Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

Acceptance Rate 76 %
SAT Average 1,190
Tuition & Fees $35,514
Student Population 46,810
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $6,928

Academic Overview

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus Campus, University Park, PA
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is a public, 4 or more years institute located in University Park, Pennsylvania. It is a Research University (very high research activity) by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2021 tuition & fees are $18,450 for Pennsylvania residents and $35,514 for out-of-state students. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 46,810 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 76% and the graduation rate is 71% last year.
The salary after graduation from Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $57,200. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2021 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2020-2021, tuition and fees of Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus are $18,450 for Pennsylvania residents and $35,514 for non-residents. For graduate schools, its 2021 tuition and fees are $22,994 for in-state students and $38,728 for out-of-state students.
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus 2021 Tuition & Fees
Pennsylvania ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2020-2021 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2021 key academic statistics at Penn State. The acceptance rate of Penn State is 76% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 22%. The average graduation rate is 71% and no students have transferred out from the school. The average received amount of financial aid is $6,928 and 64% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 46,810 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is 76 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is 71 %
Graduation Rate
Retention Rate for Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is 93 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is 46,810
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is 14 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
14 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $6,928 at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus.
Financial Aid Amount

Offered Degrees

Penn State offers 481 major programs on-site (in-person class) only. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Less than one year certificate360
One but less than two years certificate50
Associate's Degree130
Bachelor's Degree1540
Post Bachelor's Degree300
Master's Degree1360
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship1060
Doctor's degree - professional practice10

Special Learning Opportunities

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The school provides ROTC, teacher certification and study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students. It also offers weekend/evening classes which is a program that allows students to take a complete course of study and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate , Graduate
ROTCArmy, NAVY, Air Force
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:14,039)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $5,200)

Veterans Benefits

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges