Tuition & Fees

$18,436

$33,664

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
11%
600-699
55%
500-599
31%
400-499
3%
700-800
19%
600-699
47%
500-599
31%
400-499
3%
30-36
38%
24-29
48%
18-23
13%
12-17
1%
30-36
29%
24-29
58%
18-23
12%
12-17
1%
30-36
29%
24-29
61%
18-23
10%
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undergraduateRatios

53%

male

47%

female

1

teacher

16

students

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Selective

50%

acceptance rate

Accepted 28,233
Declined + 27,881
Total Received 56,114
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Public

40,835

undergraduate students

6,284

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 47,119
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)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  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)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)
•  SAF (Society of American Foresters)

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University Park, PA

7,264-acre campus at University Park near State College (population: 41,992), 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
35%
Top 1/4
73%
Top 1/2
96%
Bottom 1/2
4%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
11%
600-699
55%
500-599
31%
400-499
3%
700-800
19%
600-699
47%
500-599
31%
400-499
3%
30-36
38%
24-29
48%
18-23
13%
12-17
1%
30-36
29%
24-29
58%
18-23
12%
12-17
1%
30-36
29%
24-29
61%
18-23
10%

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 no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Selective

50%

acceptance rate

Accepted 28,233
Declined + 27,881
Total Received 56,114

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Important

Secondary school record

Considered

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

Not Considered

Interview
Minority affiliation
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

63%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$10,783

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $17,416
Room $6,180
Board $5,100
Additional fees $1,020
Books & supplies $1,840
Total $31,556
Average Financial Aid - $10,783
Total with Avg. Aid $20,773
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Melissa Kunes
Executive Director for Student Aid
mjk5@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

Aikido, Archery, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bass Fishing, Billiards, Bowling, Boxing, Cheerleading, Crew, Cricket, Cross‐country, Cycling, Disc Golf, Diving, Dodgeball, Equestrian Sports, Fencing, Field Hockey, Figure Skating, Floor Hockey, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Ice Hockey, Indoor Winter Guard, Judo, Juggling, Karate, Kendo, Korean Karate, Lacrosse, Martial Arts, Meditation, Paintball, Power Lifting, Quantum Jujitsu, Racquetball, Riflery, Roller Hockey, Sailing, Shotokan, Skiing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Synchronized Swimming, Table Tennis, Tae Kwon Do, Tennis, Track, Triathlon, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Wakeboarding, Water Polo, Waterskiing, Wrestling, Yoga

Club Sports - Women's

Aikido, Archery, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bass Fishing, Billiards, Bowling, Boxing, Cheerleading, Crew, Cricket, Cross‐country, Cycling, Disc Golf, Diving, Dodgeball, Equestrian Sports, Fencing, Field Hockey, Figure Skating, Floor Hockey, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Ice Hockey, Indoor Winter Guard, Judo, Juggling, Karate, Kendo, Korean Karate, Lacrosse, Martial Arts, Meditation, Paintball, Power Lifting, Quantum Jujitsu, Racquetball, Riflery, Roller Hockey, Sailing, Shotokan, Skiing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Synchronized Swimming, Table Tennis, Tae Kwon Do, Tennis, Track, Triathlon, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Wakeboarding, Water Polo, Waterskiing, Wrestling, Yoga

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Cross‐country, Diving, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track And Field, Volleyball, Wrestling

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Athletic Directors

Sandy Barbour (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

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

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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Acoustics
Additive Manufacturing/Design
Adult Education
Advertising/Public Relations
Aerospace Engineering
African/African-American Studies
Agribusiness Management
Agricultural Science
Agricultural/Extension Education
Agriculture/Extension Education
Agroecology
Animal Bioscience
Animal Science
Animal Sciences
Anthropology
Applied Linguistics
Applied Youth/Family/Community Education
Archaeology
Architectural Engineering
Architecture
Art
Art Education
Art History
Art/Architecture
Arts Administration
Asian Studies
Astronomy/Astrophysics
Athletic Training
Atmospheric Science/Meteorology
Atmospheric Sciences/Meteorology
Behavioral Health
Biobehavioral Health
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Bioengineering
Biogeochemistry
Bioinformatics/Geonomics
Biological Engineering
Biology
Biorenewable Systems
Biotechnology
Business Economics
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Chinese
Civil Engineering
Classics/Ancient Mediterranean Studies
Communication Arts/Sciences
Communication Science/Disorders
Communication Sciences/Disorders
Communication/Media Studies
Community/Environment/Development
Comparative Literature
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Computer Science/Engineering
Conducting
Corporate Communication
Corporate Innovation/Entrepreneurship
Counselor Education
Criminology
Curriculum/Instruction
Cybersecurity Analytics/Operations
Dance
Data Science
Digital Media Arts
Digital Media/Arts/Technology
Earth Science/Policy
Earth Sciences
Earth/Mineral Sciences
Ecology
Economics
Education
Education/Public Policy
Educational Psychology
Educational Theory/Policy
Electrical Engineering
Electrical/Computer Engineering Technology
Elementary/Early Childhood Education
Elementary/Kindergarten Education
Energy Engineering
Energy/Environmental/Food Economics
Energy/Geo-Environmental Engineering
Energy/Geoenvironmental Engineering
Energy/Mineral Engineering
Engineering
Engineering Mechanics
Engineering Science
Engineering at the Nano-Scale
English
Entomology
Environmental Pollution Control
Environmental Resource Management
Environmental Science
Film/Video
Finance
Food Science
Forensic Science
Forensic Sciences
Forest Resources
Forest Science
French/Francophone Studies
Geography
Geosciences
German
Graphic Design
Health Policy/Administration
Health/Human Development
Higher Education
History
Horticulture
Hospitality Management
Human Development/Family Studies
Immunology/Infectious Disease
Industrial Engineering
Information Science/Technology
Information Sciences
Information Sciences/Technology
Instructional Systems
Integrative/Biomedical Physiology
International Affairs
International Politics
Italian
Japanese
Jewish Studies
Journalism
Kinesiology
Labor Studies/Employment Relations
Labor/Employment Relations
Labor/Global Workers Rights
Landscape Architecture
Landscape Contracting
Latin American Studies
Letters/Arts/Sciences
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Mass Communications
Materials Science/Engineering
Mathematical Sciences
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Medieval Studies
Microbiology
Mining Engineering
Music
Music Education
Music Theory
Musical Arts
Neuroscience
Nuclear Engineering
Nursing
Nursing/R.N. to B.S.N.
Nutritional Sciences
Organizational Leadership
Pathobiology
Philosophy
Physics
Piano Pedagogy
Piano Pedagogy/Performance
Plant Biology
Plant Pathology
Plant Sciences
Political Science
Pre-Medicine
Project/Supply Chain Management
Psychology
Recreation/Park/Tourism Management
Rehabilitation/Human Services
Risk Management
Rural Sociology
Russian
School Psychology
Science
Secondary Education
Security/Risk Analysis
Social Data Analytics
Sociology
Soil Science
Spanish
Special Education
Statistics
Teaching English as a Second Language
Telecommunications
Theatre
Toxicology
Turfgrass Science
Wildlife/Fisheries Science
Women's Studies
Workforce Education/Development
World Language 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

47,119

total students

66%

in-state

34%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

87%

40,835
students

Female
47%
19,074

Male
53%
21,761

13%

6,284
students

Female
45%
2,833

Male
55%
3,451

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

39,785
students

Female
47%
18,660

Male
53%
21,125

3%

1,050
students

Female
40%
414

Male
60%
636

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Student Break-down

11%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
66%
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

45%

Transfer applicants accepted

35%

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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