How much does Pennsylvania State University cost?

Pennsylvania State University Cost of Attendance
In-state $18,454
Out-of-state $34,858
On-Campus Room and Board $11,570
Off-Campus Room and Board $10,926
Average Annual Cost
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $21,436
$30,000-$48,000 $22,487
$48,000-$75,000 $27,097
$75,000-$110,000 $21,436
Over $110,000 $34,890

Pennsylvania State University Financial Aid and Debt

69%

Students paying down their debt

$26,819

Typical Total Student Debt

$277

Typical Monthly Loan Payment

Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 65% $6,928
Federal Grants 13% $4,972
Pell grants 13% $4,589
Other federal grants 4% $1,440
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 12% $3,451
Institutional grants or scholarships 30% $7,838
Student loan aid 48% $10,942
Federal student loans 47% $6,651
Other student loans 13% $22,011

Pennsylvania State University Scholarships: Start Earning in High School


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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Take a challenging class 317 Up to $3,000
Do community service 306 Up to $500
Attend a summer program 154 Up to $4,500
Have perfect attendance for a year 221 Up to $2,000
Take a foreign language class 192 Up to $5,000
Visit a college campus 306 Up to $8,500
Do an extracurricular activity 305 Up to $3,000
Play a sport 155 Up to $1,500
Have work experience 206 Up to $12,000

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Pennsylvania State University Admissions

What is Pennsylvania State University's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 56%
Average GPA 3.57
SAT Submissions 74% of applicants
SAT Reading 580-660
SAT Math 580-700
SAT Writing 540-640
ACT Submissions 22% of applicants
Composite Score 25-30

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Pennsylvania State University Campus Life

17:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

142

Forbes Ranking

66%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

85%

Six-Year Graduation Rate

Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 40835
Living on campus 4%
Transfer Students 100%
Under Age 25
Gender Balance
Men
53%
Women
47%

Student Diversity

55%
Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
White
65.97%
Unknown
16.79%
Hispanic or Latino
6.55%
Asian
6.17%
Black or African American
4.36%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0.08%
American Indian or Alaska Native
0.08%

4 Student Testimonials


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Kundan

Freshman · Marketing

The teachers are wonderful, I feel like I am getting a good education. The campus is small and safe. I have good friends with similar interests.

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Andrew

Freshman · Political Science and Government

I like how campus is very diverse. Also, I knew I wanted a school with a big alumni network for a job afterwards, and Penn State has the largest alumni network in the World.

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Mya

Freshman · Geological and Earth Sciences / Geosciences

I love the diversity of the campus. Saying that there are more than 40,000 students on the campus it may be overwhelming but it makes you feel like you're just at home. The are a tons of opportunities and clubs to join and make friends.

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Madison

Freshman · Biology

I’ve made a lot of new friends and it’s a family environment. First semester was a transition but with my major I knew it would be hard work. Lots of clubs to join also.


Pennsylvania State University Graduation Success

First Year Student Retention

66%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

$48,500

Average Salary After Graduation

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About Pennsylvania State University

Address

201 Old Main
University Park, PA

Type Public
Profit Status
Category Research Universities
Setting Small City
* Financial aid is only available for those who qualify