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Pennsylvania State University - Main

Pennsylvania State University - Main

201 Old Main
University Park, PA 16802-1589
(814) 865-4700

Pennsylvania State University-Main is a public, 4-year, research institution, founded in 1855. This university, which is 0.7 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in University Park, PA. Penn State is the second biggest institution in the state of Pennsylvania. It offers 23 certificates, 11 degrees at the associates level, 131 bachelors level degrees, 103 degrees at the masters level, and 87 degrees at the doctoral level to students. 45,233 students pursued degrees from the 193 programs at PSU in 2010. This university offers subjects including history, social work, and technical writing. This big university is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Penn State is one of 10 research universities in Pennsylvania.

Admission

In 2010, 40,714 students applied to Penn State. Penn State admitted about 51% of applicants or 21,171 students. Close to 50% of the admitted students are women.

Admission

In 2010, 40,714 students applied to Penn State. Penn State admitted about 51% of applicants or 21,171 students. Close to 50% of the admitted students are women.

  • Percent Admitted students who applied: 52%
  • Percent Admitted of women who applied were admitted: 55%
  • Percent Admitted of men who applied were admitted: 49%

Student Demographics

In 2010, 45,233 students were enrolled at PSU.

Student Demographics

In 2010, 45,233 students were enrolled at PSU.

  • Total Enrolled Male: 24878
  • Total Enrolled Female: 20355
  • Undergraduate Male: 21227
  • Undergraduate Female: 17367
  • Graduate Male: 3651
  • Graduate Female: 2988

Faculty Demographics

3,676 teachers work for Penn State. Around 86% of teachers are full-time and close to 13% of teachers are part-time. Just over a third of the teachers are female.

Faculty Demographics

3,676 teachers work for Penn State. Around 86% of teachers are full-time and close to 13% of teachers are part-time. Just over a third of the teachers are female.

  • Male: 2281
  • Female: 1395
Information based on 2010-12 data from the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics.
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