Pennsylvania State University--University Park

Penn State is the flagship public university of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, with an historic land-grant mission of teaching, research and service. The university enrolls more than 99,000 students at 24 campus locations statewide and the Penn State World Campus, including more than 47,000 at the University Park campus in State College. Penn State has a campus within practical commuting distance of virtually every Pennsylvanian. Many students start their degree programs at one of nineteen Penn State undergraduate campuses across the state and complete their requirements at University Park. The World Campus delivers more than 100 degrees and professional programs online to nearly 13,000 students a year, including military personnel serving overseas. The university also holds a unique responsibility for outreach and engages in collaborative activities with industrial, educational and agricultural partners around the world to disseminate and apply knowledge. Penn State Outreach programs reach more than a million households in Pennsylvania each year. The university also offers degree programs at the College of Medicine at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, and the Dickinson Schools of Law of the Pennsylvania State University: Penn State Law and Dickinson Law. Boasting one of the nation's largest graduate schools, the university is a leader in engaging students in landmark research. More than $2 million in research activity takes place at Penn State each day. Opportunities for discovery extend beyond the graduate school, as Penn State undergraduates have unique opportunities to work with world-class faculty conducting significant research that advances and serves the nation in important ways. Penn State's research and creative initiatives, powered by more than $800 million in annual expenditures, range across all disciplines. Internationally recognized work is done in such diverse areas as alternative energy, nanomaterials, infectious diseases, and child psychology. With fundamental science as a foundation, translating innovative ideas and technologies into practices that accelerate economic development and improve the quality of life is a top priority. As evidence, the University's research expenditures supported by industry and private partners have exceeded $100 million in each of the last six years. Penn States Alumni Association has more than 177,000 members, making it the nation's largest dues-paying alumni organization, with more than 300 chapters, societies and interest groups worldwide.

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Public, Coed 1855 N/A Semester $1.8 billion 201 Old Main, University Park, PA 16802 (814) 865-4700
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63 100.0 Pennsylvania University Park 301 62