9 Facts About Pennsylvania State

1. Today, Penn Pennsylvania State is a major research university which conducts teaching, research, and public service.

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2. Shortly after he introduced engineering studies, Penn Pennsylvania State became one of the ten largest engineering schools in the nation.

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3. Penn Pennsylvania State is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity".

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4. For fiscal year 2013, according to institutional rankings of total research expenditures for science and engineering released by the National Science Foundation, Penn Pennsylvania State stood second in the nation, behind only Johns Hopkins and tied with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in the number of fields in which it is ranked in the top ten.

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5. The fields and sub-fields in which Penn Pennsylvania State ranked in the top ten are materials, psychology (2nd), mechanical engineering (3rd), sociology (3rd), electrical engineering (4th), total engineering (5th), aerospace engineering (8th), computer science (8th), agricultural sciences (8th), civil engineering (9th), atmospheric sciences (9th), and earth sciences (9th).

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6. Pennsylvania State pioneered high-temperature fiber testing and use, advanced instrumentation and test methodologies for thermostructural materials, and design and performance verification of ceramics and composites in high-temperature aerospace, industrial, and energy applications.

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7. Pennsylvania State was founding director of the Center for Advanced Materials, which supported many faculty and students from the College of Earth and Mineral Science, the Eberly College of Science, the College of Engineering, the Materials Research Laboratory and the Applied Research Laboratories at Penn State on high-temperature materials.

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8. Additional organizations on campus include Thespians, Blue Band, Chabad, Glee Club, Aish HaTorah, Student Programming Association, Lion's Pantry, Boulevard, Apollo, 3D Printer Club, Digi Digits, and the Anime Organization, which hosts an annual Central Pennsylvania State-based anime convention, Setsucon.

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9. Onward Pennsylvania State is a student-run blog geared towards the university's community members.

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