Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Lehigh Valley in Center Valley

Center Valley, PA

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Overview

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Lehigh Valley offers 54-degree programs and 27 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1. Acceptance Rate is 85%. The most popular test is SAT - 88% of students submitted it in comparison to 8% of students who submitted ACT. 51.8% are women, and 48.2% are men. 1% percents of international students. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Lehigh Valley is a member of 2 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Lehigh Valley is 13730$, that is at the level of national average. 54% of full-time Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Lehigh Valley students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $47,700, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Lehigh Valley is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.

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$13,730
BELOW AVERAGE

By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Lehigh Valley students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$10,194
$30,001 - $48,000$11,049
$48,001 - $75,000$14,212
$75,001 - $110,000$17,309
$110,001+$17,873

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: -

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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24%

Types of financial aids

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712 of Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Lehigh Valley undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 81 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Lehigh Valley number 145 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Pennsylvania.

Students at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Lehigh Valley awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
100%
$10,055
$30,001 - $48,000
100%
$9,346
$48,001 - $75,000
92.31%
$5,811
$75,001 - $110,000
73.91%
$2,569
$110,001+
40.63%
$997

Salary After Attending

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$47,700

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Disability services

3%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Prepaid tuition plan

Tuition payment plan

Prepaid tuition plan - a program that allows students or their families to purchase college tuition or tuition credits for future years, at current prices.

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Lehigh Valley.

ROTC

ROTC - Army

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements giving students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Small College Athletic Association (NSCAA)

Graduation Rate

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54%
ABOVE AVERAGE

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Lehigh Valley graduation rate is above the national average.

54% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Lehigh Valley completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This index doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

4 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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85%

In comparison to National Average

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Lehigh Valley acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 72%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 13%.

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85%
ABOVE AVERAGE

In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 68%, so Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Lehigh Valley acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 17%.

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85%
ABOVE AVERAGE

Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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28%

Total

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28%

Full time

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0%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

78%

Part-time retention rate

67%

The Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Lehigh Valley full-time retention rate is 78% and part-time retention rate is 67%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it shows that school has quality curriculum, pleasant student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Lehigh Valley students submitting SAT scores

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88%

Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1310 - 1680

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 440 - 560
Math: 450 - 580
Writing: 420 - 540

SAT Test Score Range

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ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Lehigh Valley students submitting ACT scores

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8%

Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
19 - 27

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 17 - 24
Math: 17 - 27
Writing: 6 - 8

ACT Test Score Range

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SAT Score Converter

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Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Lehigh Valley is 14:1, that means that for every 14 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

14:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

6
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1%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Lehigh Valley the biggest percent of students are enrolled in some but not all distance education courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Lehigh Valley and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Pennsylvania.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Lehigh Valley offers 54 programs in total: 30 are for Bachelor's degree, 12 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, 6 - for Associate's degree, and 6 are Postbaccalaureate certificate.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 394 universities in Pennsylvania state. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Lehigh Valley is one of the few institutions in Pennsylvania that offers an Associate's degree program.

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Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 27 distance education programs that are offered in the Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Lehigh Valley: 15 are for Bachelor's degree, 6 - for Associate's degree, 3 - for less than 1-year certificate programs and 3 are Postbaccalaureate certificate.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Pennsylvania state average data to help you compare.

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Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Lehigh Valley provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 816 students with 24492 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 16 with 373 credit hours.

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As a Penn State Lehigh Valley student, I really enjoy this campus. It's small and very personable. The staff, faculty and professors are amazing.

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Location & Website

Address: 2809 Saucon Valley Road

Place:

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +6102855000

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: lv.psu.edu

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