Penn State Main Campus Comparison

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Penn State
Location University Park, PA
Setting Small City
Enrollment 46,810
Type Public 4 Year
National Ranking #194
Religious Affiliation -
Status Non-profit
Team Colors          


Penn State
Tuition (In State) $17,920
Tuition (Out of State) $34,984
Room & Board $12,318
Avg Net Price $25,548
Avg Grant Aid $8,320
% Receiving Grant Aid 72%


Penn State
Applied 95,321
Admitted 74,604
Acceptance Rate 78.3%
Enrolled % 20.9%
Avg High School GPA 3.68
Typical High School Grades B+
Admissions Standards Difficult
Applicant Competition
ACT Range 24/29
SAT Range 1070/1300
Submit Test Scores Required
Application Deadline


Penn State
Student to Faculty Ratio 15:1
Popular Majors


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 56%
% Out-of-State 34%


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