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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 53 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 78%
Applicants who took ACT 13%

SAT Verbal Score

700+7%
600-69933%
600+40%

SAT Math Score

700+15%
600-69946%
600+61%

ACT Score

30-3619%
24-2968%
24+87%

Students applied47,552
Students admitted25,772
Admission rate54%

Students per faculty17

4-year graduation rate65%
6-year graduation rate86%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$16,090
Fees$902
Room and board$10,090
Estimated book expense$1,696
Total cost$28,778

Cost after need-based aid$22,254
Cost after non-need-based aid$25,625

Average debt at graduation$35,100

Out of State

Tuition$28,664
Fees$902
Room and board$10,090
Estimated book expense$1,696
Total cost$41,352

Cost after need-based aid$34,828
Cost after non-need-based aid$38,199

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met61%
Average need-based aid$6,524
Average non-need-based aid$3,153

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment39,192

Full-Time

Men20,355
Women17,562

Part-Time

Men749
Women526

Freshmen retained92%

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database. Copyright © 2013 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.

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