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Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Greater Allegheny

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Greater Allegheny is college with 623 students located in McKeesport, PA.

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Offers Baccalaureate Degrees, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Focus on Undergraduate Professions

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On January 19, 2007, the Penn State Board of Trustees formally changed the name of Penn State McKeesport to Penn State Greater Allegheny. The name change is intended to support the campus' regional presence, facilitate an expanded vision and evolving mission for the campus, and raise general awareness of the campus.

The new name also is expected to give campus alumni and Penn Staters living in the greater Allegheny County region an understanding of the campus' position as the only Penn State campus in the county. More than 22,000 Penn State alumni live in Allegheny County -- the largest concentration of alumni residing in any one county in the nation -- and approximately 4,000 Penn State students hail from the county.

The campus is proud of its vast and ever-changing academic and cultural history. With more than fifty years of service to Western Pennsylvania at our current site, Penn State Greater Allegheny is a leader in academic excellence, technology, and diversity.

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Student Life

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 623
Gender 54% Male / 46% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 91% Full Time / 9% Part Time
Geography 91% In State / 9% Out of State / 3% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 51% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 62%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 3%
International 4%
Hispanic/Latino 4%
Ethnicity Unknown 2%
Black or African American 23%
Asian 2%

Housing

Campus housing is available for undergraduates. Housing deposit : $100.00. Housing deposit due : May 1. Housing deposit is partially refunded if student does not enroll.. Freshman allowed to have car. No pets.

27% of students live on-campus.

  • Coed Dorms
  • Housing Offered
  • Special Housing for Disabled Students
  • Wellness Housing

Activities

Student Publications: Greater Allegheny Collegian

  • Dance
  • Government or Political Activity
  • Literary Magazine
  • Radio Station
  • Student Newspaper
  • Television Station
  • Choral Groups
  • Music Ensembles
  • Drama/Theater
  • Campus Ministries

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: learning center remedial instruction study skills assistance tutoring writing center pre-admission summer program reduced course load
  • Computer Services: computer center, dorms, libraries, student center dorms wired for access to campus-wide network dorms wired for high speed internet connections student web hosting available wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: alcohol/substance abuse counseling chaplain/spiritual director career counseling economically disadvantaged students services employment services for undergraduates financial aid counseling health services minority students services personal counseling placement services for graduates adult (re-entering) student services/programs veteran's counselor women's services
  • Facilities: computer-based lab science equipment, special computer labs for systems integration and networking
  • Special Needs Services: services and/or facilities for hearing impaired partial services for students with learning disabilities services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders services and/or facilities for visually impaired wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): double major honors program independent study internships cross-registration dual enrollment of high school students english as a second language (esl) liberal arts/career combination student-designed major
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Business Administration and Management (39%), Psychology (35%), Information Science/Studies (13%), Speech Communication and Rhetoric (11%), Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies (0%), Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies (0%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that is a structured combination of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasizing breadth of study. Includes instruction in independently designed, individualized, or regular programs.

Job Opportunities:

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.

Associates

A program that is a structured combination of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasizing breadth of study. Includes instruction in independently designed, individualized, or regular programs.

Job Opportunities:

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.

Bachelor's

A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

Job Opportunities:

Chief Executives
Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.
General and Operations Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.
Sales Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.
Administrative Services Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations, and other office support services.
Industrial Production Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.
Construction Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.
Social and Community Service Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.
Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Cost Estimators
Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.
Management Analysts
Conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. Includes program analysts and management consultants.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the theory, organization, and process of information collection, transmission, and utilization in traditional and electronic forms. Includes instruction in information classification and organization; information storage and processing; transmission, transfer, and signaling; communications and networking; systems planning and design; human interfacing and use analysis; database development; information policy analysis; and related aspects of hardware, software, economics, social factors, and capacity.

Job Opportunities:

Computer and Information Systems Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming.
Computer and Information Research Scientists
Conduct research into fundamental computer and information science as theorists, designers, or inventors. Develop solutions to problems in the field of computer hardware and software.
Software Developers, Systems Software
Research, design, develop, and test operating systems-level software, compilers, and network distribution software for medical, industrial, military, communications, aerospace, business, scientific, and general computing applications. Set operational specifications and formulate and analyze software requirements. May design embedded systems software. Apply principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis.
Computer Occupations, All Other
All computer occupations not listed separately.
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in computer science. May specialize in a field of computer science, such as the design and function of computers or operations and research analysis. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

A general program that focuses on the scientific study of individual and collective behavior, the physical and environmental bases of behavior, and the analysis and treatment of behavior problems and disorders. Includes instruction in the principles of the various subfields of psychology, research methods, and psychological assessment and testing methods.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
Diagnose and treat mental disorders; learning disabilities; and cognitive, behavioral, and emotional problems, using individual, child, family, and group therapies. May design and implement behavior modification programs.
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
Apply principles of psychology to human resources, administration, management, sales, and marketing problems. Activities may include policy planning; employee testing and selection, training and development; and organizational development and analysis. May work with management to organize the work setting to improve worker productivity.
Psychologists, All Other
All psychologists not listed separately.
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in psychology, such as child, clinical, and developmental psychology, and psychological counseling. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that focuses on the scientific, humanistic, and critical study of human communication in a variety of formats, media, and contexts. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of interpersonal, group, organizational, professional, and intercultural communication; speaking and listening; verbal and nonverbal interaction; rhetorical theory and criticism; performance studies; argumentation and persuasion; technologically mediated communication; popular culture; and various contextual applications.

Job Opportunities:

Communications Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in communications, such as organizational communications, public relations, radio/television broadcasting, and journalism. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Radio and Television Announcers
Speak or read from scripted materials, such as news reports or commercial messages, on radio or television. May announce artist or title of performance, identify station, or interview guests.
Public Address System and Other Announcers
Make announcements over public address system at sporting or other public events. May act as master of ceremonies or disc jockey at weddings, parties, clubs, or other gathering places.
Public Relations Specialists
Engage in promoting or creating an intended public image for individuals, groups, or organizations. May write or select material for release to various communications media.
Writers and Authors
Originate and prepare written material, such as scripts, stories, advertisements, and other material.

Administration & Faculty

Chancellor Curtiss E. Porter
Accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Full-time Faculty 38
Student : Faculty Ratio 12 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 50 : 50
Percentage of Faculty Members
Tenured Faculty 42
Tenure Track Faculty 15
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 42
International Faculty 2

AP Test Credit Information

Test Name Minimum Score Equivalent Course (s) Credits
AP Art History 3.0 ArtH 100 3.0
AP Biology 4.0 Bio 011, 012 4.0
AP Biology 5.0 Bio 110 4.0
AP Calculus AB 4.0 Math 140 4.0
AP Calculus BC 3.0 Math 140 4.0
AP Calculus BC 4.0 Math 140, 141 8.0
AP Chemistry 4.0 Chem 110, 111 4.0
AP Chemistry 5.0 Chem 110, 111, 112, 113 8.0
AP Chinese Language and Culture 3.0 Chinese 001, 002 8.0
AP Chinese Language and Culture 4.0 Chinese 001, 002, 003 12.0
AP Comparative Government and Politics 4.0 PSci 003 3.0
AP Computer Science A 5.0 CSE XXX 3.0
AP English Language and Composition 4.0 N/A Pass / No Credit
AP English Literature and Composition 4.0 Eng 001 3.0
AP Environmental Science 3.0 Earth 100 3.0
AP European History 4.0 Hist 002 3.0
AP French Language and Culture 3.0 FR 001, 002, 003 12.0
AP French Language and Culture 4.0 FR 001, 002, 003, 201 15.0
AP French Language and Culture 5.0 FR 001, 002, 003, 201, 202 18.0
AP German Language and Culture 3.0 Ger 001,002,003 12.0
AP German Language and Culture 4.0 Ger 001,002,003,201 16.0
AP German Language and Culture 5.0 Ger 001,002,003,201,301 19.0
AP Human Geography 3.0 Geog 020 3.0
AP Italian Language and Culture 3.0 Italian 001,002 8.0
AP Italian Language and Culture 4.0 Italian 001,002,003 12.0
AP Latin 3.0 LATIN 001 4.0
AP Latin 4.0 LATIN 001,002,003 12.0
AP Macroeconomics 4.0 Econ 104 3.0
AP Microeconomics 4.0 Econ 102 3.0
AP Music Theory 3.0 Mus 008 3.0
AP Physics B 4.0 Phys 250, 251 8.0
AP Psychology 5.0 Psych 100 3.0
AP Spanish Language and Culture 3.0 Span 001,002,003 12.0
AP Spanish Language and Culture 4.0 Span 001,002,003,100 15.0
AP Statistics 3.0 Stat 100 3.0
AP Statistics 4.0 Stat 200 4.0
AP United States Government and Politics 4.0 PSci 001 3.0
AP United States History 4.0 Hist 020, 021 6.0
AP World History 4.0 Hist 011 3.0

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 44/100
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Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 79.8% accepted of 699 applications

69% of students graduated in the top half of their class.
34% of students graduated in the top quarter of their class.
11% of students graduated in the top tenth of their class.

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite18 - 24
English18 - 24
Math17 - 26
Writing8 - 8
 
SATMath420 - 560
Reading410 - 520
Writing390 - 500

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Standardized Test Scores, Academic GPA

Important: Rigor Of Secondary School Record

Also Considered: Work Experience, Recommendations, Talent Ability, Volunteer Work, Alumni Relation, Application Essay, Character Personal Qualities, Class Rank, Extracurricular Activities

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
English 4 0
Math 3 0
Science 3 0
Social Studies 3 0
Foreign Language 2 0

Other Application Information: SAT or ACT

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Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $15,952 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $13,846
$30K-$48K $15,258
$48K-$75K $17,353
$75K-$110K $21,471
$110K+ $22,915

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $12,568, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

In-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $12,568 Same as On-Campus
Fees $896 Same as On-Campus
Housing $10,116 $10,116
Books $1,696 $1,696
Total (before financial aid) $25,276 $25,276

Out-of-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $19,174 Same as On-Campus
Fees $896 Same as On-Campus
Housing $10,116 $10,116
Books $1,696 $1,696
Total (before financial aid) $31,882 $31,882

Students Receiving Aid

80% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 76% $5,790
Federal Scholarships/Grants 52% $4,688
Institutional Grants 62% $4,123
Other Federal Grants 18% $1,781
Other Loans 4% $9,831
Pell Grants 51% $4,157
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 45% $3,182
Student Loans 76% $6,308

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.psu.edu/studentaid/.

Estimate the net price for you at http://tuition.psu.edu/costestimate.asp.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

22% of students graduated on time.

45% of students graduated in six years.

71% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Athletics

Athletics

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Greater Allegheny participates in the for college athletics.

Sport Contact
Soccer Achilles Vassilicos (Get recruited )
Sport Coach
Volleyball Tracy Gibbs (Get recruited )

Rankings

PayScale

#632 Starting Median Salary Rankings

U.S. News & World Report

#42 Regional Universities South Top Public Rankings
#87 Regional Universities South Rankings

Washington Monthly

#17 Liberal Arts Colleges - Graduation Rate Rank
#34 Master's Universities - Graduation Rate Rank
#96 Liberal Arts Colleges - ROTC Rank
#125 Liberal Arts Colleges - Community Service Participation Rank
#125 Liberal Arts Colleges - Service Staff, Courses, and Financial Aid Rank
#138 Liberal Arts Colleges - Research Expenditures Rank
#175 Master's Universities - Research Expenditures Rank
#208 Liberal Arts Colleges - Peace Corps Rank
#214 Liberal Arts Colleges - Bachelor's to PhD Rank
#230 Liberal Arts Colleges - Overall Rank
#235 Liberal Arts Colleges - Federal Work-Study Funds Spent on Service Rank
#310 Master's Universities - Service Staff, Courses, and Financial Aid Rank
#312 Master's Universities - Community Service Participation Rank
#360 Master's Universities - Overall Rank
#397 Master's Universities - Federal Work-Study Funds Spent on Service Rank
#422 Master's Universities - Peace Corps Rank
#422 Master's Universities - Bachelor's to PhD Rank
#453 Master's Universities - ROTC Rank
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