Penn State Engineering Rankings

The Pennsylvania State University (known as Penn State) is a top public research university located in University Park, Pennsylvania, US. The university is rated highly in the world university rankings:
- In the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2008, it is placed 42nd overall in the world, 44th for Natural Science & Math, 9th for Engineering/Technology & Computer Sciences, 21st for Social Sciences, and 51 - 75th for Life Sciences.
- 105th internationally in The Times Higher Educational Supplement (THES) 2008 World University Rankings.
- 28th globally in Wuhan University Ranking.

Engineering Ranking Achievements:

- 23rd nationally in the US News Graduate Engineering Rankings 2010, and placed highly in the America's Best Graduate Schools 2010 for the following disciplines:
- 5th in Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering.
- 7th in Nuclear Engineering.
- 8th in Materials.
- 9th in Biological/Agricultural Engineering.
- In the U.S. News & World Report America's Best Colleges 2009, Penn State is ranked 47th among the Best National Doctoral Universities in the country, its undergraduate engineering program is rated 17th nationally, and rated 4th in Industrial/Manufacturing.

- In the US News America's Best Colleges 2008, Penn State is placed in the Top 20 for the following undergraduate engineering specialties:
- 4th in Industrial
- 5th in Engineering Science and Mechanics
- 8th in Materials
- 10th in Agricultural Engineering
- 12th in Mechanical
- 13th in Aerospace Engineering
- 14th in Environmental Engineering
- 16th in Chemical
- 19th in Civil
- 20th in Electrical
- 13th in the nation in total and federally funded research and development in engineering (National Science Foundation).