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Pennsylvania State University Penn State Abington

Pennsylvania State University Penn State Abington

Penn State Abington is a campus of Pennsylvania State University and is located in Philadelphia, Abington, United States. It was established in the year 1850 as the Chestnut Street Female Seminary. The seminary needed a larger campus, due to an increase in studen enrollement, so Penn State Abington was formed. Students are offered degrees and certificate programs in various fields of study. The academic divisions of Pennsylvania State University Penn State Abington are:

  • Division of Arts and Humanities
  • Division of Science and Engineering
  • Division of Social Sciences

The men's teams of Penn State Abington participate in sports such as baseball, basketball, lacrosse, golf, soccer, tennis, and volleyball. The women's teams compete in lacrosse, basketball, cross country, soccer, tennis, softball, and volleyball.

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Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington
1600 Woodland Rd
Abington , PA 19001-3918
General Phone: (215) 881-7300
http://www.abington.psu.edu

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Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management149business, business communications
Liberal Arts81American studies, English, liberal arts and sciences, history
Security and Law Enforcement56criminal justice and safety
Therapy and Counseling52social psychology
Science19biology, biological and physical sciences
Computer Science and Engineering15information science
Art Studies11visual and performing arts
Education and Teaching1secondary teaching

Number of programs and degrees for Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Awarded
Number of
Programs
Bachelor's degree35213
Associate's degree322

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington Student Body

In 2007-2008, Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington had a total enrollment of 3,352 students (3,236 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 57%
Women 43%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%
Graduate 0%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 70%
Black 12%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 13%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 45%
20-21 22%
22-24 15%
25-29 6%
30-34 2%
35-39 1%
40-49 2%
50-64 1%
65+ 1%

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 76 %
Part-Time 20 %

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington Admissions and Selectivity

Acceptances:

GroupApplicantsAcceptedPercent
Accepted
EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled
Total3,6042,87080%87030%
Men1,8331,48981%49333%
Women1,7711,38178%37727%

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal400520
SAT Math420540
ACT Verbal1622
ACT Math1723
ACT Composite1723

Application Requirements:

ItemRequirement
GPArequired
Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT94%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT4%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 11,800
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 17,590
Books and supplies $ 1,264

Financial Aid:
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 332913)

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington Faculty

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Tenured2719
Non-tenured, but on tenure track75
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2525

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year2*1*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year2*2*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year7$91,2924$94,644
Associate professoracademic year16$74,71613$72,026
Assistant professoracademic year10$61,4725$69,944
Instructoracademic year3$52,6289$56,289
Lectureracademic year21$45,44616$43,524
All faculty totalacademic year57$62,48247$61,013

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Abington Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Corporate Communications

Computer Science And Engineering
Information Science/Studies

Education And Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Science
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Social Psychology

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Notable:
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army, air force)

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