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Pennsylvania State University

Instate Tuition (2011-2012)
$15,984
Out-of-state Tuition (2011-2012)
$28,066

PSU Address


PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS
201 OLD MAIN
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA16802--1589
General info:(814) 865-4700
Financial aid office:(814) 865-6301
Admissions office:(814) 865-5471
University Homepage

Tuition + PSU Housing

(2011-2012)

UGrad Application Fee: $50
Grad Application Fee: $65

Tuition Prepaid: Yes
Tuition Payment Plan: Yes
Campus Housing Capacity:13727
Freshman Must Live on Campus: Yes

University Makeup

(2011-2012)
# of Undergrads: 41,358
# of Grad students: 7,667
# of Part time: 14
Total Students: 49,025
Male

54.5%
Female

45.5%
International:

10%
African-American:

4%
American Indian:

0%
Asian:

5%
Hispanic:

4%
Pacific Islander:

27%
Caucasian:

72%
Unknown:

3%

Financial Aid


75% First time, full time students receive federal aid and the average amount is $2,814

25% of students receive State/Local grants and the average amount is $2,244

30% receive instiutional grants and the average institutional award is $3,343

51% receive student loans and the average amount is $2,912
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Financial Aid Website
Public 4 year or above Institution
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Doctoral/Research Universities--Extensive

Special Programs


Law Program
Teacher Certifications

Admissions Requirements


Secondary School Record Required
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Recommended
Test Scores Required
Competencies Neither required nor recommended
Test EOFL Required

Special Credits


HS College Credit: Yes
AP Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credit: Yes
Special Credits(other): No

Applicants Admitted %


53% men vs 57% women admitted

Applicants vs Admissions


Number of Men Applicants: 21,192
Number of Women Applicants: 20,353
Number of Men Admitted: 11,180
Number of Women Admitted: 11,581

Student Services


Library On Campus
Remedial Services
Counseling Services
Employment Services
Placement Services
Day Care On Campus

Majors  Hide Majors

• Accounting
• Acoustics
• Acoustics Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Acting
• Actuarial Science
• Adult and Continuing Education Administration
• Adult and Continuing Education Administration Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
• Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Advertising
• Aerospace Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
• Aerospace Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering Award of less than 1 academic year
• Aerospace Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• African-American/Black Studies
• Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
• Agricultural Business and Management Other
• Agricultural Engineering
• Agricultural Engineering Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Agricultural Mechanization General
• Agricultural Teacher Education
• Agricultural Teacher Education Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Agronomy and Crop Science
• Agronomy and Crop Science Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Animal Physiology Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Animal Sciences General
• Animal Sciences General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Anthropology
• Anthropology Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Archeology
• Architectural Engineering
• Architectural Engineering Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Architecture
• Art History Criticism and Conservation
• Art History Criticism and Conservation Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Art Teacher Education
• Art Teacher Education Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Art/Art Studies General
• Asian Studies/Civilization
• Astronomy
• Astronomy Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Athletic Training/Trainer
• Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology General
• Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Biochemistry
• Biochemistry Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
• Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Biological and Biomedical Sciences Other
• Biological and Biomedical Sciences Other Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Biological and Physical Sciences
• Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician
• Biology/Biological Sciences General
• Biology/Biological Sciences General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Biotechnology
• Business Administration and Management General
• Business Administration and Management General Award of less than 1 academic year
• Business Administration and Management General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Business/Commerce General
• Business/Managerial Economics
• Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
• Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Chemical Engineering
• Chemical Engineering Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Chemistry General
• Chemistry General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Chinese Language and Literature
• Civil Engineering General
• Civil Engineering General Award of less than 1 academic year
• Civil Engineering General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Classics and Classical Languages Literatures and Linguistics General
• Clinical Psychology Award of less than 1 academic year
• College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
• Communication Journalism and Related Programs Other
• Communication Sciences and Disorders General
• Communication Sciences and Disorders General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Community Organization and Advocacy
• Comparative Literature
• Comparative Literature Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Computer Engineering General
• Computer Science
• Computer Science Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Computer and Information Sciences General
• Computer and Information Sciences General Award of less than 1 academic year
• Conducting
• Counseling Psychology Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
• Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
• Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
• Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Curriculum and Instruction
• Curriculum and Instruction Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Design and Applied Arts Other
• Dietitian Assistant
• Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts General
• East Asian Studies
• Ecology
• Ecology Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Economics General
• Economics General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Educational Assessment Evaluation and Research Other
• Educational Evaluation and Research
• Educational Leadership and Administration General
• Educational Leadership and Administration General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Educational Psychology
• Educational Psychology Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Educational/Instructional Technology
• Educational/Instructional Technology Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Electrical and Electronics Engineering
• Electrical and Electronics Engineering Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Elementary Education and Teaching
• Engineering General Award of less than 1 academic year
• Engineering Other
• Engineering Other Award of less than 1 academic year
• Engineering Mechanics
• Engineering Science
• Engineering Science Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• English Language and Literature General
• English Language and Literature General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Entomology
• Entomology Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
• Environmental Studies
• Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
• Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Film/Cinema/Video Studies
• Finance General
• Food Science
• Foreign Language Teacher Education
• Forensic Science and Technology
• Forest Management/Forest Resources Management
• Forest Management/Forest Resources Management Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Forest Sciences and Biology
• Forest Technology/Technician
• French Language and Literature
• French Language and Literature Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Genetics General
• Genetics General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Geography
• Geography Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences Other
• Geology/Earth Science General
• Geology/Earth Science General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• German Language and Literature
• German Language and Literature Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Graphic Design
• Health/Health Care Administration/Management
• Health/Health Care Administration/Management Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
• Higher Education/Higher Education Administration Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• History General
• History General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Homeland Security Law Enforcement Firefighting and Related Protective Services Other
• Horticultural Science
• Horticultural Science Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Hospitality Administration/Management Other
• Hospitality Administration/Management Other Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Human Development and Family Studies General
• Human Development and Family Studies General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Human Nutrition
• Human Nutrition Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Immunology
• Immunology Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Industrial Engineering
• Industrial Engineering Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Information Science/Studies
• Information Science/Studies Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• International Relations and Affairs
• International/Global Studies
• Italian Language and Literature
• Japanese Language and Literature
• Jewish/Judaic Studies
• Journalism
• Keyboard Instruments
• Kinesiology and Exercise Science
• Kinesiology and Exercise Science Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Labor Studies Award of less than 1 academic year
• Labor and Industrial Relations
• Landscape Architecture
• Landscaping and Groundskeeping
• Latin American Studies
• Law Phd(Professional practice)
• Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
• Linguistics Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Logistics Materials and Supply Chain Management
• Management Information Systems General
• Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods Other
• Marketing/Marketing Management General
• Mass Communication/Media Studies Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Materials Engineering
• Materials Engineering Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Materials Science
• Materials Science Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Mathematics General
• Mathematics General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Mechanical Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
• Medieval and Renaissance Studies
• Mining and Mineral Engineering
• Music General
• Music History Literature and Theory
• Music Performance General
• Music Teacher Education
• Music Teacher Education Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Music Theory and Composition
• Musicology and Ethnomusicology
• Natural Resource Economics
• Natural Resource Economics Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Natural Resources and Conservation Other
• Natural Resources and Conservation Other Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Natural Resources/Conservation General
• Neuroscience Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Nuclear Engineering
• Nuclear Engineering Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Organizational Behavior Studies
• Parks Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management General
• Parks Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Parks Recreation and Leisure Studies Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Pathology/Experimental Pathology
• Pathology/Experimental Pathology Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Petroleum Engineering
• Petroleum Engineering Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Philosophy
• Philosophy Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Physical Sciences Other Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Physics General
• Physics General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Plant Pathology/Phytopathology
• Plant Pathology/Phytopathology Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Plant Physiology Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management
• Plant Sciences Other Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Political Science and Government General
• Political Science and Government General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
• Pre-Veterinary Studies
• Programs for Foreign Lawyers
• Psychology General
• Psychology General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
• Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions Other
• Religion/Religious Studies
• Russian Language and Literature
• School Psychology
• School Psychology Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Secondary Education and Teaching
• Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
• Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Sociology
• Sociology Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Soil Science and Agronomy General
• Soil Science and Agronomy General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Spanish Language and Literature
• Spanish Language and Literature Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Special Education and Teaching General
• Special Education and Teaching General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Speech Communication and Rhetoric
• Speech Communication and Rhetoric Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Statistics General
• Statistics General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Surveying Engineering
• Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
• Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
• Toxicology
• Turf and Turfgrass Management
• Veterinary Microbiology and Immunobiology
• Visual and Performing Arts General
• Voice and Opera
• Web Page Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design Award of less than 1 academic year
• Women's Studies
• Youth Services/Administration
• Agriculture General

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