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Penn State University Park

University Park, PA

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Overview

Penn State University Park is a University institution located in University Park, PA, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address 201 Shields Building
University Park, PA  16802
United States
Contact Clark V. Brigger
Executive Director for Undergraduate Admissions
Email: admissions@psu.edu
Phone: 814-865-5471
Fax: 814-863-7590

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Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
Agribusiness/agricultural Business Operations Checkmark
Agricultural And Extension Education Services Checkmark
Agricultural Business And Management, Other Checkmark
Agricultural Mechanization, General Checkmark
Agricultural/animal/plant/veterinary Science And Related Fields, Other Checkmark
Agriculture, General Checkmark
Animal Sciences, General Checkmark
Food Science Checkmark
Horticultural Science Checkmark
Landscaping And Groundskeeping Checkmark
Plant Protection And Integrated Pest Management Checkmark
Plant Sciences, General Checkmark
Turf And Turfgrass Management Checkmark Checkmark
Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
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Landscape Architecture Checkmark
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
African Studies Checkmark
African-american/black Studies Checkmark
Asian Studies/civilization Checkmark
East Asian Studies Checkmark
Latin American Studies Checkmark
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences, Other Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Medical Microbiology And Bacteriology Checkmark
Toxicology Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Actuarial Science Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services, Other Checkmark
Business/commerce, General Checkmark Checkmark
Business/managerial Economics Checkmark
Entrepreneurial And Small Business Operations, Other Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
Hospitality Administration/management, Other Checkmark
Labor And Industrial Relations Checkmark
Logistics, Materials, And Supply Chain Management Checkmark
Management Information Systems, General Checkmark
Management Sciences And Quantitative Methods, Other Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Organizational Behavior Studies Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Advertising Checkmark
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs, Other Checkmark
Digital Communication And Media/multimedia Checkmark
Journalism Checkmark
Mass Communication/media Studies Checkmark
Public Relations, Advertising, And Applied Communication, Other Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
Computer And Information Systems Security/auditing/information Assurance Checkmark
Data Modeling/warehousing And Database Administration Checkmark
Data Processing And Data Processing Technology/technician Checkmark
Information Science/studies Checkmark Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Adult And Continuing Education Administration Checkmark
Agricultural Teacher Education Checkmark
Art Teacher Education Checkmark
Early Childhood Education And Teaching Checkmark
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, And Research, Other Checkmark
Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
Foreign Language Teacher Education Checkmark
Music Teacher Education Checkmark
Secondary Education And Teaching Checkmark
Special Education And Teaching, General Checkmark
Teacher Education And Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other Checkmark
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Trade And Industrial Teacher Education Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Aerospace, Aeronautical, And Astronautical/space Engineering, General Checkmark
Agricultural Engineering Checkmark
Architectural Engineering Checkmark
Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
Chemical Engineering Checkmark
Civil Engineering, General Checkmark
Computer Engineering, General Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Science Checkmark
Engineering, Other Checkmark
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering Checkmark
Industrial Engineering Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
Mining And Mineral Engineering Checkmark
Nuclear Engineering Checkmark
Petroleum Engineering Checkmark
Surveying Engineering Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
Human Development And Family Studies, General Checkmark
Human Nutrition Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Chinese Language And Literature Checkmark
Classics And Classical Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
Comparative Literature Checkmark
French Language And Literature Checkmark
German Language And Literature Checkmark
Italian Language And Literature Checkmark
Japanese Language And Literature Checkmark
Russian Language And Literature Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Athletic Training/trainer Checkmark
Communication Sciences And Disorders, General Checkmark
Dietitian Assistant Checkmark
Health/health Care Administration/management Checkmark
Pre-medicine/pre-medical Studies Checkmark
Pre-veterinary Studies Checkmark
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research And Clinical Nursing, Other Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
Rehabilitation And Therapeutic Professions, Other Checkmark
Veterinary Microbiology And Immunobiology Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
Legal Studies Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies Checkmark Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Statistics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Biological And Physical Sciences Checkmark
Medieval And Renaissance Studies Checkmark
Nutrition Sciences Checkmark
Science, Technology And Society Checkmark
Sustainability Studies Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Environmental/natural Resources Management And Policy, Other Checkmark
Forest Sciences And Biology Checkmark
Forest Technology/technician Checkmark Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation, Other Checkmark
Natural Resources/conservation, General Checkmark
Wildlife, Fish And Wildlands Science And Management Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Exercise Science And Kinesiology Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, And Leisure Facilities Management, General Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Jewish/judaic Studies Checkmark
Philosophy Checkmark
Religion/religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Astronomy Checkmark
Atmospheric Sciences And Meteorology, General Checkmark
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Geological And Earth Sciences/geosciences, Other Checkmark
Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
Materials Science Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Science Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Biology/biotechnology Technology/technician Checkmark
Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration Checkmark
Criminal Justice/safety Studies Checkmark
Forensic Science And Technology Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Archeology Checkmark
Development Economics And International Development Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
Geography Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Social Sciences, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Acting Checkmark
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Art/art Studies, General Checkmark
Cinematography And Film/video Production Checkmark
Design And Applied Arts, Other Checkmark
Film/cinema/media Studies Checkmark
Graphic Design Checkmark
Music Performance, General Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark
Technical Theatre/theatre Design And Technology Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts, General Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

73,861
Applied
40,031
Accepted
39,809
Enrolled
54%
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Female Admissions

38,410
Females Applied
21,623
Females Accepted
56%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

35,451
Males Applied
18,408
Males Accepted
52%
Acceptance Rate

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported October 1st Yes
Other early decision plan November 1st December 24th
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 570 660
SAT Math 580 680
ACT Composite 25 30

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

18,368
In-state
35,946
Out-of-state
18,368
In-district
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Fees

530
Full-time student fees
10,592
Room & board
5,640
Room only

Financial Aid

11,729
Avg. Financial Aid Package
10,302
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
0
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,558
Avg. Loan Aid
4,779
Avg. Grant Aid
7,653
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
94% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
65%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
33%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

39,809
Total Undergrad students
11%
International Students
33%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.16%
Black or African American 4.09%
White or Caucasian 64.98%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.1%
Asian 6.36%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.07%
Two or more races 3.65%
Other 2.04%

Gender

Male (52.61%)
Female (47.39%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Women-only housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 26%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Homecoming, Four Diamonds Dance Marathon and Parent's Weekend

Student Services

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Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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Local sororities

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Crew Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Field Hockey Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark Division 1A Checkmark
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
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Lacrosse Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Riflery Checkmark No No
Rowing Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Squash Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Triathlon Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
Wrestling Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball Checkmark No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Crew Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Field Hockey Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Football No No No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Riflery Checkmark No No
Rowing Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Squash Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Triathlon Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
Wrestling Checkmark No No

Faculty

3,437
Total Faculty
14:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 2,987
Part-time - 450
Male - 2,002
Female - 1,435
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