Pennsylvania State University, University Park

Pennsylvania State University, University Park


Continente:
North America
Country:
United States of America United States of America
Address:
16802201, Old MainUniversity Park, PA 16802,United States
Web Site:
www.psu.edu


About Pennsylvania State University, University Park:

The Pennsylvania State University (commonly referred to as Penn State or PSU) is a state-related, land-grant, doctoral university with campuses and facilities throughout Pennsylvania. Founded in 1855, the university has a stated threefold mission of teaching, research, and public service. Its instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, professional and continuing education offered through resident instruction and online delivery. Its University Park campus, the flagship campus, lies within the Borough of State College and College Township. It has two law schools: Penn State Law, on the school's University Park campus, and Dickinson Law, located in Carlisle, 90 miles south of State College. The College of Medicine is located in Hershey. Penn State has another 19 commonwealth campuses and 5 special mission campuses located across the state. Penn State has been labeled one of the "Public Ivies," a publicly funded university considered as providing a quality of education comparable to those of the Ivy League. Annual enrollment at the University Park campus totals more than 46,800 graduate and undergraduate students, making it one of the largest universities in the United States. It has the world's largest dues-paying alumni association. The university's total enrollment in 2015–16 was approximately 97,500 across its 24 campuses and online through its World Campus. The university offers more than 160 majors among all its campuses and administers $3.62 billion (as of June 30, 2016) in endowment and similar funds. The university's research expenditures totaled $836 million during the 2016 fiscal year. Annually, the university hosts the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON), which is the world's largest student-run philanthropy. This event is held at the Bryce Jordan Center on the University Park campus. In 2014, THON raised a program record of $13.3 million. The university's athletics teams compete in Division I of the NCAA and are collectively known as the Penn State Nittany Lions. They compete in the Big Ten Conference for most sports.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
World University Rankings 30 29 40 42 42 45 46 60 62 68 73 74 88

ByField

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agriculture 12 21 26 32 19 28 31 27 32 36 48 49
Engineering 7 9 11 12 18 19 22 26 30 37 45 55
Life Sciences 59 108 117 111 116 95 116 121 120 116 120 147
Medicine 155 - 290 - - 285 278 299 284 288 285 301-350
Natural Sciences 10 14 15 17 16 22 25 23 31 35 32 35
Social Sciences 20 22 26 29 28 23 36 36 30 37 36 38

BySubject

Subject 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agricultural Sciences - 21 19 17 27 28 29 42 54 51
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - - 85
Chemical Engineering 2 2 7 13 12 13 23 39 53 63
Chemistry 37 35 39 41 36 36 41 54 57 64
Civil Engineering 17 42 29 28 29 26 21 39 70 83
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - - 351-400
Computer Science 44 73 64 69 77 67 67 96 116 143
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - - 31
Electrical Engineering 41 67 54 65 67 88 116 119 147 180
Environment / Ecology - 34 35 36 33 33 47 60 71 70
Geosciences 24 23 23 22 24 35 36 39 40 46
Immunology - - - - - - - - - -
Materials Science 12 11 19 25 28 28 25 36 38 40
Mathematics 22 28 31 30 28 25 29 32 28 37
Mechanical Engineering 20 21 22 33 42 46 57 55 71 63
Microbiology - - - - - - - - - -
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - - -
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - - 210
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - 261 272 255 254 297 287
Physics 9 10 12 26 30 20 28 31 33 61
Plant & Animal Science - 42 48 46 44 44 37 35 50 48
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - - 47
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - - -
Space Science - - - - - - - - - -