Best Christian Colleges in Pennsylvania 2022

Best Christian Colleges in Pennsylvania 2022

For prospective college students looking for schools that align with their Christian faith and demonstrate academic excellence, here are the best Christian colleges and universities in Pennsylvania.

Colleges and Universities in Pennsylvania

Prospective students hoping to earn an associate, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree have over 100 higher learning institutions to choose from. The largest public university is Pennsylvania State University, or Penn State, with a tuition of $18,000, and a student population of over 95,000 across its campuses. As a private institution, the University of Pennsylvania, or simply Penn, is known for its medical, nursing, social work, and business fields. Tuition is $56,000, and the school boasts a 95% graduation rate.

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Students can also attend one of the more than 60 religiously affiliated schools, such as Villanova University or Lafayette College, each with a tuition of about $53,000. Some of the most affordable colleges in the state include the Curtis Institute of Music and the Talmudical Yeshiva of Philadelphia, with tuitions set at $3,000 and $9,000, respectively. Though the average tuition for college in Pennsylvania comes in above the national average, those who practice medicine in underserved areas may qualify for up to $100,000 in loan forgiveness through the Pennsylvania Primary Care Loan Repayment Program.

As the nation’s second state, Pennsylvania’s history runs deep. It’s here where Betsy Ross made the first American flag and where the Declaration of Independence was signed. The Keystone State is also home to some culinary delights, including whoopie pies, soft pretzels, and the famous Philly cheesesteak. Students looking to earn their degree in Pennsylvania will undoubtedly enjoy what the state has to offer.

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What are Pennsylvania’s Colleges & Universities?

Pennsylvania’s Best Overall

The following list of the best Christian schools consists entirely of colleges and universities that offer four-year undergraduate degrees. We’ve identified 44 Christian colleges in Pennsylvania. In order to be included in this ranking list of best Christian colleges and universities, a school must self-identify as Christian, be fully accredited, and offer a broad range of bachelor degree programs.

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Best Christian Colleges in Pennsylvania 2022

  1. #1

    Villanova University

    Villanova , PA
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    Tuition + fees

    $59K

    Acceptance

    31%

    Graduation

    92%

    Student body

    10K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1395/32

    Villanova University’s Online Degrees

    Bachelor of Leadership
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    Bachelor of Organizational Development And Management
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA General Studies
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    Bachelor of Public Service And Administration
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    Bachelor of Entrepreneurship
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  2. #2

    Duquesne University

    Pittsburgh , PA

    Tuition + fees

    $44K

    Acceptance

    77%

    Graduation

    79%

    Student body

    8K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1215/25

    Duquesne University’s Online Degrees

    BS Organizational Leadership
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  3. #6

    Saint Joseph's University

    Philadelphia , PA

    Tuition + fees

    $48K

    Acceptance

    80%

    Graduation

    81%

    Student body

    6K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1210/26

    Saint Joseph's University’s Online Degrees

    Bachelor of Business Administration
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    Bachelor of Organization Development and Leadership
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  4. #7

    University of Scranton

    Scranton , PA

    Tuition + fees

    $48K

    Acceptance

    79%

    Graduation

    82%

    Student body

    5K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1215/26

  5. #8

    Grove City College

    Grove City , PA

    Tuition + fees

    $19K

    Acceptance

    78%

    Graduation

    83%

    Student body

    2K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1257/26

  6. #11

    Muhlenberg College

    Allentown , PA

    Tuition + fees

    $56K

    Acceptance

    62%

    Graduation

    81%

    Student body

    3K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1245/28

  7. #12

    Allegheny College

    Meadville , PA

    Tuition + fees

    $53K

    Acceptance

    73%

    Graduation

    73%

    Student body

    2K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1265/27

  8. #13

    Arcadia University

    Glenside , PA

    Tuition + fees

    $46K

    Acceptance

    74%

    Graduation

    65%

    Student body

    3K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1145/24

  9. #14

    DeSales University

    Center Valley , PA

    Tuition + fees

    $41K

    Acceptance

    82%

    Graduation

    65%

    Student body

    3K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1145/25

  10. #15

    Lycoming College

    Williamsport , PA

    Tuition + fees

    $44K

    Acceptance

    65%

    Graduation

    62%

    Student body

    1K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1130/21

  11. #16

    Albright College

    Reading , PA

    Tuition + fees

    $28K

    Acceptance

    82%

    Graduation

    60%

    Student body

    2K

    Albright College’s Online Degrees

    BS in Applied Psychology
    • Required Credits: 128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Accounting
    • Required Credits: 128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Business Administration
    • Required Credits: 128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  12. #17

    Carlow University

    Pittsburgh , PA

    Tuition + fees

    $32K

    Acceptance

    94%

    Graduation

    58%

    Student body

    1K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1066/21

    What is Carlow University known for?

    Carlow University’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    Most Influential Alumni

  13. #18

    Immaculata University

    Immaculata , PA

    Tuition + fees

    $28K

    Acceptance

    82%

    Graduation

    70%

    Student body

    2K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1050/21

    What is Immaculata University known for?

    Immaculata University’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    Most Influential Alumni

    Immaculata University’s Online Degrees

    BS in Allied Health for Clinical Professionals
    • Required Credits: None Reported
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Health Care Management
    • Required Credits: 126
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Cybersecurity
    • Required Credits: 126
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Organizational Behavior
    • Required Credits: 126
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Human Resources Management
    • Required Credits: None Reported
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Nursing
    • Required Credits: 126
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Emergency Planning and Management
    • Required Credits: 126
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Business Leadership
    • Required Credits: 126
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Business Management
    • Required Credits: None Reported
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  14. #19

    Neumann University

    Aston , PA

    Tuition + fees

    $34K

    Acceptance

    80%

    Graduation

    51%

    Student body

    2K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1005/18

    What is Neumann University known for?

    Neumann University’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    Most Influential Alumni

  15. #20

    Holy Family University

    Philadelphia , PA

    Tuition + fees

    $32K

    Acceptance

    78%

    Graduation

    57%

    Student body

    3K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1020/20

    What is Holy Family University known for?

    Holy Family University’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    Most Influential Alumni

    Holy Family University’s Online Degrees

    BS in Cybersecurity Operations and Management
    Degree Concentrations
    • Cyber Management and Leadership
    • Cyber Operations Management
    • Required Credits: 34
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Nursing
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Information Systems and Information Technology
    • Required Credits: 49
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  16. #21

    Susquehanna University

    Selinsgrove , PA

    Tuition + fees

    $53K

    Acceptance

    73%

    Graduation

    75%

    Student body

    3K

  17. #22

    Saint Vincent College

    Latrobe , PA

    Tuition + fees

    $39K

    Acceptance

    72%

    Graduation

    73%

    Student body

    2K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1135/23

  18. Tuition + fees

    $40K

    Acceptance

    59%

    Graduation

    63%

    Student body

    2K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1140/23

  19. #24

    Lebanon Valley College

    Annville , PA

    Tuition + fees

    $47K

    Acceptance

    78%

    Graduation

    75%

    Student body

    2K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1160/24

  20. #25

    Rosemont College

    Rosemont , PA

    Tuition + fees

    $21K

    Acceptance

    69%

    Graduation

    48%

    Student body

    <1K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1055/19

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2021 Ranking Archive

Many of our 2022 undergraduate focused rankings look considerably different than 2021. That’s because we took a fundamentally different apporach. For 2021 we utiulized our Concentrated Influence algorithm, designed to take away the size advantage larger schools have when we rank their faculty and alumni’s academic influence. Concentrated influence highlights smaller schools that are proportionally as successful as larger universities at cultivating influential alumni and faculty.

  1. Westminster College, Pennsylvania
  2. Saint Francis University
  3. Elizabethtown College
  4. Villanova University
  5. Lafayette College
  6. Allegheny College
  7. Susquehanna University
  8. University of Scranton
  9. Duquesne University
  10. La Salle University
  11. Grove City College
  12. Arcadia University
  13. Eastern University
  14. Saint Joseph's University
  15. Muhlenberg College
  16. Misericordia University
  17. Lycoming College
  18. Albright College
  19. Carlow University
  20. Seton Hill University
  21. Gannon University
  22. Saint Vincent College
  23. Lebanon Valley College
  24. King's College
  25. DeSales University