54%

Acceptance Rate

$6,294

Avg.Financial Aid

003329

FAFSA Code

About The Pennsylvania State University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

14,458

Website

worldcampus.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?

No

Pennsylvania State University is a public research university providing education for the state and global students through its various educational programs which are being offered both on campus and online.

It is popularly known as Penn State UniversityIt consists of more than 47,199 students with over 17,000 faculties and staff across 24 campuses present in various locations of Pennsylvania. It was given land by the state itself to provide education and is the only university which got the land from the state.

  • It is the largest public university in the state and is known for offering one of the best undergraduate Teaching Programs.

  • Penn State acceptance rate is 58% whereas its graduation rate is 25%, according to the U.S. Department of Education.

  • The student-faculty ratio is 13:1.


Online Education at Penn State University

It is providing online education to the students annually through its online platform which is called as 'PennState World Campus'. It is providing more than 150 degrees and certificates online through this world campus site.


Reviews

  • The university has a large campus and updated infrastructure which is helping the students in all-round development.  

  • The faculty is experienced and supportive to all their students.

Location & Contact

Address

128 Outreach Building

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 8148655403
Fax: 8148655403
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Rankings

Some of the ranking and reviews are given below. The ranking is according to the U.S.News report.

  • The university ranks 59th in 'National Universities'.

  • It ranks 52nd in 'Best Undergraduate Teaching'.

  • It ranks 131st in 'Best Value Schools'.

Admissions

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

N/A

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

54%

SAT Range

990 - 1260

ACT Range

21 - 27

Application Fee

$65

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

N/A

The Pennsylvania State University Admission Process

Admission Process

For Undergraduate Program

  • Signing up: Applicants need to create a MyPennState profile in order to start the online application process
  • Application Form: The application form has 5 sections that need to be filled out, the first two sections are mainly for the applicant’s biographical information
    • Academics- The applicant’s academic history must be provided

    • Program of Study- Applicants are required to choose campuses and majors of their choice

    • Additional Information

    • Review and Submit

For Graduate Program

Applicants looking to apply for the graduate program at Penn State must have either a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or a tertiary (postsecondary) degree that is deemed comparable to a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution.


Application Requirements

  • Applicants need to submit their official High School/General Educational Development transcripts.

  • Applicants must submit their official college/university transcripts with all the details of institutional accreditation, grades earned, upon examination of all this, students will be awarded transfer credits.

  • All international applicants are required to submit their Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores. Penn State's institutional code is 2660.

Note: All the transcripts must be sent to Penn state directly from the issuing institute by email or via Parchment, eScrip-Safe, or the National Student Clearinghouse. And the official documents must be mailed to Undergraduate Admissions Office. The Pennsylvania State University, 201 Shields Building, University Park PA 16802.


Technical Requirements

Students applying for online courses are required to have certain technical requirements

  • Operating System recommended- Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 or higher; Mac OS X 10.5 or higher

  • Processor- 2 GHz or higher

  • Memory- 1 GB of RAM

  • Hard Drive Space- 60GB free disk space

  • Browser- Latest Canvas-supported version of Firefox or Internet Explorer. (Recommended) Older versions of Internet Explorer (such as IE 8 or earlier) do not work with our courses.

  • Plug-ins- Adobe Reader & Flash Player (v18.0 or later)

  • Additional Software- Microsoft Office (2010 or later)

  • Internet Connection- Broadband (cable or DSL) connection required

  • Printer Access to graphics-capable printer

  • DVD-ROM is required

  • Sound Card, Microphone, and Speaker are required

  • Monitor with the capacity of at least 1024 x 768 resolution

Note: Cookies, Java, and JavaScript must be enabled. Pop-up blockers should be configured to permit new windows from Penn State websites.

Annual Cost to Attend

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

$21,678

Average Annual Cost

$13,484

Books And Supplies

$1,840

Other Fees

$504

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

$11,884

Budget For Other Expenses

$3,222

Total One Year Cost

$30,934

As the cost may vary depending upon the type of program the candidate enrolls themselves in. This section gives you an overview information of the average cost of attendance that the student has to bear for one academic year. 

The average net price of the university is $21,678 and the average annual tuition fees come around $13,484.

The total one year cost to attend the university is $30,934.

To know the whole breakdown of the one year cost visit the official website or see our program and tuition page. 

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

NA

Student:Faculty Ratio

17:1

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

62%

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

47%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

N/A

Faculty Overview

50%

Male Professors

50%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Business/Commerce, General

235 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

164 Graduates

Psychology, General

145 Graduates

Information Science/Studies

111 Graduates

Human Resources Management and Serv...

107 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

72 Graduates

Human Development, Family Studies,...

64 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

64 Graduates

Economics

48 Graduates

Political Science and Government

46 Graduates

Public Relations, Advertising, and...

46 Graduates

Applied Horticulture and Horticultu...

42 Graduates

Computer/Information Technology Adm...

38 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

33 Graduates

Non-Professional General Legal Stud...

31 Graduates

Plant Sciences

29 Graduates

Data Processing

24 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

18 Graduates

International Relations and Nationa...

17 Graduates

Natural Resources Management and Po...

15 Graduates

Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursi...

8 Graduates

Health and Medical Administrative S...

5 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

4 Graduates

Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorolog...

4 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

4 Graduates

Clinical, Counseling and Applied Ps...

3 Graduates

Communication, Journalism, and Rela...

3 Graduates

Agricultural Business and Managemen...

2 Graduates

Biological and Biomedical Sciences,...

2 Graduates

Biological and Physical Sciences

2 Graduates

Journalism

2 Graduates

Marketing

2 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

1 Graduates

Business, Management, Marketing, an...

1 Graduates

Communication Disorders Sciences an...

1 Graduates

Engineering, Other

1 Graduates

Germanic Languages, Literatures, an...

1 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering

1 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

1 Graduates

Social Sciences, General

1 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

8,346

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

33%

Full-time

31%

Part-time

69%

Students Gender

Male

48%

US National: 44%

Female

52%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

68% White

4% Unknown

7% Black

11% Hispanic

4% Two or more races

2% Non Resident alien

4% Asian

0 American Indian/Alaska native

0 Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0

Unknown Location

53%

Out Of State

39%

In State

8%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

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

Median Household Income

N/A

Campus Life

Housing

The institution does not provide on-campus housing facilities for students.

On Campus Housing Available

No

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

N/A

Campus Food

The institution does not provide any meal plan options.

Meal Plan Available

No

Average Meal Plan Available

N/A

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

N/A

School Colors

N/A

Varsity Athletics Association

N/A

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes

N/A

Total Female Athletes

N/A

Intramural Sports

N/A

Sports Club

N/A

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

No

Campus Emergency Phones

No

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

No

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

No

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

$17,500

$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.

$182 - 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.

53%

Average Aid Per Year

$6,294

Students Receiving Federal Grants

42%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,198

Students Receiving State Aid

16%

Average Aid Per Year

$2,210

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

19%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,206

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$5,904

$30K - $48K

$5,545

$48K - $75K

$4,552

$75K - $110K

$4,408

> $110K

$554

The university is offering various kinds of financial aid for the students to help them financially while pursuing their degrees. Penn State University Federal school code is 003329. It is offering grants, scholarships and loans to its students. Some of them are mentioned below.

  • The Federal-Aid provided includes Pell Grant, TEACH Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant and others.

  • Pennsylvania State Aid includes the PHEAA Grant.

  • The Institutional Aid covered by the university includes Penn State Academic Grant, Steve A. Garban Grant, World Campus Student Fund, The Bunton-Waller Scholarship, Renaissance Scholarship, and many others.

  • Military Aid includes Tuition Assistance, Post 9/11 GI Bill, Tuition Assistance 'Top-Up' and, and Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits.

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