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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Recommended
Secondary School GPA: Required
Secondary School Rank: Recommended
Secondary School Record: Required
TOEFL: Required

Application Fees

$50
Undergrad Application Fee
$65
Graduate Application Fee

Special Factors

AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: Yes

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Contact Info

Address:
201 Old Main University Park, PA 16802-1589
Phone: (814) 865-5471
Admissions Phone: (814) 865-5471
General Site: www.psu.edu/
Admissions: http://admissions.psu.edu/
Application: http://admissions.psu.edu/apply/

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Dannuel from Norfolk, VA
  • Jul-09-2014 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    join as many extra curricular activities as possible! You won't always get along with your room mates so it's important to join clubs, greek life, etc.

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  • Jada
  • Jun-12-2014 I am a current student here

    Penn State may be a big school, but you do not have to make it big. Join club and organizations to get to know people that enjoy the same things as you. Everyone is a big family down at Happy Valley, so you will always feel like you are at home.

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  • Celena from Windsor, NY
  • May-01-2014 I am a current student here

    For prospective students, make sure to get involved as early as possible. I know many people say this all the time, but it really will make your college experience amazing. Also, work on procrastinating. Many people have this bad habit and, although it is hard to break, if you slowly work on this assignment by assignment it can really make a difference in your academic success.

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  • Tyler from Poway, CA
  • Apr-10-2014 I am a current student here

    With all of the opportunities that Penn State has to offer, it's up to YOU, as the new student, to take advantage of these opportunities. It's up to you to join the clubs and go to the meetings. Simply signing up for emails from a club does not qualify as joining a club.

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  • Cassandra from Philadelphia, PA
  • Apr-07-2014 I am a current student here

    -Use rate my professors as a guide. However take it with a grain of salt. Some of my better professors had bad reviews. -Join every club you possibly can, there are some interesting ones here. -Get involved with THON at least once. You won't regret it. -Don't room with a friend from home. My freshman year, I looked for a roommate with similar interests on Facebook and other roommate finding sites. Found one who was nice, but I ended up becoming great friends with my other floormates and fellow freshman. One ended up becoming my roommate for the second semester. My sophomore year I lived with a best friend from home...Lets just say it didn't work out that well. Still friends, but living together was bad. Trust me, don't do it. Some of my closest and dearest friends I met through somewhat random housing. Keep your dorm room open, go out and socialize. Request to live in the East dorms (the freshman dorms). It's a once in a lifetime experience. -Take advantage of the advising here as well as the free lectures and stuff. I have gotten internships and scholarships just from meeting with advisers, as well as learning important future career preparation from the free discussions and lectures. Start looking ASAP for them. Four years go by faster than you think -Go to the creamery. The ice cream there is amazing. -Seriously though, take advantage of everything. Speaking as a senior now, the past four years flashed before my eyes, and I didn't do everything I wanted to do. I regret it deeply. -Go abroad! seriously. Go to an adviser your freshman year to plan it.

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