The Best Value Pennsylvania Colleges

Best Value Colleges in Pennsylvania for 2021

Explore the colleges that provide the best value for your money in Pennsylvania based on academic quality, outcomes, net price and financial aid. The rankings are calculated using ratings from the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges ranking but additionally factors in the typical price paid by students to identify the colleges that offer the best deals. Leading the list for 2021 as the overall best value college in Pennsylvania is Swarthmore College. The highest value public state college is University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus. Learn how the Best Value Colleges are calculated and ranked on our methodology page.


70 results

Swarthmore College
S
Swarthmore, PA
Swarthmore College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#1 Best Value in Pennsylvania

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

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#2 Best Value in Pennsylvania

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

Private 4 Year

7 reviews

#3 Best Value in Pennsylvania

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

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

#4 Best Value 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

#5 Best Value in Pennsylvania

  • 2,642enrollment
  • $26,810net price
  • 31%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1440SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA
Carnegie Mellon University
C
Pittsburgh, PA
Carnegie Mellon University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Value in Pennsylvania

  • 14,029enrollment
  • $30,618net price
  • 15%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1560SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.69Avg GPA
Elizabethtown College
E
Elizabethtown, PA
 
Elizabethtown College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Value in Pennsylvania

  • 1,687enrollment
  • $28,198net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1290SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.5*Avg GPA
Allegheny College
A
Meadville, PA
Allegheny College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Value in Pennsylvania

  • 1,771enrollment
  • $24,227net price
  • 62%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1360SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.74Avg GPA
Lycoming College
L
Williamsport, PA
 
Lycoming College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Value in Pennsylvania

  • 1,142enrollment
  • $20,036net price
  • 62%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1220SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.44Avg GPA
Muhlenberg College
M
Allentown, PA
Muhlenberg College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#10 Best Value in Pennsylvania

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

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Value in Pennsylvania

  • 1,867enrollment
  • $21,426net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1240SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.53Avg GPA
Westminster College
W
New Wilmington, PA
Westminster College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Value in Pennsylvania

  • 1,269enrollment
  • $20,812net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 970-1185SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA
Ursinus College
U
Collegeville, PA
Ursinus College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Value in Pennsylvania

  • 1,435enrollment
  • $30,421net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1350SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.65*Avg GPA
Villanova University
V
Villanova, PA
Villanova University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#14 Best Value in Pennsylvania

  • 11,030enrollment
  • $36,840net price
  • 28%acceptance rate
  • 1320-1470SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.86Avg GPA
Bucknell University
B
Lewisburg, PA
Bucknell University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#15 Best Value in Pennsylvania

  • 3,668enrollment
  • $39,493net price
  • 34%acceptance rate
  • 1255-1430SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.54Avg GPA
Geneva College
G
Beaver Falls, PA
Geneva College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#16 Best Value in Pennsylvania

  • 1,543enrollment
  • $19,400net price
  • 53%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1240SAT range
  • 19-29ACT range
  • 3.36*Avg GPA
Eastern University
E
Saint Davids, PA
 
Eastern University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#17 Best Value in Pennsylvania

  • 3,256enrollment
  • $24,063net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1230SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.44Avg GPA
Lebanon Valley College
L
Annville, PA
Lebanon Valley College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#18 Best Value in Pennsylvania

  • 1,922enrollment
  • $27,459net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1270SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.46*Avg GPA