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Colleges in Pennsylvania

Whether you're looking for an education in science and technology, the humanities or the arts, look no further than Pennsylvania. There are 173 colleges in Pennsylvania, 63 public and 108 private, offering a wide range of programs and majors. Pennsylvania has both small schools (defined as less than 2000 students) and "very large" ones (10,000 or more students) and everything in between, including community colleges, in urban and rural environments.


Penn State University is one of the largest universities in the United States, with enrollment in excess of 45,000 students. Its flagship campus is located in University Park. In its 2012 report, the U.S. News & World Report ranked Penn State's undergraduate program 45th in the country.


If you're interested in a science and technology-oriented education, consider Carnegie Mellon University. Home to about 11,000 students, and located in bustling Pittsburgh, Carnegie offers students a nurturing learning environment surrounded by city life. It is also one of the nation's top-ranked schools at which to study computer science and computer engineering. Carnegie students pride themselves on how much their professors push them to be independent thinkers, and how much they learn in just the first year at CMU.


If you're interested in a smaller school, you may want to take a look at Haverford College, located in suburban Haverford. Haverford is unique, because its student body of approximately 1,200 uses an honor code. This code allows students to take self-scheduled exams, to confront institutional problems in a mature way, and to create a trusting and laid-back educational environment. Students at Haverford describe themselves as open-minded, studious, and relaxed.


Drexel University, located in Philadelphia, has been described by the U.S. News & World Report as a "School to Watch." This up-and-coming university is climbing up the ranking due to an increase in the academic caliber of incoming students, construction of many new buildings, and increased financial power. This Pennsylvania university is home to about 21,000 students, approximately 15,000 of which are full-time.


Other Pennsylvania colleges include Ivy League member University of Pennsylvania (or Penn) in Philadelphia, University of Pittsburgh (or Pitt), Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana (PA), Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Temple University in Philadelphia, Villanova University in Villanova, and many, many more.


Cappex has tons of resources for students considering a college in Pennsylvania, including plenty of ways to help you find and apply for scholarships. Begin by browsing the complete list of colleges and universities below.


Colleges in Pennsylvania

School Scholarships Available
Academy of Vocal Arts No scholarships
Albright College 15 scholarships
Allegheny College 3 scholarships
Alvernia University 11 scholarships
American College No scholarships
Arcadia University 12 scholarships
Baptist Bible College & Seminary of Pennsylvania 3 scholarships
Biblical Theological Seminary No scholarships
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania 195 scholarships
Bryn Athyn College 7 scholarships
Bryn Mawr College 2 scholarships
Bucknell University 6 scholarships
Bucks County Community College 6 scholarships
Butler County Community College No scholarships
Byzantine Catholic Seminary of Saints Cyril and Methodius No scholarships
Cabrini College 7 scholarships
Cairn University 7 scholarships
California University of Pennsylvania 86 scholarships
Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary No scholarships
Carlow University 104 scholarships
Carnegie Mellon University 8 scholarships
Cedar Crest College 12 scholarships
Chatham University 22 scholarships
Chestnut Hill College 2 scholarships
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania 26 scholarships
Clarion University of Pennsylvania 60 scholarships
Community College of Allegheny County No scholarships
Community College of Beaver County No scholarships
Community College of Philadelphia No scholarships
Curtis Institute of Music 1 scholarships
Delaware County Community College No scholarships
Delaware Valley College 87 scholarships
DeSales University 9 scholarships
Dickinson College 5 scholarships
Drexel University 63 scholarships
Duquesne University 15 scholarships
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania 182 scholarships
Eastern University 5 scholarships
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania 256 scholarships
Elizabethtown College 4 scholarships
Elizabethtown College School of Continuing and Professional Studies No scholarships
Evangelical Theological Seminary No scholarships
Franklin & Marshall College 7 scholarships
Gannon University 29 scholarships
Geneva College 13 scholarships
Gettysburg College 6 scholarships
Gratz College No scholarships
Grove City College 4 scholarships
Gwynedd Mercy College 33 scholarships
Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg No scholarships
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology No scholarships
Haverford College 3 scholarships
Holy Family University 57 scholarships
Immaculata University 7 scholarships
Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus 191 scholarships
International Institute for Restorative Practices No scholarships
Juniata College 10 scholarships
Keystone College 101 scholarships
King's College 10 scholarships
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania 96 scholarships
La Roche College 23 scholarships
La Salle University 3 scholarships
Lafayette College 1 scholarships
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine No scholarships
Lancaster Bible College 3 scholarships
Lancaster Theological Seminary No scholarships
Lebanon Valley College 13 scholarships
Lehigh Carbon Community College No scholarships
Lehigh University 6 scholarships
Lincoln University of Pennsylvania 52 scholarships
Lock Haven University 172 scholarships
Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg No scholarships
Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia No scholarships
Luzerne County Community College No scholarships
Lycoming College 11 scholarships
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania 125 scholarships
Marywood University 5 scholarships
Mercyhurst University 6 scholarships
Messiah College 8 scholarships
Millersville University of Pennsylvania 11 scholarships
Misericordia University 11 scholarships
Montgomery County Community College No scholarships
Montgomery County Community College-West Campus No scholarships
Moore College of Art & Design 15 scholarships
Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary 8 scholarships
Mount Aloysius College 7 scholarships
Muhlenberg College 11 scholarships
Neumann University 17 scholarships
Northampton County Area Community College No scholarships
Penn State University 715 scholarships
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 1 scholarships
Pennsylvania College of Art and Design 4 scholarships
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences No scholarships
Pennsylvania College of Technology 128 scholarships
Pennsylvania Culinary Institute No scholarships
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College No scholarships
Pennsylvania State University-College of Medicine 2 scholarships
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington 6 scholarships
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona 34 scholarships
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver 5 scholarships
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks 42 scholarships
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Brandywine 49 scholarships
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Dubois 20 scholarships
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College 14 scholarships
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Fayette- Eberly Campus 28 scholarships
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Great Valley 15 scholarships
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Greater Allegheny 1 scholarships
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg 42 scholarships
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Hazleton 5 scholarships
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Lehigh Valley 5 scholarships
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto 40 scholarships
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington 5 scholarships
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Schuylkill 48 scholarships
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Shenango 48 scholarships
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre 5 scholarships
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Worthington Scranton 48 scholarships
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State York 5 scholarships
Pennsylvania State University-World Campus No scholarships
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine No scholarships
Philadelphia University 43 scholarships
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary No scholarships
Point Park University 6 scholarships
Reading Area Community College No scholarships
Reconstructionist Rabbinical College No scholarships
Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary No scholarships
Robert Morris University 46 scholarships
Rosemont College 38 scholarships
Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary-Overbrook No scholarships
Saint Francis University 25 scholarships
Saint Joseph's University 145 scholarships
Saint Vincent College 14 scholarships
Saint Vincent Seminary No scholarships
Salus University No scholarships
Seton Hill University 13 scholarships
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania 134 scholarships
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania 118 scholarships
Somerset County Technology Center No scholarships
Susquehanna University 15 scholarships
Swarthmore College 4 scholarships
Talmudical Yeshiva of Philadelphia No scholarships
Temple University 92 scholarships
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology No scholarships
The Commonwealth Medical College No scholarships
The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University 1 scholarships
The University of the Arts 2 scholarships
Theological Seminary of the Reformed Episcopal Church No scholarships
Thiel College 8 scholarships
Thomas Jefferson University No scholarships
Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry No scholarships
University of Pennsylvania 4 scholarships
University of Pittsburgh-Bradford 5 scholarships
University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg 33 scholarships
University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown 76 scholarships
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus 64 scholarships
University of Pittsburgh-Titusville No scholarships
University of Scranton 53 scholarships
University of the Sciences 3 scholarships
Ursinus College 4 scholarships
Valley Forge Christian College 20 scholarships
Villanova University 12 scholarships
Washington & Jefferson College 5 scholarships
Waynesburg University 37 scholarships
West Chester University of Pennsylvania 105 scholarships
Westminster College - Pennsylvania 3 scholarships
Westminster Theological Seminary No scholarships
Westmoreland County Community College No scholarships
Widener University-Harrisburg Campus 4 scholarships
Widener University-Main Campus 4 scholarships
Wilkes University 8 scholarships
Wilson College 9 scholarships
Won Institute of Graduate Studies No scholarships
Yeshivath Beth Moshe No scholarships
York College Pennsylvania 14 scholarships