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Penn State Abington

Abington, Pennsylvania

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Penn State Abington overview
Location Abington, Pennsylvania
Online psu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Penn State Abington overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing No
Level of Study Undergrad
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Penn State Abington, located in Abington, Pennsylvania, is a public university that provides a suburban campus environment within close proximity to the urban amenities of Philadelphia. Established in 1950 as an undergraduate college of Pennsylvania State University, it offers over 50 bachelor?s degree programs, including popular majors in Business, Information Sciences, and Biology. The campus is noted for its diverse array of architectural styles, which blend historical and modern elements. Penn State Abington is moderately selective with admissions, seeking students who meet its standards for academic excellence. While the college does not have its own on-campus housing, it facilitates student living through partnerships with nearby apartment complexes. The university is not primarily recognized for its athletic programs, thus specific sports team information is not highlighted within this summary.

In the most recent statistical year 6,463 prospective students applied, and 6,037 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 885 enrolled in the school.  2,823 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 267 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $14,684 plus fees of $516. Penn State Abington is ranked 694 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Penn State Abington is rated within the lower 44% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Penn State Abington overview
SAT 1070/1310
ACT 23/31
Estimated GPA 3.42

Applications Accepted

Penn State Abington overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $65

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Annual Cost to Attend

Pennsylvania Resident Tuition

In State Costs for Penn State Abington
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,840
Other Fees$516
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $10,694
Budget for Other Expenses$4,788
Total One Year Cost$32,522

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for Penn State Abington
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,840
Other Fees$516
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $10,694
Budget for Other Expenses$4,788
Total One Year Cost$42,424

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$55,300 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

44% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Penn State Abington students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 35%
Psychology 21%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 12%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 10%
English and Literature 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=214801 IPEDS survey data for Penn State Abington.

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