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Penn State Main Campus

University Park, Pennsylvania

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Overview

Student Population
46,810
Penn State Main Campus overview
Location University Park, Pennsylvania
Online psu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Small City
Penn State Main Campus overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in University Park, Pennsylvania, Penn State Main Campus is a large four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 95,321 prospective students applied, and 74,604 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 15,614 enrolled in the school.  45,140 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,670 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $17,920 plus fees of $530. Penn State is ranked 194 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

7/10
Overall
8/10
Academics
7/10
Resources
8/10
Outcomes
4/10
Value

Penn State is rated within the top 31% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Penn State Main Campus within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Difficult
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SAT 1070/1300
ACT 24/29
Estimated GPA 3.68
Applications Accepted
78.3% 
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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $65

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Annual Cost to Attend

Pennsylvania Resident Tuition
$17,920
In State Costs for Penn State Main Campus
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,840
Other Fees$530
Room and Board $12,318
Budget for Other Expenses$4,788
Total One Year Cost$37,396
Out of State Resident Tuition
$34,984
Out of State Costs for Penn State Main Campus
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,840
Other Fees$530
Room and Board $12,318
Budget for Other Expenses$4,788
Total One Year Cost$54,460

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$55,300 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
87% within 6 years

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=495767 IPEDS survey data for Penn State Main Campus.

Current students may use the Penn State Main Campus GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.