Pennsylvania State University -- Lehigh Valley

Center Valley, PA

Pennsylvania State University -- Lehigh Valley

Center Valley, PA

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Tuition & Fees

$14,476

$23,466

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
27%
500-599
42%
400-499
24%
300-399
2%
700-800
8%
600-699
24%
500-599
41%
400-499
20%
300-399
5%
30-36
9%
24-29
54%
18-23
27%
12-17
9%
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undergraduateRatios

57%

male

43%

female

12.9

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,367
Declined 280
Total Received 1,647
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Public

954

undergraduate students

23

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Pennsylvania State University -- Lehigh Valley, founded in 1947, is a public, coeducational university. Its campus is located in Center Valley, nine miles from Allentown.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 977
Established in 1912
Coeducational Coeducational

Campus in Center Valley, nine miles from Allentown (population: 120,443). Air serves Allentown.

  • Campus Setting: Rural community

Pennsylvania State University — Lehigh Valley
2809 Saucon Valley Road
Center Valley, PA
18034-8447

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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Choral groups

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
27%
500-599
42%
400-499
24%
300-399
2%
700-800
8%
600-699
24%
500-599
41%
400-499
20%
300-399
5%
30-36
9%
24-29
54%
18-23
27%
12-17
9%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $65
School has early action program yes

Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,367
Declined 280
Total Received 1,647

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
standardized test scores

Important

rigor of secondary school record

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
application essay
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
class rank
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

level of applicant's interest
first generation
interview
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $13,484
Additional fees $992
Total $14,476
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Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Soccer
Tennis
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Basketball, Football, Golf, Soccer, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Football, Golf, Soccer, Volleyball

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Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Acting
Actuarial Science
Adult and Continuing Education Administration
Advertising
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
African-American/Black Studies
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Agricultural Business and Management, Other
Agricultural Engineering
Agricultural Mechanization, General
Agricultural and Extension Education Services
Agriculture, General
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Animal Sciences, General
Animal Sciences, Other
Anthropology
Applied Economics
Archeology
Architectural Engineering
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Astronomy
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Biochemistry
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry, General
Civil Engineering, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Comparative Literature
Computer Engineering, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering Science
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Finance, General
Food Science
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Forest Sciences and Biology
Forest Technology/Technician
French Language and Literature
Geography
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
Graphic Design
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
History, General
Horticultural Science
Hospitality Administration/Management, Other
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Human Nutrition
Industrial Engineering
Information Science/Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Relations and Affairs
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Journalism
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Labor and Industrial Relations
Landscape Architecture
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Management Information Systems, General
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Materials Science
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Mining and Mineral Engineering
Natural Resources and Conservation, Other
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Nuclear Engineering
Organizational Behavior Studies
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
Petroleum Engineering
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other
Religion/Religious Studies
Russian Language and Literature
Secondary Education and Teaching
Sociology
Soil Science and Agronomy, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Statistics, General
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Turf and Turfgrass Management
Visual and Performing Arts, General
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

977

total students

95%

in-state

5%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

98%

954
students

Female
43%
413

Male
57%
541

2%

23
students

Female
96%
22

Male
4%
1

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

84%

804
students

Female
41%
328

Male
59%
476

16%

150
students

Female
57%
85

Male
43%
65

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 84%
Student 4 year graduation rate 37%
Student 5 year graduation rate 15%
Student 6 year graduation rate 5%

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
18%
Hispanic/Latino
55%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

82

Transfer students enrolled

8%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • On-campus employer recruitment

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Tutors
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