Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

University Park, Pennsylvania

Overview

Address201 Old Main
School Websitewww.psu.edu
School TypePublic, 4-year or above

Small

StatusPublic
On Campus HousingYes
Level of StudyUndergraduate/Graduate

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is a large public, 4-year college based in University Park, Pennsylvania that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is doctor's degree. In the 2019 academic year, 52,742 students applied to Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus. Of those students, 29,793 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus was $17,416, in addition to fees of $1,038. This number excludes room and board. The school does provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus.

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus has a 85% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

Getting In

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The Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus acceptance rate is 56%. To put this into perspective, 29,793 of the 52,742 students who applied to Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus had an SAT score between the range of 1,160 and 1,360. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus was between 25 and 30 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are required to submit their GPA to Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus as part of their application.

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus, the tuition for in-state residents is $17,416. Combined with fees of $1,038, room and board costs of $11,570, other expenses of $4,788 and the $1,840 cost of books and supplies, the total in-state one-year cost is $36,652.

Out-of-state residents can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $34,858 in tuition. This brings the total one-year cost of enrolling in Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus to $53,056 for out-of-state students.

Students at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus was $4,972 last year. The percentage of students awarded federal aid was 13%.

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus Undergraduate Population

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio14:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus.

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus has a good gender split, with 47% of undergraduates being female and 53% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are Pennsylvania residents; in fact, 56% of all students reside in Pennsylvania. However, 34% of students come from out-of-state and 10% of students are international. This means you’ll be able to interact with people from all backgrounds.

The student to faculty ratio at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is 14:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need from Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus to thrive in your studies.

What's more, 45,140 students enrolled full-time.

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