Top Rated Pennsylvania Public Colleges

The Best Public Colleges in Pennsylvania for 2022

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


17 results

University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus
P
Pittsburgh, PA
University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

#1 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 32,277enrollment
  • $22,346net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 1243-1420SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 4.11Avg Weighted GPA
Penn State Main Campus
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University Park, PA
Penn State Main Campus

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 46,810enrollment
  • $25,548net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1300SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.68Estimated Avg GPA
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
W
West Chester, PA
West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 17,719enrollment
  • $19,336net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1180SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.44Avg GPA
University of Pittsburgh Johnstown
P
Johnstown, PA
University of Pittsburgh Johnstown

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 2,356enrollment
  • $17,574net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1190SAT range
  • 21-25ACT range
  • 3.57Avg Weighted GPA
University of Pittsburgh Bradford
P
Bradford, PA
University of Pittsburgh Bradford

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 1,305enrollment
  • $15,519net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 950-1145SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.29Avg GPA
Millersville University of Pennsylvania
M
Millersville, PA
Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 7,456enrollment
  • $21,599net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1190SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.36Avg GPA
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
S
Slippery Rock, PA
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 8,860enrollment
  • $18,117net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 980-1150SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.51Avg GPA
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
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Shippensburg, PA
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 6,130enrollment
  • $21,631net price
  • 94%acceptance rate
  • 940-1150SAT range
  • 15-23ACT range
  • 3.24Avg GPA
University of Pittsburgh Greensburg
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Greensburg, PA
 
University of Pittsburgh Greensburg

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 1,408enrollment
  • $15,211net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 990-1170SAT range
  • 20-24ACT range
  • 3.51Avg GPA
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
E
Edinboro, PA
 
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 4,319enrollment
  • $14,170net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 960-1160SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.56Avg GPA
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
K
Kutztown, PA
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 7,890enrollment
  • $21,673net price
  • 93%acceptance rate
  • 950-1120SAT range
  • 17-24ACT range
  • 3.26Avg GPA
Indiana University of Pennsylvania Main Campus
I
Indiana, PA
Indiana University of Pennsylvania Main Campus

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 10,037enrollment
  • $20,933net price
  • 93%acceptance rate
  • 930-1130SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
E
East Stroudsburg, PA
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#13 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 5,835enrollment
  • $18,500net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 900-1110SAT range
  • 16-23ACT range
  • 3.18Avg GPA
California University of Pennsylvania
C
California, PA
California University of Pennsylvania

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 6,885enrollment
  • $19,116net price
  • 94%acceptance rate
  • 920-1120SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.31Avg GPA
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania
M
Mansfield, PA
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#15 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 1,784enrollment
  • $12,010net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 960-1130SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
Lock Haven University
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Lock Haven, PA
Lock Haven University

Public 4 Year

8 reviews

#16 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 3,163enrollment
  • $19,521net price
  • 93%acceptance rate
  • 930-1130SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.46Avg Weighted GPA
Lincoln University of Pennsylvania
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HBCU
Lincoln University, PA
Lincoln University of Pennsylvania

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#17 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 2,077enrollment
  • $17,405net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 860-1028SAT range
  • 15-18ACT range
  • 3.04Avg GPA