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Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington: 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 $10,520 $11,006 $11,800 $12,250 3.8%
Out-of-state $15,796 $16,506 $17,590 $18,268 3.9%
Books and supplies $1,088 $1,168 $1,264 $1,360 7.6%
Living arrangement          
Off Campus          
Room and board $8,550 $8,946 $9,576 $10,242 7.0%
Other $4,500 $5,598 $5,706 $6,444 12.9%
Off Campus with Family          
Other $3,060 $3,222 $3,330 $3,582 7.6%
Total Expenses 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
In-state          
Off Campus $24,658 $26,718 $28,346 $30,296 6.9%
Off Campus with Family $14,668 $15,396 $16,394 $17,192 4.9%
Out-of-state          
Off Campus $29,934 $32,218 $34,136 $36,314 6.4%
Off Campus with Family $19,944 $20,896 $22,184 $23,210 4.6%

Admissions

Undergraduate application fee (2009-2010): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2008
  Total Male Female
Number of applicants 3,505 1,794 1,711
Percent admitted 78% 79% 77%
Percent admitted who enrolled 30% 33% 26%
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 759 94%
ACT 35 4%
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 400 520
SAT Math 430 550
ACT Composite 17 23
ACT English 16 23
ACT Math 16 26
  • 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