Penn State Abington

593 reviews
  1. Abington, PA
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A+
Penn State Abington is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
North Eastern Athletic Conference
Address
1600 Woodland Road
Abington, PA 19001
Branch of
Penn State

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
79%
SAT Range
820-1080
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$10,920/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,256/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,068/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,933/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,592/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,953/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.45 responses
48%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.46 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.46 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,117Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
50%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Hardworking
    46%
  • Determined
    29%
  • Driven
    21%
  • Untrained
    4%

After Penn State Abington

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
77%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.31 responses

Reviews

593 reviews
  • Excellent
    95
  • Very Good
    223
  • Average
    219
  • Poor
    37
  • Terrible
    19
Since the Abington branch campus is a commuter college there are no dorms on campus. However, there are apartment complexes associated with the school. It is nice being able to have an apartment instead of living in a small dorm. Also the building I live in lets us do laundry for free which is amazing. We don't have to spend money on laundry which helps our wallets. Another plus side to living in an apartment is having my own room and sink. The only area my roommates and I share are the living room, bathroom, and kitchen area. Even though it's an apartment building the building is specifically for Penn State college students so it's not like I'm missing the "dorm experience".
  • College Sophomore
  • 5 months ago
People mean well and professors really try to help you out, but it's to the point where you feel like your classes are not anywhere near college level. I've had harder middle school courses and challenging or expanding yourself is a lofty goal with so little to work with. If you have fundamental academic skills, you're heads and shoulders above the average student here and I'm genuinely worried about these kids that are pursuing degrees in difficult fields without knowing how to add.
  • College Freshman
  • 3 months ago
Due to Penn State Abington being a commuter campus there is no housing on campus. However there are student apartments about 10 minutes away. It is a apartment complex called College Station and it is where most students live. The apartments are new and in great shape! The main downfall to these apartments is the price and distance. Although 10 minutes doesn't seem far, I feel there should be apartments within walking distance for students without cars. Also $800/month is out of my budget!
  • College Freshman
  • Mar 3 2015