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Number of
4-year liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania

67,912

Students attending
4-year liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania

$36,779

Average
in-state tuition

$38,408

Average
out-of-state tuition

Top liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania 2018

Allegheny College

Meadville, PA

Top liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania 2018

Allegheny College

Meadville, PA

Total undergraduates: 1,981
Acceptance rate: 67%
Average annual cost: $26,517
Average salary: $49,200
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Top liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania 2018

Bryn Mawr College

Bryn Mawr, PA

Top liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania 2018

Bryn Mawr College

Bryn Mawr, PA

Total undergraduates: 1,430
Acceptance rate: 39%
Average annual cost: $31,900
Average salary: $53,100
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Top liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania 2018

Bucknell University

Lewisburg, PA

Top liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania 2018

Bucknell University

Lewisburg, PA

Total undergraduates: 3,721
Acceptance rate: 29%
Average annual cost: $34,339
Average salary: $66,200
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Top liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania 2018

Dickinson College

Carlisle, PA

Dickinson College was created explicitly for high purposes- to prepare young people, by means of a useful education in the liberal arts and sciences, for engaged lives of citizenship and leadership in the service of society.

Top liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania 2018

Dickinson College

Carlisle, PA

Total undergraduates: 2,427
Acceptance rate: 43%
Average annual cost: $34,409
Average salary: $54,800
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Top liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania 2018

Franklin & Marshall College

Lancaster, PA

Franklin & Marshall is a residential college dedicated to excellence in undergraduate liberal education. Its aims are to inspire in young people of high promise and diverse backgrounds a genuine and enduring love for learning, to teach them to read, write, and think critically, to instill in them the capacity for both independent and collaborative actio

Top liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania 2018

Franklin & Marshall College

Lancaster, PA

Total undergraduates: 2,417
Acceptance rate: 36%
Average annual cost: $23,182
Average salary: $53,600
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Top liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania 2018

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA

Top liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania 2018

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA

Total undergraduates: 2,664
Acceptance rate: 42%
Average annual cost: $34,636
Average salary: $53,400
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Top liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania 2018

Juniata College

Huntingdon, PA

Top liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania 2018

Juniata College

Huntingdon, PA

Total undergraduates: 1,611
Acceptance rate: 74%
Average annual cost: $28,142
Average salary: $46,800
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Top liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania 2018

Lafayette College

Easton, PA

Top liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania 2018

Lafayette College

Easton, PA

Total undergraduates: 2,541
Acceptance rate: 28%
Average annual cost: $26,208
Average salary: $67,500
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Top liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania 2018

Muhlenberg College

Allentown, PA

Top liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania 2018

Muhlenberg College

Allentown, PA

Total undergraduates: 2,534
Acceptance rate: 48%
Average annual cost: $36,679
Average salary: $55,300
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Top liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania 2018

Washington & Jefferson College

Washington, PA

Top liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania 2018

Washington & Jefferson College

Washington, PA

Total undergraduates: 1,403
Acceptance rate: 47%
Average annual cost: $27,139
Average salary: $51,600
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