Penn State University Park, founded in 1855, is a public, comprehensive university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Agriculture, Arts and Architecture, Business Administration, Communications, Earth and Mineral Sciences, Education, Engineering, Health and Human Development, Liberal Arts, and Science. Its 5,617-acre campus is located in University Park, 70 miles northwest of Harrisburg.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
40,600
Undergraduates
21,559
Men - 53.1%
19,042
Women - 46.9%
6,960
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
58% of 78,578 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
July 29
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
600-710 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
600-690 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
26-32 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $38,270
Out-of-state: $55,848
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $18,898
Out-of-state: $36,476
Room and Board
$12,744
Average Percent of Need Met
63%
Average Freshman Award
$10,491
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$43,359
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
2,995
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
15%
10-19
24%
20-29
27%
30-39
11%
40-49
8%
50-99
8%
Over 100
7%
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University Park Population
38,420
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Harrisburg
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
25% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Mountain lion
Sororities
20% of women participate
Fraternities
17% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1%
Asian
7.5%
Black/African-American
4.9%
Hispanic/Latino
8.6%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
4.1%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
72.4%
Unknown
2.3%
International Students
10.0%
First-Year Students Returning
93.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
69.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
72%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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