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Astrobiology – Average GRE Scores for New Enrollees*

PHD 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
Analytical (P) - - - - - - - - - -
Verbal (P) - - - - - c c - - -
Quantitative (P) - - - - - c c - - -
Analyt Writing (P) - - - - - c c - - -

(Last updated 07/21/2021)

*GRE tests taken on or after August 1st, 2011 are scored according the following scale:
    Verbal Reasoning: 130 - 170, 1 point increments
    Quantitative Reasoning: 130 - 170, 1 point increments
    Analytical Writing: 0 - 6, half point increments
  For tests taken prior to August 1st, 2011, scores were converted to the new scale accordingly.
P = Percentile Ranking
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Astrobiology – Jr/Sr GPA for New Enrollees

PHD 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
GPA - - - - - c c - - -

(Last updated 07/21/2021)

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Astrobiology – Demographics for New Enrollees

PHD 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
Total New Enrl - - - - - 1 4 - - -
Domestic - - - - - c c - - -
  Total URM * - - - - - c c - - -
    Black/Afr. Amer. - - - - - c c - - -
    Am. Ind./AK Native - - - - - c c - - -
    Hawaiian/Pac. Is. - - - - - c c - - -
    Hispanic/Latino - - - - - c c - - -
  Asian - - - - - c c - - -
  White - - - - - c c - - -
  Two or More - - - - - c c - - -
  Unknown - - - - - c c - - -
International - - - - - c c - - -

(Last updated 07/21/2021)

*URM: Underrepresented Minorities
Two or More: Applicant selected more than one race/ethnicity.
Unknown: Applicant chose not to disclose race/ethnicity information.
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PHD 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
Female - - - - - c c - - -
Male - - - - - c c - - -
Total - - - - - 1 4 - - -

(Last updated 07/21/2021)

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Astrobiology – Total Enrollments by Degree

2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
PHD 3 3 8 11 10 11 15 12 15 16

(Last updated 07/21/2021)


Astrobiology – Total Enrollments by Demographic

PHD 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
Total Enrl 3 3 8 11 10 11 15 12 15 16
Domestic c c 7 (88%) 9 (82%) 8 (80%) 8 (73%) 14 (93%) 11 (92%) 14 (93%) 15 (94%)
  Total URM * c c 1 (13%) 3 (27%) 3 (30%) 3 (27%) 4 (27%) 2 (17%) 1 (7%) 1 (6%)
    Black/Afr. Amer. c c - - - - - - - -
    Am. Ind./AK Native c c - - - - - - - -
    Hawaiian/Pac. Is. c c - - - - - - - -
    Hispanic/Latino c c   1 (13%)   3 (27%)   3 (30%)   3 (27%)   4 (27%)   2 (17%)   1 (7%)   1 (6%)
  Asian c c - - - 1 (9%) 2 (13%) 2 (17%) 4 (27%) 4 (25%)
  White c c 5 (63%) 5 (45%) 4 (40%) 4 (36%) 7 (47%) 6 (50%) 8 (53%) 9 (56%)
  Two or More c c - - - - 1 (7%) 1 (8%) 1 (7%) 1 (6%)
  Unknown c c 1 (13%) 1 (9%) 1 (10%) - - - - -
International c c 1 (13%) 2 (18%) 2 (20%) 3 (27%) 1 (7%) 1 (8%) 1 (7%) 1 (6%)

(Last updated 07/21/2021)

*URM: Underrepresented Minorities
Two or More: Applicant selected more than one race/ethnicity.
Unknown: Applicant chose not to disclose race/ethnicity information.
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PHD 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
Female c c 4 (50%) 6 (55%) 5 (50%) 4 (36%) 8 (53%) 6 (50%) 8 (53%) 7 (44%)
Male c c 4 (50%) 5 (45%) 5 (50%) 7 (64%) 7 (47%) 6 (50%) 7 (47%) 9 (56%)
Total 3 3 8 11 10 11 15 12 15 16

(Last updated 07/21/2021)

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Astrobiology – Total Degrees Conferred by Degree

GEOSC 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 * 2017/18 * 2018/19 * 2019/20 * 2020/21 *
PHD 1 - 2 - 3
MS - - - - -
Total 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
PHD 1 - 2 - 3 2 3 1 1 3
MS - - - - - - - - 2 3

(Last updated 10/26/2021)

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Astrobiology – Median Time to Degree (years)

PHD 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
In Major/Degree * 5.3 - 4.6 - 5 5.3 4 5.7 8.4 5.3
First Enrollment 5.3 - 4.6 - 6.7 6 5.3 5.7 8.4 5.3
Number (n) n=1 - n=2 - n=3 n=2 n=3 n=1 n=1 n=3
MS 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
In Major/Degree * - - - - - - - - 2.5 2.3
First Enrollment - - - - - - - - 2.5 2.3
Number (n) - - - - - - - - n=2 n=3

(Last updated 10/27/2021)

*In Major/Degree: The median time to degree in graduating major and degree at Penn State.
First Enrollment: The median time to degree based on the first enrollment as a graduate student at Penn State.
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Astrobiology – Degree Completion, UP Campus

PHD #Started 1 year 2 years 3 years 4 years 5 years 6 years 7 years 8 years 9 years Total Completed % Completed
2011/12 Cohort 2 - - - 1 - - - 1 - 2 100%
2012/13 Cohort 2 - - - 1 1 - - - 2 100%
2013/14 Cohort 4 - - - 1 1 - - 2 50%
2014/15 Cohort - - - - - - - - -
2015/16 Cohort 3 - - - - 2 2 67%
2016/17 Cohort 4 - - - 1 1 25%
2017/18 Cohort 6 - - - - -
2018/19 Cohort 5 - - - -
2019/20 Cohort 1 - - -
2020/21 Cohort -

(Last updated 10/27/2021)

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