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Pennsylvania State University--University Park

University Park, PA
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Pennsylvania State University at University Park, located in urban University Park, PA, offers highly ranked graduate programs through the College of Education and the College of Engineering. This public institution, founded in 1855, offers several student activities on its 8,556 acre campus including numerous clubs and organizations, an active Greek life, and THON (the largest student-run philanthropy in the world). The Nittany Lions compete in the Division I Big 10 Conference and the football team plays on one of the largest arenas in North America. Notable alumni include John Cappelletti, a Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL player; and Valerie Plame Wilson, former CIA agent and author.

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201 Old Main
University Park, PA 16802

2014-2015 Tuition

$30,452 Tuition and Fees

Students

40085 undergraduate students
54% male / 46% female

Admission

rolling application deadline
55.5% accepted

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Summary


School Details

Institutional Control: public
Year Founded: 1855

Programs Offered

associate degree, bachelor's degree, certificate, doctorate, master's degree, post-bachelor's certificate

Majors Offered

Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations, Agricultural Business and Management, Other, Landscaping and Groundskeeping, Turf and Turfgrass Management, Animal Sciences, General, Food Science, Plant Sciences, General, Agronomy and Crop Science, Horticultural Science, Plant Sciences, Other, Soil Science and Agronomy, General, Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other, Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Computer and Information Sciences, General, Information Science/Studies, Computer Science, Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership and Administration, General, Adult and Continuing Education Administration, Higher Education/Higher Education Administration, Educational/Instructional Technology, Educational Evaluation and Research, Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research, Other, Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education, Special Education and Teaching, General, Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services, College Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching, Elementary Education and Teaching, Secondary Education and Teaching, Agricultural Teacher Education, Art Teacher Education, Foreign Language Teacher Education, Music Teacher Education, Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor, Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, General, Computer Engineering, General, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Engineering Science, Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mining and Mineral Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Engineering, Other, Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology, Linguistics, Comparative Literature, Chinese Language and Literature, Japanese Language and Literature, Russian Language and Literature, German Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, Italian Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Human Nutrition, Human Development and Family Studies, General, Law, English Language and Literature, General, Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Biomedical Sciences, General, Biochemistry, Plant Pathology/Phytopathology, Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology, Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology, Immunology, Entomology, Animal Physiology, Genetics, General, Toxicology, Molecular Toxicology, Biotechnology, Ecology, Neuroscience, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other, Mathematics, General, Statistics, General, Natural Resources/Conservation, General, Environmental Studies, Natural Resource Economics, Forest Sciences and Biology, Forest Management/Forest Resources Management, Natural Resources and Conservation, Other, Biological and Physical Sciences, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Science, Technology and Society, International/Global Studies, Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, Philosophy, Jewish/Judaic Studies, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Astronomy, Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General, Chemistry, General, Geology/Earth Science, General, Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other, Physics, General, Acoustics, Materials Science, Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician, Psychology, General, School Psychology, Educational Psychology, Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, Forensic Science and Technology, Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other, Community Organization and Advocacy, Anthropology, Archeology, Economics, General, Geography, International Relations and Affairs, Political Science and Government, General, Sociology, Asian Studies/Civilization, Latin American Studies, African-American/Black Studies, Women's Studies, Visual and Performing Arts, General, Graphic Design, Design and Applied Arts, Other, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General, Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology, Acting, Film/Cinema/Video Studies, Art/Art Studies, General, Art History, Criticism and Conservation, Music, General, Music Performance, General, Music Theory and Composition, Conducting, Keyboard Instruments, Communication Sciences and Disorders, General, Health/Health Care Administration/Management, Athletic Training/Trainer, Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, Pre-Veterinary Studies, Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other, Veterinary Microbiology and Immunobiology, Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, Business/Commerce, General, Business Administration and Management, General, Accounting, Finance, General, Hospitality Administration/Management, Other, Labor and Industrial Relations, Organizational Behavior Studies, Management Information Systems, General, Marketing/Marketing Management, General, Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other, History, General, Speech Communication and Rhetoric, Mass Communication/Media Studies, Journalism, Advertising, Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 40,085
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 38,543
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 917
Percent of male undergraduates: 54%
Percent of female undergraduates: 46%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
Remedial learning services offered: reading, math, writing, study skills
Counseling services offered: academic, birth control, career, minority student, military, older student, personal, psychological, religious, veteran student
Campus safety and security services offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols; Late night transport/escort service; 24-hour emergency telephones; Lighted pathways/sidewalks; Student patrols; Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Activities

Student activities offered: campus ministries, choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, international student organization, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, model UN, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook

Sports

Intercollegiate varsity scholarship sports offered for men: baseball, basketball, cross country, fencing, football, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), volleyball, wrestling
Intercollegiate varsity scholarship sports offered for women: basketball, cross country, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), volleyball

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Crime Statistics

Criminal Offences - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 4 24 56
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 2 2 2
Aggravated assault 3 6 12
Burglary 58 112 48
Motor vehicle theft 1 1 1
Arson 14 11 3
Criminal Offences - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 4 10 16
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 1 0
Aggravated assault 2 6 5
Burglary 42 87 38
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 7 4 2
Criminal Offences - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 1 6 6
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 2 0 2
Burglary 8 18 9
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 1 0
Arrests - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 1 4 0
Drug law violations 225 339 215
Liquor law violations 742 805 683
Arrests - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 1 2 0
Drug law violations 151 246 159
Liquor law violations 196 213 181
Arrests - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 1 0 0
Drug law violations 10 17 5
Liquor law violations 26 61 40

Comments



1On-Campus: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution's educational purposes, including residence halls; and (2) Any building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to paragraph (1) of this definition, that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students, and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor).
2On-Campus Student Housing Facility: Any student housing facility that is owned or controlled by the institution, or is located on property that is owned or controlled by the institution, and is within the reasonably contiguous geographic area that makes up the campus is considered an on-campus student housing facility.
3Noncampus Building or Property: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (2) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.