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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

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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/

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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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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  • Puvanan from State College, PA
  • Apr-01-2014 I am a current student here

    Come check it out before you decide. Try not to get into East Halls dorms at any cost. Avoid this University if you don't like cold weather.

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  • Alexandra from Hudson, OH
  • Mar-31-2014 I am a current student here

    The greatest advice I received before choosing a college was that you can make a big school small, but you can't make a small school big. The idea of going to a big school is understandably intimidating for a lot of people (including myself!), but I can say from experience that going to a big school provides you with the opportunity to literally be exactly the person you are! The number one tip I can give is to put yourself out there by pursuing your interests when you're here and taking advantage of the numerous clubs, volunteer groups, sororities and fraternities (including service and business), sports teams, and more that exist here!

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  • Shannon from University Park, PA
  • Mar-26-2014 I am a current student here

    Do your research about the school to make sure they offer the major you want to pursue. Look into the living situation and look for a roommate on Facebook if it makes you feel more comfortable knowing somone because Penn State is a large university. Join clubs and be active and open to trying new things.

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