Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

#79 in National Universities

  • Public4 Years (or High)University Park, PADegree-granting, primarily baccalaureate or aboveDoctor's degree47,789 Students56.40 % Acceptance Ratio16:1 Student-Faculty Ratio
    Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is a Public (4 Years or High) college located in University Park, Pennsylvania. It has a total enrollment of 47,789 including undergraduate and graduate students and student to faculty ratio is 16:1. It is a Degree-granting, primarily baccalaureate or above school by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree. The acceptance ratio for undergraduate school is 56.40% last year.
  • Open Admission Policy
    Acceptance Ratio56.40 %
    Admission Yield28.45 %
    Undergraduate Application Fees$65
    Graduate Application Fees$65

    The acceptance ratio is 56.40% last year at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus where total 52,974 students applied and 29,878 were accepted.

  • In-StateOut-of-State
    Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$18,436$33,664
    Graduate Tuition & Fees$21,752$36,606
    On-Campus Living Costs$16,068
    Off-Campus Living Costs$16,068

    The tuition & fees at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus, for academic year 2017-2018 is $18,436 for in-state students and $33,664 for out-of-students.

    The living cost including room, board, and other expenses is $16,068 when living on campus and $16,068 when living off campus.

    Cost of Attendance
  • NCAA Member

    ROTC Program

    Campus Housing

    Online Learning

    Study Abroad

    Remedial Service

    Career Counseling

    Employment Service

    Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus provides various learning opportunities and services for their students.

    It includes NCAA Member, ROTC Program, Campus Housing, Online Learning, Study Abroad, Remedial Service, Career Counseling and more.

    Explore campus life and get your opportunities at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus.

    Learning Opportunities & Services

The Numbers Say it All about Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

Key Stats for Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

Costs of Attendance expensive

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus$33,664
All U.S. Colleges$18,355
Public, 4 Years or High Colleges$18,374
4 Years or High Colleges$22,271
Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in Pennsylvania$22,134

Admission Chances relatively difficult to get in


Admission Ratio

  • All U.S. Colleges66.99%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges68.96%
  • 4 Years or High Colleges66.20%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in Pennsylvania79.24%

Financial Helps low financial help rate


Financial Aid Rates

  • All U.S. Colleges76.94%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges74.61%
  • 4 Years or High Colleges82.17%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in Pennsylvania71.50%

Student Population small

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus47,789
All U.S. Colleges20,523,036
Public, 4 Years or High Colleges8,898,653
4 Years or High Colleges14,093,854
Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in Pennsylvania279,719

Graduation Rates very high completion rate


Graduation Rate

  • All U.S. Colleges47.15%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges45.08%
  • 4 Years or High Colleges48.69%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in Pennsylvania51.98%

Major Programs very diverse majors


Major Programs

  • All U.S. Colleges70
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges203
  • 4 Years or High Colleges109
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in Pennsylvania142

Contact Information & Online Resources


Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus 201 Old Main,
University Park, PA 16802-1503
814) 865-4700


Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education (07/01/1921 - Current).
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