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Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus Review

University Park, PA, 201 Old Main
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Career Preparation A-
Students and Culture A
Facilities A
Activities and Groups A
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Excellent

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is a large, public, four-year university enrolling 47,307 students and offering 386 degrees in University Park, PA.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
1
Business
2,435 recent grads, 5 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
363
144
Advertising
335
Business Administration and Management
107
0
11
Commerce
2
0
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
108
Business/managerial Economics
0
Economics
433
3
9
Finance
405
Human Resources Management and Services
0
4
Labor and Industrial Relations
68
22
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
1
Marketing/marketing Management
282
Organizational Behavior Studies
138
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Engineering
2,332 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/space Engineering
90
29
1
7
Architectural Engineering
79
41
10
Architecture
54
10
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
68
9
4
Biomedical Sciences
1
0
Chemical Engineering
147
6
18
Civil Engineering
157
22
2
7
Computer Engineering
43
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
178
48
29
Engineering
62
Engineering
7
Engineering Mechanics
2
Engineering Science
33
13
15
Environmental Engineering Technology/environmental Technology
1
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering
29
10
1
Environmental Studies
30
Industrial Engineering
185
41
16
Landscape Architecture
30
5
Materials Engineering
11
27
Materials Sciences
49
1
Mechanical Engineering
330
29
28
Mining and Mineral Engineering
7
Natural Resource Economics
0
3
Natural Resources/conservation
39
Nuclear Engineering
65
11
7
Petroleum Engineering
137
24
24
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Mathematics and Science
1,675 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Acoustics
16
4
Actuarial Science
3
Astronomy
20
9
3
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology
46
11
7
Biochemistry
58
0
13
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
263
5
9
Biological and Physical Sciences
139
5
Biology
289
1
6
Biology Technician/biotechnology Laboratory Technician
35
Biotechnology
18
Cellular and Molecular Biology
1
2
Chemistry
47
11
29
Entomology
4
4
Genetics
3
0
Geography
39
14
8
Geological and Earth Sciences/geosciences
33
Geology/earth Science
150
15
12
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods
0
0
Mathematics
141
11
7
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
13
Neuroscience
1
Pathology/experimental Pathology
2
3
Physical Sciences
0
Physics
42
4
22
Plant Pathology/phytopathology
3
5
Plant Physiology
1
Statistics
51
20
17
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Education and Liberal Arts
1,562 recent grads, 5 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult and Continuing Education Administration
10
5
8
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
1
8
Agricultural Teacher Education
16
2
1
Art Studies
62
18
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
19
3
7
Art Teacher Education
10
2
3
Chinese Language and Literature
5
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
0
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
166
0
Communication Sciences and Disorders
154
24
4
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services
26
8
Curriculum and Instruction
33
21
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
173
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research
14
Educational Evaluation and Research
1
Educational/instructional Technology
7
1
Educational Leadership and Administration
10
29
8
Elementary Education and Teaching
0
English Language and Literature
117
21
14
Foreign Language Teacher Education
9
0
1
French Language and Literature
32
3
3
German Language and Literature
12
1
5
Higher Education/higher Education Administration
30
9
Italian Language and Literature
4
Japanese Language and Literature
7
Liberal Arts
5
0
Music Teacher Education
23
1
1
Russian Language and Literature
3
1
Secondary Education and Teaching
105
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
1
6
Spanish Language and Literature
81
5
4
Special Education and Teaching
19
12
1
3
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
126
9
5
Teaching English As a Second or Foreign Language/esl Language Instructor
24
Teaching French As a Second or Foreign Language
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Human and Social Sciences
1,331 recent grads, 5 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
African-American/black Studies
13
African Studies
0
Anthropology
33
4
2
Archeology
8
Asian Studies/civilization
9
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
10
Community Organization and Advocacy
2
Comparative Literature
11
4
5
Counseling Psychology
4
East Asian Studies
0
Educational Psychology
7
3
History
101
1
4
Human Development and Family Studies
2
137
11
6
International/global Studies
22
2
International Relations and Affairs
163
Jewish/judaic Studies
1
Latin American Studies
3
Linguistics
7
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
2
Philosophy
29
1
2
Political Science
141
12
3
Psychology
432
19
14
Public Administration
0
Religion/religious Studies
0
School Psychology
5
2
Science, Technology and Society
1
Social Sciences
0
1
Sociology
64
10
13
Women's Studies
4
Youth Services/administration
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Healthcare
993 recent grads, 5 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Animal Physiology
2
1
Athletic Training/trainer
19
Dietitian Assistant
0
Family Practice Nurse/nursing
0
0
Health/health Care Administration/management
125
18
5
Human Nutrition
127
2
5
Immunology
0
1
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
309
6
7
Molecular Toxicology
1
Nursing Administration
0
Pre-Medicine/pre-Medical Studies
16
0
6
Pre-Veterinary Studies
55
0
Public Health
0
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
4
Registered Nurse
0
118
46
2
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions
102
Substance Abuse/addiction Counseling
0
Toxicology
16
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Computer Technology
843 recent grads, 5 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences
85
0
Computer and Information Systems Security/information Assurance
73
Computer Science
24
24
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/technician
1
Information Science/studies
4
520
8
6
12
Information Technology
0
Management Information Systems
86
Web Page, Digital/multimedia and Information Resources Design
0
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Legal and Law
617 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Law Enforcement Administration
258
Criminal Justice
0
0
0
Criminology
4
Forensic Science and Technology
29
9
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
148
Law
102
Programs for Foreign Lawyers
67
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Agriculture
535 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Agricultural Business Operations
50
Agricultural Business and Management
7
Agricultural Engineering
27
6
7
Agricultural Mechanization
15
Agriculture
34
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
1
0
Agronomy and Crop Science
5
0
Animal Sciences
109
4
3
Ecology
2
11
Food Science
47
6
6
Forest Management/forest Resources Management
6
0
Forest Sciences and Biology
16
Forest Technology/technician
1
Horticultural Science
10
3
2
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
18
Natural Resources and Conservation
52
7
2
Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management
1
Plant Sciences
16
Plant Sciences
2
5
Soil Science and Agronomy
2
0
Turf and Turfgrass Management
0
29
Veterinary Microbiology and Immunobiology
23
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
10
Communication and Media
362 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Journalism
281
Journalism
66
Mass Communication
15
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
11
Hospitality
335 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Hospitality Management
0
225
1
2
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
102
0
5
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
12
Art and Design
202 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Acting
19
Conducting
3
Design and Applied Arts
15
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts
14
Film/cinema/video Studies
44
Graphic Design
15
Keyboard Instruments
4
3
Music
22
Music History, Literature, and Theory
2
Music Performance
3
10
Music Theory and Composition
3
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
0
Technical Theatre/theatre Design and Technology
12
Visual and Performing Arts
33
Voice and Opera
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
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Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus.

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology
Business Administration and Management
Commerce
Community Organization and Advocacy
Computer and Information Sciences
Law Enforcement Administration
Curriculum and Instruction
Economics
*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Specialized institution accreditations:
Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., Accreditation Commission (CPE) - Clinical pastoral education (CPE) centers offering CPE programs Council on Education for Public Health Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health Liaison Committee on Medical Education Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree
Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree
Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree
Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant
Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant
Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant
Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant
Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers
Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
Didactic Program in Dietetics
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation English Language (Intensive English Communication Program) National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
*Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)
Alumni & Student Reviews
A- Excellent
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 33 Reviews
Alumni
BA History, Class of 1972

Good when I graduated and better now.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Lib Arts and Anthropology, Class of 1776

Alumni Association, career placement, various service and activity clubs,

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Elementary Education, Class of 1994

Alumni Association, Kappa Delta Pi

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS Finance, Class of 1977

Basic accounting and finance courses

Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.S. Nutrition, Class of 1987

I did take a dietetic internship course that helped me apply for and obtain a dietetic internship

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Doctor of Eeucation, Class of 2014

Students have access to the internet, library resources, our course management system.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies, Class of 2010

None, my undergraduate experience left me totally unprepared for the real world.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
MS SW Eng, Class of 2015

Online courses are much like real world projects in large corporations. Collaboration (email, skype, IM) Hands on application Study in current technologies

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Chemical Engineering, Class of 2005

there's a career center with career counseling and help with interview skills.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Chemical Engineering, Class of 1978

Classes about industry. Placement services.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Accounting, Class of 2012

Lots of career advisors, software, books, programs and networking events

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 2014

Huge alumni network, great resources at the career counseling center. Lots of opportunities to do research or independent studies.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, Class of 1988

Great EE curriculum. Great English and communications, intentionally that engineers can communicate. Great activities and social life.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Business Administration, Class of 2009

no help in job placement

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Sociology/Anthropology, Class of 2006

Very few--or at least I didn't take advantage of enough.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Business Admin, Class of 1980

Practical work experience through internships

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelor Science, Class of 1994

The school had great resources for internships and had employers come to school to recruit

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelor of arts in theater, Class of 1983

I don't understand the question.

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 33 Reviews
Alumni
BA History, Class of 1972

Middle-class and other but most struggling with student loan debt. Good school spirit.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Premed, Class of 1977

Varied from serious to party nimals

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS Finance, Class of 1977

It was the 70's anything goes

Rated January 2016
Alumni
General Arts and Sciences , Class of 1985

Mostly white privileged or middle class.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Doctor of Eeucation, Class of 2014

Students are largely caucasion and about two-thirds male

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies, Class of 2010

Best student section in the NCAA, nothing like the sense of fellowship at Penn State!

Rated January 2016
Alumni
MS SW Eng, Class of 2015

In mine they are mostly early to mid career leaders and also employed full time

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Chemical Engineering, Class of 2005

Partying, but also hard working.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Nursing, Class of 1978

most are there to learn but some party too much

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Public Relations, Political Science, Class of 2011

Very diversified, there is no one " culture" or "type" of student

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Accounting, Class of 2012

Work hard play hard. Great training for corporate employees

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, Class of 1988

Fun, open, large, social, thousands of people the same age, in a small city in the middle of the state. Once could focus on learning and university life. Students were bright and ambitious.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Sociology/Anthropology, Class of 2006

Much more focus on socializing than academics.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Business Logistics, Class of 1999

anywhere from very studious to party animal.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelor Science, Class of 1994

Intense, large school focused on athletics and academics

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelor of arts in theater, Class of 1983

Easy-going, but focused and professional

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 33 Reviews
Alumni
BA History, Class of 1972

Good back then, good now but budget constraints due to reduced state funding level.