Pennsylvania State University - University Park
Region: Northern America
Country/Region: United States
Found Year: 1855
Address: 201 Old Main
Introduction

Founded in 1855, Penn State is a major, public Research I university with 24 campuses across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, dedicated to the three-fold mission of teaching, research and public service. The University is ranked annually as one of the best universities in the United States and the world. As Pennsylvania’s sole land-grant institution, Penn State educates nearly 100,000 students each year in more than 160 baccalaureate degree programs and more than 160 graduate degree programs. Penn State has a campus within practical commuting distance of virtually every Pennsylvanian. Many students start their degree programs at one of 19 Penn State undergraduate campuses across the state and complete their requirements at University Park. Penn State World Campus delivers more than 100 degrees and professional programs online to nearly 13,000 students a year, including military personnel serving overseas. The university also offers degree programs at the College of Medicine at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, the Dickinson School of Law, and Penn State Law. Penn State collaborates with industrial, educational, governmental and agricultural partners to create, disseminate, integrate and apply knowledge that is valuable to society. In each of the last four years, total research expenditures have topped $900 million, placing the University among the nation’s leaders. Penn State’s Graduate School is a leader in engaging students in landmark research, and opportunities for discovery also extend to undergraduates, who have unique opportunities to work with world-class faculty conducting significant research that advances and serves the nation in important ways. Penn State contributes more than $11.6 billion to the state’s economy and supports, directly and indirectly, more than 105,000 jobs across Pennsylvania in 2017. With fundamental science as a foundation, translating innovative ideas and technologies into practices that accelerate economic development and improve the quality of life is a top priority. As part of its Invent Penn State initiative, the University has funded 21 innovation hubs, designed to bolster entrepreneurship and economic development in communities surrounding its campuses across Pennsylvania. Penn State’s Alumni Association has more than 174,000 members, making it the nation’s largest, dues-paying alumni organization, with more than 300 chapters, societies and interest groups worldwide. Visit http://www.psu.edu for more information.

Academic Ranking of World Universities
101-150
Academic Ranking of World Universities
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85
2017
74
2018
98
2019
101-150
2020
101-150
2021
Global Ranking of Academic Subjects
All Subjects
Subject
Rank
Best Ranked Subjects
Subject Rank
Sociology
8
Hospitality & Tourism Management
11
Management
12
Communication
13
Materials Science & Engineering
14
Business Administration
14
Mining & Mineral Engineering
17
Education
20
Key Statistics
45777
Total Enrollment
7121(15.6%)
International Students
40021
Undergraduate Enrollment
4632(11.6%)
International Students
5756
Graduate Enrollment
2489(43.2%)
International Students
Programs
Undergraduate Programs
Accounting
Actuarial Science
Administration of Justice
Advertising/Public Relations
Aerospace Engineering
African and African American Studies
Agribusiness Management
Agricultural and Extension Education
Agricultural Science
Agricultural Systems Management
Agroecology
Air Force Aerospace Studies
American Studies
Animal Sciences and Integrated Programs
Anthropology
Applied Behavioral Science
Applied Psychology
Archaeological Science
Architectural Engineering and Integrated Programs
Architecture and Integrated Programs
Army
Art
Art Education
Art History
Asian Studies
Astronomy and Astrophysics
Athletic Training
Bachelor of Philosophy Degree
Biobehavioral Health
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Bioengineering
Biological Anthropology
Biological Engineering
Biology
Biotechnology and Integrated Programs
Business
Business Economics
Business, Liberal Arts, and Science
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Childhood and Early Adolescent Education
Chinese
Civil Engineering
Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies
Communication
Communication Arts and Sciences
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Communications
Community, Environment, and Development
Comparative Literature and Integrated Programs
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Corporate Communication
Creative Writing
Crime, Law, and Justice
Criminal Justice
Earth Sciences
Economics
Education and Public Policy
Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering Technology
Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology
Elementary and Kindergarten Education
Elementary Education
Energy and Sustainability Policy
Energy Engineering
Energy, Business and Finance
Engineering Science and Integrated Programs
English
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Resource Management
Environmental Studies
Environmental Systems Engineering
Film-Video
Finance
Food Science
Forensic Science
Forest Science
French and Francophone Studies
General Arts and Sciences
General Engineering
Geobiology
Geography
Geosciences
Geosciences and Integrated Programs
German
Global and International Studies
Global Studies
Graphic Design
Health Policy and Administration and Integrated Programs
History
Horticulture
Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management
Human Development and Family Studies
Immunology and Infectious Disease
Industrial Engineering
Information Sciences and Technology
Information Systems
Integrative Arts
Interdisciplinary Business with Engineering Studies
Interdisciplinary Digital Studio
Interdisciplinary Humanities
International Business
International Politics
Italian
Japanese
Jewish Studies
Journalism
Kinesiology
Labor Studies and Employment Relations
Labor Studies and Employment Relations and Integrated Programs
Landscape Architecture
Landscape Contracting
Latin American Studies
Law and Society
Letters, Arts, and Sciences
Letters, Arts, and Sciences ,Letters, Arts, and Sciences
Liberal Arts and Earth and Mineral Sciences Concurrent Degree; Liberal Arts and Engineering Concurrent Degree
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Materials Science and Engineering
Mathematical Sciences
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Media Studies and Integrated Programs
Medieval Studies
Meteorology and Integrated Programs
Microbiology
Mining Engineering
Music
Music and Integrated Programs
Music Education
Musical Arts
Musical Theatre
Naval Science
Nuclear Engineering
Nursing
Nutritional Sciences
Organizational Leadership
Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering
Philosophy
Physics
Plastics Engineering Technology
Political Science
Premedical-Medical
Premedicine
Professional Writing
Psychological and Social Science - BA
Psychology
Public Policy
Rail Transportation Engineering
Recreation, Park and Tourism Management
Rehabilitation and Human Services
Religious Studies
Risk Management
Russian
Russian Translation
Science
Secondary Education
Secondary Education Social Studies
Security and Risk Analysis
Sociology
Software Engineering
Spanish
Spanish and Integrated Programs
Special Education
Statistics
Structural Design and Construction Engineering Technology
Supply Chain and Information Systems
Surveying Engineering
Telecommunications
Theatre
Toxicology
Turfgrass Science
Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Visual Art Studies
Wildlife and Fisheries Science
Women's Studies
Wood Products
Workforce Education and Development
World Languages Education
Graduate Programs
Accounting and Integrated Programs
Acoustics
Adult Education
Aerospace Engineering
Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Agricultural and Extension Education
Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Economics
Agronomy
American Studies
Anatomy
Animal Science
Anthropology
Applied Behavior Analysis
Applied Clinical Psychology
Applied Linguistics
Applied Psychological Research
Applied Statistics, Integrated Bachelor's/Master's Programs
Applied Youth, Family and Community Education
Architectural Engineering and Integrated Programs
Architecture and Integrated Programs
Art
Art Education
Art History
Asian Studies , Dual-Title
Astrobiology , Dual-Title
Astronomy and Astrophysics
Biobehavioral Health
Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology
Bioengineering
Bioethics , Dual-Title
Biogeochemistry, Dual-Title
Biology
Biomedical Sciences
Biotechnology and Integrated Programs
Business Administration
Business Administration and Joint Programs
Business Administration, Executive Master of
Business Administration, Master of
Cell and Developmental Biology
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies , Dual-Title
College Student Affairs and Joint Programs
Communication Arts and Sciences
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Communications
Community and Economic Development
Community and Economic Development, Master of Professional Studies
Community Psychology and Social Change
Comparative and International Education , Dual-Title
Comparative Literature and Integrated Programs
Computer Science
Computer Science and Engineering
Counseling Psychology
Counselor Education
Crime, Law, and Justice
Criminal Justice
Curriculum and Instruction
Demography , Dual-Title
Dual-Title Graduate Degree in History and in Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies
Earth Sciences
Ecology
Economics
Educational Leadership and Joint Programs
Educational Psychology
Educational Theory and Policy and Joint Programs
Electrical Engineering
Energy and Mineral Engineering
Engineering Management
Engineering Science
Engineering Science and Mechanics
English
Entomology
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Pollution Control
Finance
Food Science
Forensic Science
Forest Resources and Joint Programs
French
Genetics
Geographic Information Systems
Geography
Geosciences and Integrated Programs
German
Health Administration
Health Education
Health Policy and Administration and Integrated Programs
Higher Education and Joint Programs
History
Homeland Security
Horticulture
Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management
Human Development and Family Studies
Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and the Environment , Dual-Title
Human Resources and Employment Relations and Integrated and Joint Programs
Humanities
Immunology and Infectious Diseases
Industrial Engineering
Industrial Relations and Human Resources
Information Science
Information Sciences and Technology , including Information Sciences
Information Systems and Joint Programs
Instructional Systems
Integrative Biosciences Graduate Program
Intercollege Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security
Intercollege Program in Materials
International Affairs and Joint Programs
International Agriculture and Development , Dual-Title
Kinesiology
Laboratory Animal Medicine
Landscape Architecture
Language Science, Dual Title
Leadership Development
Literacy Education
Mass Communications
Materials Science and Engineering
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering and Integrated Programs
Media Studies and Integrated Programs
Meteorology and Integrated Programs
Molecular Medicine
Molecular Toxicology
Music and Integrated Programs
Neuroscience
Nuclear Engineering
Nursing
Nutrition
Oil and Gas Engineering Management
Operations Research , Dual-Title
Pathobiology
Philosophy
Physics
Physiology
Plant Biology
Plant Pathology
Political Science
Project Management
Psychology
Public Administration and Joint Programs
Public Health
Public Health Preparedness
Public Health Sciences
Quality and Manufacturing Management
Recreation, Park and Tourism Management
Rural Sociology
Russian and Comparative Literature
School Psychology
Science/Business, Integrated Five-Year Program
Sociology
Software Engineering
Soil Science
Spanish
Special Education
Statistics and Integrated Programs
Supply Chain Management
Systems Engineering
Teaching and Curriculum
Teaching English as a Second Language
Telecommunications Studies
Theatre
Training and Development
Turfgrass Management
Wildlife and Fisheries Science
Women's Studies, Dual-Title
Workforce Education and Development