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Pennsylvania State University - Brandywine Overview

Pennsylvania State University - Brandywine is a public institution situated in Media, Pennsylvania. The suburban atmosphere of Media makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

What Is Pennsylvania State University - Brandywine Known For?

198 Undergraduate Awards
$34,408 Avg Cost After Aid
87% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at Penn State Brandywine is 5%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • The highest award offered at Penn State Brandywine is the bachelor's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 51% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Penn State Brandywine with a bachelor's degree make about $50,100 a year. That's 23% more than those who graduate from other schools.

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Pennsylvania State University - Brandywine Rankings

Penn State Brandywine landed the #461 spot in our 2021 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 2,320 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Penn State Brandywine.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#19 Best Information Technology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Best Information Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#33 Best Computer & Information Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#86 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#86 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Penn State Brandywine has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#3 Highest Paid Information Technology Graduates College Factual
#33 Best Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Computer Science Degree
#68 Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is Pennsylvania State University - Brandywine?

Location of Pennsylvania State University - Brandywine

Contact details for Penn State Brandywine are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 25 Yearsley Mill Road, Media, PA 19063-5522
Phone: 610-892-1200
Website: brandywine.psu.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pennstatebrandywine?ref=mf
Twitter: http://twitter.com/PSUBrandywine

How Do I Get Into Penn State Brandywine?

You can apply to Penn State Brandywine online at: admissions.psu.edu/apply/

Admission Requirements for Penn State Brandywine

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Penn State Brandywine?

87% Acceptance Rate
44% Of Accepted Are Women
81% Submit SAT Scores
Penn State Brandywine has the high acceptance rate of 87%, which means it is fairly easy to gain admittance as long as you submit a complete application with requested materials.

Approximately 56% of accepted students are men and 44% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 88%, and the acceptance rate for women is 86%.

Average Test Scores

About 81% of students accepted to Penn State Brandywine submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 470 and 590. Math scores were between 480 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Pennsylvania State University - Brandywine  ( 470 to 590 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Pennsylvania State University - Brandywine  ( 480 to 610 )
200
800
Penn State Brandywine received ACT scores from 11% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 18 and 26. Math scores were between 18 and 27. Composite scores were between 19 and 27.

ACT English Scores for Pennsylvania State University - Brandywine  ( 18 to 26 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Pennsylvania State University - Brandywine  ( 18 to 27 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Pennsylvania State University - Brandywine  ( 19 to 27 )
1
36

Can I Afford Pennsylvania State University - Brandywine?

$34,408 Net Price
62% Take Out Loans
4.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Penn State Brandywine is $34,408. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Penn State Brandywine, approximately 62% of students took out student loans averaging $6,650 a year. That adds up to $26,600 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Penn State Brandywine is 4.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Pennsylvania State University - Brandywine Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,208 Full-Time Undergraduates
40% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,351 undergraduate students at Penn State Brandywine, with 1,208 being full-time and 143 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Penn State Brandywine

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,208 full-time undergraduates at Penn State Brandywine, 60% are male and 40% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Penn State Brandywine

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Pennsylvania State University - Brandywine students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Penn State Brandywine Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 149
Black or African American 179
Hispanic or Latino 86
White 691
International Students 35
Other Races/Ethnicities 68

Geographic Diversity

Pennsylvania students aren't the only ones who study at Pennsylvania State University - Brandywine. At this time, 8 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 147 countries are represented at Penn State Brandywine. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Pennsylvania State University - Brandywine

14 Took All Classes Online
298 Took At Least One Class Online
16.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 298 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Penn State Brandywine has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of Penn State Brandywine

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Pennsylvania State University - Brandywine was 16.5%. This is the #1,016 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Penn State Brandywine regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Pennsylvania State University - Brandywine Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s TOTAL
General Business/Commerce 0 2 0 43 45
General Psychology 0 0 0 40 40
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 0 35 35
Human Development & Family Studies 4 0 0 23 27
Information Science 0 0 0 23 23
General Engineering 0 0 0 5 5
General English Literature 0 0 0 5 5
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 2 0 3 5
General Biology 0 0 0 4 4
Information Technology 0 0 1 1 2
History 0 0 0 2 2
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 1 0 1 2
Management Information Systems 1 0 0 0 1
Journalism 0 0 0 1 1
Area Studies 0 0 0 1 1
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 0 0 0 0
Business Administration & Management 0 0 0 0 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 0 0 0
Writing Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Romance Languages 0 0 0 0 0
Biological & Physical Science 0 0 0 0 0
Health & Physical Education 0 0 0 0 0
Philosophy 0 0 0 0 0
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 5 5 1 187 198

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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