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Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

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Rating

Public

Type

49,935

Students

$34,480

Tuition

76%

Acceptance

#63

Ranking

Small City

Campus Setting

University Park, PA

201 Old Main, University Park, PA 16802-1503

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is a very large public university located in University Park, PA ranked 230thin the United States. It has a total of 42,805 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 75.94% of applicants. Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus offers 481 different majors and is best known for its architectural engineering, atmospheric sciences and meteorology, and foreign language teacher education programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With a tuition cost of $17,416 for students from Pennsylvania and $34,480 for those from out-of-state, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is somewhat moderately pricey. 60.08% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $50,100 per year, which is 21% above the national median.

Rankings

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Cost

$35,514/Year
Above Average

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

$35,514

National Average

$18,347
Pay with Cash

$54,026/year

Total annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses; excluding any financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Pay with Financial Aid

$47,255/year

Average annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses after financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Getting In

76%Acceptance
Less Selective

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

76%

National

69%
Sat

1070 - 1310

77% of students submit

Admissions Yield

22%

ACT

23 - 29

13% of students submit

Application Website

admissions.psu.edu/apply/

SAT & ACT

Required

Application Fee

$65

Students

42,805Undergrads
Large Student Population

Full-Time

15,231

Part-Time

194
Male

54%

In-state

83%

Female

46%

Out of state

15%

Undergrads Over 25

12%

International

1%

Majors/Degrees

Popular Majors
Graduates per Major
5% Information Science/Studies4% Accounting4% Economics, General87% Others

5% Information Science/Studies

4% Accounting

4% Economics, General

87% Others

Information Science/Studies

5%

616 Graduates

Accounting

4%

528 Graduates

Economics, General

4%

496 Graduates

Finance, General

4%

473 Graduates

Psychology, General

3%

415 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering

3%

412 Graduates

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other

2%

298 Graduates

Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other

2%

296 Graduates

Academics

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Professors
StudentsProfessors15:115:1

Students

Professors

Student Faculty Ratio

15

Number of Library Books

3,333,023

Academic Spend per Student

$22,330

Full-time Retention Rate

93%

Total spend on salaries and wages to all employees, faculty, staff, per student.

High retention indicates students are generally satisfied with their experience.

Post-Graduation Salary

$40,100/Year

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

$40,100

National

$26,900
Median Earnings

$40,100

2 Years After Graduation

Employed 2 Years after Graduation

1%

Median Earnings

$50,100

6 Years After Graduation

Graduation Rate

60%