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Best Liberal Arts Colleges in Pennsylvania

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We have created a 2019 ranking of the best colleges in Pennsylvania that offer Liberal Arts degrees to help you find a school that fits your needs. Each school's ranking is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. In addition, you can view our entire list of all 89 Liberal Arts schools located within Pennsylvania. We also provide reviews, facts, and questions and answers for schools on our site and offer you access to get valuable information from colleges and universities today.

Best Liberal Arts Colleges in Pennsylvania for 2019

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Community College of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA

Community College of Philadelphia offers 1 Liberal Arts Degree program. It's a large public college in a large city. In 2015, 712 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 712 Associate's degrees.

2 Montgomery County Community College Blue Bell, PA

Montgomery County Community College offers 1 Liberal Arts Degree program. It's a large public college in a large suburb. In 2015, 510 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 510 Associate's degrees.

3 University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA

University of Pennsylvania offers 3 Liberal Arts Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 45 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 44 Master's degrees, and 1 Bachelor's degree.

Based on 56 Reviews
4 West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester, PA

West Chester University of Pennsylvania offers 2 Liberal Arts Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large suburb. In 2015, 245 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 245 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews
5 Villanova University Villanova, PA

Villanova University offers 5 Liberal Arts Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 37 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 27 Bachelor's degrees, 9 Master's degrees, 1 Associate's degree.

Based on 12 Reviews
6 Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA

Carnegie Mellon University offers 1 Liberal Arts Degree program. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 31 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 31 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews
7 Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA

Duquesne University offers 2 Liberal Arts Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large city. In 2015, 129 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 125 Master's degrees, and 4 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
8 Eastern University Saint Davids, PA

Eastern University offers 1 Liberal Arts Degree program. It's a medium sized private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 95 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 95 Associate's degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews
9 Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus University Park, PA

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus offers 2 Liberal Arts Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small city. In 2015, 5 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 5 Associate's degrees.

Based on 132 Reviews
10 Neumann University Aston, PA

Neumann University offers 2 Liberal Arts Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 112 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 103 Bachelor's degrees, and 9 Associate's degrees.

List of all Liberal Arts Colleges in Pennsylvania

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Community College of Philadelphia Community College of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA
3/5
31 : 1 18,966
Montgomery County Community College Montgomery County Community College Blue Bell, PA
3/5
35 : 1 12,372
University of Pennsylvania University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
5/5
12 : 1 24,876
West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester, PA
3/5
22 : 1 16,597
Villanova University Villanova University Villanova, PA
5/5
14 : 1 10,711
Carnegie Mellon University Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA
5/5
11 : 1 12,963
Duquesne University Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA
5/5
15 : 1 9,404
Eastern University Eastern University Saint Davids, PA
5/5
14 : 1 3,505
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus University Park, PA
4/5
16 : 1 47,307
Neumann University Neumann University Aston, PA
5/5
18 : 1 2,901
University of Scranton University of Scranton Scranton, PA
5/5
16 : 1 5,422
Clarion University of Pennsylvania Clarion University of Pennsylvania Clarion, PA
3/5
23 : 1 5,368
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, PA
4/5
7 : 1 28,649
Widener University-Main Campus Widener University-Main Campus Chester, PA
5/5
15 : 1 5,303
La Salle University La Salle University Philadelphia, PA
5/5
17 : 1 5,683
California University of Pennsylvania California University of Pennsylvania California, PA
3/5
26 : 1 7,854
Haverford College Haverford College Haverford, PA
5/5
9 : 1 1,233
Wilkes University Wilkes University Wilkes-Barre, PA
5/5
22 : 1 5,053
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Edinboro, PA
3/5
22 : 1 6,548
Drexel University Drexel University Philadelphia, PA
5/5
14 : 1 25,595
Temple University Temple University Philadelphia, PA
4/5
15 : 1 38,007
Alvernia University Alvernia University Reading, PA
5/5
17 : 1 2,856
Pennsylvania State University-World Campus Pennsylvania State University-World Campus University Park, PA
3/5
12242 : 1 12,242
Arcadia University Arcadia University Glenside, PA
5/5
14 : 1 3,984
Community College of Allegheny County Community College of Allegheny County Pittsburgh, PA
2/5
29 : 1 16,737

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Additional Liberal Arts Degree Facts for Pennsylvania Schools

Pennsylvania Schools offering online Liberal Arts degrees

Online Liberal Arts degrees are available at a variety of different schools with as many as 510 degrees earned at the most popular school. Read more below about all schools that have offered online Liberal Arts degrees. If you are interested learning more about getting a degree online, check out our page dedicated to online degree information.

Certificate
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
School Name Certificate Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Montgomery County Community College 0 510 0 0 0
Duquesne University 0 0 0 125 0
Clarion University of Pennsylvania 0 6 109 0 0
Luzerne County Community College 0 105 0 0 0
Neumann University 0 0 103 0 0
How many Pennsylvania schools offer online Liberal Arts degrees?
  • 2 Certificates
  • 30 Associate's
  • 21 Bachelor's
  • 2 Master's

What Liberal Arts degree programs were earned in Pennsylvania?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Associate's 2-year Length 59 Colleges 2,442 Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 62 Colleges 1,151 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 3 Colleges 26 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 7 Colleges 202 Graduates
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