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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B+
Penn State Greater Allegheny is a public college located in McKeesport, Pennsylvania in the Pittsburgh Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 493 undergraduate students. The Penn State Greater Allegheny acceptance rate is 86%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Communications. Graduating 39% of students, Penn State Greater Allegheny alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,600.
About Penn State Greater Allegheny...
Athletic Division
USCAA
Athletic Conference
Address
4000 University Drive
McKeesport, PA 15132
Branch of
Penn State
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
86%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
850-1120
ACT Range
18-25
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$15,227/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,691/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,404/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,368/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,391/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,665/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.9 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.10 responses
90%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.10 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
493Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
55%
Varsity Athletes
21%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Ambitious
    50%
  • Loafers
    25%
  • Determined
    13%
  • Loud
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
76%
of students say they don't have Greek life.17 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.25 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 5 responses
Report
  • Great
    60%
  • Passionate
    20%
  • Terrible
    20%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
39%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
60%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.5 responses
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Penn State Greater Allegheny Reviews

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I really enjoyed my experience with Penn State GA. It was a great, Goldilocks type campus that wasn't too small, or too big; but just right. It really made my college experience memorable to have such amazing professors that treated you like an individual. Even though it was memorable, it wasn't always in a good way. My Penn State GA advisor for my major gave me the wrong plan and I ended up having to go back an extra semester for one French III course that I didn't know I had to take. Penn State paid for me to go back, but because I was no longer considered a full-time student, my loans came due as soon as I received my degree. Not always the best choice, but definitely a good choice if you are staying near the Pittsburgh area and want a medium sized campus.
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I love Penn State Greater Allegheny, everyone here are helpful and always joyful and loving! The education here is amazing, also the students are very helpful as well. They have a lot of sources so that if i need anything there always a place to help.
Penn State Greater Allegheny is the perfect school to start out with if you are thinking about going to college. We are a smaller campus with about 500 students and are very diverse. We have been listed as the 8th safest campus in Pennsylvania. The class sizes range from about 5 students to the size of what a normal high school class would be. Penn State offers many scholarships for new students and provides the best entertainment for students during their lunch hour and finals week. We also offer ACE which is where you can receive free help with tutors on campus and provide ways for students to be provided with books at a discounted price to no price at all.