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Is Penn State a research university? Need clarification.

High school junior here, looking into applying to several colleges. I'm curious if Penn State counts as a research university. I'm mainly interested in the fields of chemistry and physics, and I hope to find research opportunities as part of my undergraduate experience.

9 months ago

Hello! It's great to hear that you're looking into colleges and considering research opportunities as part of your undergraduate experience. Yes, Penn State is indeed a research university. In fact, it's classified as a Research 1 (R1) institution, which means it is among the top tier of universities in terms of research activity.

Penn State's Eberly College of Science offers both chemistry and physics programs and is well-regarded for its faculty and research facilities. As an undergraduate student at Penn State, you would have plenty of opportunities to work with professors on research projects or even come up with your own ideas to pursue. The university also facilitates research programs like the Undergraduate Research and Fellowships Mentoring office, which can help you find funding and support for your research endeavors.

Best of luck with your college applications and future research!

9 months ago

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