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Penn State School Information

School Facts

  • Operating Status: Currently operating

    Campus: Main campus (and distance learning)

    Institution Type: 1

  • Degree Type:

    Distance Education: On-campus and Online

Admissions

52%

31%

Admission Selectivity and Test Scores
SAT

79%

Average SAT Score Range

  • 1,630-1,940
  • 1,785

  • Average Score

ACT

14%

Average ACT Score

  • 25-30
  • 28

  • Average Score

Admission Requirement
AP Credits
Yes

Academics

Graduation Rate
  • 65%

  • 86%

  • 87%

Degree Details

Available Fields of Study and Degrees

  • > Accounting Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > Acoustics Master's Program
  • > Acting Bachelor's Program
  • > Actuarial Science Bachelor's Program
  • > Adult and Continuing Education Administration Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching Master's Program
  • > Advertising Bachelor's Program
  • > Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > African-American/Black Studies Bachelor's Program
  • > Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations Bachelor's Program
  • > Agricultural Business and Management, Other
  • > Agricultural Engineering Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > Agricultural Mechanization, General Bachelor's Program
  • > Agricultural Teacher Education Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > Agriculture, General Bachelor's Program
  • > Agronomy and Crop Science Master's Program
  • > Animal Physiology Master's Program
  • > Animal Sciences, General Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > Anthropology Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > Archeology Bachelor's Program
  • > Architectural Engineering Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > Architecture Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > Art History, Criticism and Conservation Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > Art Teacher Education Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > Art/Art Studies, General Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > Asian Studies/Civilization Bachelor's Program
  • > Astronomy Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > Athletic Training/Trainer Bachelor's Program
  • > Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > Biochemistry Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > Biological and Physical Sciences Bachelor's Program
  • > Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician Bachelor's Program
  • > Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Program
  • > Biomedical Sciences, General Master's Program
  • > Biotechnology Master's Program
  • > Business Administration and Management, General Master's Program
  • > Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other Bachelor's Program
  • > Business/Commerce, General Bachelor's Program
  • > Business/Managerial Economics Bachelor's Program
  • > Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • > Chemical Engineering Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > Chemistry, General Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > Chinese Language and Literature Bachelor's Program
  • > Civil Engineering, General Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General Bachelor's Program
  • > College Student Counseling and Personnel Services Master's Program
  • > Communication Sciences and Disorders, General Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other Bachelor's Program
  • > Comparative Literature Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > Computer and Information Sciences, General Bachelor's Program
  • > Computer Engineering, General Bachelor's Program
  • > Computer Science Master's Program
  • > Conducting Master's Program
  • > Counseling Psychology
  • > Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services Master's Program
  • > Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Bachelor's Program
  • > Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > Curriculum and Instruction Master's Program
  • > Design and Applied Arts, Other Bachelor's Program
  • > Dietitian Assistant
  • > Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Master's Program
  • > East Asian Studies Bachelor's Program
  • > Ecology Master's Program
  • > Economics, General Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research, Other Bachelor's Program
  • > Educational Leadership and Administration, General Master's Program
  • > Educational Psychology Master's Program
  • > Educational/Instructional Technology Master's Program
  • > Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > Elementary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Program
  • > Engineering Mechanics Master's Program
  • > Engineering Science Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > Engineering, General
  • > Engineering, Other Bachelor's Program
  • > English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > Entomology Master's Program
  • > Environmental Studies Bachelor's Program
  • > Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > Family Practice Nurse/Nursing
  • > Film/Cinema/Video Studies Bachelor's Program
  • > Finance, General Bachelor's Program
  • > Food Science Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > Foreign Language Teacher Education Bachelor's Program
  • > Forensic Science and Technology Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > Forest Management/Forest Resources Management Master's Program
  • > Forest Sciences and Biology Bachelor's Program
  • > Forest Technology/Technician Bachelor's Program
  • > French Language and Literature Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > Genetics, General Master's Program
  • > Geography Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other Bachelor's Program
  • > Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > German Language and Literature Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > Graphic Design Bachelor's Program
  • > Health/Health Care Administration/Management Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > Higher Education/Higher Education Administration Master's Program
  • > History, General Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other Bachelor's Program
  • > Horticultural Science Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > Hospitality Administration/Management, Other Bachelor's Program
  • > Human Development and Family Studies, General Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > Human Nutrition Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > Human Resources Management and Services, Other
  • > Immunology Master's Program
  • > Industrial Engineering Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > Information Science/Studies Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > Information Technology
  • > International Relations and Affairs Bachelor's Program
  • > International/Global Studies Master's Program
  • > Italian Language and Literature Bachelor's Program
  • > Japanese Language and Literature Bachelor's Program
  • > Jewish/Judaic Studies Bachelor's Program
  • > Journalism Bachelor's Program
  • > Journalism, Other
  • > Keyboard Instruments Master's Program
  • > Kinesiology and Exercise Science Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > Labor and Industrial Relations Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > Landscape Architecture Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > Landscaping and Groundskeeping Bachelor's Program
  • > Latin American Studies Bachelor's Program
  • > Law
  • > Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Bachelor's Program
  • > Linguistics
  • > Management Information Systems, General Bachelor's Program
  • > Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Program
  • > Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • > Materials Engineering Master's Program
  • > Materials Science Bachelor's Program
  • > Mathematics, General Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology Bachelor's Program
  • > Medieval and Renaissance Studies Bachelor's Program
  • > Mining and Mineral Engineering Bachelor's Program
  • > Molecular Toxicology
  • > Music History, Literature, and Theory Master's Program
  • > Music Performance, General Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > Music Teacher Education Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > Music Theory and Composition Master's Program
  • > Music, General Bachelor's Program
  • > Musicology and Ethnomusicology Master's Program
  • > Natural Resource Economics
  • > Natural Resources and Conservation, Other Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > Natural Resources/Conservation, General Bachelor's Program
  • > Neuroscience
  • > Nuclear Engineering Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > Nursing Administration
  • > Organizational Behavior Studies Bachelor's Program
  • > Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General Bachelor's Program
  • > Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • > Pathology/Experimental Pathology
  • > Petroleum Engineering Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > Philosophy Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > Physical Sciences, Other
  • > Physics, General Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > Plant Pathology/Phytopathology
  • > Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management Bachelor's Program
  • > Plant Sciences, Other
  • > Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > Pre-Veterinary Studies Bachelor's Program
  • > Programs for Foreign Lawyers Master's Program
  • > Psychology, General Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other Bachelor's Program
  • > Religion/Religious Studies Bachelor's Program
  • > Russian Language and Literature Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > School Psychology Master's Program
  • > Secondary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Program
  • > Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education Master's Program
  • > Sociology Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > Soil Science and Agronomy, General Master's Program
  • > Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > Special Education and Teaching, General Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > Speech Communication and Rhetoric Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > Statistics, General Bachelor's Program, Master's Program
  • > Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
  • > Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor Master's Program
  • > Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology Bachelor's Program
  • > Toxicology Bachelor's Program
  • > Turf and Turfgrass Management Bachelor's Program
  • > Veterinary Microbiology and Immunobiology Bachelor's Program
  • > Visual and Performing Arts, General Bachelor's Program
  • > Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
  • > Women's Studies Bachelor's Program
  • > Youth Services/Administration Master's Program

Tuition, Cost and Financial Aid

  • Undergraduate Tuition
    • In-State Tuition (2014-2015)

      $16,572.00

    • Out-of-State Tuition (2014-2015)

      $29,522.00

Financial Aid — Freshmen Students
Type of Aid No. Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Total Aid Received Average Aid Received
Any Student Financial Aid 5,459 68% $3,698,523.00 $4,327.00
Grant Aid 3,361 42% $30,065,317.00 $7,240.00
Student Loan - 47% $1,939,225.00 $4,599.00
Financial Aid — Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid No. Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Total Aid Received Average Aid Received
Any Student Financial Aid 27,591 69% $180,475,494.00 $6,541.00
Pell Grant Aid 6,660 17% $26,680,985.00 $4,006.00
Student Loan 20,126 50% $137,508,459.00 $6,832.00
Net Price
Year Income < 30K Income 30K — 48K Income 48K — 75K Income 75K — 110K Income > 110K
2014-2015 $20,010.00 $20,750.00 $25,404.00 $29,648.00 $31,680.00
2013-2014 $19,268.00 $21,229.00 $25,028.00 $28,929.00 $30,485.00
2012-2013 $17,847.00 $19,311.00 $23,816.00 $27,975.00 $29,712.00

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Endowment per FTE Enrollment

$36,104

per student

Demographics

Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Institute of Education Sciences, 2014-2015

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