Penn State 45th in National University Rankings, 13th Among Public Schools

Penn State University tied with four other schools for 45th in U.S. News’ latest National University Rankings, a jump of two spots from last year’s #47 ranking–the same slot the university slotted in two years ago. PSU joined the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, the University of Texas-Austin, the University of California-Irvine, and Yeshiva University at 45th on the list.

Penn State tied with Illinois for fourth among Big Ten schools behind Northwestern (12th), Michigan (28th), and Wisconsin (42nd). Ohio State (t-55th), Purdue (t-62nd), Minnesota (t-68th), Michigan State (t-71st), Iowa (t-71st), and Indiana (t-75th) also made the top 100.

Other Pennsylvania schools to make the top 50 were Pennsylvania (t-5th), Carnegie Mellon (t-23rd), and Lehigh (t-38th). Pittsburgh (t-58th) and Drexel (t-88th) were also ranked in the top 100.

The methodology used to determine these rankings, according to U.S. News, is as follows:

Schools in the National Universities category, such as the University of Pennsylvania and Duke University, offer a full range of undergraduate majors, master’s, and doctoral degrees. These colleges also are committed to producing ground breaking research.

For more facts and figures on Penn State, check out their U.S. News profile.

Update (1:38 PM): Penn State tied with the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, the University of Texas-Austin, and the University of California-Irvine for 13th among public schools in the rankings.

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