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  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Main Campus (PSU)
  • General Address :
  • 201 Old Main
    University Park, Pennsylvania 16802
    Phone: (814) 865-4700
  • Institution Type :
  • Public , 4-year
  • Student Population:
  • More than 20,000 students

  • Awards Offered:
  • Certificate
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  • Admission information :
  • Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $50
    Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012
    Number of applicants47,55224,10723,445
    Percent admitted54%52%56%
    Percent admitted who enrolled30%31%28%
    Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
    Secondary school GPAX
    Secondary school rankX
    Secondary school recordX
    Completion of college-preparatory programX
    Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
    TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
    Test Scores: Fall 2012 (enrolled first-time students)
    Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
    Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
    *  25% of students scored at or below
    ** 25% of students scored above
    • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
    • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
    SAT Critical Reading530630
    SAT Math560670
    SAT Writing540640
    ACT Composite2529
    ACT English2430
    ACT Math2530
    ACT Writing89
    • The vast majority of Penn State majors can be started at any of the 20 undergraduate campuses with the majority ending at the University Park campus. Penn State's application allows students to choose both a first choice and an alternate choice campus which gives students the best chance of joining the Penn State family.
  • Tuition and Fees :
  • Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
    Tuition and fees
    Books and supplies$1,456$1,536$1,568$1,6968.2%
    Living arrangement
    On Campus
    Room and board$9,054$9,432$9,702$10,1164.3%
    Off Campus
    Room and board$9,054$9,432$9,702$10,1164.3%
    Off Campus with Family
    Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
    On Campus$29,684$31,002$31,854$33,5925.5%
    Off Campus$29,684$31,002$31,854$33,5925.5%
    Off Campus with Family$20,288$21,426$22,116$22,7923.1%
    On Campus$41,548$43,084$44,156$46,1664.6%
    Off Campus$41,548$43,084$44,156$46,1664.6%
    Off Campus with Family$32,152$33,508$34,418$35,3662.8%
  • Financial Aid Information:
  • Financial Aid Office Phone: (814) 865-6301
    Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
    Any student financial aid15,14668%————
    Grant or scholarship aid2,88338%$23,886,742$8,285
    Federal grants1,10815%$4,858,930$4,385
    Pell grants1,08914%$4,240,313$3,894
    Other federal grants3424%$618,617$1,809
    State/local government grant or scholarships1,07914%$3,811,987$3,533
    Institutional grants or scholarships2,41532%$15,215,825$6,301
    Student loan aid3,71849%$32,596,533$8,767
    Federal student loans3,66648%$20,353,184$5,552
    Other student loans6889%$12,243,349$17,796

    Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
    Grant or scholarship aid127,30570%$169,786,917$6,218
    Pell grants6,93118%$27,067,500$3,905
    Federal student loans20,45852%$141,408,198$6,912

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