Top Rated Pennsylvania Public Colleges

The Best Public Colleges in Pennsylvania for 2020

These are the top ranked public four-year colleges in Pennsylvania as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the rankings for 2020 as the best public college in Pennsylvania is Penn State Main Campus. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.

41 results found

Penn State Main Campus
P
University Park, PA
Penn State Main Campus

Public 4 Year

9 reviews

#1 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 46,810enrollment
  • $24,724net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1310SAT range
  • 23-30ACT range
  • 3.59Avg GPA
University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus
P
Pittsburgh, PA
University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#2 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 28,673enrollment
  • $22,600net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 1260-1440SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 3.97Avg GPA
Penn State Erie Behrend College
P
Erie, PA
Penn State Erie Behrend College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 4,312enrollment
  • -net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.25Avg GPA
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
W
West Chester, PA
West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 17,527enrollment
  • $19,348net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1210SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.52Avg GPA
University of Pittsburgh Johnstown
P
Johnstown, PA
University of Pittsburgh Johnstown

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 2,600enrollment
  • $18,836net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1220SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA
University of Pittsburgh Bradford
P
Bradford, PA
University of Pittsburgh Bradford

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 1,281enrollment
  • $18,355net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 970-1160SAT range
  • 17-25ACT range
  • 3.18Avg GPA
Penn State Harrisburg
P
Middletown, PA
 
Penn State Harrisburg

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 4,933enrollment
  • -net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.08Avg GPA
University of Pittsburgh Greensburg
P
Greensburg, PA
 
University of Pittsburgh Greensburg

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 1,508enrollment
  • $17,013net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1190SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA
Penn State Altoona
P
Altoona, PA
 
Penn State Altoona

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 3,244enrollment
  • -net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.04Avg GPA
Penn State Berks
P
Reading, PA
 
Penn State Berks

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#10 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 2,578enrollment
  • -net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.02Avg GPA
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
B
Bloomsburg, PA
 
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#11 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 8,909enrollment
  • $18,075net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 950-1150SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA
Millersville University of Pennsylvania
M
Millersville, PA
Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 7,746enrollment
  • $21,505net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 980-1170SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.21*Avg GPA
Penn State Brandywine
P
Media, PA
Penn State Brandywine

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 1,351enrollment
  • -net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
S
Shippensburg, PA
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 6,381enrollment
  • $20,308net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 930-1150SAT range
  • 16-23ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
S
Slippery Rock, PA
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#15 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 8,803enrollment
  • $18,144net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1170SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA
Penn State Abington
P
Abington, PA
Penn State Abington

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#16 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 3,746enrollment
  • -net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.12Avg GPA
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
K
Kutztown, PA
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#17 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 8,290enrollment
  • $22,401net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 970-1140SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.17Avg GPA
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
E
East Stroudsburg, PA
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#18 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 6,412enrollment
  • $18,635net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 910-1100SAT range
  • 17-21ACT range
  • 3.3*Avg GPA