The Pennsylvania State University is founded in 1855. This is a public research university in Pennsylvania, U.S. The university is running on three valuable missions: research, teaching and public service. This mission includes undergraduate, graduate, professional and continuing education.
Penn State University Park is realized as the top public research universities in U.S. nationally it is ranked among the top 15 public universities. Surely it is the largest universities in U.S because it enrolls annually more than 44,000 graduate and undergraduate students.
Students are no need to worry for housing because it is provided at 11 locations of the university, which are these: Berks, Erie, Altoona, Beaver, Greater Schuylkill, Hazleton, Mont Alto, Allegheny, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania College of Technology, and University Park.
There are seven housing complexes located on campus for students attending the University Park campus. Each complex consists of a few separate buildings that are dormitories and a commons building, which has lounges, mailboxes for each dormitory room, a small food shop, and a cafeteria-style room.
University Park is the largest and most selective campus among 24 Penn State’s campus. It is nearly the limit of State College borough, which is near the geographic center of the state. Acceptance rate of this campus is 51 % by undergraduates.
Board Of Trustees & Administration:
The member of trustees is 32 in number, who regularized the university. Among the members are President of the university, the Governor of the Commonwealth, the state Secretaries of Education, Agriculture, natural resources and Conservation.
The duty of the members of board is to select a president for university, to make up the goals and achieve the objectives of the University, and to sanction the budget yearly. This president not only controls the university but the day-to-day management.
Academic Ranking of World Universities ranks Penn State 43rd among universities worldwide in 2010. U.S. News & World Report ranks the university undergraduate program 45th in its 2012 American’s Best College report.
The university offers a speedy Premedical-Medical Program in cooperation with Jefferson Medical College. Students in the program pass two or three years at university before attending medical school at Jefferson.
Penn State University is a Research University with outstanding research activities. Over 10,000 students are enrolled in the University’s graduate school and over 70,000 degrees have been awarded since the school was founded in 1922.
Penn State’s research and development expenditure has been on the rise in the last few years. For the year 2007, Penn State had spent $652,144,000 on R&D and ranked 11th among U.S. universities and colleges in R&D spending, for the 2008-2009 fiscal year.
In the 2003–2004 the Pennsylvania State University Libraries were ranked 14th among research libraries in North America.
The library system was started with 1,500-book library in Old Main. In 2009 the total number of books was 5.2 million.
Microforms: 5 million
Films and videos: 180,000
Athletic teams at Penn State have won 65 national collegiate team champion ships.
Fencing, Men’s Volleyball, and Women are Volleyball in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 and in 2009 won national titles.
778 students organizations were discern at University Park campus in November 2009.
It has one of the largest Greek systems in the country, with approximately 12 % of the University Park population affiliated.
Student manages to publish a Year book of university. They also run a radio station independently operated by undergraduates. The Daily Collegian is the newspaper run by students. It is published every weekday.
The student-run humor magazine is Phroth, which publishes two to four issues each year.