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Penn State Brandywine

Media, Pennsylvania

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Penn State Brandywine overview
Location Media, Pennsylvania
Online psu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Penn State Brandywine overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing No
Level of Study Undergrad
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Penn State Brandywine, located in Media, Pennsylvania, is a suburban campus within close proximity to Philadelphia. Established in 1967, this undergraduate institution is one of the Commonwealth Campuses of Pennsylvania State University. The campus provides a diverse array of bachelor's and associate degree programs, with particularly popular majors including business, human development and family studies, psychology, and information sciences and technology. Penn State Brandywine accommodates students in on-campus housing options which commenced availability in Fall 2017, providing residential facilities to enhance the college experience. While the college maintains a moderately selective admissions process, it is dedicated to providing an accessible education to a wide range of students. Not primarily known for its athletic prowess, the university boasts the Penn State Nittany Lions as its athletic moniker, with sports teams competing in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA).

In the most recent statistical year 2,440 prospective students applied, and 2,347 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 399 enrolled in the school.  1,095 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 101 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $14,624 plus fees of $516. Penn State Brandywine is ranked 729 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Penn State Brandywine is rated within the lower 43% 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 Brandywine overview
SAT 1070/1285
ACT 23/31

Applications Accepted

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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 Brandywine
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,840
Other Fees$516
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $13,930
Budget for Other Expenses$4,788
Total One Year Cost$35,698

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for Penn State Brandywine
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,840
Other Fees$516
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $13,930
Budget for Other Expenses$4,788
Total One Year Cost$45,392

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$55,300 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

37% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Penn State Brandywine students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 28%
Work and Family Studies 28%
Communication 23%
Ethnic Studies 6%
Education 5%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=214731 IPEDS survey data for Penn State Brandywine.

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