Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

University Park, PA

Questions and Answers

Lillian H.
3 days ago
How involved are students on Pennsylvania State University campus in Greek Life?
Jaiden W.
15 days ago
What assistance does Pennsylvania State University offer to students that don't qualify for FASFA financial aid?
Kacey M.
16 days ago
Does Pennsylvania State University have an emotional support animal applicator that students like me would be able to fill out?
Natalie M.
21 days ago
I was an IEP student in High School, does Penn State offer disability access center services for students?
Lena M.
1 month ago
What kind of merit scholarships does Pennsylvania State University offer?
August H.
1 month ago
If I wanted to start getting involved in the medical field, is the Hershey campus the only option or can I explore similar opportunities at the other PSU campuses?

Academic details

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

Diversity statistics

61% White
6% Asian
6% Hispanic
4% Black
3% Multiracial
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Common Careers

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

Financial Snapshot

Average Financial Breakdown
Average grant for incoming freshmen
Average Pell Grant
Average Federal Loans

Average Institutional Grant
Average Total Loans
Published tuition and fees (Out of state)
$35,514 / year
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