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Penn State is a top-ranked research university and Pennsylvania's sole land-grant institution, founded with a mission of high-quality teaching, expert research, and global service. Discover a community—more than 700,000 strong—driven to make a difference.

Top 50

World-class university (Center for World University Rankings, 2019)


Disciplines ranked in the top ten nationally for research expenditures, more than any other university.

Top 25

U.S. research university

We Are

The following is a 30-second video in which a Penn State student sings the University’s alma mater as scenes representing various parts of Pennsylvania are shown on screen. This includes a truck driving through farmland, Philadelphia’s City Hall, Pittsburgh neighborhoods, an Amish horse and buggy, factory workers, runners, bikers, skateboarders at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, and a family on top of the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps. Interspersed with these scenes is the following message: "Dear Pennsylvania, wherever you are, we are with you. Always. We are Penn State."