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Penn State
  • Graduate School
  • UNIVERSITY PARK, PA

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Penn State is a public graduate school in State College, Pennsylvania. It has a big graduate student body with an enrollment of 6,447 graduate students. The 110 graduate programs at Penn State are all on-campus only and none are offered online. The most popular graduate school programs at Penn State are Business, Labor Relations, and Business Analytics. 10% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.

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Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
6,447
Part-Time Grad Students
628
Research Assistants
2,161
Teaching Assistants
1,610
Racial Diversity
  • White
    42.7%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    41.4%
  • Hispanic
    4.7%
  • Asian
    3.1%
  • African American
    3.1%
  • Unknown
    2.6%
  • Multiracial
    2.3%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.1%
  • Native American
    0.1%

Student Life

Poll
What one word or phrase best describes students at your school?
Based on 14 responses
  • Driven
    21%
  • Down-to-earth
    7%
  • Friendly
    43%
  • Intellectual
    21%
  • Organized
    7%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 13 responses
  • Competitive and intense
    46%
  • Prepared me for the real world
    8%
  • all of the above
    46%

Scholarship

Professors

Poll
86%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success. 14 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand. 14 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities. 14 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree?
Based on 14 responses
  • $100K+
    7%
  • $75K-$100K
    14%
  • $50K-$75K
    21%
  • $25K-$50K
    21%
  • <$25K
    36%
Poll
How much did you make post-graduation?
Based on 14 responses
  • $125K-$150K
    7%
  • $50-$75K
    14%
  • Did not graduate yet
    79%
71%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money. 14 responses

Living in the Area

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B minus
  3. Nightlife
    grade A+
Median Household Income
$38,076
National
$64,994
Median Rent
$1,083
National
$1,096
Median Home Value
$332,100
National
$229,800

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