The College of Engineering at Pennsylvania State University–University Park

Engineering School Admissions

Application

Director of admissions Cynthia Nicosia
Application deadline (U.S. residents) December 1
Application fee (U.S. residents) $65
Application deadline (international students) December 1
Application fee (international students) $65

The College of Engineering at Pennsylvania State University--University Park

Admissions Statistics

Total applicants (master’s and Ph.D.) 4,748
Total acceptances (master’s and Ph.D.) 1,268
Overall acceptance rate 26.7% – Low

Master’s Program Entering Class GPA and GRE Scores

Average undergraduate GPA 3.50
Average GRE 518 verbal
756 quantitative
3.80 analytical writing

Doctoral Program Entering Class GPA and GRE Scores

Average undergraduate GPA 3.60
Average GRE 519 verbal
773 quantitative
3.70 analytical writing
TOEFL required for international students Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required 550 paper test
80 internet-based test

Department Contacts

Aerospace engineering http:/​/​www.​aero.​psu.​edu
(814) 865-2569
[email protected]
Biological/Agricultural engineering http:/​/​www.​abe.​psu.​edu
(814) 865-7792
[email protected]
Architecture http:/​/​www.​engr.​psu.​edu/​AE/​
(814) 865-6394
[email protected]
Biomedical engineering http:/​/​www.​bioe.​psu.​edu
(814) 863-6614
[email protected]
Chemical engineering http:/​/​www.​che.​psu.​edu
(814) 865-2574
[email protected]
Civil engineering http:/​/​www.​engr.​psu.​edu/​ce
(814) 863-0578
[email protected]
Computer engineering http:/​/​www.​cse.​psu.​edu
(814) 865-9505
[email protected]
Computer science http:/​/​www.​cse.​psu.​edu
(814) 865-9505
[email protected]
Electrical engineering http:/​/​www.​ee.​psu.​edu
(814) 863-7294
[email protected]
Engineering management http:/​/​www.​sgps.​psu.​edu/​mem/​default.​ashx
(610) 648-3243
[email protected]
Engineering science and engineering physics http:/​/​www.​esm.​psu.​edu
(814) 865-4523
[email protected]
Environmental engineering http:/​/​www.​eme.​psu.​edu
(814) 863-0578
[email protected]
Industrial engineering http:/​/​www.​ie.​psu.​edu
(814) 863-6743
[email protected]
Materials engineering http:/​/​www.​matse.​psu.​edu
(814) 865-0498
[email protected]
Mechanical engineering http:/​/​www.​mne.​psu.​edu
(814) 863-6269
[email protected]
Mining http:/​/​www.​eme.​psu.​edu/​mng
(814) 865-3437
[email protected]
Nuclear engineering http:/​/​www.​mne.​psu.​edu
(814) 863-6269
[email protected]
Petroleum engineering http:/​/​www.​pnge.​psu.​edu
(814) 865-3437
[email protected]
Other engineering programs http:/​/​www.​acs.​psu.​edu
(814) 865-6364
[email protected]

Engineering School Academics

Enrollment

Total graduate engineering enrollment 1,953
Master’s (full-time) 691
Master’s (part-time) 107
Ph.D. (full-time) 1,061
Ph.D. (part-time) 94

Graduates (2011)

Total graduates 593
Total master’s graduates 395
International master’s graduates 34.2%
Minority master’s graduates 9.6%
Female master’s graduates 22.5%
Total Ph.D. graduates 198
International Ph.D. graduates 62.1%
Minority Ph.D. graduates 9.6%
Female Ph.D. graduates 21.7%

Programs

100.0 percent of students reported specialty information. Totals may exceed 100% due to students with multiple specialities.

Program Faculty Student Specialization
Aerospace 15 6%
Agricultural 14 2%
Architectural 17 5.9%
Biomedical 10 1.6%
Chemical 18 4.8%
Civil 0 4.8%
Computer engineering 32 11.3%
Computer science 0 N/A
Electrical 35 10.6%
Engineering management 0 N/A
Engineering science and engineering physics 29 5.3%
Environmental 0 1.6%
Industrial / Manufacturing 22 10.5%
Materials 28 7.3%
Mechanical 38 9.7%
Mining 0 N/A
Nuclear 8 5.8%
Petroleum 0 N/A
Other 62 12.9%

Faculty (2011-2012)

Full-time faculty 353
Part-time faculty N/A
Full-time faculty elected to the National Academy of Engineering 3

Research (2010-2011)

Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year) $137,742,570
Full-time faculty engaged in engineering-related research during 2010-2011 academic year 353

Engineering School Ranking

#25 Best Engineering Schools

(12) Ranking by Specialties

#13 in Aerospace / Aeronautical / Astronautical
#16 in Biological / Agricultural
#34 in Biomedical / Bioengineering
#24 in Chemical
#20 in Civil
#26 in Computer Engineering
#25 in Electrical / Electronic / Communications
#19 in Environmental / Environmental Health
#8 in Industrial / Manufacturing
#10 in Materials
#15 in Mechanical
#8 in Nuclear

Engineering Ranking Scores

Score 57
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.9
Recruiter assessment score (out of 5) 3.8
Overall acceptance rate 26.7% – Low
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students) 763
Ph.D. student/faculty ratio 3.0:1 – Medium
Ph.D.s granted 198
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year) $137,742,570
Research expenditures per faculty member $416,140
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering 0.8%
Total graduate engineering enrollment 1,953

Engineering School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Total graduate engineering enrollment 1,953

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 1,752
Minority students 7.2%
International students 53.9%

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) 201
Minority students 7.0%
International students 44.3%

Engineering School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Department Specific
Financial aid phone N/A

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $18,146 per year (in-state)
Full-time: $30,768 per year (out-of-state)
Part-time: $756 per credit (in-state)
Part-time: $1,282 per credit (out-of-state)
Required fees $860 per year
Room and board $11,412
Books and supplies $1,512
Miscellaneous expenses N/A

Financial Aid Availability

Fellowships 62
Teaching assistants 264
Research assistants 714
Other appointments 20

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