The Best Value Pennsylvania Colleges

Best Value Colleges in Pennsylvania for 2024

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 2024 CollegeSimply Best Colleges ranking factored against the typical net price paid by students - to identify the colleges that offer the best deals. Leading the list for 2024 as the overall best value college in Pennsylvania is University of Pennsylvania with a 10 out of 10 academic rating for a comparatively affordable $24,167 average net price. The highest value public state college is University of Pittsburgh Bradford. Learn how the Best Value Colleges are calculated and ranked on our methodology page.


66 results

University of Pennsylvania
P
Philadelphia, PA

University of Pennsylvania

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#1 Best Value in Pennsylvania

  • 28,038enrollment
  • $24,167net price
  • 6%acceptance rate
  • 1480-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.95Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 5

Swarthmore College
S
Swarthmore, PA

Swarthmore College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#2 Best Value in Pennsylvania

  • 1,651enrollment
  • $20,360net price
  • 8%acceptance rate
  • 1430-1560SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.9Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 4

Haverford College
H
Haverford, PA

Haverford College

Private 4 Year

7 reviews

#3 Best Value in Pennsylvania

  • 1,420enrollment
  • $25,215net price
  • 18%acceptance rate
  • 1420-1540SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.9Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Lehigh University
L
Bethlehem, PA

Lehigh University

Private 4 Year

6 reviews

#4 Best Value in Pennsylvania

  • 7,263enrollment
  • $29,098net price
  • 46%acceptance rate
  • 1325-1490SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.81Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

Lafayette College
L
Easton, PA

Lafayette College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Value in Pennsylvania

  • 2,725enrollment
  • $28,735net price
  • 41%acceptance rate
  • 1300-1460SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 3.53Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Lycoming College
L
Williamsport, PA

Lycoming College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Value in Pennsylvania

  • 1,089enrollment
  • $19,659net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1250SAT range
  • 23-27ACT range
  • 3.57Avg GPA

Carnegie Mellon University
C
Pittsburgh, PA

Carnegie Mellon University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Value in Pennsylvania

  • 15,057enrollment
  • $36,983net price
  • 14%acceptance rate
  • 1480-1560SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.89Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

Gettysburg College
G
Gettysburg, PA

Gettysburg College

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#8 Best Value in Pennsylvania

  • 2,401enrollment
  • $34,850net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1280-1430SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Washington & Jefferson College
W
Washington, PA

Washington & Jefferson College

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#9 Best Value in Pennsylvania

  • 1,157enrollment
  • $27,477net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1300SAT range
  • 21-31ACT range
  • 3.54Avg GPA

Allegheny College
A
Meadville, PA

Allegheny College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Value in Pennsylvania

  • 1,575enrollment
  • $26,376net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1350SAT range
  • 23-28ACT range
  • 3.53Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 15

Muhlenberg College
M
Allentown, PA

Muhlenberg College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#11 Best Value in Pennsylvania

  • 2,095enrollment
  • $35,152net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1370SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.44Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Saint Vincent College
S
Latrobe, PA

Saint Vincent College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Value in Pennsylvania

  • 1,592enrollment
  • $21,169net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 950-1213SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

Ursinus College
U
Collegeville, PA

Ursinus College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Value in Pennsylvania

  • 1,556enrollment
  • $31,400net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1360SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.53Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

Bucknell University
B
Lewisburg, PA

Bucknell University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#14 Best Value in Pennsylvania

  • 3,757enrollment
  • $39,359net price
  • 35%acceptance rate
  • 1295-1450SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 3.62Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Cedar Crest College
C
Allentown, PA

Cedar Crest College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#15 Best Value in Pennsylvania

  • 1,440enrollment
  • $22,438net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1210SAT range
  • 20-29ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA

University of Pittsburgh Bradford
P
Bradford, PA

University of Pittsburgh Bradford

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#16 Best Value in Pennsylvania

  • 1,164enrollment
  • $15,519net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 990-1180SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.28Avg GPA

University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus
P
Pittsburgh, PA

University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

#17 Best Value in Pennsylvania

  • 33,230enrollment
  • $22,346net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1470SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 3.79Estimated Avg GPA

Villanova University
V
Villanova, PA

Villanova University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

#18 Best Value in Pennsylvania

  • 10,870enrollment
  • $38,303net price
  • 25%acceptance rate
  • 1350-1490SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.87Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15