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Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is a Public, 4 Years+ school located in University Park, PA. The 2019 average net price at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is $26,151. Acceptance rate is 56.49%. The school has a total enrollment of 46,810.


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Top Ranked
Location: University Park, PA
Student Body: 46,810
Education Type: 4 Years+
Funding: Public
Campus Type: Urban
Web Site: www.psu.edu
Acceptance Rate: 56.49%

Admission Details

Key Admissions DetailsAdmissions Deadlines, Start Dates
  • Acceptance Rate: 56.49%
  • Application Deadline: n/a
  • International Students: 10%
  • Application Fee: $65
Tuition and FeesYearly Tuition and Other Fees
In State Tuition: $17,416
Out of State/International Tuition: $33,820
In State Grad Tuition: $21,540
Out of State Grad Tuition: $36,974
Room and Board: $11,570
Books and Supplies: $1,840
Other Fees: $1,038
Net Price In-District/State: $26,151
Net Price Out-of-State: n/a
Student Body DataIncoming Class Data
  • Most Recent Incoming Class: 8,075
  • Men / Women Ratio: 4,070 / 4,005
  • Median SAT Verbal Range: 580 - 660
  • Median SAT Math Range: 580 - 700
  • Median ACT Range: 25 - 25
International Student DataInformation for International Students
  • Minimum TOEFL Score: n/a
  • Minimum IETLS Score: 6.5
  • % of International Students: 10%
  • International Testing: Required
  • Total International Students: 805
Required DocumentsTranscripts and Recommendations
  • High School Transcript: Required
  • Recommendations: Not Considered
  • Admissions Tests Scores: Required
  • Portfolio: Not Considered

Top 5 Popular Programs

  • Engineering: 18%
  • Business, Management, Marketing: 18%
  • Computer Science: 8%
  • Social Sciences: 7%
  • Communication: 7%

Academic Programs

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus offers 409 Total Programs in Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate, Certificate Degree Levels. The most popular area of study for students are degrees in Engineering. Choose an area to explore below to see detailed degree programs at each degree level.
Explore All Programs
Associate's Degree ProgramsPennsylvania State University-Main Campus offers 4 Associate's Degree Programs
Agriculture
Computer Science
Education
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other Degree
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Bachelor's Degree ProgramsPennsylvania State University-Main Campus offers 139 Bachelor's Degree Programs
Agriculture
Architecture
Biological, Biomedical Science
Business, Management, Marketing
Communication
Computer Science
Education
Engineering
English Literature
Ethnic, Gender Studies
Foreign Language, Literature
Health Professions
History
Human Sciences
Interdisciplinary Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources, Conservation
Parks, Leisure Studues
Philosophy, Religiouis Studies
Physical Sciences
Protective Services
Psychology
Science Technician
  • Biology Technician, Biotechnology Laboratory Technician Degree
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Master's Degree ProgramsPennsylvania State University-Main Campus offers 121 Master's Degree Programs
Agriculture
Architecture
Biological, Biomedical Science
Business, Management, Marketing
Communication
Computer Science
Education
Engineering
Engineering Technology
  • Environmental Engineering Technology, Environmental Technology Degree
English Literature
Foreign Language, Literature
Health Professions
History
Human Sciences
Interdisciplinary Studies
Legal Studies
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources, Conservation
Parks, Leisure Studues
Philosophy, Religiouis Studies
Physical Sciences
Protective Services
Psychology
Public Admin, Social Services
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Doctorate Degree ProgramsPennsylvania State University-Main Campus offers 103 Doctorate Degree Programs
Agriculture
Architecture
Biological, Biomedical Science
Business, Management, Marketing
Communication
Computer Science
Education
Engineering
English Literature
Foreign Language, Literature
Health Professions
History
Human Sciences
Interdisciplinary Studies
Legal Studies
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources, Conservation
Parks, Leisure Studues
Philosophy, Religiouis Studies
Physical Sciences
Protective Services
Psychology
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Certificate ProgramsPennsylvania State University-Main Campus offers 42 Certificate Programs
Agriculture
Business, Management, Marketing
Communication
Computer Science
Education
Engineering
Engineering Technology
Health Professions
Human Sciences
Interdisciplinary Studies
Legal Studies
Philosophy, Religiouis Studies
Physical Sciences
Protective Services
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other Degree
Public Admin, Social Services
Social Sciences

Demographics & Outcomes

Graduation and RetentionGraduation and retention information
  • Graduation Rate Within 150% of Time: 85%
  • Graduation Rate Within 200% of Time: 86%
  • 1st Year Retention: 93%
  • Post Graduation Salary: $51,200
Student Body DemographicsDiversity and Age Data
  • Total Students: 46,810
  • White, non-Hispanic Students: 63%
  • Non-resident, alien: 16%
  • Hispanic Students: 6%
  • Asian Students: 6%
  • Black Students: 4%
  • Two or more races: 3%
  • Unknown: 2%
  • American Indian, Alaska Native Students: <1%
  • Native Hawaiian, Pacific Isl. Students: <1%

Transfer Agreements

To Program4 Agreements with 4 Colleges
Engineering
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
General Agreement
Catawba Valley Community College
Natural Resources/Conservation
Pennsylvania College of Technology
Physical Sciences
Fort Valley State University
To College5 Programs
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Catawba Valley Community College
General Agreement
Fort Valley State University
Mathematics and Statistics
Physical Sciences
Pennsylvania College of Technology
Natural Resources/Conservation