Mansfield University of Pennsylvania
At Mansfield University, students are afforded incredible opportunities from the moment they first enroll at MU right up to the time they graduate. A Mansfield University experience develops the student holistically by combining rigorous academics with a broad range of extracurricular opportunities at an affordable cost. Student success is the primary focus of the Mansfield faculty and staff, all of whom strive to develop and maintain a premier learning environment with premier opportunities for the entire student body.
Get to know Mansfield University of Pennsylvania
- Campus Ministries
- Choral groups
- Concert band
- International Student Organization
- Jazz band
- Literary magazine
- Marching band
- Music ensembles
- Musical theatre
- Pep band
- Radio station
- Student government
- Student newspaper
- Student-run film society
- Symphony orchestra
- Television station
- First-Year Seminars and Experiences
- Common Intellectual Experiences
- Learning Communities
- Writing-Intensive Courses
- Collaborative Assignments and Projects
- Undergraduate Research
- Diversity/Global Learning
- Service-Learning, Community-Based Learning
- Capstone Courses and Projects/Senior Experience
- Career Services
- Writing Center
- Academic Advisors
- Library Services
- Faculty Mentors
- Disability Services
- Multicultural Engagement Center
- Health Services
- Academic Tutors
- Financial Aid Advisors
- Student Success Initiative
- Veteran Services
- Peer Mentors
- Gender & Sexuality Center
INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGES AND STUDY ABROAD
Students who participate in international exchange and study abroad gain valuable skills in cross-cultural communication and education. Mansfield knows that study abroad is an incredible opportunity and thus works hard to provide plenty of options to students. Currently, the University has exchange agreements with 150 institutions across the world through a membership with the International Student Exchange Programs (ISEP). Mansfield’s specific agreements include partnerships in such countries as Australia, Canada, France Germany, and Spain.
Mansfield’s first-year seminars are part of an introductory program called the First-Year Experience. They act as an academic component that allows students to explore new and exciting topics in a small-group setting. Some examples of previous first-year seminars have included Animal Allies, Mates, and Rivals; Public issues in a Global Economy; Debates in Current Affairs; Our Lives through Music; Art & History of the Book; Grimm Variations; Discovering France; and Zombie Apocalypse.
There are 7 modules within the first-year experience, each of which creates a guideline for the abilities students should gain throughout their college career. With the support of faculty and staff, students are taught to hone their skills in Resilience, Stress Management, Time Management, Debt Management, Note Taking, Test Taking, and Improving Study Time. Students proficient in these modules are prepared for any academic challenge presented to them, and it is through the Mansfield curriculum that they become truly amazing scholars.
The number of sections of each class size.
2-9: 58 | 10-19: 113 | 20-29: 93
30-39: 35 | 40-49: 15 | 50-99: 10 | 100+: 0
ENROLLMENT BY ETHNICITY
Nonresident aliens: 0%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic: 10%
White, non-Hispanic: 80%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic: 0%
Asian, non-Hispanic: 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic: 0%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic: 3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown: 2%
IMPACT MENTORING PROGRAM
The IMPACT Mentoring Program is an initiative headed by the Office of Retention to address the common challenges that face first-year students. Through the support of compassionate mentors, the Office of Student Life, and the Office of Retention, freshmen are given the tools they’ll need to succeed. This program has helped students overcome such challenges as finding friends, selecting courses, and interacting with professors. IMPACT may be a resource directed at freshmen, but mentors are always available to help anyone throughout their entire time at college. It is with the guidance of such dedicated staff that Mansfield students truly feel at home.
THE LEARNING CENTER
The Learning Center is an academic resource available to all students. Through support-based programming, students are guided toward success. Tutoring, writing, and supplementary study sessions are offered both one-on-one and through collaborative groups, ultimately aiming to engage student interest in their coursework.
SPECIAL STUDY OPTIONS
Programs available at this institution.
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Exchange student program (domestic)
Liberal arts/career combination
Teacher certification program
First-year students have the option to live in Themed Housing Communities, which are designed to bring students in touch with others who shared similar interests, passions, and goals. Able to live in residential spaces that foster out-of-classroom learning and community, participating freshmen find their niche and melt into the Mansfield University culture right away! The Creative Artist community gathers students who have a drive to create art and seek the encouragement and inspiration of other talented students. Explorer community residents push each other to try new things, meet new people, and attend a variety of activities, and the Outdoor Enthusiast residents join each other in exciting trips around the Pennsylvania landscape. Students can also join a Healthy Living community to promote wellness, or they can let their imaginations run wild in the Sci-Fi, Fantasy, & Horror community.
Nestled in beautiful north central Pennsylvania, Mansfield University is in the middle of somewhere special. The University is located near thousands of acres of state land, lakes, and spectacular mountain views, including the nearby Pine Creek Gorge—Pennsylvania’s “Grand Canyon.”
The Mansfield University Mountaineers, or “Mounties,” is a member of the NCAA Division II Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. There are 7 women’s varsity programs, and 5 varsity men’s programs. The men’s varsity Sprint Football team competes in the College Sprint Football League.
Percent of students living on campus.
First-time, first-year (freshman) students: 82%
Campus housing options.
ACADEMIC ADVISING CENTER
All students are encouraged to utilize the resources available to them through the Academic Advising Center. It can be daunting to navigate possible career options, but the Center’s advisors are more than ready to help students make difficult decisions and explore avenues of work that they may never have considered. Advisors are great at facilitating conversations and guiding students on paths that best suit their personal and academic goals.
Rigor of secondary school record | Class rank | Academic GPA | Standardized test scores
Application Essay | Recommendation(s) | Interview | Extracurricular activities
Talent/ability | Character/personal qualities | First generation | Alumni/ae relation
Geographical residence | Volunteer work | Work experience | Level of applicant’s interest
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th Percentile: 480 | 75th Percentile: 580
25th Percentile: 470 | 75th Percentile: 550
Tuition & Cost
Tuition (in-state): $9,450
Tuition (out-of-state): $18,900
Room & Board: $11,928
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