The top largest universities in Pennsylvania include Pennsylvania State University, Temple University, University of Pittsburgh, University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, among others.

The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) is a land-grant, space-grant public research university in the northeastern United States. Its University Park campus, the largest of 24 campuses across the state. Penn State University Park students enjoy passing iconic buildings like Old Main daily, and also taking advantage of amenities in new facilities such as the Information Sciences and Technology Building or the Life Sciences Building.

Temple University is the 27th largest university and one of the most diverse and comprehensive public research institutions in the US. It is also the fifth largest provider of professional education, including dentistry, law, medicine, pharmacy, and podiatric medicine, in the country. The university is identified in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education as one of only a hundred or so public institutions nationally (and one of seven in Pennsylvania) that are designated as a "Research University - High Research Activity."

The University of Pittsburgh is among the nation’s most distinguished comprehensive universities, with a wide variety of high-quality programs in both the arts and sciences and professional fields. The University is ranked among the top universities nationally in terms of annual research support awarded by the National Institutes of Health.

The University of Pennsylvania is one of the country’s largest research universities. Penn is ranked 1st among the Ivy League schools and 18th nationwide among doctoral/research institutions in the number of students studying abroad, according to the data from Institute of International Education ( 2010).

Founded in 1891, Drexel University is the nation’s 14th-largest private university and is ranked as one of the nation’s most innovative universities by U.S. News & World Report. The University is widely recognized for its focus on experiential learning through its co-operative education program, technology and translational research.
The University of Missouri - St. Louis (UM-St. Louis) is a public institution for higher education dedicated to providing high quality and affordable education to all eligible students. As of 2010, it is the largest university by enrollment in the St. Louis area.

UM-St. Louis offers a broad array of program curricula through the following colleges of study: College of Arts and Sciences; College of Business Administration; College of Education; College of Fine Arts and Communication; College of Nursing; College of Optometry.

Ranking Profile:

- UM-St. Louis is placed among Tier 2 National Universities in the country (US News & World report 2011).

- U.S. News ranked the International Business Undergraduate program 15th for 2010.

- The doctoral degree program in Criminology & Criminal Justice is ranked 4th in the US (USNWR America's Best Graduate Schools 2009).

- UM-St. Louis Logistics and Operations Management (LOM) faculty was ranked alongside such schools as Stanford, Boston U., Minnesota, USC, U of Texas-Austin and Indiana. The survey compiled publication data from 2002-2008 for applied practice papers published in the journals Interfaces and Operations Research.

- The evolutionary biology faculty at UM-St. Louis have been, by productivity, ranked in the top 20 by Academic Analytics.

- The University's counselor education faculty have been ranked in the top 10 by Academic Analytics.

- The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at UMSL is ranked 2nd nationally by the Journal of Criminal Justice for scholarly research.

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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