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2021 Best Value Colleges for Philosophy & Religious Studies in Pennsylvania

3 Colleges
848 Bachelor's Degrees
$33,056 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Philosophy & Religious Studies School for You

Best Value Colleges for Philosophy & Religious Studies in PennsylvaniaWith 848 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, philosophy and religious studies is the #22 most popular major in Pennsylvania. This means that 6.9% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Philosophy & Religious Studies in Pennsylvania ranking analyzed 3 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in philosophy and religious studies. Note that the phrase 'best value' does not mean the absolute lowest-priced. Instead, we are looking at those philosophy and religious studies schools that offer a high quality educational experience at a price lower than expected.

Average cost figures start with estimating tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses. We then subtract the average amount of financial aid that a student receives. You can use this as a gauge to estimate how much you may need to pay out of pocket to cover costs when financial aid isn't enough. Keep in mind that the net cost for you may be higher or lower, depending on your income and other factors.

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The philosophy and religious studies school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Value Philosophy & Religious Studies Schools.

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2021 Best Value Philosophy & Religious Studies Schools in Pennsylvania

The colleges and universities below are the best for the money for philosophy and religious studies majors.

Best Value Philosophy & Religious Studies Schools in Pennsylvania

#1

Cairn University

Langhorne, PA

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Cairn University. Located in the large suburb of Langhorne, Cairn is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. Cairn also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for Philosophy & Religious Studies in Pennsylvania rankings.

At Cairn, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.6 years, and it costs about $26,298 per year to attend the school. This means that the average student pays around $120,445 to get a bachelor’s degree from Cairn. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#2

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

Our rankings recognize University of Pennsylvania as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of Philadelphia, UPenn is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UPenn, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Philosophy & Religious Studies in Pennsylvania ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UPenn is 4.1 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $36,844. This means that the average student pays around $152,166 to get a bachelor’s degree from UPenn. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#3

Temple University

Philadelphia, PA

Temple University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Temple is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Philadelphia. Temple also took the #3 spot in our Best Colleges for Philosophy & Religious Studies in Pennsylvania rankings.

It takes the average student at Temple about 4.4 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $36,027. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Temple is $158,159. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Best Philosophy & Religious Studies Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

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State Degrees Awarded
New York 960
New Jersey 182
Maryland 183
Delaware 10
District of Columbia 123

Philosophy & Religious Studies Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Philosophy 641
Religious Studies 206
Other Philosophy & Religious Studies 1

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 4,394
English Language & Literature 2,323
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 1,137
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 1,001
Theology & Religious Vocations 362

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 3 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).

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