Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Lehigh Valley

Center Valley, PA, USA
2.42 Average Rating

Located just outside of Allentown, Penn State Lehigh Valley is the oldest commonwealth campus in the Pennsylvania State University system. Penn State Lehigh Valley offers nine bachelor’s degree programs and an honors program as well as the option to begin over 160 Penn State majors before transferring to another campus. Although the Lehigh Valley campus is non-residential, off-campus housing is available as well as public bus service and a campus shuttle.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
87%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
No

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
86%
Out-Of-State Students
7%
9%
Submitting ACT
77%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 21
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1019
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Total Number of Students
877
Total Number of Undergrads
868
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
50%
20-39 Students
38%
40-99 Students
10%
0
100
30%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
54%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
13:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$14,208
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$14,460
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$22,378
Additional Costs
Books and Supplies
$1840

Aid & Grants

0
100
57%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
68%
Average Aid Per Year
$7,281
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
68%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,915
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$2,559

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
60%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,915
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$20,632
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$277
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
57%
43%
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Lions
School Colors
Blue/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NSCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
No
Campus emergency phones
No
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$55,300
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What Students Are Saying

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