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Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks: 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 $10,958 $11,464 $12,282 $12,750 3.8%
Out-of-state $16,506 $17,246 $18,370 $19,078 3.9%
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%
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          
On Campus $22,036 $23,828 $25,318 $26,854 6.1%
Off Campus $25,096 $27,176 $28,828 $30,796 6.8%
Off Campus with Family $15,106 $15,854 $16,876 $17,692 4.8%
Out-of-state          
On Campus $27,584 $29,610 $31,406 $33,182 5.7%
Off Campus $30,644 $32,958 $34,916 $37,124 6.3%
Off Campus with Family $20,654 $21,636 $22,964 $24,020 4.6%

Admissions

Undergraduate application fee (2009-2010): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2008
  Total Male Female
Number of applicants 3,260 1,793 1,467
Percent admitted 81% 82% 80%
Percent admitted who enrolled 38% 41% 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 911 92%
ACT 57 6%
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 430 530
SAT Math 440 550
ACT Composite 17 22
ACT English 15 21
ACT Math 17 23
  • 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 Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree or certificate 2/1/1993 -   Accredited