Pennsylvania State University
The Pennsylvania State University, founded in 1855, is the commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s sole land-grant institution and its largest university, offering over 160 academic programs in a variety of disciplines. Penn State has 24 campuses across the commonwealth with nearly 100,000 total enrollment, with 47,000 students at the University Park campus and over 650,000 alumni worldwide.
Penn State is ranked as a top 50 world university, according to the Center for World University Rankings. With many academic programs ranked in the top 30 globally, namely in engineering, business, sciences, and education, Penn State is one of the largest recipients of international sponsored students in the United States.
Nearly 10,000 international students, scholars, and faculty from 140 countries choose Penn State, creating a vibrant global community. Penn State is one of the top ten universities in the U.S. for hosting international students and #1 in Pennsylvania according to Open Doors by IIE. Penn State’s global strategy has three dimensions: enhance and diversify education abroad; increase and diversify the international student population; and grow transformational strategic partnerships worldwide.
Each year, Penn State receives $1+ billion in research expenditures, as a global leader of innovation and research. Over $100 million of this total comes from industry, and Penn State is ranked within the top 25 U.S. institutions for R&D expenditures, according to the National Science Foundation. Penn State’s research, scholarship, and creative activity promote human and economic development and global understanding.