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Pennsylvania State University

  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

Penn State, founded in 1855 as an agricultural college, admitted its first class in 1859. The Pennsylvania legislature designated Penn State as the Commonwealth?s sole land-grant institution in 1863, which eventually broadened the University?s mission to include teaching, research, and public service in many academic disciplines. Penn State has awarded more than a half-million degrees, and has been Pennsylvania?s largest source of baccalaureate degrees at least since the 1930s. Although the University is privately chartered by the Commonwealth, it was from the outset considered an ?instrumentality of the state,? that is, it carries out many of the functions of a public institution and promotes the general welfare of the citizenry. The Governor and other representatives of the Commonwealth have held seats on Penn State?s Board of Trustees since the University?s founding, and the legislature has made regular appropriations in support of the University?s mission since 1887. Today Penn State is one of four ?state-related? universities (along with the University of Pittsburgh, Temple University, and Lincoln University), institutions that are not state-owned and -operated but that have the character of public universities and receive substantial state appropriations. With its administrative and research hub at the University Park campus, Penn State has...
101
2012
107=
2013
112
2014
101
2015
68.70
Overall Score
85.7
Academic Reputation
73.3
Employer Reputation
45.5
International Students
86.1
Citations per Faculty
12=
2013
21=
2014
28
2015
81.30
Overall Score
80.9
Academic Reputation
68.3
Employer Reputation
84.4
Citations per Paper
84.2
H-index Citations
61=
2013
98
2014
86
2015
77.50
Overall Score
80.6
Academic Reputation
59.5
Employer Reputation
85.2
Citations per Paper
81.4
H-index Citations
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
3,435
International
193

Number of students

45,337
Postgraduate 13%
Undergraduate 87%

Number of international students

6,432
Postgraduate 40%
Undergraduate 60%
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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