50-50 Profile: Pennsylvania State University Main Campus

Pennsylvania State University campus

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus -Public

University Park, Pennsylvania
47,307 (40,742 undergraduates)
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2015-16 Accepted: 51%
4 Year Graduation Rate: 66%
5 Year Graduation Rate: 84%
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FINANCES

Total Expenses In-State: $35,068
Total Expenses Out-of-State: $48,900
Average Net Price 14-15: $24,992
Freshman Non-Federal Loans: 9%
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75th PERCENTILE TEST SCORES

SAT CR: 630
SAT Math: 670
ACT: 29
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COMMON DATA SET

Percent Freshman not in top quarter of class: 17.9%
Percent Freshman with GPA <3.50: 33.7%
Percent of Freshman Need Met: 58%
Percent of Non-Need Freshman Receiving Awards: 8%
Average Freshman Non-Need Award: $4,540

Class Schedule: Yes
Shows Class Capacity: Yes
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Athletics

NCAA D1, Big 10

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Reasons to consider Pennsylvania State University:

Schreyer Honors College
Summer Founders Program
Leaders Emerging Today
EMS Energy Institute
Water Quality Laboratory
Radiation Science and Engineering Center
Institute for CyberScience
Vehicle Simulation Research Center
The Arthur W. Page Center for Integrity in Public Communication
Astrobiology Research Center
The Learning Factory
Center for the Information Society
The Sustainability Institute
McCourtney Institute for Democracy Save