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Penn State Greater Allegheny

McKeesport, PA 4-Year Public
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About Penn State Greater Allegheny

Penn State Greater Allegheny Overview

Penn State Greater Allegheny is a public, state school in a small town setting in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. Penn State Greater Allegheny was founded in 1947 and enrolls around 396 students a year, including 396 undergraduate students. Penn State Greater Allegheny offers 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 Greater Allegheny by October 1.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Penn State Greater Allegheny!

Are you interested in music or performing?

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Penn State Greater Allegheny 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 Greater Allegheny has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Penn State Greater Allegheny on the Student Life page.

2022 Penn State Greater Allegheny Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 91%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 22%
In-State Tuition $13,552
Out-of-State $22,414
Percent of Need Met 62.1%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $12,416

Is Penn State Greater Allegheny a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can provide a sense of how competitive a college is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer idea of what Penn State Greater Allegheny offers and if the college might be a good choice for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Penn State Greater Allegheny

Penn State Greater Allegheny is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at Penn State Greater Allegheny is 91%. Out of 678 applications received in 2022, 616 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Penn State Greater Allegheny

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

Approximately 68% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Penn State Greater Alleghenyreturn for the next year. 48% of Penn State Greater Allegheny undergrads graduate within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Penn State Greater Allegheny 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 Greater Allegheny directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Penn State Greater Allegheny

Tuition 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 Greater Allegheny meets 62.1% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $12,416 a year.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $39,020 in student loans for each student with 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 aid is available on a first-come, first-served 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.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Penn State Greater Allegheny.

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

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Where is Penn State Greater Allegheny Located?

Penn State Greater Allegheny is located in the small town setting of McKeesport, Pennsylvania.

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College Info

4000 University Drive McKeesport, PA 15132

Campus Setting: Small Town

Penn State Greater Allegheny Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

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Penn State Greater Allegheny ACT Scores


ACT Range

22 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

25 and Above


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Penn State Greater Allegheny is 20. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into Penn State Greater Allegheny. Students with an ACT score that falls between 22 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 22 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Penn State Greater Allegheny SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

540 - 620


Reading SAT Range

530 - 650

Penn State Greater Allegheny Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Penn State Greater Allegheny is like? There are approximately 396 students enrolled at Penn State Greater Allegheny. 93% percent of students attend school full-time, 79% percent are from PA and 21% percent of students are from other states.


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