Acceptance Rate


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Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

  • Type Control of Institution - Public/Private


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  • Level

    4 Years

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

    Not applicable

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


  • Website

  • Student Population Number of Students attending College


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



Location & Contact





201 Old Main


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  • 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.


  • SAT Range

    1160 - 1360



  • ACT Range

    25 - 30

  • High School GPA


  • Application Fee


  • Accept Common App


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.


  • Average Annual Cost


Additional Costs:

  • Books And Supplies


  • Other Fees


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


  • Budget For Other Expenses


Total One Year Cost


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.


Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio


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


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


Academic Calendar


Research Funding per Student


Faculty Overview


Male Professors


Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad


Most Popular 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

  • 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


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


Full-time / Part-time

97% / 3%

Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%












Two or more races


Non Resident alien




American Indian/Alaska native


Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander


Geographic Density

Geographic Density



Unknown Location


Out Of State


In State



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


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

On Campus Housing Available


Freshmen Required to Live on Campus


Freshmen Live on Campus


Undergrads in College Housing


Averege Housing Cost


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


Average Meal Plan Available



Division Sports Nickname

The Nittany Lion

School Colors

blue and white

Varsity Athletics Association


Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Big Ten Conference

Total Male Athletes


Total Female Athletes


Intramural Sports


Sports Club


Sports Team (Men)



Cross Country





Ice Hockey



Swimming and Diving


Track and Field



Sports Team (Women)

Cross Country


Field Hockey



Ice Hockey




Swimming and Diving


Track and Field


Campus Security

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.

24-Hour Security Patrol

Campus Emergency Phones

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation


Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation


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

$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.


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Federal Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving State Aid


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Institutional Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income Aid awarded based on the family income.


Average Amount

< $30K


$30K - $48K


$48K - $75K


$75K - $110K


> $110K


Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants


Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants


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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