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Penn State University Park, 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, and Science. Its 5,617-acre campus is located in University Park, 70 miles northwest of Harrisburg.

Website: www.psu.edu/

Public
Co-ed
40,639
Undergraduate
Students
(47.0%) 19,110 Women
(53.0%) 21,529 Men
6,584
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
49% of 71,903 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
November 30

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
580-700 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
580-670 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
25-30 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $36,962
Out-of-state: $54,026
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $18,450
Out-of-state: $35,514
Room and Board
$11,884
Average Percent of Need Met
64%
Average Freshman Award
$10,346
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$40,128
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
2,988
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 15% of classes
10-19 students: 24% of classes
20-29 students: 27% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 8% of classes
Over 100 students: 7% of classes
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Campus Life

University Park Population
38,420
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Harrisburg
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
36% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Mountain lion
Sororities
20% of women participate
Fraternities
17% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
7.2% Asian
4.8% Black/African-American
7.9% Hispanic/Latino
4.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
73.8% White
2.1% Unknown
International Students
12.2%
First-Year Students Returning
93.6%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
67.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
72%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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