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Mansfield University of Pennsylvania is a public institution that was founded in 1857. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,876, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 174 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Mansfield University of Pennsylvania's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 124. Its in-state tuition and fees are $8,654 (2011-12); out-of-state tuition and fees are $18,014 (2011-12).
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Mansfield University traces its heritage back to 1857, when Mansfield Classical Seminary opened. In 1862, Mansfield became a state normal school. In 1927, it became Mansfield State Teachers College, and in 1960, it broadened its degree offerings and became Mansfield State College. In 1983, it became Mansfield University. A four-year public liberal arts, co-educational, fully accredited institution; Mansfield offers more than seventy undergraduate degree programs. Through its Office of Graduate Studies, the University also offers master's degree programs in art education, education, elementary education, library science and information technologies, music education, nursing, and special education. The University offers the advantages of a private-college environment at a public-school cost.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, it's important to note the application deadline is July 6. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania is $25. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 76.8 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||76.8%|
|Application deadline||July 6|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania is 19:1, and the school has 28.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania include: Visual and Performing Arts; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Health Professions and Related Programs; and Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 71.5 percent.
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,876, with a gender distribution of 41.0 percent male students and 59.0 percent female students. At this school, 54.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 46.0 percent of students live off campus. Mansfield University of Pennsylvania is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Mansfield University of Pennsylvania also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, 55 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania.
|Students who have cars on campus||55%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, 81.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,612.
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|In-state tuition and fees||$8,654 (2011-12)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$18,014 (2011-12)|
|Room and board||$8,078 (2011-12)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data