19 Top Pennsylvania Colleges Tuition Comparison

Pennsylvania states have number of top class colleges in US. Especially, Allen Grove, an author for about.com, introduced 19 top colleges in PA state. The colleges definitely high-ranked schools and many students in PA and out of PA wants to attend one of those schools.

Here, for helping tips concerning tuition and financial aids, we summarize and compare tuition and financial aids between those 19 PA top colleges. You can see full comparison data at PA Top Colleges Comparison.

General Institution Comparison
Next table shows general comparison data of 19 Top Pennsylvania college by location, school type, degree offer, campus setting, campus housing, and distance learning opportunity.

LocationSchool TypeDegree OfferCampus SettingCompus Housing Distance Learning
Villanova UniversityVillanova, PAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4-year or HighAS, BS, Post BS, MS, Post MS, OtherSub-urban - Large (population of 250,000 or more)YesYes
Ursinus CollegeCollegeville, PAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4-year or HighBSSub-urban - Large (population of 250,000 or more)YesNo
University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia, PAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4-year or High1 Year Cert, 2 Year Cert, AS, 4 Year Cert, BS, Post BS, MS, Post MS, OtherCity - Large (population of 250,000 or more)YesYes
Allegheny CollegeMeadville, PAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4-year or HighBSTown - DistantYesNo
Bryn Mawr CollegeBryn Mawr, PAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4-year or HighBS, Post BS, MS, OtherSub-urban - Large (population of 250,000 or more)YesNo
Bucknell UniversityLewisburg, PAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4-year or HighBS, MSTown - DistantYesNo
Carnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh, PAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4-year or HighBS, MS, Post MS, OtherCity - Large (population of 250,000 or more)YesYes
Dickinson CollegeCarlisle, PAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4-year or HighBSTown - DistantYesNo
Franklin&Marshall CollegeLancaster, PAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4-year or HighBSCity - Small (population of less than 100,000)YesNo
Gettysburg CollegeGettysburg, PAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4-year or HighBSTown - DistantYesNo
Grove City CollegeGrove City, PAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4-year or HighBSTown - DistantYesYes
Lafayette CollegeEaston, PAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4-year or HighBSSub-urban - Large (population of 250,000 or more)YesNo
Lehigh UniversityBethlehem, PAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4-year or HighBS, MS, Post MS, OtherCity - Small (population of less than 100,000)YesNo
Muhlenberg CollegeAllentown, PAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4-year or High1 Year Cert, 2 Year Cert, AS, 4 Year Cert, BSCity - Midsize (population of 100,000 - 250,000)YesNo
Pennsylvania State University-Main CampusUniversity Park, PAPublic, 4-year or High1 Year Cert, 2 Year Cert, AS, BS, Post BS, MS, OtherCity - Small (population of less than 100,000)YesYes
Swarthmore CollegeSwarthmore, PAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4-year or HighBSSub-urban - Large (population of 250,000 or more)YesNo
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh CampusPittsburgh, PAPublic, 4-year or High1 Year Cert, 4 Year Cert, BS, Post BS, MS, Post MS, OtherCity - Large (population of 250,000 or more)YesYes

2012 Tuition Comparison Chart
This charts shows in-state and out-of state tuition, required fees, books, and living costs for undergraduate of 19 Top Pennsylvania colleges. You can see various charts for comparison data at PA Top Colleges Comparison.
2012 PA Top Colleges Tuition Comparison Chart

2012 Tuition Comparison Table.
This table summarizes in-sate and out-of-state tuition, fees, and total costs for 19 Top PA colleges. The summary table is available here for comparison between any colleges in US you want to compare.


Top 19 Pennsylvania Colelges Tuition Comparison Summary Table
School NameLocationTuitionFeesBooks & Supplies Living Costs
In-StateOut-of-State On CampusOff Campus
Allegheny College Meadville, Pennsylvania$ 35,850$ 35,850$ 340$ 1,000$ 11,160$ 8,660
Bryn Mawr College Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania$ 39,860$ 39,860$ 964$ 1,000$ 13,890N/A
Bucknell University Lewisburg, Pennsylvania$ 43,628$ 43,628$ 238$ 900$ 12,374N/A
Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania$ 43,160$ 43,160$ 850$ 1,000$ 12,510N/A
Dickinson College Carlisle, Pennsylvania$ 42,610$ 42,610$ 450$ 1,000$ 12,300$ 12,300
Franklin and Marshall College Lancaster, Pennsylvania$ 42,510$ 42,510$ 100$ 1,200$ 12,770N/A
Gettysburg College Gettysburg, Pennsylvania$ 42,610$ 42,610N/A$ 500$ 10,680N/A
Grove City College Grove City, Pennsylvania$ 13,598$ 13,598N/A$ 1,000$ 8,260N/A
Lafayette College Easton, Pennsylvania$ 40,340$ 40,340$ 318$ 1,000$ 13,362N/A
Lehigh University Bethlehem, Pennsylvania$ 40,660$ 40,660$ 300$ 1,000$ 12,060$ 12,060
Muhlenberg College Allentown, Pennsylvania$ 39,630$ 39,630$ 285$ 1,400$ 10,280N/A
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus University Park, Pennsylvania$ 15,124$ 27,206$ 860$ 1,536$ 13,482N/A
Swarthmore College Swarthmore, Pennsylvania$ 40,816$ 40,816$ 334$ 1,150$ 13,595N/A
University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania$ 37,620$ 37,620$ 4,478$ 1,160$ 14,102N/A
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania$ 15,272$ 24,680$ 860$ 1,110$ 12,490$ 12,490
Ursinus College Collegeville, Pennsylvania$ 41,650$ 41,650$ 170$ 1,000$ 12,550$ 12,550
Villanova University Villanova, Pennsylvania$ 40,530$ 40,530$ 580$ 950$ 12,460$ 12,460
Average$ 36,204$ 37,468$ 742$ 1,053$ 12,254$ 11,753

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December 12, 2012 at 12:24 PM delete

Wow, this chart has saved me so much time. I am currently looking at colleges in pa and can't decide on which one is the right for me/which one I can afford. I have been doing a lot of research, but this is the best thing I have come across can finally weed out the ones I can't even look at based on tuition.

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