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Pennsylvania State University - Lehigh Valley Overview

Located in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania State University - Lehigh Valley is a public institution. Center Valley is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

What Is Pennsylvania State University - Lehigh Valley Known For?

85% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at Penn State Lehigh Valley 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.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the bachelor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Penn State Lehigh Valley.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 51% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Penn State Lehigh Valley bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $50,100 a year. That's about 23% more than their peers at other schools.

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Pennsylvania State University - Lehigh Valley Rankings

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 Lehigh Valley.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#73 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#73 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 Lehigh Valley has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#16 Highest Paid Human Resource Management Graduates College Factual
#130 Best Health Professions Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is Pennsylvania State University - Lehigh Valley?

Location of Pennsylvania State University - Lehigh Valley

Contact details for Penn State Lehigh Valley are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley, PA 18034-8447
Phone: 610-285-5000
Website: lehighvalley.psu.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Penn-State-Lehigh-Valley/317755858267663
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/Psulehighvalley

How Do I Get Into Penn State Lehigh Valley?

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

Admission Requirements for Penn State Lehigh Valley

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 Lehigh Valley?

85% Acceptance Rate
45% Of Accepted Are Women
87% Submit SAT Scores
Since Penn State Lehigh Valley has an acceptance rate of 85%, it is not too hard to gain acceptance into the school. Still, you need to be sure you complete your application in full and send in any other requested documents.

Approximately 55% of accepted students are men and 45% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 88%, and the acceptance rate for women is 82%.

Average Test Scores

About 87% of students accepted to Penn State Lehigh Valley submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 600. Math scores were between 490 and 620.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Pennsylvania State University - Lehigh Valley  ( 490 to 600 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Pennsylvania State University - Lehigh Valley  ( 490 to 620 )
200
800
Penn State Lehigh Valley received ACT scores from 6% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 25. Math scores were between 24 and 28. Composite scores were between 21 and 27.

ACT English Scores for Pennsylvania State University - Lehigh Valley  ( 19 to 25 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for Pennsylvania State University - Lehigh Valley  ( 24 to 28 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Pennsylvania State University - Lehigh Valley  ( 21 to 27 )
1
36

Can I Afford Pennsylvania State University - Lehigh Valley?

56% Take Out Loans
4.9% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Penn State Lehigh Valley, approximately 56% of students took out student loans averaging $6,471 a year. That adds up to $25,884 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Penn State Lehigh Valley 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.

Online Learning at Pennsylvania State University - Lehigh Valley

28 Took All Classes Online
449 Took At Least One Class Online
9.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 449 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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Online Growth Rankings of Penn State Lehigh Valley

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Pennsylvania State University - Lehigh Valley was 9.8%. This is the #1,348 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Penn State Lehigh Valley 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 - Lehigh Valley Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Bachelor’s TOTAL
General Business/Commerce 0 2 19 21
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 19 19
Business/Corporate Communications 0 0 14 14
General Psychology 0 0 13 13
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 9 9
Information Science 0 0 7 7
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 4 4
Arts & Media Management 0 0 3 3
Management Information Systems 2 0 0 2
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 2 0 2
General Biology 0 0 1 1
Human Resource Management 0 0 1 1
Human Development & Family Studies 1 0 0 1
Economics 0 0 1 1
Animal Science 0 0 0 0
Business Administration & Management 0 0 0 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 0 0
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 0 0
Information Technology 0 0 0 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 0 0
Chemical Engineering 0 0 0 0
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 0 0
Natural Resources Conservation (Other) 0 0 0 0
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 0 0
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 0 0
Political Science & Government 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 3 4 91 98

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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