Pennsylvania State University

According to the enrollment rate in the academic session 2010 – 2011, the Pennsylvania State University has been declared the tenth largest university in the United States. The total number of students who took admission in this session was 44,817. Pennsylvania is known for its excellent performance in inter collegiate athletic meets, its success story in soccer and athletic events attracts both resident and foreign students to this university.

Name of the Institution Pennsylvania State University
Type of Institution Public, State – Related, Space – Grant, Land – Grant, Multi Campus institute
Location (Contact Details) University Park, PA, 19 Commonwealth Campus, 5 Special – Mission Campuses, USA

Ph. No. – 814-865-4700

Ownership Government
Accreditation / Affiliation
  • Association of American Universities
  • Committee on Institutional Cooperation
  • Middle Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association
Courses Offered
  • Graduate degree
  • Associate degree
  • Baccalaureate degree
Departments / Branches
  • Agriculture Sciences
  • Arts
  • Architecture
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Earth & Mineral Sciences
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health & Human Development
  • Information Technology & Sciences
  • Liberal Arts
  • Nursing
  • Law
  • Medicine
Admission Procedure / Eligibility Criteria An applicant must produce the following documents at the time of admission:

  • Resume written in word document
  • Official transcript to the head of the school where the student is taking admission
  • Statement of purpose for taking admission to a school of study in the university
  • Applicant must submit photocopies of mark sheets of all examinations passed before
  • GRE or GMAT score sheet for admission to business or Ph.D programs
  • Letter of recommendation from head of previously attended institutes
Campus Placements The university has no active placement cell, but every department makes arrangements for earning opportunities for the students after completion of a term or semester
  • Bunton – Waller Fellows Program
  • Bunton – Waller Scholarship
  • Donor – Sponsored Scholarships
  • Renaissance Scholarship Program
  • Trustee Scholarship Program
  • Brook J. Lenfest Scholarship
  • ROTC and Other Military Scholarships
  • Alumni Association Chapter Scholarships
  • University Fellowships Office Scholarships
  • Intercollegiate Athletic Scholarships
  • Student Affairs Scholarship
  • The University Libraries Scholarships
Fee Structure
  • Undergraduate courses – $27,206 to $32,212 per year depending on the course
  • Professional programs – $29,326 to $34,062 per year depending on the course
  • Law – $37,704 per year
  • Medicine – $29,656 to $49,984 per year depending on the course
  • Ph.D – $1,685 to $2,380 per year depending on the course
Examinations & Results
  • FTCAP (First Year Testing Consulting and Advising Program) Step 1 and 2
  • Mini Ratna PSU examination for recruitments as Junior Technical Assistant
Established in the Year 1855
Facts & Figures
  • The university is often referred to by its nickname Nittany Lions
  • The athletic team of the university is popular for competing in events organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Big Ten Conference
  • This Public Ivy university of the US receives applications from more than 44,000 students every academic year.
  • The university has been ranked among the best 15 public universities nationally in the year 2010