Pennsylvania State UniversitySchool Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

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University Park, Pennsylvania Public Nonprofit regional Accreditation

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Affordability is calculated by subtracting average financial aid from total tuition and fees.

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$18,450

Avg in-state tuition

$35,514

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About Pennsylvania State University

Pennsylvania State University is a large public university located on an urban campus in University Park, Pennsylvania. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 91,427, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 76%. The university offers 154 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 71%, and a student-faculty ratio of 15:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $18,450, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $35,514.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

76% of students were accepted during the 2019-2020 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Acceptance Rate 76%

Retention Rate 88%

Graduation Rate 71%

SAT & ACT

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1070-1310

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 23-30

Ways to Learn

On-campus
International Online classes are available for students around the world.

Learning Environment

This school has a student body of more than 15,000 students.

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46%

Female Student Population

15:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

91k

Students Enrolled

Demographics

White

63%

Non-U.S. Citizen

11%

Hispanic

7%

Asian

6%

Black

5%

Two or more races

3%

Unknown

2%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Socio-Economic Diversity

22% of students received an income-based federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Financial Aid Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

23%

State Grant Aid

21%

Institution Grant Aid

43%

Pell Grant

22%

Average Aid Awarded
Federal Grant Aid $5,062
State Grant Aid $3,343
Institution Grant Aid $5,855
Pell Grant Aid $4,440
Resource

Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.