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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) $17,416
Tuition (Out of State) $34,480
Room & Board $11,884
Avg Net Price $24,724
Avg Grant Aid $8,678
% Receiving Grant Aid 50%

Admission and Academics

Acceptance Rate 75.9%
Avg High School GPA 3.59
Admissions Standards Very High
Applicant Competition
ACT Range 23/30
SAT Range 1070/1310
Application Deadline Feb 1, 2022


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