Welcome to Mansfield University
of Pennsylvania... where we empower leadership development! We invite you to visit us at any
time—in person or through this site—and explore what's happening on the MU
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 38,900 alumni who
serve in positions of leadership across the vast spectrum of public and private
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 2,700 undergraduate
and graduate students. Leadership and service are learned through classroom,
field instruction and participation in a host of extracurricular activities,
from athletics to
Mansfield University is renowned for
playing the first-ever college football game at night in 1892. Today, we are
the only public university to compete
in the Collegiate Sprint Football League. Our home game under the lights with Princeton University in fall,
2013 received worldwide attention and was broadcast live nationally on ESPN 3.
Over the past two years our excellence in
athletics has produced one national champion in women's track and field and one
national runner-up in men's indoor track. Our women's Cross Country team finished
9th at the 2013 National Championship.
our MU Concert Choir earned three Gold Medals at the 2014 World Choir Games in
Riga, Latvia, further bolstering our international reputation in music.
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 cyber-distance settings. The University Library with its
1,500,000 items and direct access to over 10 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 six years,
including Allen Hall, Grant Science Center, Manser Dining Hall and four newly
constructed residence halls with suite style living accommodations.
form and shape clubs and organizations focused on social causes to fitness
challenges. More than 80 student organizations now exist, the oldest chartered
in 1930, and others formed within the last year.
A report by StateUniversity.com showed Mansfield as the
school with the number one safety rating among all Pennsylvania colleges and
universities for 2012.In 2013, the same group
reported Mansfield as one of the Top 40 safest public state universities in the
committed to Developing Tomorrow's Leaders. Our grads span the
horizon of opportunity. We have 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.
your interest in Mansfield University. Please accept our invitation to come
visit and add to our tradition of excellence.
Brig Gen, USAF (Retired)
MU: Mount Up... Move Out.... Lead!