Top Rated Pennsylvania Public Colleges

The Best Public Colleges in Pennsylvania for 2021

These are the top ranked public four-year colleges in Pennsylvania as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the rankings for 2021 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.


19 results

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

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#1 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

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

Public 4 Year

10 reviews

#2 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 46,810enrollment
  • $24,724net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1310SAT range
  • 23-30ACT range
  • 3.59Avg 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

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

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 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

#5 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 1,281enrollment
  • $18,355net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 970-1160SAT range
  • 17-25ACT range
  • 3.18Avg GPA
University of Pittsburgh Greensburg
P
Greensburg, PA
 
University of Pittsburgh Greensburg

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 1,508enrollment
  • $17,013net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1190SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA
Millersville University of Pennsylvania
M
Millersville, PA
Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 7,746enrollment
  • $21,505net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 980-1170SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.21*Avg GPA
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
B
Bloomsburg, PA
 
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#8 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

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

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 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

#10 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 8,803enrollment
  • $18,144net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1170SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
K
Kutztown, PA
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

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

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 1,629enrollment
  • $18,153net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 920-1120SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.31Avg GPA
California University of Pennsylvania
C
California, PA
California University of Pennsylvania

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 7,310enrollment
  • $18,264net price
  • 97%acceptance rate
  • 910-1100SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.1Avg GPA
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
E
Edinboro, PA
 
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 4,834enrollment
  • $15,167net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 970-1160SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.14Avg GPA
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
E
East Stroudsburg, PA
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#15 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 6,412enrollment
  • $18,635net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 910-1100SAT range
  • 17-21ACT range
  • 3.3*Avg GPA
Indiana University of Pennsylvania Main Campus
I
Indiana, PA
Indiana University of Pennsylvania Main Campus

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#16 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 11,483enrollment
  • $20,944net price
  • 93%acceptance rate
  • 910-1120SAT range
  • 16-23ACT range
  • 3.17*Avg GPA
Clarion University of Pennsylvania
C
Clarion, PA
 
Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#17 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 4,864enrollment
  • $19,769net price
  • 95%acceptance rate
  • 940-1130SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.21Avg GPA
Lock Haven University
L
Lock Haven, PA
Lock Haven University

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

#18 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 3,418enrollment
  • $19,128net price
  • 95%acceptance rate
  • 920-1130SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.28Avg GPA