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About Penn State Beaver

Penn State Beaver is a public, state school in an small town setting in Monaca, Pennsylvania. Penn State Beaver was founded in 1964 and now enrolls around 568 students a year, including 568 undergrads.

For each full-time professor, there are about 12.1 undergraduates enrolled at Penn State Beaver.

2021 Penn State Beaver Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 68%
Mean ACT score 22
In-State Tuition $13,552
Out-of-State $22,414

2022 Penn State Beaver Regular Decision Application Deadline

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

Penn State Beaver Early Admission

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

Mark Your Calendar!

The deadline to apply early to Penn State Beaver is on November 1, 2021, which is coming up soon!

2021 Acceptance Rate for Penn State Beaver

It is moderately difficult to get into Penn State Beaver. Penn State Beaver admitted 68% of all applicants in 2021. In 2021, 1,100 out of 1,618 total applicants were accepted. ### Penn State Beaver Waitlist 2021

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

How Do I Get Into Penn State Beaver?

Penn State Beaver is considered moderately 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 Beaver, applicants must submit the following items.

Penn State Beaver Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Test Scores for Penn State BeaverThe mean ACT score for Penn State Beaver students is 22.

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

Penn State Beaver Waitlist

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

Is Penn State Beaver Test Optional?

Penn State Beaver is not test optional. 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, 53% submitted the SAT. 14% submitted the ACT.

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Dorms at Penn State Beaver

Yes! Penn State Beaver provides on-campus housing for up to 0 students.

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

Financial Aid at Penn State Beaver

Penn State Beaver meets 65.1% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Penn State Beaver full-time are awarded $11,902 a year in financial aid, on average.

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

Some financial aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can.. 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 Beaver a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Penn State Beaver

About 82% of students who start at Penn State Beaver come back for their second year of college. Out of the 216 students who started at Penn State Beaver as first-time freshman, 79 graduate within four years.

Penn State Beaver's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 53%. 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 Debt for Penn State Beaver Grads

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $33,767 in student loans per borrower. 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 Beaver sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Penn State Beaver a good school for you?

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Where is Penn State Beaver Located?

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

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College Info

100 University Drive Monaca, PA 15061

Campus Setting: Small Town

Penn State Beaver Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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Penn State Beaver ACT Scores


ACT Range

19 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Penn State Beaver is 22. Students with an ACT score of 23 and above have a good chance of getting into Penn State Beaver. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 23 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Penn State Beaver SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

500 - 600


Reading SAT Range

510 - 610

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Penn State Beaver Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Penn State Beaver is like? There are approximately 568 students enrolled at Penn State Beaver. 89% percent of students attend school full-time, 78% percent are from PA and 22% percent of students are from other states.


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