University Park, Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania State University | PSU

Public school in Pennsylvania with 40,300 total undergraduate students

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Cost & scholarships

Your estimated net cost
$ ? / year
In-state
$31,864
Out-of-state
$50,558

Average net cost after aid

Income
Average net cost
$0–30,000
$21,436

$30,001–48,000
$22,487

$48,001–75,000
$27,097

$75,001–110,000
$32,589

Over $110,000
$34,890

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Admissions

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Admissions stats

Applicants & acceptance rate

Overall acceptance rate
56%
Women
60%

Men
52%

Total number of applicants
52,742
Women: 50%
Men: 50%

Accepted students who attend

Yield rate - overall
27%

Application requirements

Accepts Common App
Yes

Considers class rank
No

Recommendation letters
Not used

TOEFL Policy (International Applicants)
Required

SAT/ACT Testing policy
Required

Which tests students typically submit

SAT: 74%
ACT: 22%
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Students

Enrolled student statistics

Enrolled students

First-year students (full-time)
8,055
Admission policy
Co-ed
Enrolled women:
49%
Enrolled men:
51%
6-year graduation rate
85%
20%
40%
60%
80%
100%
4 years
6 years
Retention rate
93%

Student diversity

Low diversity
International students
12%
Race & ethnicity diversity among domestic students
Asian and Pacific Islander: 7%
Black: 5%
Hispanic: 7%
Native American: 0%
Other: 6%
White: 74%

Academics

Student faculty ratio
14:1
Calendar system
Semester

Special academic offering

Study abroad

Credit for AP exams

Offers graduate degree

Academic and career counseling

Majors and Careers

Special focus
None

Has medical school
No

Housing

Commuter College
No

On campus housing
Yes

Sports

D1 Football
Yes

Football conference
Big Ten Conference

D1 Basketball
Yes

Basketball conference
Big Ten Conference

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Location

201 Old Main
University Park, PA 16802
Campus Setting
Urban

Region
Mid-Atlantic

Campus culture

Religious Affilliation
None

HBCU
No

Contact information

(814) 865-4700
201 Old Main
University Park, PA 16802