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Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA

According to its mission statement, Pennsylvania State University's "discovery-oriented, collaborative, and interdisciplinary research and scholarship promote human and economic development, global understanding, and advancement in professional practice through the expansion of knowledge and its applications in the natural and applied sciences, social and behavioral sciences, engineering, technology, arts and humanities, and myriad professions." [Source]

Website: http://www.psu.edu/

D

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73,476
Undergraduate
Enrollment
55%
4-Year
Graduation Rate
$18,898
In-State Tuition & Fees
(annually)
$36,476
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees
(annually)

15:1
Student to Faculty Ratio
4.0%
Student Loan Default Rate
General Education Requirements

Composition

YES

Literature

NO

Foreign Language

NO

U.S. Government/History

NO

Economics

NO

Mathematics

YES

Science

NO


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Curriculum last evaluated: 9/18/2022

2021-22 enrollment and tuition data, and four-year graduation rates for first-time, full-time freshmen who enrolled in Fall 2012, are derived from the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator.