Penn State, founded in 1855, is the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s sole land-grant institution and its largest public university.
Ranked #14 among National Public Universities
U.S. News and World Report
We teach students that the real measure of success is what you do to improve the lives of others, and they learn to be hard-working leaders with a global perspective. The best part of Penn State is our people. Our students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends in communities near our campuses and across the globe are dedicated to education and fostering a diverse and inclusive environment.
University Park is Penn State’s largest campus and is home to a diverse undergraduate population of approximately 46,000 students. Nearly 14,000 students live on campus and enjoy academics, intercollegiate athletics, student activities, and recreation in a classic college town setting. With around 950 clubs and organizations, there are broad opportunities to get involved in campus life.
Penn State offers a top-tier education with access to expert faculty and unique academic experiences. There are over 160 undergraduate degree programs offered at our University Park campus with the most popular majors being Engineering, Business, Management, Marketing, Communications, Journalism, Social Sciences, and Information Sciences.
Student-faculty ratio is 16:1
25% of classes have fewer than 20 students
Across the street from campus is State College, a bustling small town with an array of coffee shops, restaurants, retail shops, and bars populated mostly by students. Nestled near the base of Mount Nittany, the surrounding area of central Pennsylvania is known as “Happy Valley” and offers skiing, snowboarding and hiking opportunities.
Ranked #15 of 20 Best College Towns in America