40,835
Students
Financial aid thermometer
10,783
Avg. Financial Aid
Very Selective
Admission Difficulty
50
50%
Acceptance Rate
Small town
Setting
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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

Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
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Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Medical Microbiology And Bacteriology Checkmark
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Hospitality Administration Related Checkmark
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Management Information Systems Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Classics And Classical Languages Checkmark
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Communication Sciences And Disorders Checkmark
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Rehabilitation And Therapeutic Professions Related Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Kinesiology And Exercise Science Checkmark
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Science Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Geography Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

56,114
Applied
28,233
Accepted
40,835
Enrolled
50%
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Female Admissions

28,270
Females Applied
15,300
Females Accepted
54%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

27,844
Males Applied
12,933
Males Accepted
46%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

65
Application Fee
3.58
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Recommended Essay

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 618 580 660
SAT Math 629 580 680
ACT Composite 28 25 30

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

17,416
In-state
32,644
Out-of-state
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Fees

1,020
Full-time student fees
11,280
Room & board
6,180
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Tuition deferred payment Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

10,783
Avg. Financial Aid Package
9,620
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
4,681
Avg. Loan Aid
5,195
Avg. Grant Aid
6,629
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
95% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
63%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
30%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

40,835
Total undergrad students
11%
International Students
34%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.58%
Black or African American 4.38%
White or Caucasian 66.11%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.08%
Asian 6.19%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.08%
Two or more races 3.24%
Other 1.78%

Gender

Male (53.29%)
Female (46.71%)

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 35%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Homecoming, Four Diamonds Dance Marathon and Parent's Weekend

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Local sororities

Campus Security & Safety

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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
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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
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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
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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 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

3,066
Total Faculty
16:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 2,679
Part-time - 387
Male - 1,800
Female - 1,266