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Meteorology and Atmospheric Science – Admissions Data

PHD 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23
Applications 50 60 71 46 55 63 58 47 50 63
Offers (% selectivity) 11 (22%) 13 (22%) 12 (17%) 13 (28%) 17 (31%) 18 (29%) 23 (40%) 20 (43%) 22 (44%) 20 (32%)
Accepts (% yield) 9 (82%) 6 (46%) 12 (100%) 7 (54%) 11 (65%) 7 (39%) 9 (39%) 8 (40%) 9 (41%) 9 (45%)
MS 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23
Applications 53 73 50 71 56 55 49 49 68 58
Offers (% selectivity) 12 (23%) 11 (15%) 6 (12%) 13 (18%) 7 (13%) 7 (13%) 18 (37%) 18 (37%) 23 (34%) 9 (16%)
Accepts (% yield) 8 (67%) 6 (55%) 5 (83%) 6 (46%) 3 (43%) 3 (43%) 5 (28%) 9 (50%) 14 (61%) 4 (44%)


Meteorology and Atmospheric Science – Average GRE Scores for New Enrollees*

PHD 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23
Analytical (P) - - - - - - - - - -
Verbal (P) 156.00 (66%)
n=11
156.00 (69%)
n=7
157.66 (72%)
n=12
154.25 (61%)
n=8
157.09 (70%)
n=11
152.14 (57%)
n=7
157.33 (73%)
n=9
159.29 (78%)
n=7
c c
Quantitative (P) 160.27 (79%)
n=11
161.85 (81%)
n=7
162.16 (81%)
n=12
162.50 (80%)
n=8
159.73 (73%)
n=11
163.29 (81%)
n=7
161.33 (78%)
n=9
161.29 (74%)
n=7
c c
Analyt Writing (P) 3.90 (45%)
n=11
3.90 (51%)
n=7
3.70 (47%)
n=12
3.94 (53%)
n=8
4.18 (64%)
n=11
3.57 (42%)
n=7
4.06 (61%)
n=9
4.36 (69%)
n=7
c c
MS 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23
Analytical (P) - - - - - - - - - -
Verbal (P) 157.11 (72%)
n=9
155.50 (66%)
n=6
156.50 (72%)
n=8
158.67 (79%)
n=6
c c c 157.33 (74%)
n=9
c c
Quantitative (P) 157.77 (73%)
n=9
159.66 (77%)
n=6
161.50 (80%)
n=8
164.83 (88%)
n=6
c c c 159.78 (72%)
n=9
c c
Analyt Writing (P) 4.00 (47%)
n=9
4.50 (66%)
n=6
4.10 (62%)
n=8
4.42 (67%)
n=6
c c c 4.17 (64%)
n=9
c c

*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


Meteorology and Atmospheric Science – Average GMAT Scores for New Enrollees

PHD 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23
Total (P) * c - - - - - - - - c
Verbal (P) * c - - - - - - - - c
Quantitative (P) * c - - - - - - - - c
Analyt Writing (P) * - - - - - - - - - c

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


Meteorology and Atmospheric Science – Jr/Sr GPA for New Enrollees

PHD 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23
GPA 3.61
n=9
3.77
n=5
3.76
n=9
3.65
n=8
3.65
n=11
3.77
n=7
3.54
n=9
3.70
n=8
3.78
n=9
3.64
n=9
MS 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23
GPA 3.75
n=9
3.86
n=6
3.56
n=5
3.80
n=5
c c 3.70
n=5
3.79
n=10
3.81
n=14
3.74
n=5

c = data not displayed because n is too small to protect confidentiality of the student data


Meteorology and Atmospheric Science – Demographics for New Enrollees

PHD 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23
Total New Enrl 11 7 12 8 11 7 9 8 9 9
Domestic 7 (64%) 3 (43%) 8 (67%) 5 (63%) 9 (82%) 4 (57%) 5 (56%) 7 (88%) 6 (67%) 5 (56%)
  Total URM * 1 (9%) - - 1 (13%) 4 (36%) 1 (14%) - 3 (38%) 1 (11%) 2 (22%)
    Black/Afr. Amer. - - - -   2 (18%)   1 (14%) -   1 (13%) -   1 (11%)
    Am. Ind./AK Native - - - - - - - - - -
    Hawaiian/Pac. Is. - - - - - - - - - -
    Hispanic/Latino   1 (9%) - -   1 (13%)   2 (18%) - -   2 (25%)   1 (11%)   1 (11%)
  Asian - - - - - 1 (14%) 1 (11%) - - -
  White 5 (45%) 2 (29%) 8 (67%) 4 (50%) 4 (36%) 2 (29%) 3 (33%) 4 (50%) 5 (56%) 3 (33%)
  Two or More - - - - 1 (9%) - 1 (11%) - - -
  Unknown 1 (9%) 1 (14%) - - - - - - - -
International 4 (36%) 4 (57%) 4 (33%) 3 (38%) 2 (18%) 3 (43%) 4 (44%) 1 (13%) 3 (33%) 4 (44%)
MS 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23
Total New Enrl 9 6 9 6 2 4 5 10 14 5
Domestic 8 (89%) 5 (83%) 9 (100%) 5 (83%) c c 5 (100%) 10 (100%) 13 (93%) 5 (100%)
  Total URM * - - 1 (11%) 1 (17%) c c - 1 (10%) 4 (29%) 1 (20%)
    Black/Afr. Amer. - - -   1 (17%) c c -   1 (10%) -   1 (20%)
    Am. Ind./AK Native - - - - c c - -   1 (7%) -
    Hawaiian/Pac. Is. - - - - c c - - - -
    Hispanic/Latino - -   1 (11%) - c c - -   3 (21%) -
  Asian - - - - c c - - 1 (7%) -
  White 8 (89%) 5 (83%) 8 (89%) 4 (67%) c c 4 (80%) 9 (90%) 8 (57%) 4 (80%)
  Two or More - - - - c c 1 (20%) - - -
  Unknown - - - - c c - - - -
International 1 (11%) 1 (17%) - 1 (17%) c c - - 1 (7%) -

*URM: Underrepresented Minorities
Two or More: Applicant selected more than one race/ethnicity.
Unknown: Applicant chose not to disclose race/ethnicity information.
c = data not displayed because n is too small to protect confidentiality of the student data
"-" indicates n=0

PHD 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23
Female 1 (9%) 1 (14%) 6 (50%) 3 (38%) 6 (55%) 2 (29%) 5 (56%) 3 (38%) 6 (67%) 3 (33%)
Male 10 (91%) 6 (86%) 6 (50%) 5 (63%) 5 (45%) 5 (71%) 4 (44%) 5 (63%) 3 (33%) 6 (67%)
Nonbinary or other legal identity - - - - - - - - - -
Total 11 7 12 8 11 7 9 8 9 9
MS 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23
Female 7 (78%) 1 (17%) 2 (22%) 3 (50%) c c 2 (40%) 4 (40%) 3 (21%) 2 (40%)
Male 2 (22%) 5 (83%) 7 (78%) 3 (50%) c c 3 (60%) 6 (60%) 11 (79%) 3 (60%)
Nonbinary or other legal identity - - - - c c - - - -
Total 9 6 9 6 2 4 5 10 14 5

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


Meteorology and Atmospheric Science – Total Enrollments by Degree

2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23
PHD 59 57 60 60 62 53 53 57 57 61
MS 18 19 17 17 13 17 16 24 32 34


Meteorology and Atmospheric Science – Total Enrollments by Demographic

PHD 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23
Total Enrl 59 57 60 60 62 53 53 57 57 61
Domestic 40 (68%) 37 (65%) 39 (65%) 37 (62%) 38 (61%) 34 (64%) 38 (72%) 42 (74%) 40 (70%) 41 (67%)
  Total URM * 4 (7%) 4 (7%) 4 (7%) 3 (5%) 8 (13%) 6 (11%) 6 (11%) 7 (12%) 8 (14%) 10 (16%)
    Black/Afr. Amer. - - - -   2 (3%)   2 (4%)   2 (4%)   3 (5%)   3 (5%)   4 (7%)
    Am. Ind./AK Native - - - - - - - - -   1 (2%)
    Hawaiian/Pac. Is. - - - - - - - - - -
    Hispanic/Latino   4 (7%)   4 (7%)   4 (7%)   3 (5%)   6 (10%)   4 (8%)   4 (8%)   4 (7%)   5 (9%)   5 (8%)
  Asian - - - - - 1 (2%) 2 (4%) 2 (4%) 1 (2%) 1 (2%)
  White 33 (56%) 29 (51%) 32 (53%) 30 (50%) 27 (44%) 25 (47%) 27 (51%) 30 (53%) 29 (51%) 29 (48%)
  Two or More - - - 1 (2%) 1 (2%) 1 (2%) 2 (4%) 2 (4%) 1 (2%) 1 (2%)
  Unknown 3 (5%) 4 (7%) 3 (5%) 3 (5%) 2 (3%) 1 (2%) 1 (2%) 1 (2%) 1 (2%) -
International 19 (32%) 20 (35%) 21 (35%) 23 (38%) 24 (39%) 19 (36%) 15 (28%) 15 (26%) 17 (30%) 20 (33%)
MS 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23
Total Enrl 18 19 17 17 13 17 16 24 32 34
Domestic 16 (89%) 16 (84%) 15 (88%) 15 (88%) 12 (92%) 14 (82%) 14 (88%) 23 (96%) 29 (91%) 31 (91%)
  Total URM * - - 1 (6%) 2 (12%) 2 (15%) 3 (18%) 3 (19%) 2 (8%) 7 (22%) 7 (21%)
    Black/Afr. Amer. - - -   1 (6%)   1 (8%)   1 (6%)   2 (13%)   2 (8%)   1 (3%)   1 (3%)
    Am. Ind./AK Native - - - - - - - -   1 (3%)   1 (3%)
    Hawaiian/Pac. Is. - - - - - - - - - -
    Hispanic/Latino - -   1 (6%)   1 (6%)   1 (8%)   2 (12%)   1 (6%) -   5 (16%)   5 (15%)
  Asian - - - - - - - - 2 (6%) 1 (3%)
  White 15 (83%) 15 (79%) 14 (82%) 13 (76%) 10 (77%) 10 (59%) 10 (63%) 19 (79%) 19 (59%) 23 (68%)
  Two or More - - - - - 1 (6%) 1 (6%) 2 (8%) 1 (3%) -
  Unknown 1 (6%) 1 (5%) - - - - - - - -
International 2 (11%) 3 (16%) 2 (12%) 2 (12%) 1 (8%) 3 (18%) 2 (13%) 1 (4%) 3 (9%) 3 (9%)

*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 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23
Female 18 (31%) 18 (32%) 22 (37%) 22 (37%) 22 (35%) 21 (40%) 21 (40%) 23 (40%) 24 (42%) 25 (41%)
Male 41 (69%) 39 (68%) 38 (63%) 38 (63%) 40 (65%) 32 (60%) 32 (60%) 34 (60%) 33 (58%) 36 (59%)
Nonbinary or other legal identity - - - - - - - - - -
Total 59 57 60 60 62 53 53 57 57 61
MS 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23
Female 11 (61%) 6 (32%) 3 (18%) 5 (29%) 6 (46%) 9 (53%) 7 (44%) 10 (42%) 12 (38%) 12 (35%)
Male 7 (39%) 13 (68%) 14 (82%) 12 (71%) 7 (54%) 8 (47%) 9 (56%) 14 (58%) 20 (63%) 22 (65%)
Nonbinary or other legal identity - - - - - - - - - -
Total 18 19 17 17 13 17 16 24 32 34

"-" indicates n=0


Meteorology and Atmospheric Science – Total Degrees Conferred by Degree

Total 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23
PHD 8 7 7 9 13 11 5 6 8 8
MS 11 11 9 3 9 9 7 6 9 14


Meteorology and Atmospheric Science – Median Time to Degree (years)

PHD 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23
In Major/Degree * 4.7 4.7 3.7 5.3 6.3 5.3 6.4 4.7 5 5.2
First Enrollment 5.3 5.4 5.7 5.7 6.3 5.3 6.7 5.7 5.5 5.5
Number (n) n=8 n=7 n=7 n=9 n=13 n=11 n=5 n=6 n=8 n=8
MS 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23
In Major/Degree * 2 2 2 2 2 2.7 2 2.3 2 2
First Enrollment 2 2 2 2 2 2.7 2 2.3 2 2
Number (n) n=11 n=11 n=9 n=3 n=9 n=9 n=7 n=6 n=9 n=14

*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.


Meteorology and Atmospheric Science – 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
2013/14 Cohort 13 - 2 - 2 2 4 - - - 10 77%
2014/15 Cohort 8 - - 1 3 - 1 - 1 6 75%
2015/16 Cohort 13 - - 2 - 2 2 - 6 46%
2016/17 Cohort 12 - - 1 2 4 1 8 67%
2017/18 Cohort 13 - - 1 2 4 7 54%
2018/19 Cohort 9 - - - 1 1 11%
2019/20 Cohort 10 - - 1 1 10%
2020/21 Cohort 10 - - - -
2021/22 Cohort 9 - - -
2022/23 Cohort 19
MS #Started 1 year 2 years 3 years 4 years 5 years 6 years 7 years 8 years 9 years Total Completed % Completed
2013/14 Cohort 11 6 4 - - - - - - - 10 91%
2014/15 Cohort 9 5 2 - - - - - - 7 78%
2015/16 Cohort 9 1 7 - - - - - 8 89%
2016/17 Cohort 8 3 3 - - - - 6 75%
2017/18 Cohort 3 1 2 - - - 3 100%
2018/19 Cohort 13 10 1 2 - 13 100%
2019/20 Cohort 8 3 5 - 8 100%
2020/21 Cohort 14 3 5 8 57%
2021/22 Cohort 20 7 7 35%
2022/23 Cohort 13

"-" indicates n=0

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(Last updated 8/5/2023)