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
39,809
Undergraduates
20,940
Men - 52.6%
18,870
Women - 47.4%
6,504
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
54% of 73,861 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
580-680 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
570-660 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
25-30 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $36,118
Out-of-state: $53,696
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $18,898
Out-of-state: $36,476
Room and Board
$10,592
Average Percent of Need Met
65%
Average Freshman Award
$10,302
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$42,657
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
2,988
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
26% 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
7.2%
Black/African-American
4.6%
Hispanic/Latino
8.1%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
4.1%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
73.5%
Unknown
2.3%
International Students
11.5%
First-Year Students Returning
92.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
69.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
72%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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