Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
University Park, PA, USA

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
46,810
Total Number of Undergrads
40,363
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
Student:Faculty Ratio
14:1
US National: 21:1
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
29%
20-39 Students
42%
40-99 Students
21%
100+ Students
7%
0
100
68%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
86%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%

Faculty Overview

0
100
77%
Faculty With Terminal Degree US National: 36%
Gender
Male
Female
51%
48%
Ethnicity

African American
2%
Asian/Pacific Islander
3%
White
77%
Hispanic
2%
Unknown
10%

What Students Are Saying

4.02 Average Rating
very tough in certain courses, gym classes obviously act as a nice break.
Michelle
penn state is named one of the country's public ivy universities. the academic rigor at penn state definitely reflects that. the professors are all highly acclaimed and the work load depends on how many credits you are taking that semester, as well as your major. as a science major, my classes are very challenging as i compete against thousands of others for entrance to my major in the next two years. professors teach in ways that challenge the students. no class can be labeled as easy, and the challenge is something that you want to look for as an undergraduate because it means that you are getting a quality education and that you are really getting the most out of it.
Alexandra from Sewell, NJ
I'm in communications so I can't speak to the harder degrees, but in my area of interest, I feel challenged and rewarded when I complete courses.
Jacob from Bellefonte, PA
Some classes here are tough but the lecturers are very helpful and would want to see you succeed. Fully utilize the office hours and you gonna be okay!
Abdul Aziz from Malaysia

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