Penn State Main Campus Comparison

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Location University Park, PA
Setting Small City
Students 46,810
Type Public 4 Year
Religious Affiliation -
Status Non-profit


Tuition (In State) $17,920
Tuition (Out of State) $34,984
Room & Board $12,318
Avg Net Price $25,548
Avg Grant Aid $8,320
% Receiving Grant Aid 72%

Admission and Academics

Acceptance Rate 78.3%
Avg High School GPA 3.68
Admissions Standards Difficult
Applicant Competition
ACT Range 24/29
SAT Range 1070/1300
Application Deadline


Graduation Rate 87%
Median Earnings (After 10 years) $55,300
Making Student Loan Payments 69%
Median Student Loan Debt $26,818
Median Loan Payment $277
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Sources: U.S. Department of Education IPEDS and College Scorecard