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About Penn State Abington

Penn State Abington is a public, state school in an small town setting in Abington, Pennsylvania. Penn State Abington was founded in 1950 and now enrolls around 3,437 students a year, including 3,436 undergrads.

Penn State Abington offers housing for up to 800 students. The majority of students live on-campus and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.About 0% of students stay on-campus during the weekends..

Penn State Abington employs one full-time professor for every 10.1 undergrads enrolled.

2021 Penn State Abington Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 77%
Early Action Acceptance Rate 82%
Mean ACT score 24
In-State Tuition $14,396
Out-of-State $23,870

2022 Penn State Abington Regular Decision Application Deadline

All regular decision applicants should hear back from Penn State Abington by October 1.

Early Admission at Penn State Abington

Penn State Abington does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

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The deadline to apply early to Penn State Abington is on November 1, 2021, which is coming up soon!
Penn State Abington admits 82% of students that apply early action.

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Penn State Abington Acceptance Rate

It is very difficult to get into Penn State Abington. In 2021, Penn State Abington accepted 77% of applicants. Last year, 6,663 students applied to Penn State Abington and 5,112 were admitted.

Penn State Abington Waitlist

Penn State Abington reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into Penn State Abington?

Penn State Abington is considered very difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Penn State Abington, applicants must submit the following items.

Penn State Abington Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Other Requirements Self-Reported Academic Record
Transcript of High School Record

Penn State Abington Average GPA and Test Scores

The mean ACT score for Penn State Abington students is 24.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Penn State Abington.

Is Penn State Abington Test Optional?

Penn State Abington does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 89% submitted the SAT. 5% submitted the ACT.

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Does Penn State Abington Have Student Housing?

Yes! Penn State Abington provides on-campus housing for up to 800 students.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Penn State Abington.

Financial Aid at Penn State Abington

Penn State Abington meets 57% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Penn State Abington full-time are awarded $10,487 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is Penn State Abington a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Penn State Abington

About 79% of students who start at Penn State Abington come back the next year. Out of the 882 students who started at Penn State Abington as first-time freshman, 318 graduate within four years.

Around 60% of students who started at Penn State Abington earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $32,957 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Penn State Abington sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Penn State Abington a good school for you?

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Where is Penn State Abington Located?

Penn State Abington is located in the small town setting of Abington, Pennsylvania.

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College Info

1600 Woodland Road Abington, PA 19001

Campus Setting: Small Town

Penn State Abington Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Penn State Abington is Continuous processing.

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Penn State Abington ACT Scores


ACT Range

20 - 26

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Penn State Abington is 24. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into Penn State Abington. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Penn State Abington SAT Scores


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Math SAT Range

490 - 610


Reading SAT Range

480 - 590

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Penn State Abington Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at Penn State Abington is like? There are approximately 3,437 students enrolled at Penn State Abington, including 3,436 undergraduate students and 1 graduate students. 89% percent of students attend school full-time, 86% percent are from PA and 14% percent of students are from other states.


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