|Degrees offered||Undergrad & Graduate|
|Student to faculty ratio||16:1|
|Dormitory capacity||13,728 students|
|Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 52,974 applications and 29,878 students were granted admission. Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is at the #54 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.
Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 22% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 68% submitted SAT scores.
|SAT||1090 to 1300|
|ACT||25 to 29|
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $31,434 and in-state students paid $16,952.
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In 2016-2017 academic year, 65% of Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 12% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,119 (which is 7.1% below the national average.)
The total number of federal student loan recipients at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus in 2016-2017, was 3,334, which is 44% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,541 (which is 4.5% above the national average.)
In Fall 2016, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus has enrolled a total of 47,789 students (45,874 students full-time and 1,915 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 47,789 students, 333 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 54% men and 46% women and 41,359 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 6,430 for graduates studies.
The institution also enrolled 81 students for distance studies.
Non-resident alien: 16%
Black/African American: 4%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%
Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus.Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
|Study Areas||Percent||Total Graduates||Online|
|Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services||16%||6,584||2172|
|Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs||7%||2,925|
|Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services||6%||2,239||729|
|Health Professions And Related Programs||5%||2,106||6|
|Biological And Biomedical Sciences||4%||1,569|
|Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences||3%||1,082||329|
Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.
The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.
The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.
The typical median income of Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus graduates 6 years after enrollment is $38,600. Last year, out of the total 22,314 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 20,975 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 22,752 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 20,932 were employed.
|6 years after enrollment||10 years after enrollment|
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