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Pennsylvania State University

Bachelor's programmes

Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (2)

About

History

As Pennsylvania's only land-grant university, Penn State has a broad mission of teaching, research, and public service. But that mission was not so grandly conceived in 1855, when the Commonwealth chartered it as one of the nation's first colleges of agricultural science, with a goal to apply scientific principles to farming

Education

Penn State’s land-grant mission embraces teaching, research, and public service in order to support the citizens of the Commonwealth, collaborating with industrial, educational, and agricultural partners to generate, disseminate, integrate, and apply knowledge that is valuable to society. The University generates approximately $8.5 billion in direct and indirect economic impact annually within Pennsylvania.

Research

With $968 million in annual research expenditures, Penn State ranks among the top 25 U.S. research universities, and is one of only two institutions in the nation accorded land grant, sea grant, sun grant, and space grant status.   

Career

Career Services is committed to offering a comprehensive array of programs and services that supports and facilitates career development for all students. Programs and resources are provided to assist students and alumni in specifying career goals, expanding knowledge of career alternatives, understanding effective decision making, and acquiring appropriate strategies and skills to carry out the process.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
72 -1
2019
71 -5
2018
66
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
78 3
2019
81 -4
2018
77
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
93 2
2019
95 -2
2018
93
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
98 -24
2018
74 11
2017
85
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.

Services

Student services

The decision to return to school is a major one. They understand and they're here to help support you along the way. As a World Campus student, you will be supported by a team of knowledgeable and compassionate staff who understand the complexities of balancing work and life while learning online.They talk to busy adult learners like you every day. They listen to your concerns about going back to school or balancing work and family life. They help you navigate a path to meet your education and career goals. They watch you gain confidence. And they celebrate with you on graduation day.

Housing services

A reasonable accommodation is any modification or adjustment that will enable a qualified student with a disability to participate in a course, program, facility, activity or service and includes adjustments to assure that a qualified individual with a disability has rights and privileges equal to students without disabilities. Reasonable accommodations may include academic adjustments, auxiliary aids, services, or modifications for facilities.

Library services

The University Libraries share in the Penn State Online | World Campus mission to make sure you have access to a quality academic experience online.

As a student in a World Campus and Penn State Online course you have access to the 8th largest research library in North America, vested in delivering world-class library resources and services directly to you. 

ICT services

Free Anti-virus & More

  • Free Storage Space
  • Free Web Space
  • Free Software For PSU Students
  • Miscellaneous Tools & Guides

Printing Charges

  • Technology Jump Start Guide
  • Virus & Virus Prevention Information
  • Wireless Internet Access For Your Laptop
Useful Videos For Students, Faculty and Staff
  • How to Protect Your Online Accounts
  • Learn More About Phishing Scams
  • Learn More About Peer to Peer Networks

Medical services

Penn State educates future generations of healthcare professionals and scientists, conducts biomedical research, and offers a variety of health services and programs for the public as well as its students, faculty, and staff. 

Penn State Health is dedicated to doing what is right for our patients and their families.

Student Life

Campus life

With more than 125 years experience in distance education, Penn State launched World Campus in 1998, giving learners the ability to earn their Penn State degree entirely online. Today, you can choose from more than 150 programs.

Penn State World Campus is the centralized online delivery unit of Penn State that works with academic units and colleges to deliver more than 150 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs online to learners at a distance. Penn State launched the World Campus in 1998 in order to make online degree programs available to students beyond the reach of our physical campuses. 

Sports facilities

The IM Building offers a variety of selectorized and free weight stations, two separate dumbbell areas, and more than 90 cardio machines with cable and internet access available for training. You will also find our climbing suite, fitness classes, and gymnasium complex here. This is the place for you whether your dancing, lifting, climbing, or running.

The McCoy Natatorium offers a variety of water-related programming throughout the year like recreational swimming, instruction & certifications, club sports groups, intramural events, and a variety of special aquatic events and competitions. 

Student clubs

  • Higher Education Student Association (HESA)
  • Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA)
  • Education Policy Studies Student Association (EPSSA)
  • Educational Leadership Student Association (ELSA)

Accreditation

Since 1921, The Pennsylvania State University has been accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (Middle States), a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.  Middle States requires that member institutions meet rigorous and comprehensive standards, which are addressed in the context of the institution’s mission and within the culture of ethical practices and institutional integrity expected of accredited institutions.

Student Reviews

For the love of Animals
Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

Nnamdi Azikiwe university is a good university but as an animal scientist I was not exposed to certain animals in ma field of career. No practicals, no excursion, just theories without practicals. My main aim of applying for this scholarship is to improve and do better in my career because I believe I have allot to learn out there.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It was a very wonderful journey throughout the 4 years.It helped me to build real life professional experience with the proper hand to hand coursework.

time management is key
yumih chang rated 4 out of 5 stars

Overall I am having a good university experience. My professors push me to do my best and there is a competitive spirit in my core classes that helps me better myself. Something I would make my study experience better would be to have less pressure or more understanding from others of my workload. I have to balance grades, social groups, internships, club activities and...

University Park, Pennsylvania, United States

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