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Pennsylvania State University-Penn State York

York, Pennsylvania
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Overview
Public
840 Undergraduates
83% Admissions Rate
Suburb: Midsize
Public
Region: Northeast
Size: Small
Master's
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State York
1031 Edgecomb Avenue
York, Pennsylvania
17403-3326
(717) 771-4000
york.psu.edu/

Penn State York, a public university, is a Commonwealth Campus of The Pennsylvania State University and one of the top 60 colleges in the nation. This commuter school only enrolls 1,100 students and sits on 51 acres of land in the historic town of York, Pennsylvania, which has a population of about 48,000. On-site credit and non-credit courses occur at local businesses like Harley-Davidson Inc., Honeywell and Snyder’s of Hanover. The school was started to allow students to take basic classes prior to transferring to the main University Park campus to finish their degrees. Now, students can earn their degrees on the York campus. The school offers 10 baccalaureate degrees, eight minors and five associates degrees. There is one Master’s program where students can receive a Master of Education in Teaching and Curriculum. Ninety percent of students are commuters, and 10 percent live in off-campus housing. Notable alumni include basketball player Chris Roupas and politician Mike Waugh. Its sporting affiliation is the Penn State University Athletic Conference, its colors are navy blue and white and its mascot is Nittany Lion. Sports offered there include men’s and women’s golf, men’s baseball, basketball and soccer, women’s basketball, softball and women’s volleyball.

Location

York , known as the White Rose City , is the county seat of York County, Pennsylvania, United States, located in the south-central region of the state. The population within York's city limits was 43,718 at the 2010 census, a 7.0% increase from the 2000 count of 40,862. When combined with the adjacent boroughs of West York and North York and surrounding Spring Garden, West Manchester, and Springettsbury townships, the population of Greater York was 108,386. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

73

restaurants score

Students
59%

Men

41%

Women

22

Average Age of Entering Students

28

New Transfer Students

Admissions
83%

Acceptance Rate

29%

Enrollment Yield

920-1210

SAT Range

1,196

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$14,516

Typical Cost

$22,378

Out-Of-State (published)

$14,460

In-State (published)

71%

Recieve Financial Aid

93%

Have Loans

$20,000

Median Debt

Academics
14.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

21

National Merit Students

Master's

Highest Degree Offered

673

Doctorates Awareded

Business Management And Administration

Top Major

19

Faculty Awards

27

National Academy Members

365

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 20 organizations

Greek Life:

None

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
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