Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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Penn State University Park (University Park, PA)


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Penn State University Park is ranked 44 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 217 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 72%
Applicants who took ACT 20%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+6%
600-69935%
600+41%

SAT Math Score

700+16%
600-69944%
600+60%

ACT Score

30-3625%
24-2962%
24+87%

Students applied53,472
Students admitted27,440
Admission rate51%

Students per faculty16

4-year graduation rate64%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$16,952
Fees$948
Room and board$11,860
Estimated book expense$1,840
Total cost$31,600

Cost after need-based aid$24,456
Cost after non-need-based aid$27,580

Average debt at graduation$35,972

Out of State

Tuition$31,434
Fees$948
Room and board$11,860
Estimated book expense$1,840
Total cost$46,082

Cost after need-based aid$38,938
Cost after non-need-based aid$42,062

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$47,700

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met59%
Average need-based aid$7,144
Average non-need-based aid$4,020

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment40,742

Full-Time

Men21,138
Women18,382

Part-Time

Men761
Women461

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 (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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