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Pennsylvania State University

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Pennsylvania State University review: 50 facts and highlights

Pennsylvania State University
Pennsylvania State University

Why is Pennsylvania State University better than the average?

  • Cost of room and board
    4910$vs7983.39$
  • Library collection
    5441121vs4947128.46
  • U.S. News rank
    101vs145.28
  • Number of partner universities
    364vs211.24
  • Position on Times Higher Education ranking
    61vs125.55
  • Academic staff
    6060vs2482.15
  • Enrolled students
    96562vs28141.11
  • ARWU rank
    54vs143.19

Key facts and rankings

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General info

1.year established

1855

The university's long history can indicate excellent traditions and more resources. Source: university's official website, 2018.

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2.number of partner universities

364

Number of partner universities and research institutions shows how big are students' opportunities for exchanges and conducting research abroad. Source: university's official website, 2018.

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3.academic staff

6060

Number of academic staff. Data is obtained from national agencies such as National Ministry of Education, National Bureau of Statistics, National Association of Universities and Colleges, National Rector's Conference.

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10186

4.student unions

839

A students' union, student government, free student union, student senate, students' association, guild of students or government of student body is a student organization present in many colleges and universities and many high schools. In higher education, the students' union is often accorded its own building on the campus, dedicated to social, organisational activities, representation and academic support of the membership. Source: university's official website, 2018.

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Arizona State University

1100

5.endowment

1.95$ billion

A financial endowment is a transfer of money and/or property donated to an institution. In the United States, the endowment is often integral to the financial health of educational institutions. Alumni or friends of institution sometimes contribute capital to the endowment. Source: Wikipedia, 2018.

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32$ billion

6.extracurricular activities

1200

A wide range of extracurricular activities, like sports, drama, choir classes, research trips, ect. shows that university supports not only academical interests of students but also their hobbies. Source: university's official website, 2018.

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Pennsylvania State University

1200

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Admissions

1.enrolled students

96562

Enrolled students include both undergraduate and graduate students. Source: university's official statistics, 2018.

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128963

2.admission rate

52%

An admission rate shows the percentage of applicants that was accepted by university. Low acceptance rate makes it difficult to get a place, but also can indicate the prestige and high education level. Source: university's official statistics, 2018.

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3.3%

3.graduate students

14739

A high number of Masters and PhD students can indicate that the university has a research focus. Source: university's official statistics, 2018.

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36036

4.undergraduate students

81823

Undergraduate education is an education level taken in order to gain one's first tertiary degree. When you're studying at bigger university you have better possibilities of networking and usually an access to better resources. Source: university's official statistics, 2018.

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108648

5.percentage of asian students

5%

Source: university's official statistics, 2018.

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86.5%

6.average admission SAT score

1195

The SAT is a standardized test for college admissions in the United States. SAT scores indicate how hard it is to get in to a university and can also indicate the level of educational requirements. Source: university's official statistics, 2018.

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2180

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Facilities

1.cost of room and board

4910$

The approximate cost of room and board per academic year. Source: university's official statistics, 2018.

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Bauman Moscow State Technical University

0$

2.medical facilities

4

Source: university's official website, 2018.

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University of California, San Francisco

34

3.library collection

5441121

With a bigger library collection, the university can offer more books, magazines, online resources, etc. to its students. Source: university's official website, 2018.

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Australian National University

65500000

4.sports facilities

19

Source: university's official website, 2018.

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Texas A&M University

30

5.campus size

74km²

Campus size in square kilometers. Source: university's official website, 2018.

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200km²

6.Has university dormitories
Pennsylvania State University

The university has its own halls of residence available for students. These can provide an exciting social life, and sometimes work out cheaper than private accommodation.

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Rankings

1.position on Times Higher Education ranking

61

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings is an annual ranking published by the British magazine “Times Higher Education”. Information is supplied by Thomson Reuters and provides performance based data. Main ranking indicators are based on the universities' core missions- teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

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1

2.U.S. News rank

101

The U.S. News World's Best Universities rankings, based on the QS World University Rankings, evaluated schools in countries such as the United Kingdom, Australia, China, and more, and identified these to be the world's top universities. Source: U.S. News, 2018.

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1

3.ARWU rank

54

The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) uses six objective indicators to rank world universities, including the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, number of highly cited researchers selected by Thomson Scientific, number of articles published in journals of Nature and Science, number of articles indexed in Science Citation Index - Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index, and per capita performance with respect to the size of an institution. Source: ARWU, 2018.

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Harvard University

1

4.Forbes rank

93

According to the Forbes' annual list of America’s 650 Top Colleges. The rankings focus on the things that matter the most to students: quality of teaching, great career prospects, high graduation rates and low-levels of debt. Source: Forbes, 2018.

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Stanford University

1

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Honors

1.Nobel laureats alumni

1

The total number of the alumni of an institution winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals. Alumni are defined as those who obtain bachelor, Master's or doctoral degrees from the institution. Source: Nobel Prize's website, 2018.

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University of Cambridge

78

2.Rhodes scholars

2

The Rhodes Scholarship, named after Cecil John Rhodes, is an international postgraduate award for selected foreign students to study at the University of Oxford.[1] It was the first large-scale programme of international scholarships, and is widely considered the world's most prestigious scholarship. Source: university's official website, 2018.

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332

3.Pulitzer Prize winners

2

The Pulitzer Prize is a U.S. award for achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature, and musical composition. Source: http://www.pulitzer.org/, 2018.

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56

4.Is a member of the Ivy League
Pennsylvania State University

The Ivy League is an athletic conference composed of sports teams from eight private institutions of higher education in the Northeastern United States. The conference name is also commonly used to refer to those eight schools as a group. The term Ivy League also has connotations of academic excellence, selectivity in admissions, and social elitism. Source: university's official website, 2018.

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Tuition & Aid

1.tuition fees per year

16444$

Tuition payments, known primarily as tuition, refer to the annual fee charged for educational instruction during higher education. Source: university's official statistics, 2018.

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0$

2.tuition fees per year for international students

28746$

Tuition payments, known primarily as tuition, refer to a fee charged for educational instruction during higher education. Source: university's official statistics, 2018.

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3.grants per year per student

8250$

The average amount of funding that is available for a student per academic year (grants, scholarships and/or financial aid given to eligible students). Source: university's official statistics, 2018.

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61398$

4.tuition fee growth rate

2.9%

A lower growth rate for tuition fees indicates that the cost of studying at the university is not increasing too quickly year on year. Source: university's official statistics, 2018.

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