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Penn State Lehigh Valley

Center Valley, PA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate93%
Acceptance Rate93%

About Penn State Lehigh Valley

Penn State Lehigh Valley Overview

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 enrolls 872 undergrads and no graduate students. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by October 1.

Student Activities 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.

Are you interested in journalism and 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.

2022 Penn State Lehigh Valley 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 32%
In-State Tuition $14,338
Out-of-State $23,610
Percent of Need Met 54.4%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $11,076

Is Penn State Lehigh Valley a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" varies. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can give you a sense of how competitive a school is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a clearer view of what Penn State Lehigh Valley offers and if it might be the right college for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Penn State Lehigh Valley

Penn State Lehigh Valley is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at Penn State Lehigh Valley is 93%. Out of 1,695 applications received in 2022, 1,584 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Penn State Lehigh Valley

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

Approximately 85% of students who start at Penn State Lehigh Valley come back the next year. Around 64% of students who started at Penn State Lehigh Valley 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 Lehigh Valley Grads

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

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

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 54.4% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Penn State Lehigh Valley full-time are awarded $11,076 a year in financial aid, on average.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $39,821 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! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Penn State Lehigh Valley.

Based on this information, how does Penn State Lehigh Valley sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Penn State Lehigh Valley a good school for you?

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Where is Penn State Lehigh Valley Located?

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.

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

Penn State Lehigh Valley ACT Scores


ACT Range

23 - 34

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

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34 and Above


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23 and Less


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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 34 and above have a good chance of getting into Penn State Lehigh Valley. Students with an ACT score that falls between 23 and 34 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 Lehigh Valley SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

520 - 630


Reading SAT Range

540 - 630

Penn State Lehigh Valley Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Penn State Lehigh Valley is like? There are approximately 872 students enrolled at Penn State Lehigh Valley. 86% percent of students attend school full-time, 92% percent are from PA and 8% percent of students are from other states.


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