Penn State Rankings
Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.398 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.419 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.415 responses
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.491 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.589 responses
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 274 responsesReport
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.275 responses
Penn State Reviews
Penn State is an amazing campus with a multitude of career paths to choose from. There are tons of possibilities that one can get involved in at Penn State through clubs, community involvement, or sports. As an engineer, I am very glad that I chose this particular school because our engineering department is one of the best in the United States, and the chances of finding a job upon graduation is quite high. There is one particular thing that I would like to see change in the future at Penn State and that particular change is with academic scholarships for students. Currently, Penn State only offers athletic scholarships at the main campus, and at branch campuses I was able to find out that they offer academic scholarships. There are particular scholarships offered through individual colleges at main, but for someone is graduates in the top percentage of their class there should be some sort of scholarship given. Overall, Penn State is a great school. We Are!
I've had a great 3 and a half years at Penn State and learned a lot - not only from my classes and internships, but also about working hard, putting your best into what you do, and always making time to volunteer. I've participated in the world's largest student-run philanthropy, THON, and held leadership roles in the same club for 3 of my 4 college years. I worked at an award-winning, student-run newspaper and 2 startup nonprofits. I'm not just leaving with a degree, but also with amazing friends and shared experiences, a work ethic I didn't have going into college, and great real-world experience at companies!
Get involved! The great thing about Penn State is that there’s always something going on. There are plenty of involvement fairs and job fairs in the student HUB. The student HUB is always bustling, yet it provides a relaxing study environment. Take advantage of the resources around you! Professors are always willing to meet with you. The Pattee and Paterno libraries offer collections of books that relate to your major. The online CAT Database is also helpful if you can’t find a book in a hard copy. My only complaint would be the cycle of the food rotation in the dining halls. It’s the same every week and becomes quite redundant towards the end of the semester. However, there are plenty of other delicious places to eat at on campus.