Penn State University ranks among top 100 universities worldwide, study says

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (WTAJ) — Penn State University earned the No. 96 ranking when compared to over 1,300 universities in the world.

According to a study conducted by QS TopUniversities, one of the leading sources of information for prospective students, Penn State University is among the top 8 percent universities to attend across the world.

Additionally, Penn State ranks No. 12 by subject and No. 44 best university within the U.S.

The study ranks universities across six metrics:

  1. Academic reputation
  2. Employer reputation
  3. Faculty/student ratio
  4. Citations per faculty
  5. International faculty ratio
  6. International student ratio

Some of the most noteworthy data the study mentions about Penn State includes research, learning experience, diversity/internationalization and employability.

U.S. universities have faced higher competition in international rankings as schools from East Asia and the Middle East have become world-class, the website notes.

Penn State is also cited as the “leading edge of an incredibly wide range of fields, which helps provide international students and their parents a first impression of a university.”

For more information on university rankings, head to the QS TopUniversities’ website, or for more information on Penn State, head to their academic website.

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