Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

University Park, Pennsylvania

Penn State

#201 National Colleges

75.94% Admission Rate
Least Selective

74,630 Undergraduates Enrolled

  • Public
  • Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
  • Four-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in
  • Four-year, large, primarily residential
University Park (also referred to as Penn State University Park) is the name given to the Pennsylvania State University's main campus located in both State College and College Township, Pennsylvania. The campus post office was designated "University Park, Pennsylvania" in 1953 by Penn State president Milton Eisenhower, after what was then Pennsylvania State College was upgraded to university status.

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University Park, Pennsylvania

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City: Small (population less than 100,000)

Mid East (DE, DC, MD, NJ, NY, PA)


Predominant Degree Awarded
Predominantly bachelor's-degree granting

Highest Degree Awarded
Graduate degree

Most Popular Fields

Field % Students
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 17.3%
Engineering 16.5%
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 10.3%
Social Sciences 8.3%
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 7.5%
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 5.7%
Health Professions And Related Programs 5.2%
Physical Sciences 3.6%
Psychology 3.2%
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences 2.8%
Education 2.8%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 2.6%
Mathematics And Statistics 2.5%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 2.2%
Visual And Performing Arts 2.1%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 1.6%
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 1.3%
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 0.8%
English Language And Literature/Letters 0.8%
Natural Resources And Conservation 0.7%
History 0.7%
Architecture And Related Services 0.6%
Philosophy And Religious Studies 0.5%
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies 0.3%
Science Technologies/Technicians 0.2%
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 0.2%
Legal Professions And Studies 0.0%


In State Tuition

Out of State Tuition

Percentage Students Receiving Aid

Average Net Cost After Aid


SAT Scores

1201 Composite Average
Percentile 75% 50% 25%
Math 670 600 530
Verbal 640 590 540

ACT Scores

27 Cumulative Average
Percentile 75% 50% 25%
Math 29 26 23
English 30 26 22