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Pennsylvania State University Penn State Greater Allegheny

Overview of Pennsylvania State University Penn State Greater Allegheny

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Greater Allegheny is in McKeesport, PA. McKeesport is a large suburb. The school is a public institution. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Greater Allegheny issues awards (degrees) up to the level of Bachelor's degree.

Areas of Study

Fields of study in vogue at the school include business and management, computer science and engineering, media, therapy and counseling.

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Greater Allegheny Selectivity

Not all applicants to Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Greater Allegheny are accepted. The top quarter of students at the school scored at least 520 on the verbal SAT test. Students' math SAT scores were most often in the range 400 to 540 in 2007-2008.

Faculty

The most successful professors at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Greater Allegheny are given tenure, encouraging them to stay with the school for a long time. The the school teaching staff is well compensated compared to other schools.

Student Body

Approximately 783 students study at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Greater Allegheny (in 2007-2008).

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Greater Allegheny

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Greater Allegheny
4000 University Dr
McKeesport , PA 15131-7644
General Phone: (412) 675-9000
http://www.ga.psu.edu/

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

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management30business management
Computer Science and Engineering18computer and info science, information science
Therapy and Counseling16psychology
Engineering Technician16manufacturing tech
Media6communication studies
Liberal Arts4English, liberal arts and sciences
Hospitality1hospitality administration

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

Degree LevelTotal
Awarded
Number of
Programs
Bachelor's degree716
Award of less than 1 academic year172
Associate's degree32

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Greater Allegheny Student Body

In 2007-2008, Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Greater Allegheny had a total enrollment of 783 students (765 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 60%
Women 40%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 77%
Black 17%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 8%
18-19 52%
20-21 19%
22-24 12%
25-29 3%
30-34 2%
35-39 1%
40-49 2%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Greater Allegheny Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 77 %

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Greater Allegheny Room and Board (2007)

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Greater Allegheny offers campus housing for 209 of its 765 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of McKeesport, Pennsylvania for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Pennsylvania Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Greater Allegheny Admissions and Selectivity

Acceptances:

GroupApplicantsAcceptedPercent
Accepted
EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled
Total71261286%27044%
Men40334886%16347%
Women30926485%10741%

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal400520
SAT Math400540
ACT Verbal1223
ACT Math1723
ACT Composite1522

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 SAT93%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT6%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Greater Allegheny 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
Room and board $ 8,262
Room charge $ 4,110
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,160
Books and supplies $ 1,264
Other expenses $ 3,510

Financial Aid:
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Greater Allegheny participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 332910)

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Greater Allegheny Faculty

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

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Tenured89
Non-tenured, but on tenure track53
Non-tenured and not on tenure track88

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year0*1*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*1*
Instructorcalendar year1*0*
Lecturercalendar year1*0*
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 year5$97,3173$81,525
Associate professoracademic year3$72,7204$73,321
Assistant professoracademic year5$66,4694$59,384
Instructoracademic year6$59,7397$45,968
All faculty totalacademic year19$73,44918$60,954

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

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Greater Allegheny Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

Engineering Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician

Hospitality
Hospitality Administration/Management, Other

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Media
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Greater Allegheny Highlights

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What Sets Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Greater Allegheny Apart:

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% of degrees in computer science and engineering
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Top 6%Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Greater Allegheny % of degrees in computer science and engineering
% of degrees in media
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% of degrees in business and management
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Top 10%Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Greater Allegheny % of degrees in business and management
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Top 12%Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Greater Allegheny Salaries of full-time faculty
% of degrees in therapy and counseling
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Top 15%Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Greater Allegheny % of degrees in therapy and counseling
Male % of student body
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Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 16%Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Greater Allegheny Dorm rooms per full-time student
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Top 16%Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Greater Allegheny Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs

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 Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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