Mansfield is a small, rural, public, liberal arts institution located in the beautiful mountains of North Central Pennsylvania. Established in 1857, we are steeped in tradition and a strong academic curriculum as evidenced by the success of our over 24,000 alumni who serve in positions of leadership across the vast spectrum of public and private occupations.
Our size and extensive opportunities both in and out of the classroom foster a personalized connection between our faculty and staff with our more than 3,100 undergraduate and graduate students. Leadership and service are learned through classroom, field instruction and participation in a host of extracurricular activities, from athletics to community service.
Mansfield University is renowned for playing the first-ever college football game at night in 1892. Modern day, the prominence of our music program has showcased our over 20 music ensembles worldwide. Our marching band, The Spirit and Pride of Pennsylvania, was invited to perform at the 2012 Olympics in Great Britain. On campus, MU offers a great sense of community and belonging amplified by modern facilities, coupled with an active and engaging faculty and staff. We enjoy robust in-house capabilities that promote an environment for active learning in both traditional and new age cyber-distance settings. The University Library with its 1,500,000 items and direct access to over 2 million items through the Keystone Library network is housed in historic North Hall; it is also acclaimed as one of the Commonwealth's best. Of our other 27 major facilities, 12 have been renovated (or built) in the last three years to include Allen Hall, Grant Science Center, Manser Dining Hall and two newly constructed residence halls with suite style living accommodations. Two more residence halls are currently under construction and will open in Fall 2013.
Our students form and shape clubs and organizations focused on social causes to fitness challenges. More than 128 student organizations now exist, the oldest chartered in 1930, and others formed within the last year.
Mansfield is committed to Developing Tomorrow's Leaders. Our grads span the horizon of opportunity. They are leaders in entrepreneurial endeavors, teaching, music, nursing and medicine, science and engineering, and public service. Like you, their first step was visiting us on line or on campus.
We welcome your interest in Mansfield University. Please accept our invitation to come visit and add to our tradition of excellence.
Francis L. Hendricks '79
Brig Gen, USAF (Retired)