• Services
    • Services and prices
    • Immigration and citizenship
    • Scholarships
    • Tutoring and preparation for schools, universities abroad
  • Information
  • Partnership
    • Group travel
    • For teachers
    • Terms of partnership (for agents)
    • Instructions (for agents)
    • FAQ (for agents)
    • For schools
    • Educational fairs
    • Advertising
  • Contacts

Pennsylvania State University

#84 in Best Global Universities
Views: 1033
Currently watching : 1
Entry preparation Provide feedback Apply with documents

Description of Pennsylvania State University

  • Established: 1855
  • Location: Universe Park, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Number of students: 96,000+
  • Students age: 17+
  • University type: state
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Type of studying: mixed.

Pennsylvania State University is a prestigious university, included in the TOP-42 of US universities and the TOP-101 universities in the world. A large university has a large research infrastructure, highly qualified teaching staff and partnerships around the world.

Pennsylvania State University was founded in 1855 as an agricultural institute. Today it is a leading American university and one of four universities with unique statuses of land-grant, sea-grant, space-grant and sun-grant university, highlighting its achievements in the study of space, geology and oceanology.

Faculties (colleges):

  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Business School
  • School of arts
  • Faculty of Communications
  • Faculty of Geology
  • Pedagogical
  • Engineering school
  • Health Protection Institute
  • College of Information Technology
  • Two law schools
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • Medical College
  • School of nursing
  • Faculty of Natural Sciences
  • Institute of Technology
  • Department of Postgraduate Programs
  • Schreyer Honors College.

Pennsylvania State University positions in national rankings in 2020-21:

  • ARWU = 42-56
  • Forbes = 117
  • THE / WSJ = 109
  • US News & World Report = 63
  • Washington Monthly = 108.

Pennsylvania State University positions in international rankings in 2020-21:

  • ARWU = 101-150
  • QS = 101st place
  • THE World = 114
  • US News & World Report = 75.

In subject rankings, the following university programs are marked as the strongest:

  • Engineering and programming = 51-75 place in the world (ARWU Engineering & computer sciences)
  • Natural sciences and mathematics = 49th place in the world (ARWU Natural science & math)
  • Engineering and Technology = 72 in the world (QS Engineering & Tech)
  • Sociology and Management = 71 in the country (QS Social Sciences and Management)
  • Arts and Humanities = 96 in the country (QS Arts & Humanities)
  • Sociology = 29 in the country (ARWU Social science)
  • Life Sciences and Medicine = 140 in the world (QS Life Sciences & Medicine)
  • Clinical medicine = 201-250 in the world (THE Clinical and Health).

University graduates:

  • TIME Magazine's first female columnist Margaret Carlson
  • One of the initiators of the Macintosh project in the late 70s Jeff Raskin
  • The first African American specialist to fly into space on STS-8 (1983) - Guyon Bluford.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in Pennsylvania State University

Program name
All year round
from 18487.00 $ / semester
from 18487.00 $ / semester
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 18487.00 $ / semester
from 18487.00 $ / semester
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

Students live in comfortable residences on campus.

Activities Pennsylvania State University

Student associations at the university - numerous and diverse - offer quality leisure time, mastering a hobby or developing in a priority direction.

Popular clubs and communities:

  • Anime and Cyber Sports
  • School of arts
  • Religious associations
  • Ethnic associations
  • Community of lawyers
  • Literary club
  • School of Music
  • Debate
  • Scientific communities.

Sport sections:

  • Basketball
  • Badminton
  • Tennis
  • Hockey
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Football
  • Athletics.


  • As a public research institution, Pan State University is ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world
  • The university offers 275 programs in popular areas: business, engineering, information technology, programming, art
  • The university ranks 5th in the ranking of employers
  • The educational institution has 20 campuses - international students can choose where to study and live

According to the 2 + 2 plan, students can study for two years on one campus and two more years on the other.

Facilities and equipment at Pennsylvania State University

The university is located in Universe Park - a campus on the basis of the university's central campus. Today Universe Park is a student city with a population of more than 164 thousand people and 24 campuses owned by Pennsylvania State University.

Available infrastructure:

  • Pools
  • Sports complex
  • Playgrounds
  • Library center
  • Assembly and concert halls
  • Art galleries
  • Cafeterias
  • Parking
  • Educational buildings
  • Dormitories.

It has everything you need for a comfortable life - shopping centers, pharmacies, health centers, cafes, concert venues and much more. Universe Park has a well-developed transport infrastructure: it is easy to get to New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Washington from here.

Admission dates and extra charges

  • Accommodation, meals
  • Student fee
  • Adaptation course to the new educational system
  • Orientation course
  • Compulsory insurance.

Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol

Conditions for admission to the undergraduate program:

  • Secondary School Certificate, Official Transcript
  • Letter of recommendation from the class teacher, English teacher and school principal
  • Secondary School Admission Test Results
  • Knowledge of English, confirmed by tests: IELTS - 6.5 or TOEFL - 80 (internet-based)
  • Motivation letter
  • Bank statement confirming that the student or his parents have the funds necessary to pay for tuition and accommodation for one academic year (notarized) / certificate of sponsorship for tuition fees from a third party.

Conditions for admission to the magistracy:

  • Higher education diploma / official transcript or certificate from the university
  • Grade Point Average / GPA for the last 2 years of study
  • Results of GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) and GRE (Graduate Record Examination) tests for the last 5 years
  • Knowledge of English, confirmed by IELTS - 6.5 or TOEFL - 80
  • Two letters of recommendation (completed online)
  • Resume (preferably 2 years of professional work experience)
  • Motivation letter
  • Bank statement confirming that the student or his parents have the funds necessary to pay for tuition and accommodation for one academic year (notarized) / certificate of sponsorship for tuition fees from a third party.

Institution on the map

Residence permits, citizenship and other services

  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

Review about Pennsylvania State University

There are no comments here yet
Your comment / review
If you have a question, write it, we will try to answer
* - Field is mandatory

Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.

Similar educational institutions

University of Pennsylvania
from 48000.00 $ / year
Salus University
from 27810.00 $ / year
Thomas Jefferson University (TJU)
from 20000.00 $ / year
Haverford College
from 20000.00 $ / year
Fox School of Business and Management
from 37000.00 $ / year
The Scripps Research Institute
from 29112.00 $ / semester
Utah State University (USU)
from 15000.00 $ / year

Interested in studying in
Pennsylvania State University?

Planning to study in another country? SMAPSE will assist you with the entire process and help minimize administrative and financial risks fulfilling your dream of getting quality education.
To contact us

Explore more
than just language

Anyone can study abroad with Smapse Education.
This is confirmed by hundreds of recommendations and reviews from our clients.
Kate Thompson
Kate Thompson
Education Specialist
Fill out the application
We will help you choose the best programs
United Kingdom
United Arab Emirates
instagram 1
instagram 2
instagram 3
instagram 4

Join us and stay up to date with the latest news and promotions!

Egor Eremeev
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
YouTube video playerD3EYRnozxps
YouTube video playeranZ4q63C4v0
YouTube video player8sNebkElChw
YouTube video player8LKj9MBnV7c
Chat with us, we are online!