Penn State

Women's WCLA Contact: Madeline Pritchard
Profile
Size
10 / 10
40,835 Undergrads / 47,119 Students
Cost
8 / 10
$25,346 Net Price
Selectivity
8 / 10
50% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    WCLA Div. 1

  • College Type

    4-year, Public

  • Campus Type

    City: Small

Student Body
Gender
  • Male
  • Female
Enrollment
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
Geography
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
Ethnicity
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
16 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
93%
Overall Graduation Rate
85%
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
67% / 85%
Calendar System
Semester
Religious Affiliation
None
Housing
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

Recruit Commits
2015
  
HS
Hometown
Position(s)
Jasmine Kim Woodson Fairfax, VA Def, Mid
Meaghan Birnie Blair Academy Chantilly, VA Att
Madison Lally Radnor Bryn Mawr, PA Goal
Zoe Bullota Phoenixville Phoenixville, PA Att
Cara Hagan Broomall Broomall, PA Att
Emma Morgan Boyertown Boyertown, PA Mid, Att
Carolyn Riegel Notre Dame PA Mid
Kelly McDonnell Garden City Garden City, NY Mid
Kelli Burns Briar Woods Ashburn, VA Mid
Unofficial list from public sources and recruit submissions.
Location
201 Old Main, University Park, PA, 16802, University Park, PA, 16802 See Directions
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Where Grads Live
  • Greater Philadelphia Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • Greater Pittsburgh Area
  • State College Pennsylvania Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • Harrisburg Pennsylvania Area
  • Allentown Pennsylvania Area
  • Baltimore Maryland Area
  • Scranton Pennsylvania Area
  • Greater Boston Area
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Lancaster Pennsylvania Area
  • Reading Pennsylvania Area
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • York Pennsylvania Area
Where Grads Work
  • IBM
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Merck
  • Deloitte
  • US Army
  • Vanguard
  • PwC
  • Boeing
  • PNC
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Accenture
  • US Navy
  • Bank of America
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • United States Air Force
What Grads Do
  • Operations
  • Sales
  • Engineering
  • Education
  • Information Technology
  • Research
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Program and Project Management
  • Consulting
  • Media and Communication
  • Marketing
  • Healthcare Services
  • Support
  • Human Resources
Data from
Niche Grades
Overall Experience
Student Life
Professor Rating
Academics
Test Scores
SAT
Critical Reading
530 - 630
Math
580 - 680
Total
1180 - 1370
ACT
English
25 - 31
Math
25 - 30
Composite
25 - 30

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported. Historical writing ranges: 540 - 640 for SAT; 8 - 9 for ACT

GPA
SAT Math
SAT Reading
ACT

This distribution represents incoming freshman test scores and GPA on 4.0 scale.

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Admissions
 
Total
Male
Female
Applicants 56,114 27,844 28,270
% Admitted 50% 46% 54%
% Admits That Enroll 28% 30% 26%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.59
  • Accepted
  • Denied
  • Applied
  • Waitlisted
  • Admission Considerations
     
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    Recommended Rec.
    High School GPA
    High School Rank
    High School Transcript
    College Prep Classes
    Recommendations
    Demonstrate Competencies
    Admission Test Scores
    Other Tests (Wonderlic, etc.)
    TOEFL (English proficiency)
    Admissions office
    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Business (17%)
    Engineering (17%)
    Computer & Information Sciences (9%)
    Social Sciences (8%)
    Communication & Journalism (7%)
    Biological & Biomedical Sciences (6%)
    Health Professions (6%)
    Education (3%)
    Psychology (3%)
    Physical Sciences (3%)
    Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies (3%)
    Agriculture (3%)
    Mathematics & Statistics (2%)
    Interdisciplinary Studies (2%)
    Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement (2%)
    Visual & Performing Arts (2%)
    Natural Resources & Conservation (1%)
    History (1%)
    Foreign Languages (1%)
    Family, Consumer & Human Sciences (1%)
    English Language & Literature (1%)
    Architecture (1%)
    Liberal Arts & Sciences
    Legal Professions
    Philosophy & Religious Studies
    Science Technologies
    Ethnic, Cultural & Gender Studies
    Athlete graduation rate
    Financial
    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.

    $25,346

    Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

    Net price for students paying in-state tuition rate (public institutions).

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    Sticker Price

    Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

     
    In-state
    Out-of-state
    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$18,436 $32,382
    Books & Supplies$1,840 $1,840
    Cost of Living$11,280 $11,280
    Personal Expenses$4,788 $4,788
     
    Sticker Price$36,344 $50,240

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    64% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

     
    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship34%$10,060
    Federal Grants13%$4,713
    Pell Grants13%$4,340
    Other Federal4%$1,337
    State & Local Grants11%$3,713
    Institutional Grants31%$7,736
     
    Student Loans47%$10,503
    Federal Loans46%$5,415
    Other Loans12%$21,394

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

     
    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Endowment
    Financial Assets $2.62 Billion $55,510

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.

    Debt

    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $26,120.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

     
    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $19,500 $278

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 5.1%

    Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 35,253 students.

    Salary

    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $50,100

    Earnings of former students working by percentile.

    Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.

    Payback

    How long until this college investment pays off: 5.5 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 67% of students graduate on time.

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    Campus Safety
     
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 34 27
    Fondling 15 7
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery 3 1
    Aggravated Assault 12 3
    Burglary 45 25
    Motor Vehicle Theft 2 -
    Arson 7 5

    In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

    The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

    Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

    Carnegie Classifications
    Category
    Classification
    Basic ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity
    Undergrad InstructionProfessions plus arts & sciences, high graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionResearch Doctoral: Comprehensive programs, no medical/veterinary school
    Enrollment ProfileHigh undergraduate
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, large, primarily residential

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