By the Numbers


More than 73 percent of all Penn State undergraduates receive some type of financial assistance.

Penn State students earning bachelor’s degrees take 45 credits to complete the General Education requirement, designed to encourage students to experiment and explore.

22 percent of Penn State students are first-generation college students.

The Mentoring Program has now paired 118 students with 62 mentors.

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Summer success programs give new Penn State Lehigh Valley students a jump-start

Two summer success programs — Pathway to Success: Summer Start (PaSSS) and the STEM Inclusion and Innovation Program — give new Penn State Lehigh Valley students a jump-start on their college journey.

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PaSSS program primes Behrend students for academic success

The six-week Pathways to Success Summer Start program provides tools and resources that help Penn State students transition to college. At Penn State Behrend, students in the program also are eligible for Excelerate scholarships.

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Eligible students invited to apply for aid through Complete Penn State

Students who are one or two semesters from graduation and who are experiencing barriers to completion are encouraged to apply.

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