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Address201 Old Main, University Park, PA 16802-1503
Phone814-865-4700
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School TypePublic, 4 or more years
Carnegie CategoryResearch University (very high research activity)
Highest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus Campus, University Park, PA
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2021 Tuition & Fees and 2022 Estimation

For undergraduate school, the 2021 tuition and fees of Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus are $18,450 for in-state students and $35,514 for out-of-state students. For graduate programs, its 2021 tuition and fees are $22,994 for in-state students and $38,728 for out-of-state students.
The average earning in 10 years after graduation from the school is $57,200. The average salary varies depending on the field of study where the Computer and Information Sciences program shows the highest salary with $74,100 after graduating.
2020-21 Tuition & Fees2021-22 Estimation
In-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate$18,450$35,514
Graduate$22,994$38,728
Penn State 2020-2021 Tuition Costs Chart
*Updated with 2021 tuition data: source: NCES (National Center for Education Statistics)

2021 Key Stats

The Acceptance rate at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is 76% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 22%. The average SAT scores submitted by enrolled students is 1,190.
The average graduation rate is 71%. Total 46,810 students are attending the school and the school offers campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory and residence halls possessed by the school). Key academic stats for the school are listed in the next table.
2021 Key Academics Statistics at Penn State
Admission Stats »76% Acceptance Rate / 22% Yield
Test Scores »1,190 SAT / 27 ACT
Graduation Rate »71%
Retention Rate93%(full-time), 68% (part-time)
Student to Faculty Ratio7.14% (14 to 1)
Student Population »46,810 (40,363 undergraduate)
Average Financial Aid »$6,928
Average Earning After 10 years of graduation$57,200
Average Salary by Field of Study$17,800 - $74,100

Special Learning Opportunities and On-Campus Student Services

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus offers online classes (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has ROTC programs and offers teacher certification programs designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers. The next table summarizes the special learning opportunities.
Special Learning Opportunities at Penn State
Online ClassUndergraduate, Graduate
ROTCArmy, NAVY, Air Force
Weekend/Evening CollegeYes
Teacher CertificationYes
Study AbroadYes
Penn State provides several student services including remedial services, academic/career counseling services, employment services for students, Placement services for completers.
On-Campus Student Services at Penn State
Remedial servicesYes
Academic/career counseling serviceYes
Employment services for studentsYes
Placement services for completersYes
On-campus day care for students' childrenYes
Library facilities at institutionVarious Library Facilities Provided

Campus Life

The following table illustrates the special characteristics of Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus. It has dormitories (or campus-owned housing) and its capacity is 14,039. It also offers separate board/meal plans and the annual cost is $5,200.
Penn State Special Characteristics
Religious AffiliationNot applicable
Has HospitalYes
Offer Medical DegreeNo
Board/Meal PlanYes
Dormitory Capacity14,039



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