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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 56 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 221 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 78%
Applicants who took ACT 14%

SAT Verbal Score

700+6%
600-69930%
600+36%

SAT Math Score

700+14%
600-69943%
600+57%

ACT Score

30-3619%
24-2965%
24+84%

Students applied42,570
Students admitted23,603
Admission rate55%

Students per faculty17

4-year graduation rate65%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$16,572
Fees$930
Room and board$10,520
Estimated book expense$1,760
Total cost$29,782

Cost after need-based aid$23,053
Cost after non-need-based aid$26,492

Average debt at graduation$35,430

Out of State

Tuition$29,522
Fees$930
Room and board$10,520
Estimated book expense$1,760
Total cost$42,732

Cost after need-based aid$36,003
Cost after non-need-based aid$39,442

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met60%
Average need-based aid$6,729
Average non-need-based aid$3,290

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment40,085

Full-Time

Men20,795
Women18,031

Part-Time

Men732
Women527

Freshmen retained92%

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database. Copyright © 2014 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.

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