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Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus: Accreditation, Admissions and Tuition Expenses

Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Student Expenses

Estimated expenses for academic year 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
Tuition and fees          
In-state $12,164 $12,844 $13,706 $14,416 5.2%
Out-of-state $22,712 $23,712 $24,940 $25,946 4.0%
Books and supplies $1,088 $1,168 $1,264 $1,360 7.6%
Living arrangement          
On Campus          
Room and board $7,416 $7,740 $8,262 $8,820 6.8%
Other $2,574 $3,456 $3,510 $3,924 11.8%
Total Expenses 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
In-state          
On Campus $23,242 $25,208 $26,742 $28,520 6.6%
Out-of-state          
On Campus $33,790 $36,076 $37,976 $40,050 5.5%
 

Map & Directions

Map of Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

Admissions

Undergraduate application fee (2009-2010): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2008
  Total Male Female
Number of applicants 39,089 20,352 18,737
Percent admitted 51% 49% 53%
Percent admitted who enrolled 36% 38% 34%
Admissions Considerations Required Recommended
Secondary school GPA X  
Secondary school rank   X
Secondary school record X  
Completion of college-preparatory program   X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X  
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X  
Test Scores: Fall 2008 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 5,695 79%
ACT 1,141 16%
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading 530 630
SAT Math 570 670
ACT Composite 24 29
ACT English 24 30
ACT Math 25 30
  • Admission to Penn State is based on academic credentials and is competitive.
  • Penn State will evaluate scores from the writing portion of the SAT and ACT for students applying for Summer/Fall 2009.

 

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation
Agency Periods of Accreditation Status
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education 7/1/1921 -   Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / Program Periods of Accreditation Status
American Dietetic Association, Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education
Dietetics (DIETT) - Dietetic Technician Program 3/1/1977 -   Accredited
Didactic Program in Dietetics 5/1/1979 -   Accredited
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship 7/1/2000 -   Accredited
American Psychological Association, Committee on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs 2/24/1948 -   Accredited
School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs 6/19/1978 -   Accredited
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs 11/12/1982 -   Accredited
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs 5/1/1983 -   Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs 6/17/1966 - 12/31/2000 Resigned
Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs 6/17/1966 -   Accredited
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration 7/1/1979 - 11/1/2005 Terminated
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels 9/22/2000 -   Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels 9/22/2000 -   Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English Language 4/26/2009 -   Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs 9/1/1982 -   Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs 9/1/1979 -   Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs 9/1/1990 -   Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools 1/1/1965 -   Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program 4/1/1969 -   Accredited
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program 12/1/1975 -   Accredited
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs 2/1/1995 -   Accredited