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Find the perfect Pennsylvania college for your budget, lifestyle, and career goals! CollegeStats helps you compare Pennsylvania colleges offering a variety of degree programs to choose from.

List of the Largest Colleges in Pennsylvania

Are you a go-getter that works well independently with little to no hand-holding from professors? Attending a large college in Pennsylvania might be just perfect for you! The state has many big colleges and universities that provide a wide variety of majors and courses for students to choose from. Athletes also have the option of participating in big sports teams and building valuable connections through such shared interests. Additionally, big colleges are known for their well-stocked libraries and state-of-the-art research facilities. Because big colleges are usually situated in urban areas of the state, housing options are plentiful. Thinking about attending a large college in the state? Browse through our list of Pennsylvania's biggest colleges below.

Rank School Name City State Net Cost School Level Retention Rate Details
1

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

University Park

PA

$24,220

4 year

93.15%

# of Students 49,848

2

Temple University

Philadelphia

PA

$19,435

4 year

88.83%

# of Students 41,499

3

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

Pittsburgh

PA

$23,489

4 year

92.6%

# of Students 32,678

4

Drexel University

Philadelphia

PA

N/A

4 year

84.01%

# of Students 30,747

5

Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg

Harrisburg

PA

$10,332

2 year

52.43%

# of Students 29,063

6

Community College of Allegheny County

Pittsburgh

PA

$5,688

2 year

55.3%

# of Students 28,329

7

Community College of Philadelphia

Philadelphia

PA

$6,530

2 year

54.11%

# of Students 28,098

8

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia

PA

N/A

4 year

97.44%

# of Students 27,900

9

American College of Financial Services

Bryn Mawr

PA

N/A

4 year

N/A

# of Students 20,911

10

Montgomery County Community College

Blue Bell

PA

$7,720

2 year

62.65%

# of Students 20,250

11

Delaware County Community College

Media

PA

$4,207

2 year

60.68%

# of Students 19,342

12

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

West Chester

PA

$18,792

4 year

87.87%

# of Students 18,408

13

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh-Online Division

Pittsburgh

PA

N/A

4 year

31.58%

# of Students 16,826

14

Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus

Indiana

PA

$15,956

4 year

74.54%

# of Students 16,674

15

Bucks County Community College

Newtown

PA

$7,589

2 year

67.16%

# of Students 15,618

16

Northampton County Area Community College

Bethlehem

PA

$5,577

2 year

61.59%

# of Students 14,744

17

Pennsylvania State University-World Campus

University Park

PA

$22,017

4 year

56.82%

# of Students 14,159

18

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh

PA

N/A

4 year

95.97%

# of Students 13,335

19

Villanova University

Villanova

PA

N/A

4 year

93.67%

# of Students 12,308

20

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Bloomsburg

PA

$15,740

4 year

78.49%

# of Students 11,201

21

Duquesne University

Pittsburgh

PA

N/A

4 year

89.58%

# of Students 11,131

22

Saint Joseph's University

Philadelphia

PA

N/A

4 year

89.76%

# of Students 10,632

23

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Kutztown

PA

$17,158

4 year

73.45%

# of Students 10,511

24

Lehigh Carbon Community College

Schnecksville

PA

$4,711

2 year

55.12%

# of Students 10,287

25

California University of Pennsylvania

California

PA

$16,890

4 year

76.65%

# of Students 10,092


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