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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 16802-1503
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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  • anonymous
  • Jan-24-2018 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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  • From Pittsburgh, PA
  • Dec-14-2017 I am a current student here

    Do not lack off senior year of high school. I know I sort of did and I had a huge wake up call my first week of classes in college. You will be studying and doing homework every single day. However, you will be taking classes that you choose to take and learning topics that interest you, so it is not as terrifying as it may sound. Also, do not be afraid to change your major. If you take a few classes and realize its not for you, thats okay! You can almost always use those classes as general education classes so do not feel like you are wasting your time. You will be so much happier knowing you will have a career you enjoy for the rest of your life than one that you stuck with because you thought it was too late. Lastly, do not underestimate the winters here. The winds are brutal and it gets very cold. Make sure you bring a large winter coat, boots, and anything else to cover your entire body when walking to class because class hardly ever gets cancelled.

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  • Victoria from Wexford, PA
  • Nov-27-2017 I am a current student here

    Don't be afraid to join a club and explore your interests! You will get used to the amount of people as you'll still see familiar faces all the time around campus. Even though there are 46,000 people you recognize people you know all the time.

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  • Trae from Philadelphia, PA
  • Jul-14-2017 I am a current student here

    For incoming students, it is important for them to prioritize their time for academics, involvement and socializing. It is also important for students to use the resources around them, such as tutoring and academic advising, to help them through the school year.

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  • Alvin
  • Jul-11-2017 I am a current student here

    College is supposed to be a great experience, however, students need to know that academics comes first.

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