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Overall Score: 57.15

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA http://www.psu.edu/

Costs

Est. full price 2022-2023
$38,400
% of students who get any grants
60%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$27,000
Average price for low-income students
$20,390

Admissions

Acceptance rate
76%
Median SAT/ACT score
SAT/ACT required?
No
Undergraduate enrollment
74,360

Financial Aid

% of students with need who get grants
42%
% of need met
65%
% of students who get merit grants
9%
Average merit grant
$4,780

Student Success

Graduation rate
69%
Average time to a degree
4.3 years
Median student debt
$25,000
Early career earnings
$58,230
% earning more than a high school grad
75%

Notes: Students who get merit grants are full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants. Graduation rate measures degree completion within six years for both transfer students and first-time students. Early career earnings are the median earnings for both graduates and non-completers, 10 years after they first enrolled.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson’s, Money/Witlytic calculations.

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