Penn State University Park (University Park, PA) – Best Values in Colleges
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Overall Ranking: 159
Public Colleges Ranking: 33 (out of state)
Public Colleges Ranking: 36 (in state)

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Freshmen who submitted SAT 65%
Freshmen who submitted ACT 30%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+11%
600-69955%
600+66%

SAT Math Score

700+19%
600-69947%
600+66%

ACT Score

30-3628%
24-2961%
24+89%

Students applied56,114
Students admitted28,233
Admission rate50%

Students per faculty16

4-year graduation rate67%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$17,416
Fees$1,038
Room and board$11,570
Estimated book expense$1,840
Total cost$31,864

Cost after need-based aid$25,235
Cost after non-need-based aid$26,669

Average debt at graduation$37,307

Out of State

Tuition$33,820
Fees$1,038
Room and board$11,570
Estimated book expense$1,840
Total cost$48,268

Cost after need-based aid$41,639
Cost after non-need-based aid$43,073

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$50,100

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met63%
Average need-based aid$6,629
Average non-need-based aid$5,195

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment40,835

Full-Time

Men21,125
Women18,660

Part-Time

Men636
Women414

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.
† - Percentage of all undergraduates without need who received non-need-based aid.
‡ - Number of students who received non-need-based aid is less than 0.5%.
§ - For non-Mormons; $14,096 for Mormons.
* - All admitted students received a four-year tuition scholarship of $39,400 for the 2018-19 academic year.
& - Includes fees, room and board and estimated book expense.
NA - Not available.
NR – Not ranked.

SOURCES - Peterson's Databases (© 2019 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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