Last Updated: June 14, 2021

Universities & Colleges in Pennsylvania

University (city) Total StudentsUG (in) / UG (out)G (in) / G (out)
Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh) 15143$60636 / $60636$48090 / $48090
University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) 29813$60636 / $60636$42863 / $42863
Swarthmore College (Swarthmore) 1581$50181 / $50181$50181 / $50181
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus (University Park) 49935$19863 / $37636$24045 / $40772
Haverford College (Haverford) 1233$52272 / $52272$N/A / $N/A
Lehigh University (Bethlehem) 7330$58545 / $58545$29272 / $29272
Drexel University (Philadelphia) 28249$57499 / $57499$38681 / $38681
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus (Pittsburgh) 31667$20908 / $35545$26136 / $42863
Temple University (Philadelphia) 43154$17772 / $31363$18818 / $26136
Villanova University (Villanova) 12719$58545 / $58545$21954 / $21954
Duquesne University (Pittsburgh) 9404$35545 / $35545$22999 / $22999
Bucknell University (Lewisburg) 3625$53317 / $53317$22999 / $22999
Lafayette College (Easton) 2533$50181 / $50181$N/A / $N/A
Bryn Mawr College (Bryn Mawr) 1692$50181 / $50181$41817 / $41817
University of the Sciences (Philadelphia) 2664$39727 / $39727$30318 / $30318
University of Scranton (Scranton) 5922$48090 / $48090$12545 / $12545
Grove City College (Grove City) 2444$17772 / $17772$N/A / $N/A
Lebanon Valley College (Annville) 2149$47045 / $47045$52272 / $52272
Thomas Jefferson University (Philadelphia) 8773$43908 / $43908$22999 / $22999
Misericordia University (Dallas) 3014$36590 / $36590$38681 / $38681
Widener University-Main Campus (Chester) 7471$50181 / $50181$26136 / $26136
Messiah College (Mechanicsburg) 3302$34499 / $34499$12545 / $12545
Arcadia University (Glenside) 4268$47045 / $47045$30318 / $30318
Saint Francis University (Loretto) 3670$40772 / $40772$27181 / $27181
Wilkes University (Wilkes-Barre) 6978$39727 / $39727$29272 / $29272
Gannon University (Erie) 4901$36590 / $36590$20908 / $20908
West Chester University of Pennsylvania (West Chester) 19646$11499 / $24045$13590 / $18818
Saint Vincent College (Latrobe) 1989$38681 / $38681$14636 / $14636
Moore College of Art and Design (Philadelphia) 422$45999 / $45999$49136 / $49136
Marywood University (Scranton) 3135$37636 / $37636$12545 / $12545
Elizabethtown College (Elizabethtown) 1820$43908 / $43908$43908 / $43908
Eastern University (Saint Davids) 3988$35545 / $35545$14636 / $14636
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania (Slippery Rock) 10366$11499 / $15681$13590 / $19863
Rosemont College (Rosemont) 1173$21954 / $21954$14636 / $14636
Cabrini College (Radnor) 2660$34499 / $34499$7318 / $7318
Philadelphia University (Philadelphia) 3670$38681 / $38681$20908 / $20908
York College Pennsylvania (York) 4739$19863 / $19863$16727 / $16727
Millersville University of Pennsylvania (Millersville) 9231$13590 / $24045$12545 / $17772
Carlow University (Pittsburgh) 2358$32408 / $32408$20908 / $20908
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (Kutztown) 9160$11499 / $16727$11499 / $17772
Point Park University (Pittsburgh) 4981$34499 / $34499$18818 / $18818
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania (Edinboro) 5949$11499 / $16727$13590 / $18818
Delaware Valley University (Doylestown) 2879$42863 / $42863$9409 / $9409
Lancaster Bible College (Lancaster) 2570$27181 / $27181$12545 / $12545
University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg (Greensburg) 1562$14636 / $26136$N/A / $N/A
Robert Morris University (Moon Township) 5377$29272 / $29272$N/A / $N/A
Westminster College (New Wilmington) 1310$36590 / $36590$10454 / $10454
Clarion University of Pennsylvania (Clarion) 5677$12545 / $17772$13590 / $14636
Cedar Crest College (Allentown) 1931$42863 / $42863$15681 / $15681
Bryn Athyn College of the New Church (Bryn Athyn) 347$26136 / $26136$22999 / $22999
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (Bloomsburg) 9843$11499 / $24045$12545 / $17772
Alvernia University (Reading) 3352$38681 / $38681$15681 / $15681
University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown (Johnstown) 2816$14636 / $26136$N/A / $N/A
Lock Haven University (Lock Haven) 3803$11499 / $21954$13590 / $18818
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (Shippensburg) 7138$13590 / $21954$12545 / $17772
Holy Family University (Philadelphia) 3754$33454 / $33454$10454 / $10454
Gwynedd Mercy University (Gwynedd Valley) 3690$37636 / $37636$15681 / $15681
Lycoming College (Williamsport) 1285$37636 / $37636$N/A / $N/A
Waynesburg University (Waynesburg) 1869$24045 / $24045$16727 / $16727
Geneva College (Beaver Falls) 1714$27181 / $27181$12545 / $12545
University of Pittsburgh-Bradford (Bradford) 1453$14636 / $26136$N/A / $N/A
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania (Mansfield) 1799$11499 / $14636$12545 / $16727
Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus (Indiana) 13070$14636 / $20908$13590 / $19863
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (East Stroudsburg) 7351$12545 / $26136$12545 / $17772
California University of Pennsylvania (California) 9440$12545 / $16727$13590 / $19863
Chestnut Hill College (Philadelphia) 1968$39727 / $39727$18818 / $18818
DeSales University (Center Valley) 3136$35545 / $35545$25090 / $25090
Lincoln University (Lincoln University) 2516$12545 / $18818$12545 / $20908
Thiel College (Greenville) 926$30318 / $30318$N/A / $N/A
Cairn University-Langhorne (Langhorne) 1043$25090 / $25090$12545 / $12545
La Roche College (Pittsburgh) 1688$31363 / $31363$19863 / $19863
Immaculata University (Immaculata) 2961$33454 / $33454$13590 / $13590
Wilson College (Chambersburg) 923$26136 / $26136$9409 / $9409
Neumann University (Aston) 2901$28227 / $28227$12545 / $12545
Keystone College (La Plume) 2081$28227 / $28227$16727 / $16727
University of Valley Forge (Phoenixville) 919$21954 / $21954$8363 / $8363
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Greater Allegheny (McKeesport) 519$14636 / $24045$22999 / $29272
Juniata College (Huntingdon) 1495$50181 / $50181$27181 / $27181
Saint Vincent Seminary (Latrobe) 49$N/A / $N/A$27181 / $27181
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto (Mont Alto) 924$14636 / $24045$22999 / $29272
Pennsylvania College of Art and Design (Lancaster) 223$24045 / $24045$N/A / $N/A
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh) 919$18818 / $18818$N/A / $N/A
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington (Abington) 4379$15681 / $25090$24045 / $31363
Central Penn College (Summerdale) 1531$19863 / $19863$20908 / $20908
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Schuylkill (Schuylkill Haven) 698$15681 / $25090$24045 / $30318
Theological Seminary of the Reformed Episcopal Church (Blue Bell) 28$N/A / $N/A$8363 / $8363
Gratz College (Melrose Park) 553$21954 / $21954$18818 / $18818
Salus University (Elkins Park) 1121$N/A / $N/A$25090 / $25090
Dickinson College (Carlisle) 2420$52272 / $52272$N/A / $N/A
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State York (York) 1080$15681 / $25090$24045 / $30318
Pennsylvania State University-Dickinson Law (Carlisle) 159$N/A / $N/A$48090 / $48090
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College (Erie) 4676$16727 / $26136$24045 / $31363
The University of the Arts (Philadelphia) 2080$49136 / $49136$49136 / $49136
Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (Wyncote) 44$N/A / $N/A$21954 / $21954
King's College (Wilkes-Barre) 2923$40772 / $40772$48090 / $48090
Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary (Pittsburgh) 86$12545 / $12545$12545 / $12545
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (Erie) 3968$N/A / $N/A$13590 / $13590
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh-Online Division (Pittsburgh) 6887$18818 / $18818$N/A / $N/A
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Great Valley (Malvern) 429$N/A / $N/A$25090 / $39727
Summit University of Pennsylvania (Clarks Summit) 804$22999 / $22999$7318 / $7318
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (Philadelphia) 2789$N/A / $N/A$29272 / $29272
The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College (Philadelphia) 407$25090 / $25090$N/A / $N/A
Pennsylvania State University-College of Medicine (Hershey) 878$N/A / $N/A$21954 / $36590
Washington & Jefferson College (Washington) 1350$45999 / $45999$N/A / $N/A
Franklin and Marshall College (Lancaster) 2249$53317 / $53317$N/A / $N/A
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington (New Kensington) 759$14636 / $24045$22999 / $29272
Peirce College (Philadelphia) 1972$16727 / $16727$15681 / $15681
Chatham University (Pittsburgh) 2810$40772 / $40772$19863 / $19863
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Shenango (Sharon) 538$14636 / $22999$21954 / $28227
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre (Lehman) 541$14636 / $24045$22999 / $29272
La Salle University (Philadelphia) 7168$33454 / $33454$27181 / $27181
American College of Financial Services (Bryn Mawr) 16764$N/A / $N/A$N/A / $N/A
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Worthington Scranton (Dunmore) 1089$15681 / $25090$24045 / $30318
Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg (Gettysburg) 138$N/A / $N/A$17772 / $17772
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (Pittsburgh) 249$N/A / $N/A$12545 / $12545
Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (Philadelphia) 215$N/A / $N/A$15681 / $15681
Albright College (Reading) 2267$41817 / $41817$N/A / $N/A
Seton Hill University (Greensburg) 3787$38681 / $38681$16727 / $16727
Widener University-Commonwealth Law School (Harrisburg) 262$N/A / $N/A$18818 / $18818
Moravian College (Bethlehem) 2859$48090 / $48090$17772 / $17772
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Lehigh Valley (Center Valley) 1054$15681 / $25090$24045 / $30318
Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry (Ambridge) 173$N/A / $N/A$10454 / $10454
Mount Aloysius College (Cresson) 2935$25090 / $25090$16727 / $16727
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania (Cheyney) 711$10454 / $15681$9409 / $14636
Muhlenberg College (Allentown) 2397$48090 / $48090$N/A / $N/A
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona (Altoona) 3450$16727 / $26136$24045 / $31363
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver (Monaca) 693$14636 / $24045$22999 / $29272
Pennsylvania College of Technology (Williamsport) 5727$18818 / $26136$18818 / $26136
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (Reading) 2900$16727 / $26136$24045 / $31363
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology (Harrisburg) 2099$25090 / $25090$8363 / $8363
International Institute for Restorative Practices (Bethlehem) 67$N/A / $N/A$20908 / $20908
Curtis Institute of Music (Philadelphia) 174$3136 / $3136$3136 / $3136
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (Middletown) 5567$16727 / $26136$24045 / $31363
Biblical Theological Seminary (Hatfield) 258$N/A / $N/A$12545 / $12545
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (Philadelphia) 294$42863 / $42863$42863 / $42863
Gettysburg College (Gettysburg) 2447$52272 / $52272$N/A / $N/A
Lancaster Theological Seminary (Lancaster) 94$N/A / $N/A$18818 / $18818
Byzantine Catholic Seminary of Saints Cyril and Methodius (Pittsburgh) 17$N/A / $N/A$14636 / $14636
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Brandywine (Media) 1467$15681 / $25090$24045 / $30318
Ursinus College (Collegeville) 1643$50181 / $50181$N/A / $N/A
Won Institute of Graduate Studies (Glenside) 85$N/A / $N/A$20908 / $20908
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State DuBois (DuBois) 638$14636 / $24045$22999 / $29272
Susquehanna University (Selinsgrove) 2473$52272 / $52272$52272 / $52272
The Art Institutes of York-PA (York) 217$18818 / $18818$N/A / $N/A
Saint Joseph's University (Philadelphia) 8625$44954 / $44954$16727 / $16727
Evangelical Theological Seminary (Myerstown) 124$N/A / $N/A$13590 / $13590
Mercyhurst University (Erie) 2860$42863 / $42863$17772 / $17772
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Fayette- Eberly (Lemont Furnace) 684$14636 / $24045$22999 / $29272
Allegheny College (Meadville) 1931$44954 / $44954$N/A / $N/A
Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary-Overbrook (Wynnewood) 305$22999 / $22999$26136 / $26136
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Hazleton (Hazleton) 760$15681 / $25090$24045 / $30318
Westminster Theological Seminary (Glenside) 535$N/A / $N/A$15681 / $15681
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences (Lancaster) 1377$26136 / $26136$N/A / $N/A
The Art Institute of Philadelphia (Philadelphia) 1536$18818 / $18818$N/A / $N/A

*UG - Undergraduate
*G - Graduate
*in - In-state Fees
*out - Out-of-State Fees
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Pennsylvania - Keystone State

Located in the Northeast, Pennsylvania is the 6th most populated state in the US. Pennsylvania also known as the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is known for its vibrant culture, rich historical significance, deep ties to American politics, and abundance of opportunities for international students and working professionals.

The state is home to some of the best universities and institutes of eminence. Around 50 renowned companies are based here like Comcast, Amazon, IBM, GE Transportation Systems (the largest producer of train locomotives in the United States), U.S. Steel, PPG Industries, H.J. Heinz to name a few. After Wal-Mart, the University of Pennsylvania is the largest private employer in Pennsylvania. In this state, some esteemed personalities have received education including the revolutionary environmentalist Rachel Carson, business magnate Warren Buffet along many noble prize winners.

A rich blend of age-old institutions and advanced learning systems has persuaded many international students to pursue various degree courses applicable to higher education. In Pennsylvania, you can find education for almost every academic interest. Some of the top universities in the state are the University of Pennsylvania, Carnegie Mellon University, and Penn State University.

Major cities in Pennsylvania

Philadelphia

Philadelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania and one of the most populous in the US. The city was founded in 1682, and its strong ties with American history enhances the cultural vibrancy and heritage of the city. The first business school, first hospital, and the first library of the US were established in Philadelphia only.

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is the second-largest city, located in the southwestern part of Pennsylvania. The city is commonly known as the ‘steel city’ because of its strong industrial presence in steel manufacturing. Pittsburg qualifies as a major industrial center and is a host to many global companies such as Google, Apple, etc.

Allentown

Located in the eastern part of the state, Allentown, the third-largest city of Pennsylvania was founded on Lehigh River in 1762. The city is known for its famous Liberty Bell and being an industrial complex offers many great economic opportunities.

Erie

This city, named after Lake Erie and was founded in 1795. The manufacturing sector, healthcare, technology, higher education are some of the strong emerging sectors, contributing to the flourishing economy.

Economy/Job Market

Pennsylvania is a home to various national and international companies which shapes it into an economic powerhouse, opening doors for employment in various sectors of the economy. The main economic sectors offering employment opportunities include healthcare, financial services, IT, manufacturing, research, etc.

With its strong GDP, positive economic growth, healthy lifestyle, and flourishing work sector, Pennsylvania has always been a preferred choice when it comes to employment and education.

Tuition Fee and Living Cost in Pennsylvania

The tuition fee for international students can vary, depending upon the type of institution (public/private) and their course. Usually, public institutions charge a lot more from international students, compared to the domestic crowd. The tuition fee for a private institution can vary anywhere between $ 40,000 to $ 60,000 per year.
Living cost can also extend depending upon the location (on-campus/off campus) and other particular requirements, however, the prices are generally low compared to the other states of the US.

List of Few Major Universities/Colleges

Scholarships/Financial Aid for Students

There are several merit-based/need-based grants available for international as well as domestic students to help them alleviate their financial struggles. Grants are also provided by the federal government/individual states based on financial needs and other specific requirements.
The work-study program is open for all Pennsylvania students to help them acquire work-related experience and funds to support their higher education. The candidate should contact the financial aid office of their respective colleges/universities to know about the eligibility criteria and further details.
Certain universities like the University of Pennsylvania also offer grants/scholarships to state residents like the Mayor’s scholarship available to Philadelphia residents with financial needs.

Tourism

The state of Pennsylvania has endless outdoor attractions to help the students unwind and explore the beautiful blend of urban as well as historic places of interest. From housing some of the extravagant museums, to the historical buildings and great shopping and dining options, Pennsylvania has all that it takes to capture the interest of visitors and give them a glimpse of its high-spirited culture. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is one of the most iconic buildings of America, offering the biggest collection of art there is. Bursting with attractions for art lovers and history geeks, the state of Pennsylvania has a huge plethora of activities to be explored.