Best Colleges in Pennsylvania

You can find "the sweetest place on Earth" right here in Pennsylvania. But, you'll need more than its famous Hershey Chocolate to get your college degree. If you're looking for top-ranked liberal arts colleges, a more-than-impressive public university system or a private university, come on over to Pennsylvania. You'll have 234 colleges and universities to choose from. Those who come to the Keystone State enjoy a wide variety of majors, with the arts and sciences taking the top spots. Graduates go on to start careers at successful companies, like 21st Century Media, EB Games, Kappa Publishing Group and many more.

On the weekends, students can explore the Pocono Mountains, Dutch country roads, and plenty of American history in Philadelphia and Gettysburg. Anything in Philly is great, but it's always good to step off the beaten path from time to time. Start with Bulls Head Public House in Lititz, with their Beer Menu Bible. of course, be sure to develop your own cheesesteak addiction by hanging out at Pat's, Geno's or Jim's. Go hoarse cheering on the Philadelphia Eagles or the 76ers, or get lost in a chocolate dream at Hershey Park. Pennsylvania is ready to welcome anyone looking to revolutionize the way they see the world while getting a great education at the same time.

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Best Four Year Universities in Pennsylvania

  • Associate's
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
  • Certificates
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
  • Private for-profit
  • Private not-for-profit
  • Public
School Logo School Name Reviews Get Admission Info
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Based on 56 Reviews
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA
Based on 16 Reviews
Lafayette College
Easton, PA
Based on 8 Reviews
Lehigh University
Bethlehem, PA
Based on 8 Reviews
Villanova University
Villanova, PA
Based on 12 Reviews
Villanova University
Villanova, PA
Based on 12 Reviews
Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA
Based on 20 Reviews
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
Pittsburgh, PA
Based on 72 Reviews
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
University Park, PA
Based on 132 Reviews
Swarthmore College
Swarthmore, PA
Based on 8 Reviews
Haverford College
Haverford, PA
Based on 12 Reviews
University of Scranton
Scranton, PA
Based on 8 Reviews
Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA
Based on 32 Reviews
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA
Based on 36 Reviews
Duquesne University
Pittsburgh, PA
Based on 12 Reviews
University of the Sciences
Philadelphia, PA
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
West Chester, PA
Based on 16 Reviews
Widener University-Main Campus
Chester, PA
Based on 8 Reviews
Arcadia University
Glenside, PA
Based on 8 Reviews
La Salle University
Philadelphia, PA
Messiah College
Mechanicsburg, PA
Based on 16 Reviews
Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr, PA
Based on 12 Reviews
Robert Morris University
Moon Township, PA
Based on 8 Reviews
Saint Francis University
Loretto, PA
Misericordia University
Dallas, PA
Based on 8 Reviews
Philadelphia University
Philadelphia, PA
Based on 8 Reviews
York College Pennsylvania
York, PA
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Slippery Rock, PA
Based on 16 Reviews
DeSales University
Center Valley, PA
Based on 4 Reviews
Eastern University
Saint Davids, PA
Based on 16 Reviews
Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Millersville, PA
Based on 24 Reviews
Franklin and Marshall College
Lancaster, PA
Based on 4 Reviews
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Kutztown, PA
Based on 24 Reviews
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
East Stroudsburg, PA
Based on 4 Reviews
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Shippensburg, PA
Based on 16 Reviews
Gannon University
Erie, PA
Based on 8 Reviews
Point Park University
Pittsburgh, PA
Based on 4 Reviews
Grove City College
Grove City, PA
Based on 12 Reviews
Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus
Indiana, PA
Based on 36 Reviews
Gwynedd Mercy University
Gwynedd Valley, PA
Based on 8 Reviews
Moravian College
Bethlehem, PA
Based on 12 Reviews
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Bloomsburg, PA
Based on 16 Reviews
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College
Erie, PA
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg
Middletown, PA
Holy Family University
Philadelphia, PA
Based on 12 Reviews
California University of Pennsylvania
California, PA
Cabrini College
Radnor, PA
Gettysburg College
Gettysburg, PA
Based on 8 Reviews
Dickinson College
Carlisle, PA
Based on 16 Reviews
Alvernia University
Reading, PA
Based on 8 Reviews

Best Community Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • Associate's
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
  • Certificates
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
  • Private for-profit
  • Private not-for-profit
  • Public
School Logo School Name Reviews Get Admission Info
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
Lancaster, PA
Based on 4 Reviews
Manor College
Jenkintown, PA
Delaware County Community College
Media, PA
Northampton County Area Community College
Bethlehem, PA
Montgomery County Community College
Blue Bell, PA
Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg
Harrisburg, PA
Based on 8 Reviews
Community College of Allegheny County
Pittsburgh, PA
Based on 12 Reviews
Community College of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
Westmoreland County Community College
Youngwood, PA
Based on 4 Reviews
Luzerne County Community College
Nanticoke, PA
Based on 4 Reviews
Bucks County Community College
Newtown, PA
Lehigh Carbon Community College
Schnecksville, PA
Butler County Community College
Butler, PA
Community College of Beaver County
Monaca, PA
Reading Area Community College
Reading, PA
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College
Johnstown, PA
Pittsburgh Technical College
Oakdale, PA
Berks Technical Institute
Wyomissing, PA
New Castle School of Trades
New Castle, PA
Johnson College
Scranton, PA
Triangle Tech Inc-Greensburg
Greensburg, PA
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Inc
Pittsburgh, PA
YTI Career Institute-York
York, PA
Dean Institute of Technology
Pittsburgh, PA
Orleans Technical Institute
Philadelphia, PA
Penn Commercial Business/Technical School
Washington, PA
Metropolitan Career Center Computer Technology Institute
Philadelphia, PA
Mercyhurst University-North East Campus
North East, PA
McCann School of Business & Technology
Pottsville, PA
Triangle Tech Inc-Bethlehem
Bethlehem, PA
Bradford School
Pittsburgh, PA
University of Pittsburgh-Titusville
Titusville, PA
Laurel Technical Institute
MEADVILLE, PA
Bidwell Training Center Inc
Pittsburgh, PA
Lansdale School of Business
North Wales, PA
Triangle Tech Inc-Sunbury
Sunbury, PA
Triangle Tech Inc-Dubois
Falls Creek, PA
Prism Career Institute-Upper Darby
Upper Darby, PA
Lancaster County Career and Technology Center
Willow Street, PA
Pennco Tech-Bristol
Bristol, PA
Wyo Tech-Blairsville
Blairsville, PA
ITT Technical Institute-Tarentum
Tarentum, PA
South Hills School of Business & Technology
State College, PA
Fortis Institute-Forty Fort
Forty Fort, PA
Triangle Tech Inc-Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
Douglas Education Center
Monessen, PA
Cambria-Rowe Business College-Johnstown
Johnstown, PA
Laurel Business Institute
Uniontown, PA
Jna Institute of Culinary Arts
Philadelphia, PA
Fortis Institute-Scranton
Scranton, PA