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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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  • Olivia from Farmington, NY
  • Jun-25-2015 I am a current student here

    Get involved in as much as you possibly can. There are so many different kinds of people here that no one should ever feel like they can't be themselves. Take advantage of the opportunities and resources in terms of academics and extracurricular activities. Put yourself out there and do something once a day that scares you, because it will probably work out for the best. Go see a show or watch a band play or listen to a speaker that you usually wouldn't go see because you will meet other people and become a better person because of it.

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  • Linda from Elizabethville, PA
  • Jan-15-2015 I am a current student here

    With a big campus like University Park, it might be quite intimidating for new students, but it doesn't have to be that way. If you make it feel like your second home from home, the big campus will become your new home!! After a few weeks, you will notice that this big campus is really a small community, a small world. Everyone here are so welcoming to new students as they make a huge transition in their lives, and we would like to make that transition smoother for you.

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  • Misty from Fort Worth, TX
  • Jan-12-2015 I am a current student here

    Be outgoing and active! College is different from high school and it is perfectly fine to approach people and introduce yourself. Go to the widely-publicized Involvement Fair once school starts and join clubs. Meet people, make friends, and develop a support system of people you can trust (and study with). These are skills important throughout college and life.

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  • Alexandra from MD
  • Dec-31-2014 I am a current student here

    PACK RAIN BOOTS! And snow boots� and sneakers� and just make sure you're ready for any kind of weather and lots of walking through it. Once you get to your classroom, dorm, or otherwise end location, you can sit back and relax because the insides of buildings are nice. However, once you get up to go back outside, be prepared for everything.

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  • Michael from Ridgewood, NJ
  • Dec-25-2014 I am a current student here

    Study everyday and try to not cram right before exams. Keep lectures close to your dorms because the weather can get pretty bad.

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