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Located in University Park, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania State University - World Campus is a public institution. The rural area surrounding the school is great for students who prefer living in a country setting.

159 Undergraduate Degrees
42 Graduate Degrees
67% Acceptance Rate

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Pennsylvania State University - World Campus Rankings

According to our 2021 analysis, Penn State World Campus is ranked #90 out of 1,284 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #9 out of 62 schools in Pennsylvania.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Penn State World Campus has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
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Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Penn State World Campus.

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Where Is Pennsylvania State University - World Campus?

Location of Pennsylvania State University - World Campus

Contact details for Penn State World Campus are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 128 Outreach Building, University Park, PA 16802-1503
Phone: 814-865-5403
Website: worldcampus.psu.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/psuworldcampus
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PSUWorldcampus

How Do I Get Into Penn State World Campus?

You can apply to Penn State World Campus online at: admissions.psu.edu/apply/

Admission Requirements for Penn State World Campus

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Penn State World Campus?

67% Acceptance Rate
50% Of Accepted Are Women
22% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Penn State World Campus is 67%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 50% of accepted students are men and 50% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 66%, and the acceptance rate for women is 68%.

Average Test Scores

About 22% of students accepted to Penn State World Campus submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 620. Math scores were between 490 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Pennsylvania State University - World Campus  ( 490 to 620 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Pennsylvania State University - World Campus  ( 490 to 590 )
200
800
Penn State World Campus received ACT scores from 4% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 27. Math scores were between 18 and 26. Composite scores were between 20 and 27.

ACT English Scores for Pennsylvania State University - World Campus  ( 19 to 27 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Pennsylvania State University - World Campus  ( 18 to 26 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Pennsylvania State University - World Campus  ( 20 to 27 )
1
36

Can I Afford Pennsylvania State University - World Campus?

59% Take Out Loans
4.9% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Penn State World Campus, approximately 59% of students took out student loans averaging $8,197 a year. That adds up to $32,788 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Penn State World Campus is 4.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Online Learning at Pennsylvania State University - World Campus

14,458 Took All Classes Online
14,458 Took At Least One Class Online
7.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 67 bachelor’s degree and 52 master’s degree programs available online at Penn State World Campus. In 2017-2018, 14,458 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Penn State World Campus has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 7th most popular in Pennsylvania for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Penn State World Campus

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Pennsylvania State University - World Campus was 7.6%. This is the #52 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Penn State World Campus regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Penn State World Campus majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 23%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Penn State World Campus ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Other Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants #1
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants #4
Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing #12
Nursing Administration #18
Registered Nursing #28
Nursing #35

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Pennsylvania State University - World Campus Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 0 131 4 0 0 135
Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 17 0 0 26 10 53
Other Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants 11 0 0 0 0 11
Nursing Administration 0 0 2 0 0 2
TOTAL 28 131 6 26 10 201

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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