Most Affordable Colleges in the state of Pennsylvania for 2019

State of Pennsylvania
Middle Class Affordability Rankings™
Which colleges are most affordable for Pennsylvania residents? The answer may surprise you.

These rankings of the most affordable colleges for Pennsylvania residents are based on the estimated net price for a "typical" middle class family living in the state of Pennsylvania.

Note: Net price is the actual cost of the school paid by the student and family, after factoring in merit and grant aid from the college federal programs and work study. The net prices displayed in these rankings are College Raptor's estimates.
"Typical" Middle Class Family
Used in the net price estimates shown below
Number in Family
4
Number In College
1
Total Income
$80,000
Total Assets
$50,000


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Rank College Name Typical Net Price Sticker Price % Savings # Undergrads Est. Median SAT Acceptance Rate
1 Lehigh University $7,900 Image $67,600 88% 5,075 1,383 25.15%
2 University of Pennsylvania $11,900 Image $72,200 83% 11,716 1,493 9.3%
3 Swarthmore College $12,000 Image $69,100 83% 1,577 1,463 10.7%
4 Haverford College $15,100 Image $74,700 80% 1,296 1,463 20.05%
5 Bryn Athyn College of the New Church $16,700 Image $37,600 56% 331 1,045 87.55%
6 Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Brandywine $17,600 Image $39,800 56% 1,438 1,089 87.03%
7 Bryn Mawr College $18,200 Image $68,500 73% 1,334 1,404 38.01%
8 Lafayette College $18,300 Image $71,200 74% 2,594 1,363 30.81%
9 Cheyney University of Pennsylvania $18,400 Image $27,800 34% 723 N/A N/A
10 Dickinson College $18,500 Image $72,600 75% 2,382 1,309 48.71%
11 Mercyhurst University $18,600 Image $56,900 67% 2,452 1,095 69.92%
12 Carnegie Mellon University $18,700 Image $74,300 75% 6,533 1,493 22.2%
13 Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania $19,100 Image $25,800 26% 8,579 1,070 73.25%
13 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania $19,100 Image $25,400 25% 7,609 1,085 71.49%
15 University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg $19,900 Image $30,100 34% 1,523 1,105 73.27%
16 East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania $20,000 Image $24,000 16% 6,051 1,020 83.56%
17 Cairn University-Langhorne $20,300 Image $33,100 39% 770 1,050 98.55%
17 Chatham University $20,300 Image $53,500 62% 1,208 1,065 54.55%
19 Edinboro University of Pennsylvania $20,400 Image $26,400 23% 4,290 1,035 92.53%
20 University of Pittsburgh-Bradford $20,500 Image $28,900 29% 1,336 1,080 54.36%
21 Kutztown University of Pennsylvania $20,700 Image $31,400 34% 7,489 1,060 83.14%
22 Lincoln University $21,100 Image $29,200 28% 2,002 970 79.68%
23 Pennsylvania State University-World Campus $21,200 Image $29,100 27% 8,513 1,109 66.79%
24 Allegheny College $21,700 Image $65,400 67% 1,802 1,239 67.89%
24 Gettysburg College $21,700 Image $71,200 70% 2,411 1,289 45.8%
24 Lock Haven University $21,700 Image $27,900 22% 3,472 1,005 89.04%
27 Clarion University of Pennsylvania $21,900 Image $29,700 26% 4,321 1,030 95.49%
28 Chestnut Hill College $22,000 Image $46,700 53% 1,364 1,065 95.72%
29 Cabrini University $22,100 Image $47,300 53% 1,686 1,075 73.21%
29 California University of Pennsylvania $22,100 Image $27,200 19% 5,557 1,010 96.1%
31 La Roche College $22,200 Image $41,700 47% 1,378 1,045 96.57%
31 Muhlenberg College $22,200 Image $66,900 67% 2,367 1,273 48.36%
33 Keystone College $22,300 Image $40,900 45% 1,456 895 94.4%
33 Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Hazleton $22,300 Image $33,000 32% 755 1,045 93.52%
33 University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown $22,300 Image $29,500 24% 2,784 1,110 75.98%
33 University of Valley Forge $22,300 Image $36,400 39% 704 965 53.21%
37 Lancaster Bible College $22,400 Image $37,000 39% 1,791 1,075 71.81%
38 Juniata College $22,500 Image $62,500 64% 1,485 1,197 70.77%
39 Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus $22,700 Image $27,800 18% 10,258 1,020 90.82%
40 Geneva College $22,800 Image $39,600 42% 1,417 1,114 69.01%
41 Mansfield University of Pennsylvania $22,900 Image $29,600 23% 1,826 1,040 89.19%
42 Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania $23,100 Image $29,900 23% 5,574 1,050 83.55%
42 Waynesburg University $23,100 Image $36,300 36% 1,376 1,070 95.34%
44 West Chester University of Pennsylvania $23,200 Image $27,600 16% 14,451 1,135 68.5%
45 Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto $23,400 Image $31,700 26% 917 1,080 74.76%
45 Point Park University $23,400 Image $47,600 51% 3,281 1,095 64.86%
47 Albright College $23,500 Image $63,000 63% 2,015 1,050 50.04%
47 York College Of Pennsylvania $23,500 Image $33,700 30% 4,171 1,105 69.9%
49 Rosemont College $23,800 Image $36,800 35% 635 995 69.61%
49 Saint Vincent College $23,800 Image $52,100 54% 1,667 1,130 61.93%
51 Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Greater Allegheny $23,900 Image $31,700 25% 497 1,075 81.87%
52 Susquehanna University $24,000 Image $61,800 61% 2,351 1,150 69.53%
53 Clarks Summit University $24,100 Image $34,100 29% 503 1,034 55.08%
54 Millersville University of Pennsylvania $24,200 Image $29,800 19% 6,758 1,065 79.49%
55 Lycoming College $24,400 Image $56,100 57% 1,217 1,110 64.03%
55 Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver $24,400 Image $31,600 23% 655 1,105 81.31%
57 Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Schuylkill $24,500 Image $32,900 26% 732 1,010 75.55%
58 Franklin and Marshall College $24,700 Image $72,700 66% 2,283 1,309 34.11%
59 Misericordia University $25,100 Image $50,000 50% 2,146 1,135 78.79%
60 Gwynedd Mercy University $25,200 Image $51,300 51% 2,081 1,025 93.77%
61 Mount Aloysius College $25,400 Image $40,000 37% 1,688 1,035 60.87%
61 Westminster College $25,400 Image $49,900 49% 1,191 1,129 72.48%
63 Eastern University $25,600 Image $47,900 47% 1,887 1,110 65.61%
63 Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona $25,600 Image $33,700 24% 3,482 1,100 92.25%
65 Neumann University $25,800 Image $49,600 48% 2,085 985 96.28%
65 Pennsylvania College of Technology $25,800 Image $32,800 21% 5,457 N/A N/A
67 Cedar Crest College $25,900 Image $51,000 49% 1,433 1,070 63.33%
68 Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College $26,100 Image $33,700 23% 4,345 1,160 88.91%
69 Alvernia University $26,600 Image $51,400 48% 2,251 1,055 70.81%
69 Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg $26,600 Image $33,700 21% 4,286 1,159 83.75%
71 Lebanon Valley College $26,900 Image $62,300 57% 1,756 1,170 73%
72 Carlow University $27,000 Image $40,600 33% 1,365 1,010 91.64%
72 Elizabethtown College $27,000 Image $45,600 41% 1,671 1,184 74.02%
74 University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus $27,100 Image $34,000 20% 19,326 1,345 59.71%
75 Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks $27,200 Image $33,800 20% 2,719 1,095 85.7%
75 Saint Francis University $27,200 Image $57,100 52% 2,117 1,150 75.74%
77 Duquesne University $27,300 Image $55,300 51% 5,942 1,230 71.7%
78 Ursinus College $28,000 Image $68,600 59% 1,507 1,239 78.21%
79 DeSales University $28,200 Image $55,400 49% 2,345 1,145 73.79%
80 King's College $28,400 Image $51,800 45% 2,198 1,020 70.92%
80 Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus $28,400 Image $33,000 14% 40,835 1,269 50.31%
80 Washington - Jefferson College $28,400 Image $58,000 51% 1,405 1,160 47.85%
83 La Salle University $28,500 Image $45,400 37% 3,821 1,005 79.27%
83 Thiel College $28,500 Image $51,900 45% 766 1,015 62.87%
83 Wilson College $28,500 Image $39,100 27% 827 1,035 58.77%
86 Seton Hill University $28,900 Image $49,700 42% 2,092 1,059 74.65%
87 Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) $29,100 Image $57,300 49% 2,685 1,145 59.66%
88 Messiah College $30,000 Image $48,600 38% 2,759 1,218 77.01%
89 Saint Joseph's University $30,100 Image $63,400 53% 5,144 1,210 77.18%
89 Villanova University $30,100 Image $67,500 55% 6,950 1,412 36%
91 Wilkes University $30,400 Image $55,100 45% 2,491 1,140 75.31%
92 Marywood University $30,500 Image $50,100 39% 1,960 1,035 75.12%
93 Delaware Valley University $30,700 Image $54,100 43% 1,992 1,075 66.4%
94 Arcadia University $31,400 Image $59,100 47% 2,390 1,165 62.29%
95 Widener University $31,500 Image $62,900 50% 3,436 1,110 65.43%
96 University of Scranton $32,200 Image $64,000 50% 3,810 1,205 74.79%
97 Moravian College $32,600 Image $58,000 44% 2,083 1,125 75.97%
98 Holy Family University $34,200 Image $46,800 27% 2,093 1,005 70.75%
99 Gannon University $35,000 Image $47,700 27% 3,076 1,124 79.9%
100 Immaculata University $35,200 Image $46,300 24% 1,482 1,060 82.94%
School data from 2016-2017
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