Penn State (PSU)

Women's WCLA
10 / 10
40,363 Undergrads / 46,810 Students
8 / 10
$24,724 Net Price
3 / 10
76% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    WCLA Div. 1

  • College Type

    4-year, Public

  • Campus Type

    City: Small

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
14 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
53% / 72%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
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
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
Jasmine Kim Woodson Fairfax, VA Def, Mid
Meaghan Birnie Blair Academy Chantilly, VA Att
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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
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Overall Experience
Student Life
Professor Rating
Test Scores
Critical Reading
530 - 630
530 - 670
1180 - 1370
22 - 30
23 - 29
23 - 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

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SAT Reading

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

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Applicants 95,970 46,305 49,465
% Admitted 76% 77% 75%
% Admits That Enroll 22% 24% 20%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.59
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    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Engineering (17%)
    Business (15%)
    Computer & Information Sciences (9%)
    Social Sciences (8%)
    Communication & Journalism (7%)
    Biological & Biomedical Sciences (6%)
    Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General (5%)
    Information Science/Studies (5%)
    Economics, General (4%)
    Finance, General (4%)
    Physical Sciences (3%)
    Psychology, General (3%)
    Accounting (3%)
    Psychology (3%)
    Mechanical Engineering (3%)
    Parks, Recreation & Fitness Stu. (2%)
    Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other (2%)
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    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


    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.

    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$18,450 $32,382
    Books & Supplies$1,840 $1,840
    Cost of Living$11,884 $11,884
    Personal Expenses$4,788 $4,788
    Sticker Price$36,962 $50,240

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    73% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship50%$8,678
    Federal Grants23%$5,062
    Pell Grants22%$4,625
    Other Federal8%$1,422
    State & Local Grants21%$3,343
    Institutional Grants43%$5,855
    Student Loans52%$9,985
    Federal Loans51%$5,341
    Other Loans14%$18,593

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Financial Assets $2.89 Billion $61,775

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


    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: 5.0%

    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.


    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.


    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, 53% 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 40 39
    Fondling 21 18
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery 3 2
    Aggravated Assault 10 6
    Burglary 42 30
    Motor Vehicle Theft 2 2
    Arson 5 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
    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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