Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association)


Doctoral/Research Universities--Extensive: These institutions typically offer a wide range of baccalaureate programs, and they are committed to graduate education through the doctorate. They award 50 or more doctoral degrees per year across at least 15 disciplines.

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education
Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education
ROTC: Army
ROTC: Navy
ROTC: Air Force
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Teacher certification: Approved by the state for initial certifcation or licensure of teachers

201 Old Main, University Park, PA, 16802

(814) 865-4700

Public, 4-year or above 

First Professional

Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children

Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits

Academic Year Prices - 2014 (full-time, first-time undergraduate students)

Tuition & Fees 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
In District $17,502 $16,992 $16,444
In State $17,502 $16,992 $16,444
Out of State $30,452 $29,566 $28,746
Books and Supplies $1,760 $1,568 $1,568
On Campus      
Room and Board $10,548 $10,116 $9,702
Other Expenses $4,788 $4,788 $4,140
Off Campus      
Room and Board $10,548 $10,116 $9,702
Other Expenses $4,788 $4,788 $4,140
Off Campus With Family      
Other Expenses - $4,104 $4,104

Major NCAA Programs

Sport Conference
Baseball Big Ten Conference
Basketball Big Ten Conference
Football Big Ten Conference
Cross Country/Track Big Ten Conference

Financial Aid 2011-2012

Type of Aid Percent Receiving Aid Average Amount Received
Federal Grants
15.0 % $4,385
State/Local Grant
14.0 % $3,533
Institutional Grants
32.0 % $6,301
Loans 49.0 % $8,767
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The above information was obtained via the publicly-available Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), operated by the U.S. Department of Education, which compiles self-reported information provided by colleges and universities, for the purpose of making such information openly available to students and parents.


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