Tuition (in-state)
$29,566 ($16,992)
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Admissions Statistics

Overall Admissions Statistics
Total Applicants:47,552
Male Applicants:24,107
Female Applicants:23,445
Total Acceptances:25,772
Male Acceptances:12,576
Female Acceptances:13,196
Acceptance Rate:54%
Yield: ? 30%
Contact Admissions
Phone:(814) 865-5471
Application Information
Open Admissions:No
Common Application:No
Application Fee:$50
Application Web
Dates To Know Deadline Notification
Regular Decision Rolling, November 30 preferred filing date Rolling, beginning November 1
Must-Reply-By May 1
RequiredRecommendedNeither Required
Nor Recommended
HS Rank
HS Transcript
College Prep Courses
Freshmen Enrollment Statistics
Total Freshmen Enrollment:7,649
Full-Time Male Enrollment:3,918
Full-Time Female Enrollment:3,687
Part-Time Male Enrollment:14
Part-Time Female Enrollment:30
Waitlist Statistics
Applicants Placed: ? 0
Applicants Accepting: ? 0
Students Enrolled: ? 0
Transfer Statistics
Applications Received:1,542
Applicants Accepted:688
Students Enrolled:354

Standardized Tests Statistics

Standardized Test Scores Critical Reading Math Writing Composite (out of)
SAT (25th - 75th Percentile) 530 - 630 560 - 670 540 - 640 1630 - 1940 (2400)
ACT (25th - 75th Percentile) 24 - 30 25 - 30 8 - 9 25 - 29 (36)
General Statistics
Top 10% of HS Class:43%
SAT/ACT Required:Either
Students Submitting SAT:78%
Students Submitting ACT:14%
SAT Subject Test Requirements

Facts & Statistics

Things I Wish I Knew Before Coming To School
  • Get football tickets. You will be sorry if you don't.
  • Having a car certainly is not necessary, but it does help in finding a job, grocery shopping and getaway trips.
  • There is always a construction project somewhere on campus.
  • Tuition will rise every single year.
Interviews & Information Sessions
Contact the Office of Admissions. The easiest way is to log onto the Web site (, as it provides a full University calendar and allows you to register. For help or any other information, contact the Admissions Office in 201 Shields Building at (814) 865-5471. Penn State typically does not require an interview for prospective students. A visitation will include a campus tour and group information session. After that, it is your responsibility to make contact with the departments of your choice to schedule appointments with an adviser.
Campus Tours
The Lion Scouts is a group of more than 300 volunteer students which aid the Undergraduate Admissions Office with campus tours and information sessions. These students know the campus well and are very knowledgeable tour guides. Campus visits usually consist of an hour-long information session in the Shields Building, before being led on an intimate tour through Penn State.
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