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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

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AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: Yes

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Contact Info

201 Old Main University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 865-5471
Admissions Phone: (814) 865-5471
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Penn State University
  • Located in University Park, PA
  • Public
  • 45,233 students enrolled
  • 55% admitted
  • $16,090 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • salvatore from montrose, pa
  • May-10-2016 I am a current student here

    hey class of 2020! the main thing is to get involved early. whether that be in clubs, tackling your loans, or just meeting new people. getting involved in some way with penn state will make your overall experience so much better. so go play that club sport, or take that snowboarding course, because i guarantee you won't regret it!

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  • Frosh from New Jersey
  • Dec-11-2015 I am a current student here

    Although you may be tempted to join Greek life during your first semester, get acclimated to college life first then join in the Spring. Demands of fraternities and sororities can potentially affect your initial academic success.

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  • Alex from Reading, PA
  • Dec-10-2015 I am a current student here

    Join THON (either OPP or Dancer Relations) Join the First Year Involvement Committee for Homecoming (you'll meet many other freshman) If you have an idea of what you want to do as a career, look for a club that would fit that interest. Either you'll find out that you love it. Or that you hate it, which is ok because Penn State has a crazy number of majors to transfer to.

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