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Geosciences – Admissions Data

PHD 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22
Applications 141 95 80 106 120 121 90 93 92 87
Offers (% selectivity) 9 (6%) 25 (26%) 19 (24%) 16 (15%) 20 (17%) 22 (18%) 25 (28%) 21 (23%) 22 (24%) 23 (26%)
Accepts (% yield) 9 (100%) 13 (52%) 13 (68%) 8 (50%) 10 (50%) 12 (55%) 10 (40%) 14 (67%) 9 (41%) 12 (52%)
MS 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22
Applications 104 102 103 120 121 95 70 68 56 69
Offers (% selectivity) 11 (11%) 25 (25%) 21 (20%) 14 (12%) 12 (10%) 12 (13%) 12 (17%) 12 (18%) 10 (18%) 10 (14%)
Accepts (% yield) 11 (100%) 20 (80%) 19 (90%) 13 (93%) 8 (67%) 8 (67%) 8 (67%) 8 (67%) 7 (70%) 7 (70%)

(Last updated 07/20/2022)


Geosciences – Average GRE Scores for New Enrollees*

PHD 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22
Analytical (P) - - - - - - - - - -
Verbal (P) 160.70 (83%)
n=10
157.50 (74%)
n=8
158.66 (77%)
n=9
159.12 (79%)
n=8
157.44 (72%)
n=9
159.92 (82%)
n=12
157.36 (73%)
n=11
159.43 (81%)
n=14
159.50 (78%)
n=8
c
Quantitative (P) 160.80 (83%)
n=10
158.00 (71%)
n=8
156.55 (66%)
n=9
159.50 (75%)
n=8
160.00 (76%)
n=9
164.83 (88%)
n=12
160.18 (74%)
n=11
159.43 (70%)
n=14
159.50 (69%)
n=8
c
Analyt Writing (P) 4.20 (54%)
n=10
3.80 (44%)
n=8
4.10 (61%)
n=9
4.60 (84%)
n=8
4.06 (60%)
n=9
4.00 (57%)
n=12
4.14 (63%)
n=11
4.43 (73%)
n=14
4.75 (81%)
n=8
c
MS 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22
Analytical (P) - - - - - - - - - -
Verbal (P) 161.70 (86%)
n=10
156.41 (70%)
n=17
156.42 (69%)
n=14
157.76 (75%)
n=13
157.13 (70%)
n=8
161.88 (88%)
n=8
158.00 (76%)
n=8
156.50 (72%)
n=8
155.50 (69%)
n=6
c
Quantitative (P) 161.00 (85%)
n=10
158.05 (73%)
n=17
157.28 (67%)
n=14
156.84 (65%)
n=13
156.38 (64%)
n=8
156.88 (65%)
n=8
157.13 (64%)
n=8
154.00 (53%)
n=8
158.00 (66%)
n=6
c
Analyt Writing (P) 4.30 (60%)
n=10
4.30 (64%)
n=17
3.70 (44%)
n=14
4.20 (66%)
n=13
3.88 (52%)
n=8
4.56 (73%)
n=8
4.44 (75%)
n=8
4.13 (61%)
n=8
3.92 (54%)
n=6
c

(Last updated 07/20/2022)

*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
c = data not displayed because n is too small to protect confidentiality of the student data
"-" indicates n=0


Geosciences – Jr/Sr GPA for New Enrollees

PHD 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22
GPA 3.61
n=6
3.74
n=7
3.68
n=7
3.79
n=8
3.62
n=9
3.77
n=11
3.66
n=11
3.70
n=14
3.74
n=9
3.57
n=12
MS 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22
GPA 3.69
n=9
3.54
n=18
3.50
n=14
3.62
n=13
3.83
n=7
3.57
n=8
3.71
n=8
3.65
n=8
3.66
n=7
3.78
n=7

(Last updated 07/20/2022)


Geosciences – Demographics for New Enrollees

PHD 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22
Total New Enrl 10 8 9 8 9 12 11 14 9 12
Domestic 5 (50%) 6 (75%) 7 (78%) 8 (100%) 4 (44%) 7 (58%) 8 (73%) 11 (79%) 8 (89%) 7 (58%)
  Total URM * 1 (10%) 2 (25%) - - - - 1 (9%) 2 (14%) - -
    Black/Afr. Amer. - - - - - - - - - -
    Am. Ind./AK Native - - - - - - -   1 (7%) - -
    Hawaiian/Pac. Is. - - - - - - - - - -
    Hispanic/Latino   1 (10%)   2 (25%) - - - -   1 (9%)   1 (7%) - -
  Asian 1 (10%) - 1 (11%) - - - - - 2 (22%) 2 (17%)
  White 3 (30%) 4 (50%) 6 (67%) 7 (88%) 4 (44%) 7 (58%) 6 (55%) 8 (57%) 6 (67%) 5 (42%)
  Two or More - - - 1 (13%) - - - 1 (7%) - -
  Unknown - - - - - - 1 (9%) - - -
International 5 (50%) 2 (25%) 2 (22%) - 5 (56%) 5 (42%) 3 (27%) 3 (21%) 1 (11%) 5 (42%)
MS 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22
Total New Enrl 10 17 14 13 8 8 8 8 7 7
Domestic 9 (90%) 16 (94%) 14 (100%) 13 (100%) 8 (100%) 8 (100%) 7 (88%) 8 (100%) 7 (100%) 4 (57%)
  Total URM * 2 (20%) 3 (18%) 5 (36%) 2 (15%) 5 (63%) 2 (25%) 2 (25%) 3 (38%) 2 (29%) -
    Black/Afr. Amer. -   1 (6%)   1 (7%) -   2 (25%) -   1 (13%)   1 (13%) - -
    Am. Ind./AK Native - - - - - - - - - -
    Hawaiian/Pac. Is. - - - - - - - -   1 (14%) -
    Hispanic/Latino   2 (20%)   2 (12%)   4 (29%)   2 (15%)   3 (38%)   2 (25%)   1 (13%)   2 (25%)   1 (14%) -
  Asian 1 (10%) - - 1 (8%) - - 1 (13%) - - 1 (14%)
  White 6 (60%) 13 (76%) 9 (64%) 9 (69%) 3 (38%) 6 (75%) 4 (50%) 4 (50%) 5 (71%) 3 (43%)
  Two or More - - - 1 (8%) - - - 1 (13%) - -
  Unknown - - - - - - - - - -
International 1 (10%) 1 (6%) - - - - 1 (13%) - - 3 (43%)

(Last updated 07/20/2022)

*URM: Underrepresented Minorities
Two or More: Applicant selected more than one race/ethnicity.
Unknown: Applicant chose not to disclose race/ethnicity information.
"-" indicates n=0

PHD 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22
Female 4 (40%) 8 (100%) 7 (78%) 5 (63%) 4 (44%) 7 (58%) 5 (45%) 6 (43%) 6 (67%) 3 (25%)
Male 6 (60%) - 2 (22%) 3 (38%) 5 (56%) 5 (42%) 6 (55%) 8 (57%) 3 (33%) 9 (75%)
Total 10 8 9 8 9 12 11 14 9 12
MS 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22
Female 4 (40%) 8 (47%) 2 (14%) 7 (54%) 3 (38%) 5 (63%) 5 (63%) 4 (50%) 4 (57%) 4 (57%)
Male 6 (60%) 9 (53%) 12 (86%) 6 (46%) 5 (63%) 3 (38%) 3 (38%) 4 (50%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%)
Total 10 17 14 13 8 8 8 8 7 7

(Last updated 07/20/2022)

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Geosciences – Total Enrollments by Degree

2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22
PHD 62 63 62 54 62 58 59 66 65 66
MS 27 36 43 35 27 19 23 22 21 24

(Last updated 07/20/2022)


Geosciences – Total Enrollments by Demographic

PHD 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22
Total Enrl 62 63 62 54 62 58 59 66 65 66
Domestic 46 (74%) 47 (75%) 45 (73%) 42 (78%) 45 (73%) 41 (71%) 41 (69%) 48 (73%) 46 (71%) 45 (68%)
  Total URM * 5 (8%) 8 (13%) 7 (11%) 4 (7%) 5 (8%) 4 (7%) 3 (5%) 5 (8%) 5 (8%) 5 (8%)
    Black/Afr. Amer. -   1 (2%)   1 (2%) -   1 (2%)   1 (2%)   1 (2%)   1 (2%)   1 (2%)   1 (2%)
    Am. Ind./AK Native   1 (2%) - - - - - -   1 (2%)   1 (2%)   1 (2%)
    Hawaiian/Pac. Is. - - - - - - - - - -
    Hispanic/Latino   4 (6%)   7 (11%)   6 (10%)   4 (7%)   4 (6%)   3 (5%)   2 (3%)   3 (5%)   3 (5%)   3 (5%)
  Asian 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) 1 (2%) 2 (3%) 1 (2%) 1 (2%) 1 (2%) 3 (5%) 4 (6%)
  White 36 (58%) 36 (57%) 35 (56%) 34 (63%) 37 (60%) 36 (62%) 36 (61%) 40 (61%) 37 (57%) 35 (53%)
  Two or More - - - 1 (2%) - - - 1 (2%) 1 (2%) 1 (2%)
  Unknown 4 (6%) 3 (5%) 2 (3%) 2 (4%) 1 (2%) - 1 (2%) 1 (2%) - -
International 16 (26%) 16 (25%) 17 (27%) 12 (22%) 17 (27%) 17 (29%) 18 (31%) 18 (27%) 19 (29%) 21 (32%)
MS 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22
Total Enrl 27 36 43 35 27 19 23 22 21 24
Domestic 26 (96%) 33 (92%) 39 (91%) 35 (100%) 27 (100%) 19 (100%) 22 (96%) 19 (86%) 20 (95%) 20 (83%)
  Total URM * 6 (22%) 6 (17%) 9 (21%) 8 (23%) 10 (37%) 6 (32%) 5 (22%) 6 (27%) 7 (33%) 4 (17%)
    Black/Afr. Amer.   1 (4%)   2 (6%)   2 (5%)   1 (3%)   3 (11%)   1 (5%)   2 (9%)   2 (9%)   2 (10%)   2 (8%)
    Am. Ind./AK Native - - - - - - - - - -
    Hawaiian/Pac. Is. - - - - - - - -   1 (5%) -
    Hispanic/Latino   5 (19%)   4 (11%)   7 (16%)   7 (20%)   7 (26%)   5 (26%)   3 (13%)   4 (18%)   4 (19%)   2 (8%)
  Asian 1 (4%) 2 (6%) 1 (2%) 1 (3%) 2 (7%) - 1 (4%) 1 (5%) - 2 (8%)
  White 18 (67%) 24 (67%) 28 (65%) 25 (71%) 15 (56%) 13 (68%) 16 (70%) 10 (45%) 12 (57%) 13 (54%)
  Two or More 1 (4%) 1 (3%) 1 (2%) 1 (3%) - - - 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 1 (4%)
  Unknown - - - - - - - 1 (5%) - -
International 1 (4%) 3 (8%) 4 (9%) - - - 1 (4%) 3 (14%) 1 (5%) 4 (17%)

(Last updated 07/20/2022)

*URM: Underrepresented Minorities
Two or More: Applicant selected more than one race/ethnicity.
Unknown: Applicant chose not to disclose race/ethnicity information.
"-" indicates n=0

PHD 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22
Female 29 (47%) 34 (54%) 36 (58%) 29 (54%) 31 (50%) 31 (53%) 33 (56%) 33 (50%) 34 (52%) 33 (50%)
Male 33 (53%) 29 (46%) 26 (42%) 25 (46%) 31 (50%) 27 (47%) 26 (44%) 33 (50%) 31 (48%) 33 (50%)
Total 62 63 62 54 62 58 59 66 65 66
MS 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22
Female 10 (37%) 15 (42%) 14 (33%) 15 (43%) 10 (37%) 10 (53%) 13 (57%) 12 (55%) 11 (52%) 12 (50%)
Male 17 (63%) 21 (58%) 29 (67%) 20 (57%) 17 (63%) 9 (47%) 10 (43%) 10 (45%) 10 (48%) 12 (50%)
Total 27 36 43 35 27 19 23 22 21 24

(Last updated 07/20/2022)


Geosciences – Total Degrees Conferred by Degree

GEOSC 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 * 2017/18 * 2018/19 * 2019/20 * 2020/21 * 2021/22 *
PHD 4 10 12 7
MS 19 8 15 20
Total 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22
PHD 4 10 12 7 14 10 7 9 8 10
MS 19 8 15 20 16 12 10 10 8 10

(Last updated 07/22/2022)

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Geosciences – Median Time to Degree (years)

PHD 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22
In Major/Degree * 4.7 5.7 5 5.3 5.5 5 5 5.3 5 4.9
First Enrollment 6.1 6.2 6.2 6 5.7 6 5.3 5.3 5.2 5
Number (n) n=4 n=10 n=12 n=7 n=14 n=10 n=7 n=9 n=8 n=10
MS 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22
In Major/Degree * 2.4 2.9 2.6 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.3
First Enrollment 2.4 2.9 2.7 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.3
Number (n) n=19 n=8 n=15 n=20 n=15 n=12 n=10 n=10 n=8 n=10

(Last updated 07/21/2022)

*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.


Geosciences – 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
2012/13 Cohort 10 - - - 3 3 - - - - 6 60%
2013/14 Cohort 13 - - - 3 4 1 - - 8 62%
2014/15 Cohort 10 - - - 3 3 1 - 7 70%
2015/16 Cohort 9 - - - 4 4 1 9 100%
2016/17 Cohort 11 - - - 3 4 7 64%
2017/18 Cohort 16 - - - 5 5 31%
2018/19 Cohort 11 - - - - -
2019/20 Cohort 16 - - - -
2020/21 Cohort 12 - - -
2021/22 Cohort 14
MS #Started 1 year 2 years 3 years 4 years 5 years 6 years 7 years 8 years 9 years Total Completed % Completed
2012/13 Cohort 18 5 10 - - - - - - - 15 83%
2013/14 Cohort 24 3 15 2 - - - - - 20 83%
2014/15 Cohort 15 2 9 2 - - 1 - 14 93%
2015/16 Cohort 14 3 9 2 - - - 14 100%
2016/17 Cohort 10 2 5 1 - - 8 80%
2017/18 Cohort 9 2 6 - - 8 89%
2018/19 Cohort 11 3 4 1 8 73%
2019/20 Cohort 12 4 7 11 92%
2020/21 Cohort 7 - - -
2021/22 Cohort 10

(Last updated 08/05/2022)

"-" indicates n=0

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