Pennsylvania State University--University Park

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101 Hammond Building
University Park, PA 16802

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Engineering School Overview

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The College of Engineering at Pennsylvania State University--University Park has an application deadline of December 1. The application fee is $65 for U.S. residents and $65 for international students. Its tuition is full-time: $19,304 per year (in-state); full-time: $32,416 per year (out-of-state); part-time: $804 per credit (in-state); and part-time: $1,351 per credit (out-of-state). The 2013 Ph.D. student-faculty ratio is 3.1:1. The College of Engineering at Pennsylvania State University--University Park has 353 full-time faculty on staff.

The College of Engineering at Pennsylvania State University—University Park houses nearly 60 research centers, laboratories, and facilities, including six interdisciplinary research centers such as the Materials Research Institute and the Huck Institutes for the Life Sciences.

Specialized centers and laboratories are housed within the school’s 11 different engineering departments. These centers run the gamut from the Institute for Cyberscience in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering to the Electrochemical Engine Center in the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering.

This broad range of research options complements the College of Engineering’s diverse graduate degree offerings, which include M.S. degrees in agricultural engineering, electrical engineering, and architectural engineering, to name a few. Master of Engineering degrees are also offered in some departments, and most offer Ph.D. programs. 

Graduate students at Penn State—University Park can use their engineering expertise to benefit local and global communities through the school’s community service projects, which include Habitat for Humanity, Engineers Without Frontiers, and Girl Scout Saturdays.

One notable alumnus from Penn State—University Park’s College of Engineering is Richard T. James, inventor of the Slinky.


Application deadline (U.S. residents) December 1
Application fee (U.S. residents) $65
Application deadline (international students) December 1
Application fee (international students) $65


Full-time faculty (tenured or tenure-track) 353
Ph.D. student/faculty ratio 3.1:1

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 1,581
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)



full-time: $19,304 per year (in-state)
full-time: $32,416 per year (out-of-state)
part-time: $804 per credit (in-state)
part-time: $1,351 per credit (out-of-state)

Required fees $902 per year

* Engineering School Overview details based on 2013 data

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