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Study at Penn State Abington

Penn State Abington is a campus of Pennsylvania State University and is located in Philadelphia, Abington, United States. It was established in the year 1850 as the Chestnut Street Female Seminary. The seminary needed a larger campus, due to an increase in studen enrollement, so Penn State Abington was formed. Students are offered degrees and certificate programs in various fields of study. The academic divisions of Pennsylvania State University Penn State Abington are:

  • Division of Arts and Humanities
  • Division of Science and Engineering
  • Division of Social Sciences
The men's teams of Penn State Abington participate in sports such as baseball, basketball, lacrosse, golf, soccer, tennis, and volleyball. The women's teams compete in lacrosse, basketball, cross country, soccer, tennis, softball, and volleyball.

Profile of Penn State Abington

The campus of Penn State Abington is in Abington, PA, which is a large suburb. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Penn State Abington include, at the school's highest level, the Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

The school has a tighter focus on specific Course Topics than most colleges its size. Penn State Abington is known for its programs in art studies, business and management, therapy and Counselling, and security and law enforcement.

Penn State Abington Selectivity

Admission at the school is selective, not open to all who apply. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 400. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 410 and 540. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.


Penn State Abington has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Penn State Abington had 3, 352 students enrolled (2, 924 full-time equivalent).

Penn State Abington Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management149business, business communications
Liberal Arts90liberal arts and sciences, history, English, American studies
Therapy and Counselling65social psychology
Security and Law Enforcement59criminal justice and safety
Computer Science and Engineering26information science
Science20biological and physical sciences, biology
Art Studies11visual and performing arts

Contact: Penn State Abington

Penn State Abington

1600 Woodland Rd

Abington, PA 19001-3918

General Phone: (215) 881-7300

http://www.abington. psu.edu

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