Penn State Abington Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Sutherland Building at Penn State Abington
Sutherland Building at Penn State Abington. AI R / Flickr

Penn State Abington Admissions Overview:

Penn State in Abington is a largely accessible campus for those interested in attending; in 2016, the acceptance rate was 82%. Applicants will need to submit an application form, along with official high school transcripts and scores from either the SAT or the ACT--both tests are accepted, without preference of one over the other. For further instructions and requirements, prospective students should visit the school's website, and consider making an appointment to take a tour of the campus and meet with an admissions counselor.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Penn State Abington Acceptance Rate: 82%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Penn State Abington Description:

One of the 24 campuses that makes up Penn State, the Abington campus is located in Abington, Pennsylvania, about 15 miles north of Center City, Philadelphia. Abington is a commuter campus, and the majority of students come from nearby counties, although 17 states and 27 countries are represented in the student body. Abington serves primarily undergraduates who can choose from 16 baccalaureate degrees; business and social psychology are the most popular majors. Academics are supported by a 21 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Students stay involved outside of the classroom through clubs and organizations such as The Abington Review, Art Club, Engineering Club, and Theatre Club. On the athletic front, the Nittany Lions compete in the NCAA Division III North Eastern Athletic Conference. The school fields six men's and seven women's intercollegiate teams. Students can also participate in intramural volleyball, basketball and badminton.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 3,951 (3,950 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 47% Male / 53% Female
  • 80% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $14,172 (in-state); $21,742 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,840 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,230
  • Other Expenses: $4,788
  • Total Cost: $32,030 (in-state); $39,600 (out-of-state)

Penn State Abington Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 83%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 70%
    • Loans: 60%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,126
    • Loans: $6,128

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business, Criminal Justice, Nursing, Psychological & Social Sciences

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 78%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 21%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 47%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, Baseball, Cross Country, Golf
  • Women's Sports: Volleyball, Softball, Lacrosse, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Tennis

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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