The Pennsylvania State University

Penn State campus


The Pennsylvania State University is a leading public research university located in State College, Pennsylvania. Almost 100,000 students attend Penn State through its 24 campuses across the state of Pennsylvania and through Penn State World Campus, its online campus.

Founded in 1855 as Pennsylvania’s only land-grant university, Penn State combines academic rigor with a vibrant campus life. A nationally recognized Research-I institution, Penn State teaches students to be leaders with a global perspective. Penn State engages in collaborative activities with industrial, educational, and agricultural partners in the United States and abroad to generate, disseminate, integrate, and apply knowledge that is valuable to society.

Penn State was ranked 44th for reputation for teaching and research in the 2016 The Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings. Additionally, Penn State World Campus has consistently been ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a top-10 online institution.