Tuition & Fees

$18,454

$34,858

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
12%
600-699
57%
500-599
29%
400-499
2%
700-800
25%
600-699
43%
500-599
30%
400-499
2%
30-36
44%
24-29
43%
18-23
12%
12-17
1%
30-36
31%
24-29
54%
18-23
14%
12-17
1%
30-36
34%
24-29
55%
18-23
10%
12-17
1%
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undergraduateRatios

53%

male

47%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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Selective

56%

acceptance rate

Accepted 29,793
Declined + 22,949
Total Received 52,742
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Public

40,363

undergraduate students

6,447

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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Codes

SAT 2660
ACT 3656

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School Facts

Pennsylvania State, founded in 1855, is a public, comprehensive university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Agriculture, Arts and Architecture, Business Administration, Communications, Earth and Mineral Sciences, Education, Engineering, Health and Human Development, Liberal Arts, Science, School of Nursing, Graduate School, Schreyer Honors College, Penn State Dickinson School of Law, Penn State World Campus, Penn State College of Medicine, and School of International Affairs. Its 7,264-acre campus is located in University Park, 70 miles northwest of Harrisburg.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 46,810
Established in 1855
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CAPTE (Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Education)
•  JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SAF (Society of American Foresters)

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University Park, PA

7,264-acre campus at University Park near State College (population: 42,430), 90 miles northwest of Harrisburg; branch campuses in 23 locations. Served by air and bus; major airport serves Harrisburg; train serves Lewistown (35 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

Pennsylvania State University — University Park
201 Old Main
University Park, PA 16802-1503

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
35%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
56 fraternities 17% of male students
 
31 sororities 20% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
43%
Top 1/4
76%
Top 1/2
96%
Bottom 1/2
4%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
12%
600-699
57%
500-599
29%
400-499
2%
700-800
25%
600-699
43%
500-599
30%
400-499
2%
30-36
44%
24-29
43%
18-23
12%
12-17
1%
30-36
31%
24-29
54%
18-23
14%
12-17
1%
30-36
34%
24-29
55%
18-23
10%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $65
Common application accepted no
Application deadline November 30 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Selective

56%

acceptance rate

Accepted 29,793
Declined + 22,949
Total Received 52,742

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Important

Secondary school record

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Class rank
Interview
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Clark V. Brigger
Executive Director of Undergraduate Admissions
P: 814 865-5471
F: 814 863-7590
admissions@psu.edu

Financial Aid

64%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$11,007

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $17,416
Room $6,370
Board $5,200
Additional fees $1,038
Books & supplies $1,840
Total $31,864
Average Financial Aid - $11,007
Total with Avg. Aid $20,857
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 814 865-6301
F: 814 863-0322

Financial Aid Officer

Susan Bogart
Director for Financial Aid
sab36@psu.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
fencing
field hockey
football
golf
gymnastics
ice hockey
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Club Sports - Men's

Alpine Skiing, Archery, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bass Fishing, Bowling, Boxing, Cheerleading, Crew, Cricket, Croquet, Cross‐country, Cycling, Dodgeball, Equestrian Sports, Fencing, Field Hockey, Figure Skating, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Indoor Winter Guard, Lacrosse, Olympic Weight Lifting, Paintball, Power Lifting, Quidditch, Racquetball, Riflery, Roller Hockey, Rugby, Sailing, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Synchronized Swimming, Table Tennis, Tae Kwon Do, Tennis, Track And Field, Triathlon, Twirling, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo, Wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

Alpine Skiiing, Archery, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bass Fishing, Bowling, Boxing, Cheerleading, Crew, Cricket, Croquet, Cross‐country, Cycling, Dodgeball, Equestrian Sports, Fencing, Field Hockey, Figure Skating, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Indoor Winter Guard, Lacrosse, Olympic Weight Lifting, Paintball, Power Lifting, Qudditch, Racquetball, Riflery, Roller Hockey, Rugby, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Synchronized Swimming, Table Tennis, Tae Kwon Do, Tennis, Track And Field, Triathlon, Twirling, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo, Wrestling

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Capoeria, Curling, Dance, Disc Golf, Floor Hockey, Grappling, Karate, Kickball, Skiing, Snowboarding, Spikeball, Trap And Skeet, Volleyball, Weight Lifting, Yoga

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Athletic Directors

Sandy Barbour (men's)
Vice President For Intercollegiate Athletics
email

Charmelle Green (women's)
Senior Associate Ad/swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division I), Big Ten Conference
Mascot
The Nittany Lion
School colors
blue and white

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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Acoustics
Acting
Actuarial Science
Additive Manufacturing/Design
Administration of Justice
Adult Education
Advertising/Public Relations
Aerospace Engineering
African Studies
African-American Studies
African/African-American Studies
Agribusiness Management
Agricultural Business
Agricultural Science
Agricultural Systems Management
Agricultural/Biological Engineering
Agricultural/Environmental/Regional Economics
Agricultural/Extension Education
Agriculture
Agriculture/Extension Education
Agroecology
Agronomy
American Studies
Animal Bioscience
Animal Science
Animal Sciences
Anthropological Sciences
Anthropology
Applied Linguistics
Applied Psychology
Applied Statistics
Applied Youth/Family/Community Education
Archaeological Science
Architectural Engineering
Architecture
Art
Art Education
Art History
Arts Administration
Arts/Architecture
Asian Studies
Astronomy/Astrophysics
Athletic Training
Biobehavioral Health
Biochemistry/Microbiology/Molecular Biology
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Bioengineering
Bioinformatics/Geonomics
Biological Anthropology
Biological Engineering
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Biorenewable Systems
Biotechnology
Business
Business Administration
Business Economics
Business/Liberal Arts/Sciences
Cell/Developmental Biology
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Chinese
Civil Engineering
Classics/Ancient Mediterranean Studies
College Student Affairs
Communication Arts/Sciences
Communication Science/Disorders
Communication Sciences/Disorders
Communication/Media Studies
Communications
Community/Economic Development
Community/Environment/Development
Comparative Literature
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Computer Science/Engineering
Conducting
Corporate Communication
Corporate Innovation/Entrepreneurship
Counseling Psychology
Counselor Education
Creative Writing
Crime/Law/Justice
Criminal Justice
Criminology
Curriculum/Instruction
Cybersecurity Analytics/Operations
Dance
Data Science
Digital Media/Arts/Technology
Earth Science/Policy
Earth Sciences
Earth/Mineral Sciences
East Asian Studies
Ecology
Economics
Education
Education Administration
Education Psychology
Education/Public Policy
Educational Leadership
Educational Psychology
Educational Theory/Policy
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering Technology
Electrical/Computer Engineering Technology
Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology
Elementary Education
Elementary/Early Childhood Education
Elementary/Kindergarten Education
Energy Business/Finance
Energy Engineering
Energy/Environmental/Food Economics
Energy/Geoenvironmental Engineering
Energy/Mineral Engineering
Engineering
Engineering Design
Engineering Leadership/Innovation Management
Engineering Mechanics
Engineering Science
Engineering Science/Mechanics
Engineering at the Nano-Scale
English
Entomology
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Pollution Control
Environmental Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Environmental Systems Engineering
Film/Video
Finance
Food Science
Forensic Science
Forest Ecosystem Management
Forest Resources
Forest Science
French
French/Francophone Studies
General Arts/Sciences
Genetics
Geobiology
Geography
Geosciences
German
Global Studies
Global/International Studies
Graphic Design
Health Policy/Administration
Health/Human Development
Higher Education
History
Horticulture
Hospitality Management
Hotel/Restaurant/Institutional Management
Human Development/Family Studies
Human Nutrition
Human Resources/Employment Relations
Humanities
Immunology/Infectious Disease
Immunology/Infectious Diseases
Industrial Engineering
Industrial Health/Safety
Industrial Relations/Human Resources
Informatics
Information Science/Technology
Information Sciences
Information Sciences/Technology
Information Systems
Instructional Systems
Integrative Arts
Integrative Biosciences
Integrative/Biomedical Physiology
Interdisciplinary Business/Engineering Studies
Interdisciplinary Digital Studio
International Affairs
International Business
International Politics
International Studies
Italian
Japanese
Jewish Studies
Journalism
Kinesiology
Labor Studies/Employment Relations
Labor/Employment Relations
Labor/Global Workers Rights
Landscape Architecture
Landscape Contracting
Latin American Studies
Law
Learning Design/Technology
Learning/Design/Technology
Leisure Studies
Letters/Arts/Sciences
Liberal Arts
Lifelong Learning/Adult Education
Management
Management Information Systems
Management/Organizational Leadership
Marketing
Mass Communications
Materials
Materials Science Engineering
Materials Science/Engineering
Mathematical Sciences
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Media Studies
Medieval Studies
Meteorology/Atmospheric Science
Meteorology/Atmospheric Science
Microbiology
Middle Level Education
Mining Engineering
Molecular Medicine
Molecular Toxicology
Molecular/Cellular/Integrative Bioscience
Music
Music Composition/Theory
Music Education
Music Theory
Music Theory/History
Musical Arts
Musical Theatre
Musicology
Neuroscience
Nuclear Engineering
Nursing
Nutritional Sciences
Organizational Leadership
Pathobiology
Pedagogy/Performance
Performance
Petroleum/Mineral Engineering
Petroleum/Natural Gas Engineering
Petroleum/Natural Gas Engineering
Philosophy
Physics
Piano Pedagogy/Performance
Piano Performance
Planetary Science/Astronomy
Plant Biology
Plant Pathology
Plant Physiology
Plant Sciences
Plastics Engineering Technology
Political Science
Pre-Medical/Medical Science
Pre-Medicine
Professional Photography
Professional Writing
Project/Supply Chain Management
Psychology
Psychology/Social Science
Public Policy
Rail Transportation Engineering
Recreation/Park/Tourism Management
Rehabilitation/Human Services
Religious Studies
Risk Management
Rural Sociology
Russian
Russian Translation
Russian/Comparative Literature
School Psychology
Science
Secondary Education
Secondary Education Social Studies
Security/Risk Analysis
Social Data Analytics
Sociology
Software Engineering
Soil Science
Spanish
Special Education
Statistics
Structural Design/Construction Engineering Technology
Supply Chain/Information Systems
Teaching English as a Second Language
Telecommunications
Telecommunications Studies
Theatre
Toxicology
Turfgrass Science
Undecided/Exploratory Studies
Veterinary/Biomedical Sciences
Visual Art Studies
Voice Performance/Pedagogy
Wildlife/Fisheries Science
Women's Studies
Wood Products
Workforce Education/Development
World Language Education
Youth/Family Education
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Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • External degree program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors
  • Weekend College

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Other

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

46,810

total students

66%

in-state

34%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

86%

40,363
students

Female
47%
18,881

Male
53%
21,482

14%

6,447
students

Female
46%
2,944

Male
54%
3,503

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

39,321
students

Female
48%
18,504

Male
52%
20,817

3%

1,042
students

Female
37%
377

Male
63%
665

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Student Break-down

12%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
65%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

46%

Transfer applicants accepted

37%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

36

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
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