Overview

Student Population
46,810
National Rank
#124
Penn State Main Campus overview
 Location University Park, Pennsylvania
 Online psu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Penn State Main Campus overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in University Park, Pennsylvania, Penn State Main Campus is a large four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 52,742 prospective students applied, and 29,793 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 8,075 enrolled in the school.  45,140 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,670 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $17,416 plus fees of $1,038. Penn State is ranked 124 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.


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Getting In

Admission Standards
Very High 
Penn State Main Campus overview
SAT 1160/1360
ACT 25/30
GPA 3.59
Applications Accepted
56.5% 
Penn State Main Campus overview
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Applicant Competition Average

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Annual Cost to Attend

Pennsylvania Resident Tuition
$17,416
In State Costs for Penn State Main Campus
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,840
Other Fees$1,038
Room and Board $11,570
Budget for Other Expenses$4,788
Total One Year Cost$36,652
Out of State Tuition
$33,820
Out of State Costs for Penn State Main Campus
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,840
Other Fees$1,038
Room and Board $11,570
Budget for Other Expenses$4,788
Total One Year Cost$53,056

Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$55,300 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
87% within 6 years

Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Penn State Main Campus students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 16%
Engineering 12%
Communication 9%
Computer and Information Sciences 7%
Social Sciences 7%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=214777 IPEDS survey data for Penn State Main Campus.