Penn State stature soars in several national rankings

August 18, 2006

University Park, Pa. -- Penn State rates high on several recent higher education guides getting attention this month.

Among the accolades:

-- On Aug. 13, Newsweek ranked Penn State 40th among the world's top 100 global institutions. The top global universities were designated, in part, based on the amount of research taking place at those universities, the number of international faculty and the number of students studying overseas.

-- The 2007 edition "America's Best Colleges," the annual review by U.S. News & World Report unveiled Aug. 18, tied the University at No. 13 among all U.S. public universities.

-- In its Sept. 2006 edition, Washington Monthly magazine cited the University as third nationally. Washington Monthly looked at indicators related to how universities benefit the nation.

-- On Aug. 8, The Sporting News rated State College, Pa., home to Penn State's University Park campus, at No. 7 among U.S. sports cities without a professional sports franchise.

Penn State officials recommend that parents and prospective students look at a broad range of guides and not base application decisions on any one source of information.

(Media Contacts)

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