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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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Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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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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  • Kristina from Greensburg, PA
  • Dec-23-2014 I am a current student here

    Come prepared to work hard but also make the best memories of your life. Penn State has so much to offer academically, socially, and philanthropically. Hit the books! The professors are very smart, and they will challenge you. Be sure that you understand the time commitment necessary to get the grade, and be willing to put in the work. It will all pay off when you're checking your grades online over break! Get to know the campus! Penn State has been around for almost 200 years, so there is a ton of history in every brick of every building on campus. I felt so much more connected to my school after I got to know the story behind it. Get to know the student body! We Are one of the biggest schools on earth, and you will soon find yourself enamored with your Penn State family. PSU is very diverse, so get out there and make some life-long friends to share your Penn State experience with! Have fun! Penn State is the best school on earth. There is so much to explore on campus and downtown, so many interesting people to meet, and so much to learn! Make the best of your 4 short years in Happy Valley.

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