Pennsylvania Academic Quality per Dollar Ranking

The Best Value Colleges in Pennsylvania by Academic Quality per Dollar for 2021

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 Swarthmore College with a 92nd percentile national academic rank for a comparatively affordable $19,759 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 2019/2020 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2019/2020 academic year.

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

Swarthmore, Private Not For Profit

$19,759 92 98
#2 University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Private Not For Profit

$24,771 96 98
#3 Haverford College

Haverford, Private Not For Profit

$22,837 92 98
#4 Lehigh University

Bethlehem, Private Not For Profit

$26,631 89 95
#5 Lafayette College

Easton, Private Not For Profit

$26,810 86 95
#6 Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Private Not For Profit

$30,618 88 94
#7 Elizabethtown College

Elizabethtown, Private Not For Profit

$28,198 68 93
#8 Allegheny College

Meadville, Private Not For Profit

$24,227 71 93
#9 Muhlenberg College

Allentown, Private Not For Profit

$33,603 79 85
#10 Ursinus College

Collegeville, Private Not For Profit

$30,421 69 82
#11 Villanova University

Villanova, Private Not For Profit

$36,840 84 81
#12 Bucknell University

Lewisburg, Private Not For Profit

$39,493 85 76
#13 University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus

Pittsburgh, Public Not For Profit

$22,600 75 74
#14 Saint Joseph's University

Philadelphia, Private Not For Profit

$35,242 75 69
#15 Drexel University

Philadelphia, Private Not For Profit

$38,025 76 68
#16 Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, Private Not For Profit

$30,732 67 60
#17 University of Scranton

Scranton, Private Not For Profit

$36,235 68 48
#18 Penn State Main Campus

University Park, Public Not For Profit

$24,724 72 44
#19 University of the Sciences

Philadelphia, Private Not For Profit

$34,888 74 36