The Best Pennsylvania Colleges

The Best Colleges in Pennsylvania for 2022

These are the top ranked public and private four-year colleges in Pennsylvania as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the list for 2022 as the best overall college in Pennsylvania is University of Pennsylvania. The top rated public state college is University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


63 results

Elizabethtown College
E
Elizabethtown, PA
 
Elizabethtown College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#17 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 1,881enrollment
  • $25,767net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1280SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.5Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

Lebanon Valley College
L
Annville, PA
Lebanon Valley College

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#18 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 1,959enrollment
  • $27,963net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1260SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.75Avg GPA

DeSales University
D
Center Valley, PA
DeSales University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#19 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 3,302enrollment
  • $29,836net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1240SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.35Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

Messiah College
M
Grantham, PA
Messiah College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#20 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 3,370enrollment
  • $27,641net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1310SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.8Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 10

Lycoming College
L
Williamsport, PA
Lycoming College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#21 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 1,065enrollment
  • $19,659net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1210SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.49Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 1

Saint Vincent College
S
Latrobe, PA
Saint Vincent College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#22 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 1,634enrollment
  • $21,169net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 960-1190SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 15

Widener University Main Campus
W
Chester, PA
Widener University Main Campus

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#23 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 6,150enrollment
  • $32,695net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 1035-1210SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.49Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 7

Saint Francis University
S
Loretto, PA
Saint Francis University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#24 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 2,769enrollment
  • $29,393net price
  • 59%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1220SAT range
  • 22-26ACT range
  • 3.67Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 30

Wilkes University
W
Wilkes-Barre, PA
Wilkes University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#25 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 4,781enrollment
  • $30,281net price
  • 92%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1230SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.55Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 15

Gannon University
G
Erie, PA
Gannon University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#26 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 4,251enrollment
  • $22,839net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 990-1210SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.63Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

Cedar Crest College
C
Allentown, PA
Cedar Crest College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#27 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 1,433enrollment
  • $22,438net price
  • 52%acceptance rate
  • 970-1170SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 15

York College Pennsylvania
Y
York, PA
York College Pennsylvania

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#28 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 4,039enrollment
  • $22,876net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 990-1190SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.55Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

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

Eastern University
E
Saint Davids, PA
 
Eastern University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#30 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 3,504enrollment
  • $23,961net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1190SAT range
  • 20-24ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA

Robert Morris University
R
Moon Township, PA
Robert Morris University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#31 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 4,134enrollment
  • $26,917net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1230SAT range
  • 24-28ACT range
  • 3.57Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

Marywood University
M
Scranton, PA
Marywood University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#32 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 2,613enrollment
  • $21,657net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1180SAT range
  • 22-26ACT range
  • 3.53Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

Gwynedd Mercy College
G
Gwynedd Valley, PA
 
Gwynedd Mercy College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#33 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 2,737enrollment
  • $25,219net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 950-1140SAT range
  • 18-21ACT range
  • 3.31Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 9

Waynesburg University
W
Waynesburg, PA
Waynesburg University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#34 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 1,576enrollment
  • $20,029net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 980-1170SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.67Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1