Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

Acceptance Rate 55.00 %
SAT Average 1,300
2023 Tuition & Fees $38,650
Student Population 88,914
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $9,887

Academic Overview

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus Campus, University Park, PA
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is a public, four-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 2023 tuition & fees is $19,834 for Pennsylvania residents and $38,650 for out-of-state students. The graduate school tuition & fees is $25,015 for Pennsylvania residents and $42,151 for out-of-state students.
The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 88,914 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 55.00% and the graduation rate is 72% 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.

2023 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2022-2023, Penn State's tuition & fees is $19,834 for Pennsylvania residents and $38,650 for non-residents. For graduate programs, its 2023 average tuition & fees are $25,015 for in-state students and $42,151 for out-of-state students.
Data source for 2023 Tuition: NCES
2023 Tuition & Fees
Pennsylvania ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2022-2023 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2023 key academic statistics at Penn State. The acceptance rate of Penn State is 55.00% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 19.00%. The average graduation rate is 72% and no students have transferred out from the school.
The average received amount of financial aid is $9,887 and 56% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 88,914 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is 55.00 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is 72 %
Graduation Rate
Retention Rate for Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is 87 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is 88,914
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is 15 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
15 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $9,887 at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus.
Financial Aid Amount

Offered Degrees

Penn State offers 625 major programs through online and on-site education where 67 programs are available through distance learning. 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
Doctorate (Research)1100
Doctorate (Practical)30
Less Than 12 Weeks Certificate10
Less Than 1 Year Certificate5712
1-2 Years Certificate172
Post-Bachelor's Certificate6930

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:20,547)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $5,618)

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