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Thanks for visiting Mansfield University. We’re located in north central Pennsylvania, a half hour below the New York State border. A public four-year liberal arts institution, Mansfield was founded in 1857 as Mansfield Classical Seminary. Today the university today enrolls 3,275 students in the arts, sciences and professional programs. At the core of all programs is our mission of “developing tomorrow’s leaders.
In addition to our strong academic programs, we offer many opportunities outside the classroom for students to gain resume building experience in the community, the workplace and through our more than 100 groups and organizations. Our Honors Program and Mountaineer Leadership Program are just two examples of multi-year programs for qualified students that build up academic and leadership skills, often giving our graduates a solid advantage in the increasingly competitive career fields. And for fun, the Mansfield region offers year-around activities ranging from scenic hiking and biking to skiing, hunting, fishing and boating. The area is also alive with festivals, music, museums and malls.
|Total Undergraduate Students||2,824|
|American Indian / Alaskan Native||16||1%|
|African American / Black||229||8%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||2||<1%|
|Two or More Races||61||2%|
|Race/Ethnicity Not Reported||125||4%|
|Where do Mansfield undergraduates call home?|
|Other US States & Territories||20%|
|How old are Mansfield undergraduates?|
|Percent of Undergraduates Age 25 or Older||13%|
|Test Scores of Enrolled New Freshmen||SAT|
|Math||420 - 530|
|Critical Reading||410 - 530|
|High School Background of Enrolled New Freshmen|
|Percent in top 25% of High School Graduating Class||29%|
|Percent in top 50% of High School Graduating Class||64%|
|Percent of New Freshmen who submitted HS GPA||84%|
|Average High School GPA (4-point scale)||3.25|
|Percent who submitted High School GPA||99%|
The cost to attend Mansfield University of Pennsylvania varies based on the individual circumstances of students and may be reduced through grants and scholarships.
NOTE: Students may receive aid from more than one source.
|Students per Faculty||17 to 1|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 30 students||65%|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 50 students||93%|
|Total Full-Time Instructional Faculty||137|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Female||42%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Persons of Color||9%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Have the Highest Academic Degree Offered in Their Field of Study||83%|
83% of new freshmen live in campus-based housing or residence halls.
52% of all undergraduates live on campus
The mission of the Mansfield University Police Department is to work with our students and staff to keep the university a safe place to live and learn and work; to welcome visitors and ensure their stay is enjoyable; to protect life and property; and to reduce the opportunity for crimes to occur on campus. The department is comprised of 10 fulltime commissioned police officers who provide foot and vehicle patrol on a 24 hour basis. All officers have successfully completed the Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers Training Academy and all complete annual training to maintain their police certifications. The University has a comprehensive notification system using cell phone text messaging, e-mails, web alert, voice messaging, university information line, and a carillon system to alert the campus in the event of a major emergency. In addition, there are 15 emergency phones located throughout campus that contact 911 directly when activated, and a police officer is dispatched immediately to the location. When the university shuttle service is not in operation, the university police provide safety escorts on campus.
The Carnegie Classification's were created "to reference the great diversity of colleges and universities in the United States, and ... enable [people] to identify groups of roughly comparable institutions." For information on the Carnegie Classifications system, please visit their website: http://classifications.carnegiefoundation.org/
Students who are actively involved in their own learning and development are more likely to be successful in college. Colleges and universities offer students a wide variety of opportunities both inside and outside the classroom to become engaged with new ideas, people, and experiences. Institutions measure the effectiveness of these opportunities in a variety of ways to better understand what types of activities and programs students find the most helpful.
Institutions participating in the VSA program measure student involvement on campus using one of four national surveys. Results from the one survey are reported for a common set of questions selected as part of VSA. Following are the selected results from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The questions have been grouped together in categories that are known to contribute to student learning and development. The results reported below are based on the responses of seniors who participated in the survey.
|Degrees awarded at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania in 2011-12|
|Areas of Study with the largest number of bachelor's degrees awarded in 2011-12|
|Criminal Justice and Corrections.||10%|
|Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods.||8%|
|Business Administration, Management and Operations.||7%|
|Links to degree programs at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania|
First-time students in Fall 2011 that returned for their second year: 72%