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Penn State University Stats, Info and Facts

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45,233 students

55% admitted

  • 43,106 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

37,830 Undergraduates

$15,562 tuition/year

  • 6,639 Graduates
  • 764 Non-Degree
  • $15,562 in state
  • $882 fees
  • $9,702 room & board
  • $1,568 books
  • (Based on stats from 2012/2013)

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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
  • 0
  • 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…

  • Jan-07-2012 Read More
  • 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…

  • Mar-05-2012 Read More
  • Alexandra from Sewell, NJ
  • 0
  • 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…

  • Mar-05-2012 Read More
  • Shane
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  • An outstanding university that provides limitless opportunities for superb education, involvement in various clubs and organizations, and the all-important ability to network among peers and colleagues. Penn State goes above…

  • Mar-22-2012 Read More
  • Emma from Pittsburgh, PA
  • 0
  • Penn State is active and vibrant, something is always going on. Penn State is an intelligent and thinking school. Penn State in State College is it's own little bubble and feels like…

  • Jan-13-2012 Read More
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.

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Natalie from Delafield, WI
  • Jan-04-2012 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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  • 5
  • Kelly from Laurel, MD
  • Dec-30-2011 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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