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Penn State
Location University Park, PA
Setting Small City
Enrollment 50,028
Type Public 4 Year
National Ranking #167
Religious Affiliation -
Status Non-profit
Team Colors          


Penn State
Tuition (In State) $18,368
Tuition (Out of State) $35,946
Room & Board $12,744
Avg Net Price $26,747
Avg Grant Aid $10,066
% Receiving Grant Aid 44%


Penn State
Admission Chances Calculate
Applied 85,784
Admitted 47,360
Acceptance Rate 55.2%
Enrolled % 19.5%
Avg High School GPA -
Typical High School Grades -
Admissions Standards Very High
Applicant Competition Low
ACT Range 26/31
SAT Range 1210/1390
Submit Test Scores Not required for admission, but considered if submitted (Test Optional)
Application Deadline


Penn State
Student to Faculty Ratio 15:1
Popular Majors
  • Business (16%)
  • Engineering (12%)
  • Communication (9%)
  • Computer and Information Sciences (7%)
  • Social Sciences (7%)


Penn State
Graduation Rate 87%
Median Earnings (After 10 years) $55,300
Making Student Loan Payments 69%
Median Student Loan Debt $26,818
Median Loan Payment $277


Penn State
% Men 53%
% Women 47%
Racial Diversity Medium
% White 69%
% Black 4%
% Hispanic 6%
% Native American 0%
% Pacific Islander 0%
% Two or More Races 3%
% International 11%
% Unknown Race 2%


Penn State
% In-State 51%
% Out-of-State 40%


Penn State
Campus Housing Yes
Freshman Dorm Required Yes
Meal Plan Yes
Weekend/Evening Classes Yes
Daycare Facility Yes
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Sources: U.S. Department of Education IPEDS and College Scorecard