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Penn State Brandywine

Media, PA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate95%
Acceptance Rate95%

About Penn State Brandywine

Penn State Brandywine Overview

Penn State Brandywine is a public, state school in the small town setting of Media, Pennsylvania. Penn State Brandywine was founded in 1966 and enrolls 1,227 undergrads and no graduate students. Penn State Brandywine provides housing for students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should hear from Penn State Brandywine by October 1.

Student Activities at Penn State Brandywine

Are you interested in music or performing?

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Penn State Brandywine students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

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

2022 Penn State Brandywine Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 95%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 31%
In-State Tuition $14,338
Out-of-State $23,610
Percent of Need Met 58.3%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $10,438

Is Penn State Brandywine a Good School?


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

Let's take a look at these factors to get a clearer view of what Penn State Brandywine offers and if it seems like a good choice for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Penn State Brandywine

Penn State Brandywine is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at Penn State Brandywine is 95%. Last year, 2,457 students applied to Penn State Brandywine and 2,345 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Penn State Brandywine

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

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Penn State Brandywine, around 77% are still enrolled their sophomore year. Around 52% of students who started at Penn State Brandywine 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 for Penn State Brandywine Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

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

Tuition and Financial Aid at Penn State Brandywine

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 Brandywine meets 58.3% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $10,438 a year.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $34,851 in student loans per borrower. 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 aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out 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 Brandywine.

Based on this information, does Penn State Brandywine seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Penn State Brandywine a good school for you?

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Where is Penn State Brandywine Located?

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

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College Info

25 Yearsley Mill Road Media, PA 19063

Campus Setting: Small Town

Penn State Brandywine Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Penn State Brandywine is Continuous processing.

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

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

Penn State Brandywine ACT Scores

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ACT Range

23 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above

Good

23 to 26

Avg

23 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Penn State Brandywine is 24. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into Penn State Brandywine. Students with an ACT score that falls between 23 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 23 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Penn State Brandywine SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

Not available

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Math SAT Range

520 - 620

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Reading SAT Range

520 - 630

Penn State Brandywine Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$30,336

In State

$39,608

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$14,338
$23,610
Fees
$500
$500
Housing
$13,658
$13,658
Books
$1,840
$1,840

Student Life

Wondering what life at Penn State Brandywine is like? There are approximately 1,227 students enrolled at Penn State Brandywine. 92% percent of students attend school full-time, 87% percent are from PA and 13% percent of students are from other states.

92%

Full Time

8%

Part Time

87%

In State

13%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,227

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

95%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$14,838

Out-of-State

$24,110

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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