Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

, PA,
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
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
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Average ACT Composite: 28
Average SAT Composite: 1202

What Students Are Saying

4.05 Average Rating
Penn State was a large beautiful school. It offered many different fields for students to choose to major in. There were many activities to do, organizations to join, and people to meet.
i am a very proud penn state student. penn state is an institution that wants you to succeed. people here all this talk about college's don't care if you succeed or not, they just want your money. that may be true but as long as you apply yourself and ask for help when needed, then penn state educators will do everything they possibly can to help you with school work, internships, tutoring, note-taking, work study, and so much more. the student body is one of a kind. never have i ever seen students come together the way penn state did in support of thon or any other charitable organization like breast cancer awareness, etc. penn state is one big family, and i wouldn't have chosen anywhere else to go.
Ashley from Lancaster, PA

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