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Pennsylvania State University

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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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
2016
=95
2017
=93
2018
  • 65.2
    Overall Score
  • 84.6
    Academic Reputation
  • 80.2
    Citations per Faculty
  • 75.1
    Employer Reputation
  • 42.9
    International Students
=26
2016
4
2017
  • 73.9
    Overall Score
  • 63.5
    Academic Reputation
  • 95.6
    Citations per Paper
  • 67.7
    Employer Reputation
  • 95.1
    H-index Citations
101-150
2017
87
2018
Graduate Employability Ranking
  • 58.3
    Overall Score
  • 41
    Alumni Outcomes
  • 60.9
    Employer-Student Connections
  • 57.5
    Employer Reputation
  • 93.2
    Partnerships with Employers
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
3,509
International
211

Number of students

45,612
Postgraduate 12%
Undergraduate 88%

Number of international students

7,081
Postgraduate 35%
Undergraduate 65%
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.

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