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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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Special Factors

AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: Yes

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Contact Info

201 Old Main University Park, PA 16802-1503
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
  • $16,952 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Lindsey - State College, PA
  • I am a current student here

    Penn State is a great school with a lot of opportunities inside and outside of your intended major. Getting involved in clubs allows you to learn your likes and dislikes while getting an early start in your major. Getting involved also allows you to make friends and if you're a communications student like me, you'll get to meet all sorts of people.

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  • Jacob from Bellefonte, PA
  • I am a current student here

    Penn State is HUGE and it's very easy to feel lost in the mix. If things don't click immediately, don't get discouraged. It takes time to find the right people, but it's worth the wait.

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  • from Columbus, IN
  • I am a current student here

    Stay focused on your classes and get involved. Don't party too hard and let your grades slip away, but don't focus too hard on classes too. Get involved in clubs and orgs, get involved in THON, go to the endless free events around campus and make use of these years!

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  • from Reading, PA
  • I am a current student here

    Utilize your resource centers and advisers. Many opportunities and scholarships go unclaimed because people do not go to the offices. Explore downtown! There are many small treasures directly across the street from campus that can help you to learn about other people, other cultures, or to simply have fun.

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  • anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    -try to take as many AP courses to opt out of in the beginning during high school, as some professors force you to spend money at the student bookstore.

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