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Penn State University Park (University Park, PA)

ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 72%
Applicants who took ACT: 20%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 35%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 6%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 41%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 44%
SAT I Math score 700+: 16%
SAT I Math score 600+: 60%
ACT score 24-29: 62%
ACT score 30-36: 25%
ACT score 24+: 87%
Students applied: 53,472
Students admitted: 27,440
Admission rate: 51%
Students per faculty: 16
4-year graduation rate: 64%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 40,742
Full-time enrolled men: 21,138
Full-time enrolled women: 18,382
Part-time enrolled men: 761
Part-time enrolled women: 461
Freshmen retained: 93%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $16,952
Fees (in state): $948
Tuition (out of state): $31,434
Fees (out of state): $948
Room and board: $11,860
Est. book expense: $1,840
Total cost (in state): $31,600
Total cost (out of state): $46,082
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$24,456
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$27,580
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$38,938
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$42,062
Average debt at graduation: $35,972

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 59%
Average need-based aid: $7,144
Average non-need-based aid: $4,020

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

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