Schreyer Honors College (SHC)at Penn State

First-Year Profile

The Schreyer Honors College enrolls an incoming first-year class of 300 students each fall. Schreyer Honors Scholars are innovators, problem-solvers, leaders and doers. They like challenges, fear nothing and consider the world their laboratory.

Fall 2015 Applicants

3,721 applications received
759 offers of admission


2014 Applicant Gender pie chart
Gender Number of Applicants
Male 1712
Female 2009


2014 Applicant Residency pie chart
Residency Percentage
Pennsylvania Resident 2270
Non-Pennsylvania Resident 1451

Fall 2015 Incoming Class

305 members of the incoming class
20% of the total applicant pool offered admission


2014 Incoming Class Gender pie chart
Gender Number of Students
Male 149
Female 156


2014 Incoming Class Residency pie chart
Residency Number of Students
Pennsylvania Resident 226
Non-Pennsylvania Resident 79

Campus Distribution

Campus Number of Students
University Park 298
Erie/Behrend 3
Harrisburg/Capital 2
Abington 1
Schuylkill 1

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