Undergraduate applications to Smeal at all-time high

Undergraduate applications to the Penn State Smeal College of Business for the 2014-15 academic year are at an all-time high, up 17 percent from last year.

According to a recent admissions update, more than 7,500 applications have been received for the Smeal College at University Park.

“This high number of applications is indicative of Smeal’s reputation for preparing exceptionally qualified candidates to be placed at great businesses throughout the nation.”

-- Jeffery Sharp, associate dean for undergraduate education, Smeal College of Business

“This high number of applications is indicative of Smeal’s reputation for preparing exceptionally qualified candidates to be placed at great businesses throughout the nation,” said Jeffery Sharp, associate dean for undergraduate education at Smeal. “Students seeking a high-quality business education are aware that Smeal can provide them with excellent competency within a field, internships and the external relationships that are essential for success beyond the classroom.”

The first Accepted Student Program in Smeal was held on Feb. 17, giving candidates and their parents an opportunity to learn more about the college and the University.

The number of undergraduate applications to Penn State overall also are up significantly from previous years.

About Undergraduate Education at the Smeal College of Business
The Smeal College of Business offers undergraduate majors and minors that span the business spectrum, preparing students for a business world that is complex, global, and diverse. Smeal undergraduate students have access to dozens of student organizations and involvement opportunities, study abroad partnerships around the world, and personalized career planning and academic advising services to help them thrive at Smeal and in their careers. Learn more at www.smeal.psu.edu/uge.

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Last Updated March 03, 2014