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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

$23,161

4 year

92.36%

# of Students 48,861

2

Temple University

Philadelphia

PA

$20,670

4 year

88.83%

# of Students 40,845

3

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

Pittsburgh

PA

$22,341

4 year

90.87%

# of Students 32,654

4

Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg

Harrisburg

PA

$10,211

2 year

57.64%

# of Students 30,963

5

Community College of Allegheny County

Pittsburgh

PA

$5,936

2 year

55.44%

# of Students 30,441

6

Drexel University

Philadelphia

PA

N/A

4 year

86.44%

# of Students 30,047

7

Community College of Philadelphia

Philadelphia

PA

$6,388

2 year

51%

# of Students 28,264

8

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia

PA

N/A

4 year

97.78%

# of Students 28,059

9

Montgomery County Community College

Blue Bell

PA

$7,521

2 year

61.68%

# of Students 21,062

10

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh-Online Division

Pittsburgh

PA

N/A

4 year

32%

# of Students 20,171

11

Delaware County Community College

Media

PA

$6,768

2 year

62.57%

# of Students 18,973

12

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

West Chester

PA

$19,407

4 year

87.36%

# of Students 17,962

13

Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus

Indiana

PA

$16,704

4 year

73.4%

# of Students 17,349

14

Bucks County Community College

Newtown

PA

$7,697

2 year

71.09%

# of Students 16,205

15

Northampton County Area Community College

Bethlehem

PA

$5,395

2 year

62.52%

# of Students 15,170

16

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh

PA

N/A

4 year

94.22%

# of Students 12,933

17

Villanova University

Villanova

PA

N/A

4 year

94.02%

# of Students 12,199

18

Duquesne University

Pittsburgh

PA

N/A

4 year

87.61%

# of Students 11,278

19

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Bloomsburg

PA

$16,343

4 year

80.63%

# of Students 11,192

20

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Kutztown

PA

$17,009

4 year

72.91%

# of Students 10,899

21

Pennsylvania State University-World Campus

University Park

PA

$18,565

4 year

0%

# of Students 10,800

22

California University of Pennsylvania

California

PA

$16,829

4 year

79.81%

# of Students 10,601

23

Saint Joseph's University

Philadelphia

PA

N/A

4 year

89.02%

# of Students 10,586

24

Lehigh Carbon Community College

Schnecksville

PA

$4,605

2 year

55.5%

# of Students 10,475

25

Westmoreland County Community College

Youngwood

PA

$2,530

2 year

58.83%

# of Students 10,286


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