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Penn State Beaver

Monaca, PA 4-Year Public
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About Penn State Beaver

Penn State Beaver Overview

Penn State Beaver is a public, state school in the small town setting of Monaca, Pennsylvania. Penn State Beaver was founded in 1964 and enrolls 555 undergrads and no graduate students. Penn State Beaver offers housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should receive admissions decisions by October 1.

Student Involvement at Penn State Beaver

Are you interested in music or performing?

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Penn State Beaver students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Planning to play sports? Penn State Beaver has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Penn State Beaver on the Student Life page.

2022 Penn State Beaver Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 93%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 23%
In-State Tuition $13,552
Out-of-State $22,414
Percent of Need Met 62.7%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $11,409

Is Penn State Beaver a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can all provide a sense of how competitive a university is.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a better view of what Penn State Beaver offers and if the college could be a good fit for you.

Penn State Beaver Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Penn State Beaver. The acceptance rate at Penn State Beaver is 93%. Out of 1,432 applications received in 2022, 1,331 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Penn State Beaver

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 76% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Penn State Beaverare still enrolled the next year. Penn State Beaver's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 55%. 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 for Penn State Beaver Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Penn State Beaver by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Penn State Beaver directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Penn State Beaver

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Penn State Beaver meets 62.7% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $11,409 a year.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $36,150 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served 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.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Penn State Beaver.

Based on this information, does Penn State Beaver seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Penn State Beaver a good school for you?

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Where is Penn State Beaver?

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

Not available

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Penn State Beaver ACT Scores


ACT Range

21 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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23 and Above


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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 21 and 23 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 21 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Penn State Beaver SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

540 - 610


Reading SAT Range

530 - 650

Penn State Beaver Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Penn State Beaver is like? There are approximately 555 students enrolled at Penn State Beaver. 89% percent of students attend school full-time, 77% percent are from PA and 23% percent of students are from other states.


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