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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 Accounting, Business, and Law. 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 8 responses
  • Driven
    25%
  • Down-to-earth
    13%
  • Friendly
    50%
  • Intellectual
    13%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 8 responses
  • Competitive and intense
    63%
  • Great brand name
    13%
  • Prepared me for the real world
    13%
  • all of the above
    13%

Scholarship

Professors

Poll
88%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success. 8 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand. 8 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities. 8 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree?
Based on 8 responses
  • $100K+
    13%
  • $75K-$100K
    13%
  • $50K-$75K
    13%
  • $25K-$50K
    13%
  • <$25K
    50%
Poll
How much did you make post-graduation?
Based on 8 responses
  • $125K-$150K
    13%
  • $50-$75K
    13%
  • Did not graduate yet
    75%
63%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money. 8 responses

Living in the Area

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B
  3. Nightlife
    grade A+
Median Household Income
$34,005
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,054
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$312,400
National
$217,500

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