Penn State (Smeal)

University Park, PA

rank as 2019

Tuition $45,430

In-State $29,072

Note:  In-State tuition: $29,072. Tuition amount is the figure advertised by the school and includes mandatory fees and other costs. GMAT score is median or average, as provided by the school. Find more details on the school's website : .

Gender and Race Breakdown Among U.S. Students, Compared with Other U.S. Schools

Visit Diversity Index page for more data. Gender is for whole class. Race data only for US students.






0%100%60.7% of U.S. population76.0%


0%100%6.6% of U.S. population12.0%


0%100%14.1% of U.S. population5.0%


0%100%18.0% of U.S. population7.0%

Percent of Hires in Each Industry (Top 3)

44 graduates hired in total

Nationalities (top 5)

Total Number of Nationalities: 12

United States 62%
India 16%
China 5%
Canada 4%
Nigeria 4%

Campus Atmosphere

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Minorities are well represented among the faculty and administration

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Representative comments from students and alumni on what's best about this MBA program

The unified approach from administration and profs to help make the student population well-prepared to enter the evolving workforce.

Although I thought the qualitative skills were important, the most beneficial things I learned were related to effective communication and problem solving skills.

The connections I made and professional network I was able to build because of Penn State’s extensive network.

The rigor of the program, with a great selection of curriculum, allows us to tailor our development. The professors are truly inspiring and the connections we built at school are lifelong.

The focus on ethics and integrity. The classes that I took around Teams, Negotiation , Power and Finance were fantastic.