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About Pennsylvania State University
The Pennsylvania State University (popularly referred to as PSU or Penn State) is a state-related, land-grant, doctoral university that boasts numerous campuses and facilities across Pennsylvania. Founded in 1855, Pennsylvania State University is one of the 'Public Ivies' that provides quality education comparable to those of the Ivy League. Pennsylvania State University is surrounded by scenic mountains which provide skiing, hiking and snowboarding opportunities. Penn State is proudly home to a flourishing Greek system that consists of about 90 fraternities and sororities.
The institution is ranked the 10th largest University in the United States college/university in terms of enrollment (94, 441) and offers a threefold mission of research, teaching, and public service. The PSU's University Park was rated 52 in the 2018 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities. The campus sits on 7,958 acres. Each year, the Pennsylvania State University hosts the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON), the biggest student-run philanthropy in the world. The event features a 46-hour dance marathon for participants with no sleeping or sitting. Pennsylvania State University's athletics teams collectively form the Penn State Nittany Lions, which compete in Division I of the NCAA. They also participate in the Big Ten Conference. Its football team plays in Beaver Stadium, one of the largest arenas in North America.
Through the school's Newspaper Readership Program, the first of its kind, students receive free daily copies of the USA Today, New York Times and Centre Daily Times. Notably, undergraduates produce the Daily Collegian newspaper. With about 950 clubs and organizations, Pennsylvania State University'University Park campus is a vibrant place that has earned the name Happy Valley. The Park provides limitless opportunities for students to maximize their campus life. Freshmen are housed on the campus. The outskirts of the campus feature a lively small town with numerous restaurants, coffee shops, shops and bars which are mostly flooded by students.
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