Academics

Penn State is in the top 1 percent of universities worldwide. It has the largest alumni network in the nation. Founded in 1855, it combines academic rigor with a vibrant campus life. A nationally recognized Research-I institution, Penn State teaches students to be leaders with a global perspective.

A Penn State student studies in the library.
Our undergraduate programs offer students a range of knowledge and skills as they prepare for careers in the global arena.
A Penn State graduate student works on a research project in a lab.
Our graduate programs give students opportunities for course work and research with all-star faculty as well as teaching.
Two Penn State World Campus students studying with their laptops outside.
Students can plug in from anywhere to learn as they work on degree programs, take courses for new job skills, and more online.
A map of the all of the Penn State campuses on Pennsylvania.
We have more than twenty campuses across Pennsylvania, where students live on campus, in the community, or commute.
Penn State students walking to classes on a Penn State campus.
The University is made up of several colleges that range from the arts to the sciences, with many subjects in between.