B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A+
Penn State Abington is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
North Eastern Athletic Conference
Address
1600 Woodland Road
Abington, PA 19001
Branch of
Penn State
From Penn State Abington

Penn State Abington, formerly the Ogontz campus, offers baccalaureate degrees in 18 majors at its suburban location just north of Philadelphia. Nearly half of our 4,000 students complete all four years at Abington, with opportunities in undergraduate research, the Schreyer honors program, NCAA Division III athletics, and more. Students can also start the first two years of more than 160 Penn State majors at Abington and complete their degree at University Park or another campus. Lions Gate, our first-ever residence hall, will open this August.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
79%
SAT Range
820-1080
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Penn State Abington

Cost

Net Price
$10,920/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,256/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,068/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,933/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,592/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,953/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.45 responses
48%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.48 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.48 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,117Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
50%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • Hardworking
    43%
  • Determined
    30%
  • Driven
    20%
  • Untrained
    7%

After Penn State Abington

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
77%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.31 responses
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Penn State Abington Reviews

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The best way to describe PSU Abington is "alright." Professors and staff are generally really nice/approachable. Food is cheap and decent. Classes are easy, the campus is close enough to Philly. Very socially and academically underwhelming; very little diversity. It is IMPOSSIBLE to get all the classes you want/need for your degree, so the benefit of unlimited credit overload for your tuition price is useless. Basically all classes overlap. A lot of people, especially in the sciences, end up doing extra years or taking summer classes.
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The area it is in is quiet. It's a smaller community that isn't that diverse, but that doesn't hinder your studies. You want to stay focus as much as possible, and since there isn't much to do around there, you don't have extra distractions. There are things you can find to do to pass the time, but usually I went back into the city to find the most success with that. Other than that, you still have a school community that is willing to help you succeed in everything that you do and are willing to help you when needed.
Since the Abington branch campus is a commuter college there are no dorms on campus. However, there are apartment complexes associated with the school. It is nice being able to have an apartment instead of living in a small dorm. Also the building I live in lets us do laundry for free which is amazing. We don't have to spend money on laundry which helps our wallets. Another plus side to living in an apartment is having my own room and sink. The only area my roommates and I share are the living room, bathroom, and kitchen area. Even though it's an apartment building the building is specifically for Penn State college students so it's not like I'm missing the "dorm experience".