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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 740,000 strong—driven to make a difference.

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Comprehensive campaign surpasses goal for “A Greater Penn State”

740,000+

Living alumni around the world

$1B

Annual research expenditures

Our Favorite Things at Penn State

To our wonderful students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends, thank you for being our favorite part of Penn State. Wishing you a safe and happy new year full of #favPSU moments.

The following video shows Langkilde on a hike as well as scenes of Langkilde talking to camera in a studio before the words “Perspective: Leaders at Penn State” appear on screen. Interspersed is footage of old family photographs, Langkilde stopping by a pond, and jogging through a forrest.