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Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

45,233 Students

50% Admitted

  • 47,119 full time
  • 2,127 part time
  • 23,593 men full time
  • 19,513 women full time
  • 41,545 applied
  • 22,761 admitted
  • 7,262 enrolled

40,835 Undergraduates

$16,952 Tuition/Year

  • 6,639 Graduates
  • 764 Non-Degree
  • $16,952 in state
  • $948 fees
  • $11,570 room & board
  • $1,840 books and supplies

At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Mid East Small city
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Colors: Blue and white
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Michelle
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  • Penn State was a large beautiful school. It offered many different fields for students to choose to major in. There were many activities to do, organizations to join, and people…

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  • Alexandra from Sewell, NJ
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  • i couldn't be more content with my choice of university for undergraduate education. penn state has so much to offer for students like me who don't put a limit to…

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  • Jacob from Bellefonte, PA
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  • Your Penn State Experience hinges solely on what you make of it. The University is bursting at the seams with opportunity, you just have to be your best advocate…

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  • Abdul Aziz from Malaysia
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  • This is a school if you want to get your quality education and at the same time, find your own passion for life. This school is not only conducive environmentally…

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  • Ashley from Lancaster, PA
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  • i am a very proud penn state student. penn state is an institution that wants you to succeed. people here all this talk about college's don't care if you succeed…

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Mission Statement

Penn State is a multicampus public research university that educates students from Pennsylvania, the nation and the world, and improves the well being and health of individuals and communities through integrated programs of teaching, research, and service.

Our instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, professional, and continuing education offered through both resident instruction and online delivery. Our educational programs are enriched by the cutting edge knowledge, diversity, and creativity of our faculty, students, and staff.

Our research, scholarship, and creative activity promote human and economic development, global understanding, and progress in professional practice through the expansion of knowledge and its applications in the natural and applied sciences, social sciences, arts, humanities, and the professions.

As Pennsylvania's land-grant university, we provide unparalleled access and public service to support the citizens of the Commonwealth. We engage in collaborative activities with industrial, educational, and agricultural partners here and abroad to generate, disseminate, integrate, and apply knowledge that is valuable to society.

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
  • Located in University Park, PA
  • Public
  • 45,233 students enrolled
  • 50% admitted
  • $16,952 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Natalie from Delafield, WI
  • I am a current student here

    Being at PSU is quite the experience. I love the campus life, there is always something going on and something for everyone. Whether it be a Tuesday night or a Saturday night, Penn State is alive from morning til late night.

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  • Kelly from Laurel, MD
  • I am a current student here

    Narrowing down which college I would attend was a tough process last year, but after attending one semester at Penn State, I can't imagine being anywhere else. This school and community is a home away from home where your floor mates become your best friends, study partners, and family. The classes, professors, and resources are great, while the social aspect is more than I could have ever imagined. Though I have only been here one semester, I have seen school spirit like no other, and the Lion’s pride I feel is something I know will never fade.

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