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2021 Top Pennsylvania Men's Football Schools

51 Colleges
$46,072 Avg Tuition & Fees*
68% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

With all of the options student athletes have for higher education today, it can be tough to choose which direction to take. Our mission at College Factual is to arm you with as much information as we can to help you make that decision. Our Best Colleges for Men's Football in Pennsylvania ranking is one tool we have developed to help in this regard.

Our analysis looked at 51 schools in Pennsylvania to determine which ones were the best for Men's Football athletes in Pennsylvania. Our ranking is based on several objective factors, including the school's overall quality and the athletic competitiveness of the school. We steer clear of subjective measures since they don't give a clear picture when determining how one school compares to another. So, even if a school has a great team, it won't place well if it is also considered a low quality college or university.

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Top Colleges in Pennsylvania for Men's Football athletes in Pennsylvania

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#1

Pennsylvania State University - University Park

University Park, Pennsylvania

Our analysis found Pennsylvania State University - University Park to be the best school for Men’s Football athletes in Pennsylvania in this year’s ranking. Penn State University Park is a public institution located in University Park, Pennsylvania. The school has a large population, and it awarded 10,893 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Penn State University Park took home $100,133,983 in revenue and paid out $48,538,956 in expenses in recent times. Thus, the team actually made $51,595,027, which isn’t bad at all. The great academic progress rate of 982 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 93%. In addition to its great ranking here, Penn State University Park is in the top 15% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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The excellent sports programs at University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Men’s Football athletes in Pennsylvania. Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the large public school awarded 5,451 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Pitt brought in $39,176,605 while tallying up $31,843,372 in expenses for its Men’s Football team. That boils down to a yearly profit of $7,333,233 for the sports team.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 93%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Pitt also claimed a spot on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 15% of all schools in this category.

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#3

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Out of the 51 schools in Pennsylvania that were part of this year’s ranking, Lehigh University landed the #3 spot on the list. This medium-sized private not-for-profit school is located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and it awarded 1,379 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Football team at Lehigh took home $5,969,420 in revenue. The academic progress rate of the team is 972.

Since the school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1, those pursuing a bachelor’s degree will have more opportunities to interact with their professors. Lehigh not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #4 on our overall quality list.

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#4

Villanova University

Villanova, Pennsylvania

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Villanova University. The school came in at #4 in this year’s ranking. Located in Villanova, Pennsylvania, the fairly large private not-for-profit school awarded 2,240 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at Villanova brought home $6,765,161 in revenue in a single year. The great academic progress rate of 983 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

With a freshman retention rate of 95%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. On top of its placing in this ranking, Villanova also did well on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 10% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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#5

Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

You’ll join some of the best athletes around if you attend Temple University. The school came in at #5 in this year’s ranking. Temple is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 6,523 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The Men’s Football team at Temple brought home $24,397,873 in revenue in a single year. The team members aren’t slouches in the classroom either, since the team academic progress rate is an excellent 987.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 90%.

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#6

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Carnegie Mellon University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Pennsylvania ranking, coming in at #6. Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the fairly large private not-for-profit school handed out 1,848 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at Carnegie Mellon brought home $560,698 in revenue in a single year.

With a freshman retention rate of 96%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. Carnegie Mellon also made our overall quality list, coming in at #3.

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#7

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Gettysburg College did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Pennsylvania ranking, coming in at #7. Gettysburg, Pennsylvania is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 722 students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Football team at Gettysburg took home $400,994 in revenue.

With a freshman retention rate of 90%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Gettysburg also is in the top 10% of our overall quality ranking.

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#8

Dickinson College

Carlisle, Pennsylvania

With a ranking of #8, Dickinson College did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Pennsylvania ranking. Dickinson College is a small private not-for-profit school located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania that handed out 752 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Dickinson brought in $382,758 while tallying up $315,467 in expenses for its Men’s Football team. Thus, the team actually made $67,291, which isn’t bad at all.

The student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1 is a sign that students will have more opportunities to engage with their professors one-on-one. Dickinson also claimed a spot on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 10% of all schools in this category.

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#9

Muhlenberg College

Allentown, Pennsylvania

Muhlenberg College ranked #9 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Pennsylvania list. Muhlenberg College is a small private not-for-profit school located in Allentown, Pennsylvania that handed out 733 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Muhlenberg brought in $482,299 while tallying up $460,967 in expenses for its Men’s Football team. Thus, the team actually made $21,332, which isn’t bad at all.

With a freshman retention rate of 91%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. Muhlenberg excels when it comes to quality. It’s ranked in the top 15% of all schools on our overall quality list.

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#10

Washington & Jefferson College

Washington, Pennsylvania

Washington & Jefferson College ranked #10 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Pennsylvania list. Washington, Pennsylvania is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 382 students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at W&J made $502,865 in revenue, while incurring $479,087 in expenses. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $23,778 in profit.

With a freshman retention rate of 87%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. On top of its placing in this ranking, W&J also did well on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 15% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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#11

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania ranked #11 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Pennsylvania list. Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the large private not-for-profit school awarded 3,632 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at UPenn brought home $3,485,696 in revenue in a single year. The team has a great academic progress rate of 992, signifying that team members care about their grades.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 98%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. UPenn also made our overall quality list, coming in at #1.

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#12

Ursinus College

Collegeville, Pennsylvania

Ursinus College ranked #12 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Pennsylvania list. Ursinus is located in Collegeville, Pennsylvania and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 400 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The Men’s Football team at Ursinus brought home $531,569 in revenue in a single year.

On top of its placing in this ranking, Ursinus also did well on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 20% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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#13

Allegheny College

Meadville, Pennsylvania

With a ranking of #13, Allegheny College did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Pennsylvania ranking. Allegheny is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Meadville, Pennsylvania. It awarded 452 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Football team at Allegheny took home $607,139 in revenue.

On top of its placing in this ranking, Allegheny also did well on our overall quality list. It’s in the top 20% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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#14

Lebanon Valley College

Annville, Pennsylvania

Lebanon Valley College landed the #14 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Pennsylvania ranking. Annville, Pennsylvania is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 434 students in 2018-2019.

LVC brought in $431,243 while tallying up $424,482 in expenses for its Men’s Football team. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $6,761.

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#15

Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Duquesne University came in at #15 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Pennsylvania ranking. This medium-sized private not-for-profit school is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and it awarded 1,487 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at Duquesne brought home $3,935,782 in revenue in a single year. The team has a respectable academic progress rate of 943.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 86%. As a testament to the quality of education it offers, Duquesne also is in the top 20% of our overall quality ranking.

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#16

Juniata College

Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
Top 25% in Quality in Pennsylvania

Juniata College landed the #16 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Pennsylvania ranking. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, and it awarded 330 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

On the financial side of things, the Men’s Football team at Juniata made $455,277 in revenue.

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#17

Saint Vincent College

Latrobe, Pennsylvania

Saint Vincent College did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Pennsylvania ranking, coming in at #17. Located in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 394 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at Saint Vincent brought home $749,377 in revenue in a single year.

With a freshman retention rate of 86%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students.

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#18

Susquehanna University

Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania

Susquehanna University ranked #18 on this year’s Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Pennsylvania list. Susquehanna is located in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 597 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Football team at Susquehanna took home $461,702 in revenue.

With a freshman retention rate of 87%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students.

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#19

Misericordia University

Dallas, Pennsylvania

Misericordia University came in at #19 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Pennsylvania ranking. Misericordia University is a small private not-for-profit school located in Dallas, Pennsylvania that handed out 483 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at Misericordia University made $305,599 in revenue, while incurring $295,294 in expenses. That boils down to a yearly profit of $10,305 for the sports team.

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#20

Moravian College

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Moravian College did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Pennsylvania ranking, coming in at #20. Moravian is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. It awarded 571 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Moravian took home $457,253 in revenue and paid out $448,571 in expenses in recent times. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $8,682.

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#21

Westminster College Pennsylvania

New Wilmington, Pennsylvania

Westminster College Pennsylvania landed the #21 spot on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Pennsylvania ranking. Located in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 269 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Football team at Westminster New Wilmington took home $494,198 in revenue.

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#22

Lycoming College

Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Lycoming College did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Pennsylvania ranking, coming in at #22. Lycoming is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. It awarded 298 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The Men’s Football team at Lycoming made $776,822 in revenue, while incurring $616,842 in expenses. So, the team made money for the school, bringing in $159,980 in profit.

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#23

Widener University

Chester, Pennsylvania

Widener University did quite well in the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Pennsylvania ranking, coming in at #23. Widener University is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in Chester, Pennsylvania that handed out 753 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The team at Widener took home $486,807 in revenue and paid out $485,197 in expenses in recent times. Happily, this means that the team turned a profit of $1,610.

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#24

Bucknell University

Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

With a ranking of #24, Bucknell University did quite well on the 2021 Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Pennsylvania ranking. Bucknell University is a small private not-for-profit school located in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania that handed out 1,034 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Speaking financially, the Men’s Football team at Bucknell took home $6,192,470 in revenue. The great academic progress rate of 987 shows that team members perform well in the classroom, too.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 94%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Bucknell not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #5 on our overall quality list.

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#25

Waynesburg University

Waynesburg, Pennsylvania

Waynesburg University came in at #25 in this year’s edition of the Best Colleges for Men’s Football in Pennsylvania ranking. Waynesburg is located in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 308 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

The Men’s Football team at Waynesburg brought home $458,961 in revenue in a single year.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 25 schools only.

References

  • 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 our data about colleges.
  • Revenue and expense information comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s Equity in Athletics Data Analysis (EADA) website.
  • The academic progress rate (APR) of each team was made available by the NCAA.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Information about the national average student loan default rate is from the U.S. Department of Education and refers to data about the 2016 borrower cohort tracking period for which the cohort default rate (CDR) was 10.1%.

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