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  1. Professors
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    NG
  4. Safety
    NG
  5. Student Life
    NG
  6. Location
    NG
Penn State Online is a public, online college. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,564 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Penn State Online acceptance rate is 54%. Popular majors include Business, Nursing, and Information Science. Graduating 29% of students, Penn State Online alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $40,100.
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Penn State World Campus 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
54%
SAT Range
990-1260
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$21,678/ 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
$6,294/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
72%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
70%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.10 responses
78%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.18 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.18 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,564Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
5,782
Undergrads Over 25
57%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 11 responses
  • Diverse
    82%
  • Outgoing
    9%
  • Stressed
    9%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
29%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.8 responses

Penn State World Campus Reviews

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I started at the Penn State University Campus but eventually transferred to the PSU World Campus. PSU World Campus is fully online and I had a great experience with it there. I was there for over 2 year to finish my degree and I did not have any technical issues the whole time I was there. They had recorded videos, lectures, and teaching modules that were easily accessible. All of your grades, schedule, teachers, and more were on one page which made is very user-friendly. Online learning will be more and more important in the future, especially in the time of the novel Coronavirus. Kids and college students will have to stay home and learn more from home. I also became so interested in online learning that I kept taking classes through Udemy and actually landed a part-time job working in a Teacher's Assistant role for one of the highest-acclaimed teachers there. I can easily say that online learning is the next big thing!
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This was my first time back to school since 2011 when I decided to "take a semester off." I am now 28 years old, a full-time mom, bartender, and now student and Penn State World Campus was the best decison I have ever made. I genuinely enjoy my college experience and they are so accommodating and understanding of people with busy schedules. I definitely made the right choice and am looking forward to entering into my new and second semester back!
I chose all that applied for on campus as to not leave a bad review, but I attend all classes through online courses and highly recommend!
I am 100% the kind of person that thrives with an online education environment, so this was exactly the right kind of program for me, personally. It allowed me to organize my school work with my job and I was fortunate to be able to do so. The flexibility was important to me, as well as the learning format. I do well self-learning and organizing my time, so I would definitely recommend this program to anyone who is similar. I wanted to finish my BA in two years (after transferring) so I took a full-time course load, mostly 5 classes per semester. I only recommend taking that many courses at a time if you are truly able to find that work/life/school balance and are motivated to succeed. If that is the case, this is the program for you!
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