Pennsylvania Private Colleges

List of Private Colleges and Universities in Pennsylvania

There are 93 private colleges and universities in Pennsylvania enrolling 275,730 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 nationally ranked private schools like University of Pennsylvania, Villanova University, Carnegie Mellon University and Drexel University.

93 results found

University of Pennsylvania
P
Philadelphia, PA
University of Pennsylvania

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#16 Best Colleges in America

  • 25,860enrollment
  • $24,771net price
  • 8%acceptance rate
  • 1450-1560SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.9Avg GPA
Villanova University
V
Villanova, PA
Villanova University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#8 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 11,030enrollment
  • $36,840net price
  • 28%acceptance rate
  • 1320-1470SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.86Avg GPA
Carnegie Mellon University
C
Pittsburgh, PA
Carnegie Mellon University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 14,029enrollment
  • $30,618net price
  • 15%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1560SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.69Avg GPA
Drexel University
D
Philadelphia, PA
Drexel University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 24,634enrollment
  • $38,025net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1390SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Bucknell University
B
Lewisburg, PA
Bucknell University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#7 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 3,668enrollment
  • $39,493net price
  • 34%acceptance rate
  • 1255-1430SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.54Avg GPA
Lehigh University
L
Bethlehem, PA
Lehigh University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

#4 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 6,849enrollment
  • $26,631net price
  • 32%acceptance rate
  • 1280-1450SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 3.81*Avg GPA
Lafayette College
L
Easton, PA
Lafayette College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 2,642enrollment
  • $26,810net price
  • 31%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1440SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA
Swarthmore College
S
Swarthmore, PA
Swarthmore College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#12 Best Value Colleges in America

  • 1,559enrollment
  • $19,759net price
  • 9%acceptance rate
  • 1380-1540SAT range
  • 31-35ACT range
  • 3.9*Avg GPA
University of Scranton
S
Scranton, PA
University of Scranton

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#16 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 5,286enrollment
  • $36,235net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1310SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.37Avg GPA
Haverford College
H
Haverford, PA
Haverford College

Private 4 Year

7 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 1,310enrollment
  • $22,837net price
  • 16%acceptance rate
  • 1380-1540SAT range
  • 32-34ACT range
  • 3.9*Avg GPA
Duquesne University
D
Pittsburgh, PA
Duquesne University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#17 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 9,274enrollment
  • $30,732net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1300SAT range
  • 23-28ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA
Muhlenberg College
M
Allentown, PA
Muhlenberg College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#9 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 2,340enrollment
  • $33,603net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1340SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • 3.29Avg GPA
Gettysburg College
G
Gettysburg, PA
Gettysburg College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 2,441enrollment
  • $34,720net price
  • 48%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA
La Salle University
L
Philadelphia, PA
La Salle University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 5,191enrollment
  • $25,059net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.29Avg GPA
Arcadia University
A
Glenside, PA
Arcadia University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#32 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 3,662enrollment
  • $29,040net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1260SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.65Avg GPA
Saint Joseph's University
S
Philadelphia, PA
Saint Joseph's University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 7,589enrollment
  • $35,242net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1300SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.51Avg GPA
Dickinson College
D
Carlisle, PA
Dickinson College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 2,399enrollment
  • $33,139net price
  • 40%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
University of the Sciences
t
Philadelphia, PA
University of the Sciences

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 2,231enrollment
  • $34,888net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1310SAT range
  • 23-28ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA