Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

University Park, Pennsylvania


Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is a public, four or more years institution located in University Park, Pennsylvania. The campus is situated in a small city area and is home to 76,099 undergraduate students.

Frequently Asked

How difficult is it to get into Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus?

Admission into Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is somewhat competitive with an acceptance rate of 76%. Male students have an acceptance rate of 77% compared to female students with an acceptance rate of 75%.

What SAT score is required for Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus?

The SAT scores of admitted students range from 1070 to 1310.

What ACT score is required for Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus?

The ACT scores of admitted students range from 23 to 30.

How much does it cost to attend Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus?

The cost of undergraduate tuition and fees for attending Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus for an academic year is $18,450 (in-state) / $35,514 (out-of-state). Including the cost of living of $18,512 (for room and board, books and supplies and other miscellaneous expenses), raises the cost from $18,450 (in-state) / $35,514 (out-of-state) to $36,962 (in-state) / $54,026 (out-of-state) for an academic year. 73% of undergraduate students at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus receive financial aid reducing the average cost paid by students to $24,724.

What degrees are offered at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus?

The degrees offered at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus include "less than one year certificate", "one but less than two years certificate", "associate's degree", "bachelor's degree", "postbaccalaureate certificate", "master's degree" and "doctor's degree - research/scholarship".

What are the popular majors at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus?

The most popular programs/majors at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus include "Information Science/Studies", "Economics"" and "Finance and Financial Management Services".

What is the graduation rate at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus?

The graduation rate at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is 71%.

What is the debt of graduating Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus students? What is the earnings?

The median debt of Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus students is $19,500 and after college, former students in their mid-career (10 years after entry) earn an average salary of $57,200.

Overview

College Category

Degree-granting, primarily baccalaureate or above

Student-to-faculty Ratio

15

Awards Offered

Less than one year certificate

One but less than two years certificate

Associate's degree

Bachelor's degree

Postbaccalaureate certificate

Master's degree

Doctor's degree - research/scholarship

City

University Park

College Type

Public

Campus Housing

Yes

Location Setting

Small City

Average Grant or Scholarship Aid

$8,678

General

Address

201 Old Main
University Park, Pennsylvania 16802-1503

College Website

www.psu.edu/

Phone

(814) 865-4700

Admissions Website

admissions.psu.edu/

Online Application Website

admissions.psu.edu/apply/

Financial Aid Website

studentaid.psu.edu/

Admissions

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus has an acceptance rate of 76%. The acceptance rate of 76% implies that for every 100 students that applied 76 students got accepted. 95,970 students appied to Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus. 76% of the students that applied got accepted, and 22% that that got accepted enrolled.

Number of Applicants

95,970

Acceptance Rate

76%

The SAT composite score at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus ranged from 1070 to 1310. The ACT composite score at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus ranged from 23 to 30.

SAT Composite1070 - 1310
ACT Composite23 - 30
Application Fee$65
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Costs to Attend

The cost for in-state undergraduate students to attend Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus for an academic year can be broken down into $17,416 for tuition, $1,034 for fees, $1,840 for books and supplies, $11,884 for room and board and $4,788 for other expenses.

In-State Tuition and Fees

$18,450
In-state tuition$17,416
In-state fees$1,034
Books and supplies$1,840
Room and board$11,884
Other expenses$4,788

The cost for out-of-state undergraduate students to attend Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus for an academic year can be broken down into $34,480 for tuition, $1,034 for fees, $1,840 for books and supplies, $11,884 for room and board and $4,788 for other expenses.

Out-of-State Tution and Fees

$35,514
Out-of-state tuition$34,480
Out-of-state fees$1,034
Books and supplies$1,840
Room and board$11,884
Other expenses$4,788
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Students

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus has 76,099 undergradute students. 54% of the undergraduate students are male compared to 46% female.

Undergradute Enrollment

76,099

Enrollment by gender

54%

54% men

46%

46% women

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Academics

The graduation rate for undergraduate students at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is 71%. The graduation rate for male undergraduate students is 69% compared to 73% for female undergraduate students.

The retention rate for undergraduate students at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is 88%. Retention rate is the percentage of first-time undergraduate students who return to continue their studies the following fall semester.

Graduation Rate

71%

Graduation Rate by Gender

69%

69% men

73%

73% women

Retention Rate

88%
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After College

The average earnings of former students working 10 years after entry at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is $57,200 with 25% of former students having earnings less than $31,600 compared to 25% former students having earnings greater than $73,900.

Mean Earnings After 10 Years

$57,200

Earnings Range After 10 Years

$31,600 - $73,900

Percent Earning Over $25,000 After 10 Years

81%

The percent of former students working 10 years after entry at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is 92% compared to 8% of former students 10 years after entry not working.

Working Status

92%

92% percent_working

8%

8% percent_not_working

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Programs and Majors

The largest programs/majors at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus include "Information Science/Studies" with 589 graduates followed by "Economics" with 526 graduates, "Finance and Financial Management Services" with 473 graduates, "Accounting and Related Services" with 369 graduates and "Psychology, General" with 364 graduates.

Program/MajorGraduates
Information Science/Studies589
Economics526
Finance and Financial Management Services473
Accounting and Related Services369
Psychology, General364

ⓘ Graduates by program are reported for students receiving bachelors degree.

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