
Elizabethtown College

$14,584 higher in-state tuition
5% higher acceptance rate


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Lebanon Valley College

$26,234 higher in-state tuition
4% higher acceptance rate


C
Cairn University

$10,912 higher in-state tuition
7% higher acceptance rate


S
Saint Vincent College

$18,104 higher in-state tuition
8% lower acceptance rate


G
Geneva College

$10,254 higher in-state tuition
23% lower acceptance rate


M
Moore College of Art and Design

$24,238 higher in-state tuition
29% lower acceptance rate


Compare with Regional Public Colleges

M
University of Michigan

$2,186 lower in-state tuition
53% lower acceptance rate


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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

$10,397 lower in-state tuition
53% lower acceptance rate


V
Virginia Tech

$5,996 lower in-state tuition
6% lower acceptance rate


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Ohio State University

$7,219 lower in-state tuition
22% lower acceptance rate


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University of Maryland College Park

$8,592 lower in-state tuition
32% lower acceptance rate


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North Carolina State University at Raleigh

$10,881 lower in-state tuition
31% lower acceptance rate


V
University of Virginia Main Campus

$2,580 lower in-state tuition
52% lower acceptance rate


D
University of Delaware

$4,686 lower in-state tuition
5% lower acceptance rate


G
George Mason University

$8,356 lower in-state tuition
11% higher acceptance rate


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Stony Brook University

$10,346 lower in-state tuition
32% lower acceptance rate


B
SUNY at Binghamton

$10,346 lower in-state tuition
35% lower acceptance rate


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University of Massachusetts Amherst

$1,625 lower in-state tuition
12% lower acceptance rate


J
James Madison University

$10,166 lower in-state tuition
1% higher acceptance rate


A
SUNY at Albany

$10,346 lower in-state tuition
22% lower acceptance rate


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College of William and Mary

$18 higher in-state tuition
38% lower acceptance rate


W
West Virginia University

$8,440 lower in-state tuition
8% higher acceptance rate


R
Rutgers University New Brunswick

$5,186 lower in-state tuition
15% lower acceptance rate


R
Rutgers University New Brunswick

$5,186 lower in-state tuition
15% lower acceptance rate


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University at Buffalo

$10,346 lower in-state tuition
15% lower acceptance rate


H
CUNY Hunter College

$10,486 lower in-state tuition
41% lower acceptance rate


R
University of Rhode Island

$4,826 lower in-state tuition
1% lower acceptance rate


C
University of Connecticut

$3,618 lower in-state tuition
27% lower acceptance rate


V
Virginia Commonwealth University

$5,322 lower in-state tuition
11% higher acceptance rate


W
Wayne State University

$5,504 lower in-state tuition
3% lower acceptance rate


M
University of Michigan Dearborn

$4,912 lower in-state tuition
14% lower acceptance rate


C
Christopher Newport University

$8,316 lower in-state tuition
4% lower acceptance rate


O
Oakland University

$4,070 lower in-state tuition
7% higher acceptance rate


N
United States Naval Academy

$17,416 lower in-state tuition
68% lower acceptance rate


O
Ohio University Main Campus

$4,804 lower in-state tuition
6% higher acceptance rate


V
University of Vermont

$1,024 lower in-state tuition
9% lower acceptance rate


R
Rowan University

$7,340 lower in-state tuition
2% lower acceptance rate


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The College of New Jersey

$4,177 lower in-state tuition
27% lower acceptance rate


M
University of Maryland Baltimore County

$8,712 lower in-state tuition
15% lower acceptance rate


V
Virginia Military Institute

$8,132 lower in-state tuition
16% lower acceptance rate


N
New Jersey Institute of Technology

$2,968 lower in-state tuition
3% lower acceptance rate


C
CUNY City College

$10,486 lower in-state tuition
30% lower acceptance rate


B
CUNY Bernard M Baruch College

$10,486 lower in-state tuition
33% lower acceptance rate


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Kent State University at Kent

$6,814 lower in-state tuition
10% higher acceptance rate


M
University of Mary Washington

$8,738 lower in-state tuition
1% lower acceptance rate


A
United States Military Academy

$17,416 lower in-state tuition
64% lower acceptance rate


P
SUNY at Purchase College

$10,346 lower in-state tuition
24% lower acceptance rate


T
University of Toledo

$8,582 lower in-state tuition
20% higher acceptance rate


R
Ramapo College of New Jersey

$5,245 lower in-state tuition
10% lower acceptance rate


G
SUNY at Geneseo

$10,346 lower in-state tuition
11% lower acceptance rate


C
SUNY College at Cortland

$10,346 lower in-state tuition
30% lower acceptance rate


A
University of Akron Main Campus

$8,045 lower in-state tuition
3% lower acceptance rate


O
SUNY College at Oswego

$10,346 lower in-state tuition
22% lower acceptance rate


S
State University of New York at New Paltz

$10,346 lower in-state tuition
31% lower acceptance rate


C
United States Coast Guard Academy

$17,416 lower in-state tuition
55% lower acceptance rate


Compare with Regional Private Colleges

N
New York University

$33,268 higher in-state tuition
60% lower acceptance rate


H
Howard University

$7,550 higher in-state tuition
40% lower acceptance rate


S
Syracuse University

$34,794 higher in-state tuition
32% lower acceptance rate


F
Fordham University

$35,564 higher in-state tuition
30% lower acceptance rate


G
George Washington University

$39,429 higher in-state tuition
35% lower acceptance rate


E
Elon University

$18,666 higher in-state tuition
2% higher acceptance rate


R
Rhode Island School of Design

$34,384 higher in-state tuition
50% lower acceptance rate


C
Colgate University

$40,279 higher in-state tuition
53% lower acceptance rate


R
University of Rochester

$37,624 higher in-state tuition
46% lower acceptance rate


B
Barnard College

$38,365 higher in-state tuition
64% lower acceptance rate


A
American University

$31,654 higher in-state tuition
40% lower acceptance rate


V
Vassar College

$40,494 higher in-state tuition
52% lower acceptance rate


S
St John's University New York

$24,484 higher in-state tuition
4% lower acceptance rate


A
Amherst College

$40,224 higher in-state tuition
65% lower acceptance rate


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Liberty University

$3,945 higher in-state tuition
25% lower acceptance rate


D
University of Dayton

$26,684 higher in-state tuition
4% lower acceptance rate


R
University of Richmond

$37,274 higher in-state tuition
48% lower acceptance rate


R
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

$36,584 higher in-state tuition
29% lower acceptance rate


P
Pace University New York

$27,298 higher in-state tuition
3% higher acceptance rate


H
Hofstra University

$29,034 higher in-state tuition
8% lower acceptance rate


S
Seton Hall University

$24,044 higher in-state tuition
2% lower acceptance rate


C
Case Western Reserve University

$33,034 higher in-state tuition
49% lower acceptance rate


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Providence College

$34,074 higher in-state tuition
29% lower acceptance rate


O
Oberlin College

$38,560 higher in-state tuition
40% lower acceptance rate


M
Monmouth University

$21,464 higher in-state tuition
1% higher acceptance rate


R
Rochester Institute of Technology

$27,828 higher in-state tuition
5% lower acceptance rate


W
Washington and Lee University

$36,314 higher in-state tuition
57% lower acceptance rate


S
Skidmore College

$37,720 higher in-state tuition
46% lower acceptance rate


A
Adelphi University

$21,144 higher in-state tuition
2% lower acceptance rate


M
Manhattan College

$22,984 higher in-state tuition
2% lower acceptance rate


F
Fairfield University

$31,664 higher in-state tuition
19% lower acceptance rate


P
Pratt Institute Main

$34,338 higher in-state tuition
20% lower acceptance rate


N
The New School

$32,362 higher in-state tuition
19% lower acceptance rate


M
Middlebury College

$38,374 higher in-state tuition
61% lower acceptance rate


D
Denison University

$35,204 higher in-state tuition
47% lower acceptance rate


H
Hamilton College

$38,554 higher in-state tuition
60% lower acceptance rate


K
Kenyon College

$39,014 higher in-state tuition
42% lower acceptance rate


S
Stevens Institute of Technology

$34,718 higher in-state tuition
36% lower acceptance rate


R
Roanoke College

$26,402 higher in-state tuition
1% lower acceptance rate


C
Clarkson University

$32,442 higher in-state tuition
1% lower acceptance rate


J
John Carroll University

$23,814 higher in-state tuition
10% higher acceptance rate


L
Long Island University C W Post Campus

$19,036 higher in-state tuition
4% higher acceptance rate


W
The College of Wooster

$34,134 higher in-state tuition
21% lower acceptance rate


T
Trinity College

$38,964 higher in-state tuition
43% lower acceptance rate


H
University of Hartford

$21,804 higher in-state tuition
0% higher acceptance rate


M
Maryland Institute College of Art

$31,094 higher in-state tuition
12% lower acceptance rate


S
Sarah Lawrence College

$38,604 higher in-state tuition
23% lower acceptance rate


M
Molloy College

$13,914 higher in-state tuition
2% higher acceptance rate


U
Union College

$39,437 higher in-state tuition
33% lower acceptance rate


Compare with National Colleges

F
Florida State University

$13,394 lower in-state tuition
40% lower acceptance rate


S
Michigan State University

$2,956 lower in-state tuition
5% lower acceptance rate


A
The University of Alabama

$6,636 lower in-state tuition
7% higher acceptance rate


C
University of Central Florida

$12,938 lower in-state tuition
32% lower acceptance rate


S
San Diego State University

$11,674 lower in-state tuition
42% lower acceptance rate


A
Auburn University

$7,600 lower in-state tuition
5% higher acceptance rate


T
The University of Tennessee

$6,084 lower in-state tuition
3% higher acceptance rate


K
University of Kentucky

$6,405 lower in-state tuition
20% higher acceptance rate


H
University of Houston

$9,197 lower in-state tuition
11% lower acceptance rate


C
Colorado State University Fort Collins

$7,990 lower in-state tuition
5% higher acceptance rate


O
University of Oregon

$6,976 lower in-state tuition
6% higher acceptance rate


O
Oregon State University

$7,570 lower in-state tuition
6% higher acceptance rate


I
Iowa State University

$9,374 lower in-state tuition
16% higher acceptance rate


S
University of South Florida Main Campus

$12,857 lower in-state tuition
28% lower acceptance rate


N
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

$13,604 lower in-state tuition
11% lower acceptance rate


I
University of Iowa

$9,343 lower in-state tuition
7% higher acceptance rate


C
University of California Riverside

$5,974 lower in-state tuition
19% lower acceptance rate


O
University of Oklahoma Norman Campus

$12,628 lower in-state tuition
4% higher acceptance rate


L
University of Louisville

$5,684 lower in-state tuition
7% lower acceptance rate


M
Montana State University

$11,762 lower in-state tuition
6% higher acceptance rate


U
Utah State University

$10,124 lower in-state tuition
15% higher acceptance rate


N
University of North Carolina at Wilmington

$12,973 lower in-state tuition
11% lower acceptance rate


A
University of Arkansas

$9,848 lower in-state tuition
1% higher acceptance rate


L
Louisiana State University

$9,378 lower in-state tuition
1% lower acceptance rate


M
University of Massachusetts Lowell

$2,338 lower in-state tuition
3% lower acceptance rate


N
University of Nevada Reno

$10,426 lower in-state tuition
12% higher acceptance rate


M
University of Missouri Columbia

$8,296 lower in-state tuition
5% higher acceptance rate


N
University of New Mexico Main Campus

$11,117 lower in-state tuition
18% higher acceptance rate


M
University of Missouri Kansas City

$9,024 lower in-state tuition
15% lower acceptance rate