According to the US News & World Report's rankings of Top Liberal Arts Colleges, two colleges from Pennsylvania are ranked in the Top 10 nationally. Swarthmore College is the best ranked school in the state and in the Top 3 nationally, followed by Haverford (10th) and Bryn Mawr (23rd).

Haverford College is the Top 10 liberal arts college located in Haverford, Pennsylvania. According to the Princeton Review's 2008 Best 361 College Rankings, it is ranked 19th among all US colleges and universities in "The Toughest to Get Into" category, 17th for "School Runs Like Butter", and 14th for "Their Students Never Stop Studying".

Swarthmore College is rated first in the state. It is also rated the best value for private schools, according to the Princeton Review's list of 100 "Best Value" colleges for 2009, published in USA Today.

King's College has been ranked in the top tier among the 2010 “Best Universities-Masters” in the North for ten consecutive years by US News.

Juniata College was ranked in Entrepreneur magazine as one of the top 100 entrepreneurial colleges for 2004.

Lebanon Valley College has been named “A Best in the Northeast” College by The Princeton Review (2012).

Bucknell University received high rankings from SmartMoney Magazine as the fifth-best private undergraduate institution in “Colleges That Help Grads Get Top Salaries”.

Susquehanna University is one of the best values among private colleges according to Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine.

List of leading liberal arts colleges in the state of Pennsylvania:
  • Mercyhurst College
  • Messiah College
  • Misericordia University
  • Moravian College
  • Muhlenberg College
  • Saint Vincent College
  • Susquehanna University
  • Swarthmore College
  • Thiel College
  • The University of the Arts
  • Ursinus College
  • Washington & Jefferson College
  • Waynesburg College
  • Westminster College, Pennsylvania
  • Wilson College (Pennsylvania)
  • York College of Pennsylvania
  • Point Park University Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Gannon University
  • Geneva College
  • Gettysburg College
  • Grove City College
  • Haverford College
  • Juniata College
  • King's College, Pennsylvania
  • Lafayette College
  • La Salle University
  • Lebanon Valley College
  • Lycoming College
  • Albright College
  • Allegheny College
  • Bryn Mawr College
  • Bucknell University
  • Cedar Crest College
  • Chatham College
  • Dickinson College
  • Elizabethtown College
  • Franklin & Marshall College
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