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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A-
Penn State Abington is a public college located in Abington Township, Pennsylvania in the Philadelphia Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,312 undergraduate students. The Penn State Abington acceptance rate is 85%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Social Psychology. Graduating 50% of students, Penn State Abington alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $40,100.
About Penn State Abington...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
North Eastern Athletic Conference
Address
1600 Woodland Road
Abington, PA 19001
Branch of
Penn State

Penn State Abington Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
85%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
970-1200
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$14,551/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,884/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
79%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.45 responses
47%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.55 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.55 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,312Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
576
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • Hardworking
    43%
  • Determined
    30%
  • Driven
    16%
  • Untrained
    5%
  • Diverse
    3%
  • Stressed
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
59%
of students say they don't have Greek life.66 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.69 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    57%
  • Nice atmosphere
    22%
  • " We are Penn State."
    19%
  • Underrated
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
50%
National
49%
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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Hello! I will be a Freshman at Penn State Abington this year. This campus is beautiful and the people working there are all extremely nice and helpful. They have plenty of diversity as people from all over the world are attending this school with their program for international students. The housing is very nice, as you have a full kitchen, living room, wifi, heating, and other amenities at your disposal. However, you must by your own groceries and cook for yourself because they do not offer meal plans at this campus. This would be my only complaint. Hope I helped!
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Penn State Abington is a great college for students that want to save money. It is an alternative of Penn State Main Campus, whether you spend all 4 years or do 2 years and transfer, it's up to you! I feel safe and relaxed on campus. BUT with 3 years of experience they do need to hire better Professors in the IT department.
I spent part of my first semester here and I wish I could take it back and just have started somewhere else. If you live at Lionsgate and have friends going in you'll probably have a good time, otherwise you probably won't. It's racially diverse, sure, but most people either travel in cliques or look like they're rushing to get out. If you have to stay over lunch there really aren't many edible options on campus, but you can drive and find some over in Jenkintown. The teachers I had were really nice and personable, but that was overshadowed by academics that were just too simple. The parking lots are awful. And what the hell is up with that awful smelling elevator in the Woodland building? It smells like sticking your face in a gym locker. Anyway, unless you and your best friend just put a deposit down on a Lionsgate apartment or you're perfectly fine with all of the above, just go to Bucks or MontCo, at least you'll save your money.