Penn State University

Penn State is a multi-campus public research university that improves the lives of the people of Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality programs in teaching, research, and service.

Penn State’s instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, professional, and continuing and distance education informed by scholarship and research to promote human and economic development through the expansion of knowledge and its applications in the natural and applied sciences, social sciences, arts, humanities, and professions. As Pennsylvania's land-grant university, Penn State also holds a unique responsibility to provide access, outreach, and public service to support the citizens of the Commonwealth and beyond. Penn State engages in collaborative activities with industrial, educational, and agricultural partners here and abroad to generate, disseminate, integrate, and apply knowledge.

Graduate! Philadelphia has established partnerships with two of Penn State’s regional campuses — Penn State Abington and Penn State Brandywine — as well as its online school, Penn State World Campus. Details about each of these programs are below.

Penn State Abington

Set in 45 wooded acres in suburban Abington, PA, Penn State Abington features a traditional college atmosphere along with the benefits and prestige of a large university. More than 3,500 full- and part-time students attend classes at Penn State Abington each semester.

Application Deadline

Fall: Rolling admissions (by July 1 is advised)
Spring: Rolling admissions (by November 1 is advised)

Tuition Fee

For PA residents: $463 for Lower Division per credit hour
For Business, Science, and IST: $531 for Upper Division per credit hour (59.1 credits or more)
For all other major/programs: $497 for Upper Division per credit hour (59.1 credits or more)

Modes of Delivery

Traditional, including evenings and some Saturdays; online available through World Campus; some Penn State Abington courses blend online and traditional delivery methods.

Student Services Available for Adult Learners

All services are available to all students, including evening hours Monday through Thursday for: library until 10 p.m.; bookstore until 7:30 p.m. and extended hours at the beginning of each semester; bursar and scheduling offices until 9 p.m.; academic advising until 6 p.m.; computer labs until 10 p.m.; cafeteria until 6 p.m.; learning center until 5:30 p.m. or by appointment; financial aid until 5 p.m. or by appointment.

Degrees Offered

Baccalaureate Degree Programs at Penn State Abington:
Administration of Justice; American Studies; Art; Biology; Business (Accounting, Financial Services, Marketing and Management options); Corporate Communication; English; History; Information Sciences and Technology; Integrative Arts; Letters, Arts, and Sciences; Organizational Leadership (for adult learners); Psychological and Social Sciences; Science(General Science and Life Science option); Secondary Education (Biological Science Teaching Option); Childhood and Early Adolescent Education (PreK-4 option)

Associate Degree Programs at Penn State Abington:
Business; Associate in Letters, Arts, and Sciences

Popular Majors

Business; Psychological and Social Sciences; Administration of Justice; Letters, Arts, and Sciences; Organizational Leadership (for adult learners)

Prior Learning and Work Experience Credit

CLEP (College Level Examination Program); credit by exam; police academy training; military training; and others (please inquire)

College Website Address

www.abington.psu.edu


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Penn State Brandywine

Penn State Brandywine is a teaching, learning, and research institution for undergraduate education and lifelong learning. The 90-acre suburban campus sits approximately 20 miles west of Philadelphia and four miles west of Media. Current enrollment is approximately 1,700 students.

Application Deadlines

Fall: Rolling admissions (by July 1 is advised)
Spring: Rolling admissions (by November 1 is advised)

Tuition Fee

$463 for lower division
$531 for Business, Science, and IST students with 59.1 credits or more
$497 for all other programs with 59.1 credits or more

Modes of Delivery

Traditional, including evenings; online available through World Campus; some Penn State Brandywine courses blend online and traditional methods of delivery.

Student Services Available for Adult Learners

All services are available to all students, including: library 7:30 a.m.–9:30 p.m. Monday–Thursday and Saturday 10–2 p.m., Virtual Reference Service until 11 p.m. (ask live questions of our librarians online); bursar, registrar, financial aid, and admissions have evening hours until 7 p.m.; computer labs open until 10 p.m.; Cafeteria open until 6 p.m.; learning and writing centers open until 6 p.m. or by appointment; math center open 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; advising center open until 6:30 p.m.

Degrees Offered

Baccalaureate Degree Programs at Penn State Brandywine:
American Studies; Business; Communication Arts and Sciences; Communications; Elementary Education; English; Human Development and Family Studies; Information Sciences and Technology; Letters, Arts, and Sciences; Organizational Leadership (students must be at least 24 years of age)

Associate Degree Programs at Penn State Brandywine:
Business Administration; Human Development and Family Studies; Letters, Arts, and Sciences

Popular Majors

Business; Communications; Human Development and Family Studies; Letters, Arts, and Sciences (for adult students)

Prior Learning and Work Experience Credit

CLEP (College Level Examination Program); credit by exam; police academy training; military training; and others (please inquire)

College Website Address

www.bw.psu.edu


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Penn State World Campus

The World Campus is "Penn State | Online," delivering more than 50 distance education programs to learners around the world. Specifically for adult learners, the World Campus provides anytime, anywhere access to many of Penn State's most highly regarded graduate, undergraduate, and continuing professional education degrees, certificates, or courses.

Application Deadline

Fall: Completed applications due July 1
Spring: Completed applications due by November 15

Tuition Fee

Undergraduate Lower Division: $445 per credit hour
Undergraduate Upper Division: $478 per credit hour

Modes of Delivery

Distance learning

Student Services Available for Adult Learners

Online advising, online writing and math tutoring, library services, extended hours technical support and registration/records assistance, online bookstore

Degrees Offered

Undergraduate degrees offered include Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science

Popular Majors

Associate of Science in Business Administration; Associate of Arts in Letters, Arts, and Sciences; Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership; Bachelor of Arts in Letters, Arts, and Sciences; Bachelor of Science in Nursing (R.N. to B.S.); Bachelor of Arts in Psychology; Bachelor of Science in Psychology; Bachelor of Science in Business (Inter-College)

Prior Learning and Work Experience Credit

Yes, including credit-by-exam, CLEP (College Level Examination Program), and other limited options for select programs

College Website Address

www.worldcampus.psu.edu