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Penn State University Park (University Park, PA)


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Penn State University Park is ranked 49 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 200 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 75%
Applicants who took ACT 17%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+6%
600-69933%
600+39%

SAT Math Score

700+16%
600-69945%
600+61%

ACT Score

30-3621%
24-2965%
24+86%

Students applied50,299
Students admitted25,295
Admission rate50%

Students per faculty16

4-year graduation rate66%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$16,572
Fees$942
Room and board$10,920
Estimated book expense$1,840
Total cost$30,274

Cost after need-based aid$23,287
Cost after non-need-based aid$26,517

Average debt at graduation$36,935

Out of State

Tuition$30,404
Fees$942
Room and board$10,920
Estimated book expense$1,840
Total cost$44,106

Cost after need-based aid$37,119
Cost after non-need-based aid$40,349

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$47,500

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met57%
Average need-based aid$6,987
Average non-need-based aid$3,757

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment40,541

Full-Time

Men21,078
Women18,279

Part-Time

Men700
Women484

Freshmen retained93%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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