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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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  • emily from morrisville, pa
  • Jun-15-2016 I am a current student here

    some tips i have for prospective students is to put yourself out there. in a big university like penn state, it can be easy to lose yourself in the crowd and to feel alone on this big campus. there are many people out there who are interested in the same things and have the same passions; you just need to look for them and put yourself out there. join clubs and approach people and be friendly. before you know it, you'll find your friend group at school and everything else will come easily.

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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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