Pennsylvania State University
Top 6%132 points
Top 6%
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Pennsylvania State University: 50 facts and highlights

1. tuition fees per year

Tuition payments, known primarily as tuition, refer to the annual fee charged for educational instruction during higher education. Source: university's official statistics, 2017.
16444$
Universidad de Buenos Aires: 0$
53
0

2. tuition fees per year for international students

Tuition payments, known primarily as tuition, refer to a fee charged for educational instruction during higher education. Source: university's official statistics, 2017.
28746$
Universidade Estadual de Campinas: 0$
40
0

3. year established

The university's long history can indicate excellent traditions and more resources. Source: university's official website, 2017.
1855
University of Oxford: 1096
39
0

4. cost of room and board

The approximate cost of room and board. Source: university's official statistics, 2017.
4910$
Московский государственный технический университет им. Н. Э. Баумана: 0$
38
0

5. number of partner universities

Number of partner universities and research institutions shows how big are students' opportunities for exchanges and conducting research abroad. Source: university's official website, 2017.
364
Sapienza-Università di Roma: 914
38
0

6. academic staff

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.
6060
University of British Columbia: 10186
36
0

7. US News rank

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, 2017.
101
MIT: 1
36
0

8. library collection

With a bigger library collection, the university can offer more books, magazines, online resources, etc. to its students. Source: university's official website, 2017.
5441121
Australian National University: 65500000
35
0

9. position on Times Higher Education ranking

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.
61
Caltech: 1
35
0

10. Nobel laureats alumni

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, 2017.
1
University of Cambridge: 78
34
0

11. ARWU rank

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, 2017.
54
Harvard University: 1
34
0

12. admission rate

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, 2017.
52%
Aarhus Universitet: 3.30%
34
0

13. enrolled students

Enrolled students include both undergraduate and graduate students. Source: university's official statistics, 2017.
96562
Sapienza-Università di Roma: 128963
34
0

14. medical facilities

Source: university's official website, 2017.
4
University of California, San Francisco: 34
33
0

15. graduate students

A high number of Masters and PhD students can indicate that the university has a research focus. Source: university's official statistics, 2017.
14739
Universitat de Barcelona: 36036
32
0

16. percentage female students

Percentages of female and male students show how balanced the university regarding gender. Source: university's official statistics, 2017.
46%
United Arab Emirates University: 75.70%
32
0

17. sport facilities

Source: university's official website, 2017.
19
Texas A&M University: 30
31
0

18. undergraduate students

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, 2017.
81823
Sapienza-Università di Roma: 108648
31
0

19. campus size

Campus size in square kilometers. Source: university's official website, 2017.
74km²
Санкт-Петербургский государственный университет: 200km²
30
0

20. extracurricular activities

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, 2017.
1200
Pennsylvania State University: 1200
30
0

21. endowment

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, 2017.
1.95$ billion
Harvard University: 32$ billion
30
0

22. percentage asian students

Source: university's official statistics, 2017.
5%
早稲田大学: 86.50%
30
0

23. average admission SAT score

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, 2017.
1195
Vanderbilt University: 2180
30
0

24. percentage male students

Percentages of female and male students show how balanced the university regarding gender. Source: university's official statistics, 2017.
54%
東京工業大学: 86%
30
0

25. enrolled international students

The percentage of international students among all students show if the university is attractive abroad and the level of diversity. Source: university's official statistics, 2017.
7%
London School of Economics and Political Science: 52%
30
0

26. student to staff ratio

A measure of the average staffing level in the university. Shows how many students fall for one staff member. Source: university's official statistics, 2017.
17:1
Caltech: 3:1
29
0

27. percentage black students

Source: university's official statistics, 2017.
4%
University of Cape Town: 63%
29
0

28. student unions

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, 2017.
839
Arizona State University: 1100
29
0

29. grants per year per student

An average amount of grants and financial aid given to a student. Source: university's official statistics, 2017.
8250$
Dartmouth College: 61398$
29
0

30. alumni network

An alumni association is an association of graduates or, more broadly, of former students (alumni). In the United Kingdom and the United States, alumni of universities, colleges, schools (especially independent schools), fraternities, and sororities often form groups with alumni from the same organization. Source: university's official website, 2017.
513149
University of Illinois at Chicago: 600000
29
0

31. dorm capacity

The number of students that can be hosted in dormitories. Source: university's official statistics, 2017.
13800
University of California, Los Angeles: 25147
28
0

32. number of applicants

A high number of applicants can indicate that a university is in high demand and has a good overall image and reputation.
45502
Universitas Indonesia: 100000
28
0

33. Has university dormitories

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.
Pennsylvania State University
73% have it
28
0

34. tuition fee growth rate

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, 2017.
2.90%
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München: -100%
27
0

35. average composite ACT score

The ACT (American College Testing) is a standardized test for high school achievement and college admissions in the United States. The ACT score indicates how hard it is to get into a univeristy and can also indicate the level of educational requirements. Source: university's official statistics, 2017.
27
Brandeis University: 1340
27
0

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