201 Shields Building, Box 3000, University Park, PA 16802-3000 814-865-5471
http://www.psu.edu admissions@psu.edu
About Pennsylvania State University-University Park
  • Year of Foundation 1855
  • Size of Campus 7264 acre
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 34,637
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 45%, 55%, 25%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $14,412 in-state, $26,276 out-of-state
  • Room and Board $9,030
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee 50
  • Enrollment No. 37,855
Penn State is a multicampus public research university that educates students from Pennsylvania, the nation and the world, and improves the well being and health of individuals and communities through integrated programs of teaching, research, and service. Our instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, professional, and continuing education offered through both resident instruction and online delivery. Our educational programs are enriched by the cutting edge knowledge, diversity, and creativity of our faculty, students, and staff. Our research, scholarship, and creative activity promote human and economic development, global understanding, and progress in professional practice through the expansion of knowledge and its applications in the natural and applied sciences, social sciences, arts, humanities, and the professions.
Social Life And Activities
  • Other on-campus organizations 12%
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Please refer to the following website for a listing of the 57 organizations: http: //www. sa. psu. edu/usa/studentactivities/searchresults. asp? orgcat=Religious
  • Number of frat chapter houses 45
  • Percent students who are frat members 12%
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 10%
  • Setting Urban
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) There are 64 organizations detailed at the following website: http: //www. sa. psu. edu/usa/studentactivities/searchresults. asp? orgcat=International/Multicultural
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Late Night Penn State; Dance Marathon; Distinguished Speaker Series; IC Athletics; Music Performances; Intramural Sports; For a more detailed list, please refer to the following website: http: //events. psu. edu;
  • Number of students in fraternities 55
  • Number of honor societies Golden Key International Honor Society; National Society of Collegiate Scholars; Mortar Board; Parmi Nous Society; Phi Eta Sigma; http: //www. sa. psu. edu/usa/studentactivities/searchresults. asp? orgcat
  • Number of frats 55
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, other
  • Number of sororities 30
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Distance to nearest train Lewistown, PA (33)
  • Distance to nearest bus State College, PA (0)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus No
  • Distance to nearest airport Harrisburg, PA (90), State College, PA (3)
Student Housing
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 100
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 4%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 8%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 12%
  • Number of students using college housing 39%
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms, women's dorms, men's dorms, sorority housing, apartments for married students, apartment for single students, special housing for disabled students, special housing for international students, other housing options
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 73%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 25%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 88%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 3%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
Campus Services
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 165,725
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 850
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious
  • Museums Palmer Museum of Art, Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum, Frost Entomological Museum, Matson Museum of Anthropology, Pasto Agricultural Museum
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Number Of Subscriptions 25,374
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 17,600
  • Computer Courses No
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 5,000
  • Number Of Books in Library 2,985,177
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number of e-books 195
  • OS of Wifi Network Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 1,750
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Library Facilities Patrons have convenient access to collections located across 24 campuses. Growing digital library; focused resources about Pennsylvania; electronic resources in all subject archives; labor archives; books and manuscripts
  • Number Of Microforms 2,509,309
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills, other
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 2,636
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
Student Employment and Career
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 60%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Johnson & Johnson; NVR Ryan Homes; Lockheed Martin; IBM; General Electric; The Pepsi Bottling Group; US Gypsum; Ferguson, Merck & Co.; Northrop Grumman; Newell Rubbermaid; Exxon Mobil; DuPont; Target; Accenture; Microsoft; Lutron Electronics; Black and De
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment N/A
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads N/A
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Student Employment Federal Work Study Program Available
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
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