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Pennsylvania State University

16802 201 Old Main University Park View map
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18K-20K
Public
Very High
45,218
3,456
7,003

Overview

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...

University Highlights

Total students - 45,218

12%
88%

International students - 7,003

66%
34%

Total faculty staff - 3,456

240
3216

Total students - 45,218

12%
88%

International students - 7,003

66%
34%

Total faculty staff - 3,456

3216
240

Undergraduate Program

18,000 - 20,000
32,000 - 34,000

Postgraduate Program

20,000 - 22,000
36,000 - 38,000
The fees above are an indicative annual course fee in US dollars. Please note that course fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.
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