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About Penn State Lehigh Valley

Penn State Lehigh Valley is a public, state school in a rural setting in Center Valley, Pennsylvania. Penn State Lehigh Valley was founded in 1912 and now enrolls around 974 students a year, including 959 undergrads.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Penn State Lehigh Valley! Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Penn State Lehigh Valley's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Penn State Lehigh Valley students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

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

Learn more about life at Penn State Lehigh Valley on the Student Life page.Regular decision applicants for Fall 2022 should receive admissions decisions by October 1.

2021 Penn State Lehigh Valley Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 82%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 90%
In-State Tuition $14,338
Out-of-State $23,610
Percent of Need Met 53.6%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $10,271

Is Penn State Lehigh Valley a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Let's take a look at to get a better sense of what Penn State Lehigh Valley offers and if it could be a good choice for you.

Penn State Lehigh Valley Acceptance Rate 2021

It is moderately difficult to get into Penn State Lehigh Valley. The acceptance rate at Penn State Lehigh Valley is 82%. Last year, 1,540 students applied to Penn State Lehigh Valley and 1,260 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Penn State Lehigh Valley

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

About 87% of students who start at Penn State Lehigh Valley return for their second year of college. Penn State Lehigh Valley's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 56%. 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 Outlook Penn State Lehigh Valley Graduates

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Penn State Lehigh Valley

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 Lehigh Valley meets 53.6% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $10,271 a year.

Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $29,444 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

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

Some financial aid is awarded 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 Lehigh Valley. Based on this information, how does Penn State Lehigh Valley sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Penn State Lehigh Valley a good school for you?

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Where is Penn State Lehigh Valley?

Penn State Lehigh Valley is located in the rural setting of Center Valley, Pennsylvania.

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College Info

2809 Saucon Valley Road Center Valley, PA 18034

Campus Setting: Rural

Penn State Lehigh Valley Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

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Penn State Lehigh Valley ACT Scores


ACT Range

24 - 29

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Penn State Lehigh Valley is 23. Students with an ACT score of 29 and above have a good chance of getting into Penn State Lehigh Valley. Students with an ACT score that falls between 24 and 29 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 24 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Penn State Lehigh Valley SAT Scores


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Math SAT Range

510 - 620


Reading SAT Range

510 - 620

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Penn State Lehigh Valley Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at Penn State Lehigh Valley is like? There are approximately 974 students enrolled at Penn State Lehigh Valley, including 959 undergraduate students and 15 graduate students. 86% percent of students attend school full-time, 94% percent are from PA and 6% percent of students are from other states.


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