Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

201 Old Main, University Park, PA

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Majors offered at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

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Academics at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
14 to 1
Somewhat Selective (56% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus demographics

61% White
6% Asian
6% Hispanic
4% Black
3% Multiracial
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Common careers for Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Software Engineer84k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)82k
Electrical Engineer74k
Mechanical Engineer73k
Operations Manager72k
Project Engineer69k
Financial Analyst62k
Based on 67,907 student responses
60.1kAvg. Early Career Pay
105.7kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
47%in High-Meaning careers
37%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

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Student reviews of Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

by students







Recommended by

96% of students

Known for

Awesome study spaces and libraries
LGBTQ+ friendly
Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Great internship and research opportunities
Beautiful campus
Rodrigo Olaya Moreno
National Honor Society (NHS)



The academics here are excellent, it has one of the best engineering programs in the US, which is what I study. The University also offers a lot of help with classes people struggle with so that there is always support when you need it. I am also working on campus, and that is a big part of the university, as they offer work that fits your schedule with a competitive wage.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Many of the classes are challenging and require professors that are exceptional at teaching, but it is often the case where you are stuck with professors that are just not good at teaching and make the subject hard to learn. Another thing is the number of unnecessary fees that are required to be paid by students, but I believe that is the case in most schools.

Patrycja Winnicki
Travel And Tourism



I liked how the campus is big so there are many clubs and things to do in order to find something that you like. There are also many options for help academically.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Since it is a big campus, the walk can bit a little much sometimes if your class is across campus. There are buses that you could take if your class is by a stop.

Christina Fleming
Hiking And Backpacking
Art + 7 others



Penn State is a great college with numerous opportunities for academics, involvement, and fun.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I think being online during the pandemic was really tough. But I think that's something most schools chose

Ashley Richardson
Exercise And Fitness
Athletic Training
Track and Field
Social Media + 4 others



I like how nice the campus is. There are great facilities and resources. I personally am finding it very hard to make friends and have a social life with being a student-athlete with a tough major. Other than that, it is a great school for people who are able to balance school and social life. For anyone else who thinks they might have the same issues I’m having, I would definitely not recommend attending a smaller school.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I don’t like how hard it is to balance being a student-athlete with a hard major and trying to maintain a social life. It does not work out well at all. I have found myself caught in an endless cycle of stressing about school nonstop while ripping and running between classes, practice, and study hall. No time for friends, fun, or just to relax.

Katie-Ann Fu
Photography and Photo Editing
Piano + 9 others



Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is the largest campus, filled with ample amount of opportunities including over 1,000 student organizations and clubs, intramural and competitive sports, concerts from famous artists, and official school events. There are various classes in addition to general education courses to explore including snowboarding, ice skating, scuba diving, and more. This allows students to learn beyond their intended major. The food is also abundant and in variety with vegan and vegetarian options.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Some classes are only offered in either spring or fall, so it is hard to enroll in these courses. I would recommend meeting with academic advisors or looking on the bulletins page to see when each class is offered.

Ethan Krzysik
Public Speaking



I like the main campus at Penn State for many reasons. There is great social life, as well as highly qualified professors and a great education.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

There were not many surprises, campus tours prepare you for how campus life is.

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