Pennsylvania State University-University Park Rankings

By | April 18, 2020

Located in University Park, PA , Pennsylvania State University-University Park is one of the best universities in the state of Pennsylvania. On this page, you will find in-depth rankings for Pennsylvania State University-University Park in the following areas: graduation rates, teaching  resources, financing opportunities, and alumni donations. Latest acceptance rate is also given to show how competitive is Pennsylvania State University-University Park.

  • According to AbbreviationFinder, Pennsylvania State University-University Park is often abbreviated as PSU.

201 Old Main University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 865-5471
Web site:

Rankings: Pennsylvania State University–University Park

  • It has the world’s largest dues-paying alumni association.
  • Penn State became the state’s only land-grant university in 1863.
  • Penn State ranks No. 57 overall among national universities in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 “Best Colleges” rankings.
Rankings, Ratings, and Admissions Statistics
Overall Ranking: 47
Score: 57
Peer college rating (out of 5) 3.8
Graduation and retention ranking: 36
Average freshman retention rate: 93.2%
6-year graduation rate: 85.0%
Predicted graduation rate: 67%
Overperformance(+)/Underperformance(-): 18
Faculty resources ranking: 153
Classes with under 20 students (2020): 32.0%
Classes with 50 or more students (2020): 17.6%
Student faculty ratio (2020): 17:1
Percent of faculty who are full-time (2020) 95.3%
Student selectivity ranking: 84
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile (2020) 1100-1300
2020 Freshmen in top 10 percent of high school class: 43%
Freshmen in top 25 percent of high school class (2020): 81%
Fall 2020 Acceptance rate: 51.2%
Financial resources rank: 67
Alumni giving rank: 50
Average alumni giving rate (2020): 19.7%

Pennsylvania State University-University Park History

Essential Facts: Pennsylvania State University–University Park

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General Information  
Percent of undergraduate students who live in college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing: 37%
Percent of undergraduates who are members of a fraternity: 13%
Percent of student body who are members of a sorority: 11%
Average percentage of students on campus during weekends: 90%
Are all students permitted to have cars on campus? No
Percent of students who have cars on campus: 23%
Is alcohol permitted on campus for students of legal age? Yes
Additional policies and regulations: class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited, other
Collegiate athletic association: NCAA I
Men’s scholarship sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, fencing, football, golf, gymnastics, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), volleyball, wrestling
Women’s scholarship sports: basketball, cross country, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), volleyball
Student activities: campus ministries, choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, international student organization, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, model UN, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook