Pennsylvania Academic Quality per Dollar Ranking

The Best Value Colleges in Pennsylvania by Academic Quality per Dollar for 2022

Best Value Colleges in Pennsylvania by Academic Quality per Dollar

These are the Pennsylvania schools which appear on CollegeCalc's Best Value Colleges in America ranking and represent the colleges providing the finest education balanced against an affordable average net price. The best value in Pennsylvania ranking goes to University of Pennsylvania with a 96th percentile national academic rank for a comparatively affordable $24,167 average net price.

Academic Rating is a CollegeCalc rating of a college's overall academics and effectiveness. The score ranges from zero to one hundred, with fifty being the median for all eligible colleges. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average price paid by students. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our rating methodology.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2020/2021 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2020/2021 academic year.

Pennsylvania's Best Value Colleges by Academic Quality per Dollar
College Net Price Rating Value
#1 University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Private Not For Profit

$24,167 96 98
#2 Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, Private Not For Profit

$20,360 92 98
#3 Haverford College

Haverford, Private Not For Profit

$25,215 92 97
#4 Lehigh University

Bethlehem, Private Not For Profit

$29,098 88 95
#5 Lafayette College

Easton, Private Not For Profit

$28,735 87 94
#6 Allegheny College

Meadville, Private Not For Profit

$26,376 69 89
#7 Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Private Not For Profit

$36,983 91 89
#8 Muhlenberg College

Allentown, Private Not For Profit

$35,152 80 87
#9 Bucknell University

Lewisburg, Private Not For Profit

$39,359 84 79
#10 Ursinus College

Collegeville, Private Not For Profit

$31,400 68 79
#11 University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus

Pittsburgh, Public Not For Profit

$22,346 74 78
#12 Villanova University

Villanova, Private Not For Profit

$38,303 84 78
#13 Elizabethtown College

Elizabethtown, Private Not For Profit

$25,767 67 67
#14 Saint Joseph's University

Philadelphia, Private Not For Profit

$35,780 74 67
#15 Drexel University

Philadelphia, Private Not For Profit

$39,463 76 61
#16 Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, Private Not For Profit

$32,408 67 55
#17 University of Scranton

Scranton, Private Not For Profit

$36,093 67 47
#18 University of the Sciences

Philadelphia, Private Not For Profit

$31,497 71 41
#19 Penn State Main Campus

University Park, Public Not For Profit

$25,548 69 33