Pennsylvania State University—University Park

University Park, PA

Pennsylvania State University—University Park

University Park, PA

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Tuition & Fees

Not Reported

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
12
25th
57
75th
25
25th
43
75th
44
25th
43
75th
31
25th
54
75th
34
25th
55
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undergraduateRatios

53%

male

47%

female

14

students

1

faculty

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Selective

Admissions Data Not Reported

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Public

40,363

undergraduate students

6,447

graduate students

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School Facts

Founded in 1855, Pennsylvania State University is a public comprehensive research institution offering programs through the Colleges of Agriculture, Arts & Architecture, Business Administration, Communications, Earth & Mineral Sciences, Education, Engineering, Health & 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 7,958-acre campus is located in University Park, Pennsylvania, 70 miles northwest of Harrisburg.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 46,810
Established in 1855
Coeducational Coeducational

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.

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

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

Campus Life

no
Housing available
35%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
no
Students may not have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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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

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
12
25th
57
75th
25
25th
43
75th
44
25th
43
75th
31
25th
54
75th
34
25th
55

Admissions Facts

Application fee $65
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
Application deadline (priority deadline) November 30
School has early action program Yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Not used

Selective

Not Reported

Admissions Factors

Not Reported

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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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Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Fencing yes yes
Field hockey yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Gymnastics yes yes
Ice hockey yes yes
Lacrosse yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Swimming and diving yes yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes yes
Wrestling yes

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 Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division I), Big Ten Conference

Athletics Right Now

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
47%
18,504

Male
53%
20,817

3%

1,042
students

Female
36%
377

Male
64%
665

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Transfer Enrollment

343

Transfer applicants enrolled

Not Reported

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

36

semester hours

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