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Penn State Shenango

Sharon, PA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate80%
Acceptance Rate80%

About Penn State Shenango

Penn State Shenango Overview

Penn State Shenango is a public, state school in the small town setting of Sharon, Pennsylvania. Penn State Shenango was founded in 1965 and the school now enrolls around 328 students a year, including 328 undergrad students. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by October 1.

Student Activities at Penn State Shenango

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Penn State Shenango's theater groups.

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

2022 Penn State Shenango Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 80%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 16%
In-State Tuition $13,302
Out-of-State $21,990
Percent of Need Met 54.6%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $11,574

Is Penn State Shenango a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

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

2022 Acceptance Rate for Penn State Shenango

Penn State Shenango is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at Penn State Shenango is 80%. Last year, 168 students applied to Penn State Shenango and 135 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Penn State Shenango

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 57% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Penn State Shenangocome back the next year. Around 47% of students who started at Penn State Shenango earn their Bachelor's degrees 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 Outlook Penn State Shenango Graduates

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

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

Tuition and Financial Aid at Penn State Shenango

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 Shenango meets 54.6% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Penn State Shenango full-time are awarded $11,574 a year in financial aid, on average.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $32,511 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 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 be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

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

Based on this information, how does Penn State Shenango sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Penn State Shenango a good school for you?

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Where is Penn State Shenango Located?

Penn State Shenango is located in the small town setting of Sharon, Pennsylvania.

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College Info

147 Shenango Avenue Sharon, PA 16146

Campus Setting: Small Town

Penn State Shenango 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 Shenango is Continuous processing.

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

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

Penn State Shenango ACT Scores


ACT Range

19 - 31

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

31 and Above


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19 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Penn State Shenango is 16. Students with an ACT score of 31 and above have a good chance of getting into Penn State Shenango. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 31 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Penn State Shenango SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

475 - 585


Reading SAT Range

440 - 580

Penn State Shenango Tuition & Fees

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Cost Breakdown
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Student Life

Wondering what life at Penn State Shenango is like? There are approximately 328 students enrolled at Penn State Shenango. 61% percent of students attend school full-time, 74% percent are from PA and 26% percent of students are from other states.


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