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Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus Reviews

Based on 132 Reviews
201 Old Main University Park, PA
College Review
Career PreparationA-
Students and CultureA
FacilitiesA
Activities and GroupsA
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Excellent
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.
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
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
263
5
9
Biomedical Sciences, General
1
0
Biotechnology
18
Chemical Engineering
147
6
18
Civil Engineering, General
157
22
2
7
Computer Engineering, General
43
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
178
48
29
Engineering
5
Engineering Mechanics
2
Engineering Science
33
13
15
Engineering, Other
62
2
Environmental Engineering Technology/environmental Technology
1
Environmental Studies
30
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering
29
10
1
Industrial Engineering
185
41
16
Landscape Architecture
30
5
Materials Engineering
11
27
Materials Science
49
1
Mechanical Engineering
330
29
28
Mining and Mineral Engineering
7
Natural Resource Economics
0
3
Natural Resources/conservation, General
39
Nuclear Engineering
65
11
7
Petroleum Engineering
137
24
24
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
363
144
Advertising
335
Business Administration and Management, General
107
0
11
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
108
Business/commerce, General
2
0
Business/managerial Economics
0
Economics, General
433
3
9
Finance, General
405
Human Resources Management and Services, Other
0
4
Labor and Industrial Relations
68
22
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
1
Marketing/marketing Management, General
282
Organizational Behavior Studies
138
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Acoustics
16
4
Actuarial Science
3
Astronomy
20
9
3
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
46
11
7
Biochemistry
58
0
13
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
263
5
9
Biological and Physical Sciences
139
5
Biology Technician/biotechnology Laboratory Technician
35
Biology/biological Sciences, General
289
1
6
Biotechnology
18
Cell/cellular and Molecular Biology
1
2
Chemistry, General
47
11
29
Entomology
4
4
Genetics, General
3
0
Geography
39
14
8
Geological and Earth Sciences/geosciences, Other
33
Geology/earth Science, General
150
15
12
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
0
0
Mathematics, General
141
11
7
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
13
Neuroscience
1
Pathology/experimental Pathology
2
3
Physical Sciences, Other
0
Physics, General
42
4
22
Plant Pathology/phytopathology
3
5
Plant Physiology
1
Statistics, General
51
20
17
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
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 History, Criticism and Conservation
19
3
7
Art Teacher Education
10
2
3
Art/art Studies, General
62
18
Chinese Language and Literature
5
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
0
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
154
24
4
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
166
0
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, Other
14
Educational Evaluation and Research
1
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
10
29
8
Educational/instructional Technology
7
1
Elementary Education and Teaching
0
English Language and Literature, General
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 and Sciences/liberal Studies
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, General
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 pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
African Studies
0
African-American/black Studies
13
Anthropology
33
4
2
Archeology
8
Asian Studies/civilization
9
Chinese Language and Literature
5
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
10
Community Organization and Advocacy
2
Comparative Literature
11
4
5
Counseling Psychology
4
East Asian Studies
0
Educational Psychology
7
3
History, General
101
1
4
Human Development and Family Studies, General
2
137
11
6
International Relations and Affairs
163
International/global Studies
22
2
Jewish/judaic Studies
1
Latin American Studies
3
Linguistics
7
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
2
Philosophy
29
1
2
Political Science and Government, General
141
12
3
Psychology, General
432
19
14
Public Administration
0
Religion/religious Studies
0
School Psychology
5
2
Science, Technology and Society
1
Social Sciences, Other
0
1
Sociology
64
10
13
Women's Studies
4
Youth Services/administration
1
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
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, General
0
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other
4
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse
0
118
46
2
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other
102
Substance Abuse/addiction Counseling
0
Toxicology
16
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration
258
Criminal Justice/safety Studies
0
0
0
Criminology
4
Forensic Science and Technology
29
9
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other
148
Law
102
Programs for Foreign Lawyers
67
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences, General
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, General
86
Web Page, Digital/multimedia and Information Resources Design
0
0
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Agribusiness/agricultural Business Operations
50
Agricultural Business and Management, Other
7
Agricultural Engineering
27
6
7
Agricultural Mechanization, General
15
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other
1
0
Agriculture, General
34
Agronomy and Crop Science
5
0
Animal Sciences, General
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, Other
52
7
2
Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management
1
Plant Sciences, General
16
Plant Sciences, Other
2
5
Soil Science and Agronomy, General
2
0
Turf and Turfgrass Management
0
29
Veterinary Microbiology and Immunobiology
23
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Journalism
281
Journalism, Other
66
Mass Communication/media Studies
15
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Hospitality Administration/management, Other
0
225
1
2
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
102
0
5
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
0
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Acting
19
Conducting
3
Design and Applied Arts, Other
15
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts, General
14
Film/cinema/video Studies
44
Graphic Design
15
Keyboard Instruments
4
3
Music History, Literature, and Theory
2
Music Performance, General
3
10
Music Theory and Composition
3
Music, General
22
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
0
Technical Theatre/theatre Design and Technology
12
Visual and Performing Arts, General
33
Voice and Opera
0
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie 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, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/commerce, General
Community Organization and Advocacy
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration
Curriculum and Instruction
Economics, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational/instructional Technology
Finance, General
Geography
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Industrial Engineering
Information Science/studies
Information Technology
Labor and Industrial Relations
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Nuclear Engineering
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Administration
Social Sciences, Other
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teaching English As a Second or Foreign Language/esl Language Instructor
Turf and Turfgrass Management

*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
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
Didactic Program in Dietetics
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 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
Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., Accreditation Commission
(CPE) - Clinical pastoral education (CPE) centers offering CPE programs
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
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
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 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
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 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
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 English Language Program Accreditation
English Language (Intensive English Communication Program)
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers
Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers
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 Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
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
HHD, Class of 1979
Local campuses
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Lib Arts and Anthropology, Class of 1776
Alumni Association, career placement, various service and activity clubs,
Rated January 2016
Alumni
art, Class of 1977
i don't remember
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Premed, Class of 1977
Don't know
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 1985
Nothing
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Elementary Education, Class of 1994
Alumni Association, Kappa Delta Pi
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Human Development and Family Studies, Class of 2011
Career fairs, counseling
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS Finance, Class of 1977
Basic accounting and finance courses
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Hotel Restaurant and institutional Management, Class of 1984
job interviews
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
HHD, Class of 1979
Diverse
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Lib Arts and Anthropology, Class of 1776
Spirited, loyal, studious, fun
Rated January 2016
Alumni
art, Class of 1977
its totally different now
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Premed, Class of 1977
Varied from serious to party nimals
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 1985
Naive.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Elementary Education, Class of 1994
Very diverse and accepting
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Human Development and Family Studies, Class of 2011
Fun
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS Finance, Class of 1977
It was the 70's anything goes
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Hotel Restaurant and institutional Management, Class of 1984
festive/happy
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.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
HHD, Class of 1979
Top Notch
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Lib Arts and Anthropology, Class of 1776
top notch
Rated January 2016
Alumni
art, Class of 1977
they have everything
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Premed, Class of 1977
None
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 1985
Fine
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Elementary Education, Class of 1994
Very state of the art and modern.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Human Development and Family Studies, Class of 2011
Mix of old and new buildings and facilities.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS Finance, Class of 1977
They were average until you go to the 400 level courses
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Hotel Restaurant and institutional Management, Class of 1984
veru new and clean
Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 33 Reviews
Alumni
BA History, Class of 1972
THON
Rated January 2016
Alumni
HHD, Class of 1979
Too many to list.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Lib Arts and Anthropology, Class of 1776
the sheer variety
Rated January 2016
Alumni
art, Class of 1977
we are penn state
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Premed, Class of 1977
Football
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 1985
It was 30 years ago!
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Elementary Education, Class of 1994
Football games
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Human Development and Family Studies, Class of 2011
Greek life/philanthropy
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS Finance, Class of 1977
Fraternities, intermural sports, school sports teams
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Hotel Restaurant and institutional Management, Class of 1984
everything
Rated January 2016