Golden League
Pennsylvania State University

USA

The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA 16801, United States

108 World
rank
49 Country
rank
Foundation year:
1855
Short name:
PSU
Type:
Public
Students:
44500
Faculty:
3580
Faculty/Students Ratio:
12
:
1
Web-site:
www.psu.edu
Region:
North America
Location:
State College, PA
  Dimension Rank Score
Overall 108 75.22
Teaching 211 62.252
Research 48 86.903
International Diversity 289 57.616
Financial Sustainability 90 81.105
Additional Rankings Rank Score
Reputation Rankings 34 95.072
Research Perfomance Rankings 116 79.096
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TEACHING
World Rank: 211
Country rank: 78
Score: 62.252
League: Silver League
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name
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40 %
Academic staff per students 20 %
Academic staff per bachelor degrees awarded 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per academic staff 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per bachelor degrees awarded 20 %
World teaching reputation 20 %
RESEARCH
World Rank: 48
Country rank: 25
Score: 86.903
League: Diamond League
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name
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40 %
Citations per academic and research staff 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per admitted PhD 20 %
Normalized citation impact 20 %
Papers per academic and research staff 20 %
World research reputation 20 %
INTERNATIONAL DIVERSITY
World Rank: 289
Country rank: 60
Score: 57.616
League: Silver League
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10 %
Share of international academic staff 20 %
Share of international students 20 %
Share of international co-authored papers 20 %
Reputation outside region 20 %
International level 20 %
FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY
World Rank: 90
Country rank: 38
Score: 81.105
League: Diamond League
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Institutional income per academic staff 20 %
Institutional income per students 20 %
Papers per research income 20 %
Research income per academic and research staff 20 %
Research income per institutional income 20 %

Overview

Penn State, founded in 1855 as an agricultural college, admitted its first class in 1859. The Pennsylvania legislature designated Penn State as the Commonwealths 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 been Pennsylvania`s largest source of baccalaureate degrees at least since the 1930s. 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 state appropriations. With its administrative and research hub at the University Park campus, Penn State has 23 additional locations across Pennsylvania. While some of these locations have specialized academic roles, they all adhere to a common overall mission and set of core values and strategic goals.

Mission Statement

Penn State is a multicampus public research university that educates students from Pennsylvania, the nation and the world, and improves the well being and health of individuals and communities through integrated programs of teaching, research, and service. Our instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, professional, and continuing education offered through both resident instruction and online delivery. Our educational programs are enriched by the cutting edge knowledge, diversity, and creativity of our faculty, students, and staff. Our research, scholarship, and creative activity promote human and economic development, global understanding, and progress in professional practice through the expansion of knowledge and its applications in the natural and applied sciences, social sciences, arts, humanities, and the professions. As Pennsylvania's land-grant university, we provide unparalleled access and public service to support the citizens of the Commonwealth. We engage in collaborative activities with industrial, educational, and agricultural partners here and abroad to generate, disseminate, integrate, and apply knowledge that is valuable to society.