56%

Acceptance Rate

$10,107

Avg.Financial Aid

003329

FAFSA Code

About Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

46,810

Website

www.psu.edu/

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

MSCHE

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

#N/A

Location & Contact

Address

201 Old Main

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 8148654700
Fax:
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Rankings

It becomes easier for the aspirants to apply to a university and have their doubts regarding the same cleared if the university has a ranking. The ranking of a university is an important parameter by which a prospective student can decide whether they wish to take admission or not. Generally, the ranking of a university is considered a great way to gauge its performance on several factors, which include research excellence, the performance of the students after they complete their education, student experience, and most importantly academic success. The rankings by two well-known publications, US News and Forbes, are considered trustworthy by applicants and academic experts. However, it is to be noted that Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus does not feature in the list of top colleges, according to the latest ranking by these publications.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

Rolling Admissions

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

56%

SAT Range

1160 - 1360

ACT Range

25 - 30

Application Fee

$65

SAT/ACT

Recommended

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

None

Admission to the university is fairly easy and the students are recommeded to make the most out of it. The varsity has 3 admission thresholds. The admission process starts by filling up the form and submitting a fee of $65. As per the past trends, the SAT score of a student must lie in the range of 1070-1310 to improve her chances. The average ACT score at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is 26. However, those getting an ACT score less than 23 might also be offered admission. The candidates can apply for the courses online. However, in case they need information or want to feel the vibes, they visit the school's office at 201 Old Main, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802-1503. They can also call them at (814) 865-4700.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$26,151

Average Annual Cost

$17,416

Books And Supplies

$1,840

Other Fees

$1,038

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$11,570

Budget For Other Expenses

$4,788

Total One Year Cost

$36,652

Tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure are the next two things that a student should keep in mind before applying to PSUMC. The annual full-time cost of attendance comes out to be approximately $45,494. For students seeking financial assistance, the university offers a number of options.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

14:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

93%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

68%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$17,576

Faculty Overview

59%

Male Professors

41%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Information Science/Studies

616 Graduates

Economics

475 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

470 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering

414 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

404 Graduates

Psychology, General

370 Graduates

Public Relations, Advertising, and...

326 Graduates

Marketing

303 Graduates

Biological and Biomedical Sciences,...

279 Graduates

Biology, General

277 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

271 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

259 Graduates

Journalism

248 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

241 Graduates

Hospitality Administration/Manageme...

240 Graduates

Computer/Information Technology Adm...

232 Graduates

Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

210 Graduates

Business, Management, Marketing, an...

207 Graduates

Human Resources Management and Serv...

202 Graduates

Chemical Engineering

196 Graduates

Petroleum Engineering

176 Graduates

Communication Disorders Sciences an...

176 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

173 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

160 Graduates

Health and Medical Administrative S...

160 Graduates

Civil Engineering

156 Graduates

Industrial Engineering

153 Graduates

Communication, Journalism, and Rela...

147 Graduates

Mathematics

145 Graduates

International Relations and Nationa...

140 Graduates

Biological and Physical Sciences

138 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

130 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

121 Graduates

Human Development, Family Studies,...

120 Graduates

Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facil...

115 Graduates

Management Information Systems and...

114 Graduates

Political Science and Government

113 Graduates

Nutrition Sciences

111 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

107 Graduates

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astrona...

96 Graduates

Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Prof...

94 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

90 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

86 Graduates

Architectural Engineering

84 Graduates

Animal Sciences

83 Graduates

Nuclear Engineering

76 Graduates

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs

75 Graduates

Statistics

70 Graduates

Agricultural Business and Managemen...

70 Graduates

Engineering, Other

70 Graduates

Biomedical/Medical Engineering

68 Graduates

History

66 Graduates

Materials Sciences

66 Graduates

Computer Engineering

61 Graduates

Sociology

57 Graduates

Food Science and Technology

52 Graduates

Film/Video and Photographic Arts

51 Graduates

Architecture

50 Graduates

Agricultural Engineering

48 Graduates

Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorolog...

47 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

46 Graduates

Chemistry

45 Graduates

Physics

43 Graduates

Applied Horticulture and Horticultu...

43 Graduates

Entrepreneurial and Small Business...

43 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

43 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

42 Graduates

Engineering Science

42 Graduates

Natural Resources and Conservation,...

38 Graduates

Environmental/Environmental Health...

38 Graduates

Geography and Cartography

37 Graduates

Agriculture, General

36 Graduates

Anthropology

33 Graduates

Veterinary Biomedical and Clinical...

32 Graduates

East Asian Languages, Literatures,...

29 Graduates

Biology Technician/Biotechnology La...

28 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

28 Graduates

Educational Administration and Supe...

27 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

26 Graduates

Landscape Architecture

24 Graduates

Music

24 Graduates

Philosophy

24 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

23 Graduates

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

23 Graduates

Forestry

23 Graduates

Visual and Performing Arts, General

20 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

16 Graduates

Germanic Languages, Literatures, an...

16 Graduates

Plant Sciences

15 Graduates

Educational Assessment, Evaluation,...

14 Graduates

Astronomy and Astrophysics

12 Graduates

Pharmacology and Toxicology

11 Graduates

Microbiological Sciences and Immuno...

10 Graduates

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations...

10 Graduates

Classics and Classical Languages, L...

10 Graduates

Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

9 Graduates

Area Studies

9 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

7 Graduates

Agricultural Mechanization

7 Graduates

Slavic, Baltic and Albanian Languag...

6 Graduates

Agricultural Public Services

5 Graduates

Mining and Mineral Engineering

4 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

4 Graduates

Science, Technology and Society

4 Graduates

International/Global Studies

3 Graduates

Surveying Engineering

3 Graduates

Archeology

3 Graduates

Medieval and Renaissance Studies

2 Graduates

Non-Professional General Legal Stud...

1 Graduates

Wildlife and Wildlands Science and...

1 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

1 Graduates

Business/Commerce, General

1 Graduates

Business/Managerial Economics

1 Graduates

Data Processing

1 Graduates

Engineering, General

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

40,363

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

15%

Full-time

97%

Part-time

3%

Students Gender

Male

53%

US National: 44%

Female

47%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

66% White

2% Unknown

4% Black

7% Hispanic

3% Two or more races

12% Non Resident alien

6% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

34%

Out Of State

56%

In State

10%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$63,382 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

35%

Averege Housing Cost

$6,370/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $5,200/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$5,200/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

The Nittany Lion

School Colors

blue and white

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Big Ten Conference

Total Male Athletes

474

Total Female Athletes

347

Intramural Sports

15

Sports Club

95

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Fencing

Football

Golf

Gymnastics

Ice Hockey

Lacrosse

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Wrestling

Sports Team (Women)

Cross Country

Fencing

Field Hockey

Golf

Gymnastics

Ice Hockey

Lacrosse

Soccer

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

Students who want to enjoy the campus and lodging life can benefit from the on-campus housing facility provided by PSUMC. At PSUMC, $11,884 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. The number of female and male students at the university are 54% and 46%, respectively.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$40,100/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$50,100/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$12,000

$34,963

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$125 - 363

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

34%

Average Aid Per Year

$10,107

Students Receiving Federal Grants

13%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,972

Students Receiving State Aid

12%

Average Aid Per Year

$3,451

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

30%

Average Aid Per Year

$7,838

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$14,612

$30K - $48K

$13,561

$48K - $75K

$8,951

$75K - $110K

$3,459

> $110K

$1,158

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$6,054,037

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$34,146,562

In case the students at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus face any financial issues concerning the fees and cost of living, and find the same to be high, they can seek help from the financial aid department of the varsity. It focuses on settling the issues that students face, and candidates can be assisted with scholarships, grants, and student loans. The average federal grant that comes from the university is around $5,062, whereas the financial aid is $5,855. The students at the university are provided with state aid and institutional aid. The state aid stands at $3,343, while the institutional aid is $5,855.

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