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Important Academic & Admission Facts Comparison

All schools in Top Colleges in Pennsylvania are private schools. The average undergraduate tuition & fees of Top Colleges in Pennsylvania is $56,073.
The average acceptance rate of Top Colleges in Pennsylvania is 38.14% where University of Pennsylvania has the tightest rate of 5.87% and Drexel University has the loosest rate of 82.63%.
The average graduation rate is 87.80% and the average student to faculty ratio is 8.70:1 (11.49%). University of Pennsylvania has the highest student population of 26,552 where total of 9,525 students are attending the Top Colleges in Pennsylvania.

#1. University of Pennsylvania

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#1. University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA | four-years, private (not-for-profit)
Acceptance Rate
5.87%
Student Population
26,552
Graduation Rate
96%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
6 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$61,710
Graduate
$42,932
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$131,600

#2. Carnegie Mellon University

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#2. Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA | four-years, private (not-for-profit)
Acceptance Rate
13.54%
Student Population
13,519
Graduation Rate
93%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
5 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$58,924
Graduate
$47,347
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$103,000

#3. Swarthmore College

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#3. Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, PA | four-years, private (not-for-profit)
Acceptance Rate
7.79%
Student Population
1,437
Graduation Rate
94%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
7 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$56,056
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$70,000

#4. Haverford College

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#4. Haverford College

Haverford, PA | four-years, private (not-for-profit)
Acceptance Rate
17.84%
Student Population
1,307
Graduation Rate
90%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
8 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$61,210
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$75,100

#5. Lehigh University

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#5. Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA | four-years, private (not-for-profit)
Acceptance Rate
45.97%
Student Population
7,067
Graduation Rate
87%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
9 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$57,470
Graduate
$27,130
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$94,100

#6. Villanova University

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#6. Villanova University

Villanova, PA | four-years, private (not-for-profit)
Acceptance Rate
25.24%
Student Population
11,032
Graduation Rate
91%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
11 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$59,020
Graduate
$21,199
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$87,600

#7. Muhlenberg College

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#7. Muhlenberg College

Allentown, PA | four-years, private (not-for-profit)
Acceptance Rate
67.75%
Student Population
2,067
Graduation Rate
82%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
9 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$55,830
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$65,300

#8. Bucknell University

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#8. Bucknell University

Lewisburg, PA | four-years, private (not-for-profit)
Acceptance Rate
34.50%
Student Population
3,726
Graduation Rate
88%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
9 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$59,802
Graduate
$26,112
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$82,400

#9. University of Scranton

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#9. University of Scranton

Scranton, PA | four-years, private (not-for-profit)
Acceptance Rate
80.29%
Student Population
4,957
Graduation Rate
79%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
12 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$48,462
Graduate
$11,630
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$62,300

#10. Drexel University

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#10. Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA | four-years, private (not-for-profit)
Acceptance Rate
82.63%
Student Population
23,589
Graduation Rate
78%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
11 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$57,136
Graduate
$37,074
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$78,000

Top Colleges in Pennsylvania Tuition Comparison

The average undergraduate tuition & fees of Top Colleges in Pennsylvania is $56,073 in the academic year 2021-2022. University of Pennsylvania has the most expensive tuition & fees of $61,710 and University of Scranton has the lowest rates of $48,462.
The average graduate tuition & fees of Top Colleges in Pennsylvania is $28,781 in the academic year 2021-2022. Carnegie Mellon University has the most expensive graduate tuition & fees of $47,347 and University of Scranton has the lowest graduate tuition rates of $11,630.
The next table compares the tuition and important academic & admission facts between Top Colleges in Pennsylvania.
Table. Top Colleges in Pennsylvania Tuition & Fees Comparison
RankSchool NameUndergraduate
Tuition & Fees
Graduate
Tuition & Fees
Average Salary
after 10 years
of graduation
Acceptance RateSAT/ACT Scores Student PopulationGraduation Rate
1 University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Private, four-years
$61,710$42,932$131,6005.87% 1,525 SAT
34 ACT
26,552 96%
2 Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA
Private, four-years
$58,924$47,347$103,00013.54% 1,520 SAT
34 ACT
13,519 93%
3 Swarthmore College
Swarthmore, PA
Private, four-years
$56,056-$70,0007.79% 1,495 SAT
34 ACT
1,437 94%
4 Haverford College
Haverford, PA
Private, four-years
$61,210-$75,10017.84% 1,480 SAT
34 ACT
1,307 90%
5 Lehigh University
Bethlehem, PA
Private, four-years
$57,470$27,130$94,10045.97% 1,408 SAT
32 ACT
7,067 87%
6 Villanova University
Villanova, PA
Private, four-years
$59,020$21,199$87,60025.24% 1,420 SAT
33 ACT
11,032 91%
7 Muhlenberg College
Allentown, PA
Private, four-years
$55,830$19,200$65,30067.75% 1,285 SAT
30 ACT
2,067 82%
8 Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA
Private, four-years
$59,802$26,112$82,40034.50% 1,373 SAT
31 ACT
3,726 88%
9 University of Scranton
Scranton, PA
Private, four-years
$48,462$11,630$62,30080.29% 1,190 SAT
26 ACT
4,957 79%
10 Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA
Private, four-years
$57,136$37,074$78,00082.63% 1,310 SAT
29 ACT
23,589 78%
Average$56,073$28,781$84,94038%1,401 9,52588%

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