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College Deliberately: Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is a very large, public, four or more years University that emphasizes culture, research and character located in University Park, PA.

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

place 201 Old Main, University Park, PA 16802-1503
phone Phone: (814) 865-4700
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Web: http://www.psu.edu/
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is also known as: Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus, Penn State

Admissions

This table shows what information is required or recommended to apply to Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus. For information on what scores are typical of accepted students, see ‘Standard Metrics below.
ItemConsidered but not requiredNeither required nor recommendedRecommendedRequired
High school GPA
High school classrank
High school record
Completion of college-prep program
Recommendations
Demonstration of Competencies
Admission Test Scores
Other Tests
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Accreditation

AgencyProgram
TypeStatusInitial Accreditation date
Middle States Commission on Higher EducationInstitutional
 Accredited7/1/21
Middle States Commission on Higher EducationInstitutional
 Accredited7/1/21
Middle States Commission on Higher EducationInstitutional
 Accredited7/1/21
Middle States Commission on Higher EducationInstitutional
 Accredited7/1/21
Middle States Commission on Higher EducationInstitutional
 Accredited7/1/21
Middle States Commission on Higher EducationInstitutional
 Accredited7/1/21
Middle States Commission on Higher EducationInstitutional
 Accredited7/1/21
Middle States Commission on Higher EducationInstitutional
 Accredited7/1/21
Middle States Commission on Higher EducationInstitutional
 Accredited7/1/21
Middle States Commission on Higher EducationInstitutional
 Accredited7/1/21
Middle States Commission on Higher EducationInstitutional
 Accredited7/1/21
Middle States Commission on Higher EducationInstitutional
 Accredited7/1/21
Middle States Commission on Higher EducationInstitutional
 Accredited7/1/21
Middle States Commission on Higher EducationInstitutional
 Accredited7/1/21
Middle States Commission on Higher EducationInstitutional
 Accredited7/1/21
Middle States Commission on Higher EducationInstitutional
 Accredited7/1/21
Middle States Commission on Higher EducationInstitutional
 Accredited7/1/21
Middle States Commission on Higher EducationInstitutional
 Accredited7/1/21
Middle States Commission on Higher EducationInstitutional
 Accredited7/1/21
Middle States Commission on Higher EducationInstitutional
 Accredited7/1/21
Middle States Commission on Higher EducationInstitutional
 Accredited7/1/21
Middle States Commission on Higher EducationInstitutional
 Accredited7/1/21
Middle States Commission on Higher EducationInstitutional
 Accredited7/1/21
Middle States Commission on Higher EducationInstitutional
 Accredited7/1/21
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and DieteticsDietetics (DIETI) – Dietetic Internship
Internship/ResidencyAccredited7/1/00
American Psychological Association, Commission on AccreditationProfessional Psychology (IPSY) – Predoctoral internship programs
Internship/ResidencyAccredited5/1/83
American Psychological Association, Commission on AccreditationProfessional Psychology (IPSY) – Predoctoral internship programs
Internship/ResidencyAccredited3/13/15
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and DieteticsDidactic Program in Dietetics
SpecializedAccredited5/1/79
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting CommissionNursing (ADNUR) – Associate degree programs
SpecializedAccredited2/1/95
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the BarLaw (LAW) – Professional schools
SpecializedAccredited6/14/31
American Psychological Association, Commission on AccreditationClinical Psychology (CLPSY) – PhD Doctoral programs
SpecializedAccredited2/24/48
American Psychological Association, Commission on AccreditationCounseling Psychology (COPSY) – PhD Doctoral programs
SpecializedAccredited11/12/82
American Psychological Association, Commission on AccreditationSchool Psychology (SCPSY) – PhD Doctoral programs
SpecializedAccredited6/19/78
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language PathologySpeech-Language Pathology (SLP) – Graduate degree programs
SpecializedAccredited6/17/66
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
No Longer Recognized*
Health Services Administration (HSA) – Graduate programs in health services administration
SpecializedAccredited7/1/07
Commission on Collegiate Nursing EducationNursing (CNDNP) – Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
SpecializedAccredited9/22/16
Commission on Collegiate Nursing EducationNursing (CNURED) – Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
SpecializedAccredited9/22/00
Commission on Collegiate Nursing EducationNursing (CNURED) – Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
SpecializedAccredited9/22/00
Commission on English Language Program AccreditationEnglish Language (Intensive English Communication Program)
SpecializedAccredited4/26/09
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on AccreditationArt and Design (ART) – Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
SpecializedAccredited9/1/82
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on AccreditationMusic (MUS) – Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
SpecializedAccredited9/1/79
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on AccreditationTheatre (THEA) – Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
SpecializedAccredited9/1/90
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
No Longer Recognized*
Teacher Education (TED) – Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools
SpecializedAccredited1/1/65
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the BarLaw (LAW) – Professional schools
SpecializedAccredited7/1/31
Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., Accreditation Commission(CPE) – Clinical pastoral education (CPE) centers offering CPE programs
SpecializedAccredited5/1/80
Council on Education for Public HealthPublic Health Programs (PHPG) – Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health
SpecializedAccredited6/14/14
Liaison Committee on Medical EducationMedicine (MED) – Programs leading to the M.D. degree
SpecializedAccredited7/1/63
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy EducationOccupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) – Programs leading to an associate degree
SpecializedAccredited2/1/93
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy EducationOccupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) – Programs leading to an associate degree
SpecializedAccredited4/1/97
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy EducationPhysical Therapy (PTA) – Programs for the physical therapist assistant
SpecializedAccredited5/4/16
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy EducationPhysical Therapy (PTA) – Programs for the physical therapist assistant
SpecializedAccredited11/7/12
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
No Longer Recognized*
Teacher Education (TED) – Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools
SpecializedAccredited10/17/08
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy EducationPhysical Therapy (PTA) – Programs for the physical therapist assistant
SpecializedAccredited3/3/83
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy EducationOccupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) – Programs leading to an associate degree
SpecializedAccredited2/1/93
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy EducationPhysical Therapy (PTA) – Programs for the physical therapist assistant
SpecializedAccredited9/16/88
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic TechnologyRadiologic Technology (RAD) – Programs for radiographers
SpecializedAccredited4/22/79
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic TechnologyRadiologic Technology (RAD) – Programs for radiographers
SpecializedAccredited7/1/85
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy EducationOccupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) – Programs leading to an associate degree
SpecializedAccredited8/1/14
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy EducationPhysical Therapy (PTA) – Programs for the physical therapist assistant
SpecializedAccredited10/30/96
Accreditors certify that the institution upholds high academic standards, and acts with integrity towards its students. Most institutions are reviewed on a 10-year cycle, with follow-up reviews at the 5-year mark.
See About Accreditation for more information, as well as links to the US Department of Education, which should verify the same info. If the institution’s accreditation standing is in doubt, it is listed here as a ‘note’ or ‘review.’

Links

Every college reports annually to the US Department of Education, and is required by law to provide information that will enhance transparency for the prospective student or parent. These links are listed here, if they are available.

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