Pennsylvania Private Colleges

List of Private Colleges and Universities in Pennsylvania

There are 93 private colleges and universities in Pennsylvania enrolling 217,771 full time 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

Private 4 Year

8% acceptance rate

  • 25,860enrollment
  • $24,539net price
  • $55,584tuition
  • 1420-1550SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.9Avg GPA
Villanova University
V
Villanova, PA

Private 4 Year

29% acceptance rate

  • 11,030enrollment
  • $35,491net price
  • $53,308tuition
  • 1300-1470SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 3.86Avg GPA
Carnegie Mellon University
C
Pittsburgh, PA

Private 4 Year

17% acceptance rate

  • 14,029enrollment
  • $29,817net price
  • $55,465tuition
  • 1450-1550SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.69Avg GPA
Drexel University
D
Philadelphia, PA

Private 4 Year

77% acceptance rate

  • 24,634enrollment
  • $40,977net price
  • $53,244tuition
  • 1170-1380SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Bucknell University
B
Lewisburg, PA

Private 4 Year

33% acceptance rate

  • 3,668enrollment
  • $37,817net price
  • $56,092tuition
  • 1250-1420SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.54Avg GPA
Lehigh University
L
Bethlehem, PA

Private 4 Year

22% acceptance rate

  • 6,849enrollment
  • $26,933net price
  • $52,930tuition
  • 1270-1450SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 3.81*Avg GPA
Lafayette College
L
Easton, PA

Private 4 Year

29% acceptance rate

  • 2,642enrollment
  • $26,148net price
  • $53,630tuition
  • 1250-1440SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA
Swarthmore College
S
Swarthmore, PA

Private 4 Year

9% acceptance rate

  • 1,559enrollment
  • $20,444net price
  • $52,588tuition
  • 1380-1550SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.9*Avg GPA
University of Scranton
S
Scranton, PA

Private 4 Year

73% acceptance rate

  • 5,286enrollment
  • $36,392net price
  • $44,532tuition
  • 1120-1280SAT range
  • 23-28ACT range
  • 3.37Avg GPA
Haverford College
H
Haverford, PA

Private 4 Year

19% acceptance rate

  • 1,310enrollment
  • $23,582net price
  • $54,838tuition
  • 1370-1530SAT range
  • 32-34ACT range
  • 3.9*Avg GPA
Duquesne University
D
Pittsburgh, PA

Private 4 Year

72% acceptance rate

  • 9,274enrollment
  • $30,540net price
  • $38,178tuition
  • 1130-1290SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA
Muhlenberg College
M
Allentown, PA

Private 4 Year

62% acceptance rate

  • 2,340enrollment
  • $37,029net price
  • $52,595tuition
  • 1170-1360SAT range
  • 26-30ACT range
  • 3.29Avg GPA
Gettysburg College
G
Gettysburg, PA

Private 4 Year

45% acceptance rate

  • 2,441enrollment
  • $34,705net price
  • $54,480tuition
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA
La Salle University
L
Philadelphia, PA

Private 4 Year

81% acceptance rate

  • 5,191enrollment
  • $26,276net price
  • $30,710tuition
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.29Avg GPA
Arcadia University
A
Glenside, PA

Private 4 Year

64% acceptance rate

  • 3,662enrollment
  • $27,567net price
  • $43,580tuition
  • 1050-1250SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.65Avg GPA
Saint Joseph's University
S
Philadelphia, PA

Private 4 Year

76% acceptance rate

  • 7,589enrollment
  • $35,290net price
  • $44,974tuition
  • 1120-1290SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.51Avg GPA
Dickinson College
D
Carlisle, PA

Private 4 Year

49% acceptance rate

  • 2,399enrollment
  • $32,468net price
  • $54,661tuition
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
University of the Sciences
t
Philadelphia, PA

Private 4 Year

63% acceptance rate

  • 2,231enrollment
  • $33,444net price
  • $25,000tuition
  • 1120-1310SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA