Penn State Brandywine Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Penn State Brandywine Commencement
Penn State Brandywine Commencement. Jim, the Photographer / Flickr

Penn State Brandywine Admissions Overview:

In 2016, Penn State Brandywine had an acceptance rate of 83%, which makes the school generally accessible to those who apply. Along with a completed application and high school transcripts, prospective students will need to submit scores from the ACT or SAT. If your scores are within or above the ranges listed below, you are on track for admission to Penn State in Brandywine. Contact a member of the admissions office if you have any questions.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Penn State Brandywine Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Penn State Brandywine Description:

One of the 24 campuses that makes up Penn State, the Brandywine campus is located in Media, Pennsylvania, about 20 miles west of Philadelphia. The college is a commuter campus, but students who don't drive have easy access to public transportation. The majority of students come from Delaware, Chester, and Montgomery Counties as well as Philadelphia. Brandywine serves undergraduates only, and students can choose from 12 baccalaureate degrees and two associate degrees. Business, Communications, and Human Development/Family Studies are the most popular programs. Academics are supported by a 16 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 24. Students stay involved outside of the classroom through clubs and organizations such as The Lion's Eye (the student newspaper), Penn in Hand (the literary magazine), Engineering Club, and Dance Team. On the athletic front, the Lions compete in the Penn State University Athletic Conference. The college fields six men's and six women's intercollegiate sports. Students can also participate in club sports and intramurals, or take advantage of the school's Fitness Center.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,379 (all undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 58% Male / 42% Female
  • 86% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $14,134 (in-state); $21,568 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,840 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,230
  • Other Expenses: $4,788
  • Total Cost: $31,992 (in-state); $39,426 (out-of-state)

Penn State Brandywine Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 87%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 72%
    • Loans: 65%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,461
    • Loans: $5,719

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration; Human Development and Family Studies; Information Sciences and Technology; Letters, Arts and Sciences

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 79%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 18%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 44%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

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

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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