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Penn State University Park

University Park, PA

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.

Web Sitewww.psu.edu/
Institution TypePublic
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students41,359
   Women19,214 (46.5%)
   Men22,145 (53.5%)
Graduate Students6,430

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyVery difficult
Overall Admission Rate56% of 52,974 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineRolling
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.59
SAT Math612 average
560-670 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading578 average
530-630 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite27 average
25-29 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $36,344
Out-of-state: $51,572
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $18,436
Out-of-state: $33,664
Room and Board
$11,280
Average Percent of Need Met58%
Average Freshman Award$10,524
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$37,213

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Not reported
Regular Class Size2-9 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

CAMPUS LIFE

University Park Population38,420
Nearest Metropolitan AreaHarrisburg
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 35% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotMountain lion
Sororities20% of women participate
Fraternities 17% of men participate

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
7.2% Asian
4.7% Black/African-American
6.8% Hispanic/Latino
3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
76.1% White
2.0% Unknown
International Students11.4% from 117 countries
First-Year Students Returning93.2%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
67.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
68%
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
19.6%
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Average 3.56 3.91 648 637 28
Low 2.00 2.23 470 500 18
High 4.00 5.00 800 780 36
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DID YOU KNOW?

• During Spring Break, Penn State students can assist in disaster recovery and other social services.

• Penn State consistently has more Greek organizations than any other school in the country.

• The Penn State campus has 69 historical markers at the locations of such events as the first atom sighting.

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