Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

University Park, PA, USA
4.05 Average Rating
Penn State is a land-, sea-, and space-grant university with campuses all around the state of Pennsylvania. This public research institution was founded in 1855 and is one of the largest universities in the US by student body. The university is considered to have “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Its Applied Research Lab and the United States Department of Defense have been researching partners for the United States Navy since 1945.


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Institution Type
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
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Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 28
Average SAT Composite: 1202

What Students Are Saying

4.05 Average Rating
i couldn't be more content with my choice of university for undergraduate education. penn state has so much to offer for students like me who don't put a limit to their dreams: highly-ranked academics, endless extra-curricular activities, greek life, study abroad options, and more. the campus is named one of the safest in the country, and the atmosphere is so serene that i never want to leave.
Alexandra from Sewell, NJ
An outstanding university that provides limitless opportunities for superb education, involvement in various clubs and organizations, and the all-important ability to network among peers and colleagues. Penn State goes above and beyond to properly interject a rich, cultural atmosphere while also staying true to the natural Pennsylvanian surroundings, and in doing so creates an enjoyable state for learning. Not only is this the perfect university to promote both independent growth and team-working capabilities, but also it is a place one can truly call home for some of the best years of his or her life.

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