Pennsylvania Private Colleges

List of Private Colleges and Universities in Pennsylvania

There are 93 private colleges and universities in Pennsylvania enrolling 265,363 students. Explore the list below to find the private college match for you. Private colleges are usually smaller in size, more expensive than public schools and often academically rigorous. If you feel you may have difficulty fitting into the large class sizes which are common on many public campuses, take a look at Pennsylvania private colleges.  Pennsylvania is home to popular private schools like University of Pennsylvania, Villanova University, Carnegie Mellon University and Drexel University.


93 results

University of Pennsylvania
P
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

Villanova University
V
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

Carnegie Mellon University
C
Pittsburgh, PA
Carnegie Mellon University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 13,519enrollment
  • $36,983net price
  • 17%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1560SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.85Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

Drexel University
D
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

Bucknell University
B
Lewisburg, PA
Bucknell University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#7 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 3,726enrollment
  • $39,359net price
  • 38%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1430SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Lehigh University
L
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

Lafayette College
L
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

Swarthmore College
S
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

University of Scranton
S
Scranton, PA
University of Scranton

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#15 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 4,957enrollment
  • $36,093net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1280SAT range
  • 23-28ACT range
  • 3.6Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Mar 15

Haverford College
H
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

Duquesne University
D
Pittsburgh, PA
Duquesne University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#16 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 8,830enrollment
  • $32,408net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1270SAT range
  • 23-28ACT range
  • 3.76Avg GPA

Muhlenberg College
M
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

Gettysburg College
G
Gettysburg, PA
Gettysburg College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 2,507enrollment
  • $34,850net price
  • 48%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

La Salle University
L
Philadelphia, PA
La Salle University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 4,624enrollment
  • $25,401net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.44Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 15

Arcadia University
A
Glenside, PA
Arcadia University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#29 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 3,300enrollment
  • $29,576net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1230SAT range
  • 20-28ACT range
  • 3.41Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Saint Joseph's University
S
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

Dickinson College
D
Carlisle, PA
Dickinson College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,932enrollment
  • $37,342net price
  • 52%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

University of the Sciences
T
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