International Student & Scholar Statistics

The following is the most current data for international students at Penn State.

*Updated January 2019

Top 10 Countries at Penn State

Country Students Studying at Penn State
China 5080
India 1206
South Korea 714
Taiwan 343
Saudi Arabia 259
Malaysia 139
Iran 122
United Arab Emirates 108
Canada 101
Turkey 98

 

 

International Students By Campus Location: Fall 2018

Campus Undergraduate Graduate Law Medical Non-Credit Total
Abington 514         514
Altoona 235         235
Beaver 28         28
Berks 108         108
Brandywine 36         36
Carlisle - Dickinson Law 8          
Dubois 2         2
Erie - Behrend College 358 2       360
Fayette 6         6
Great Valley 78         78
Harrisburg 597 103       700
Hazleton 4         4
Hershey - College of Medicine   68     4 72
Lehigh Valley 24         24
Mont Alto 4         4
New Kensington 2         2
Schuylkill 3         3
Scranton 2         2
University Park 4807 2528 159   3 7497
York 185         185
Total 6943 2779 159 4 3 9888

 

 

 

International Students By College

Academic College Undergraduate Graduate Law Medicine Non-Credit Total
Agricultural Sciences 81 119     3 21
Arts & Architecture 100 93       193
Bellisario College of Communications 300 24       324
Dickinson Law School     16     16
Division of Undergraduate Studies 1059         1059
Earth & Mineral Sciences 406 135       541
Eberly College of Science 691 303       994
Education 32 166       198
Engineering 1810 875       2685
Health & Human Development 244 85       329
Information Sciences & Technology 186 90       276
Intercollege Degree Programs   206       206
International Affairs (Grad)   37       37
Liberal Arts 859 282       1141
Nursing 6 5       11
School of Graduate Professional Studies   78       78
Smeal College of Business 852 111       963
Non-Degree 54 5       59
Penn State Law     151     151

 

 

Top 5 Countries Represented in IECP

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Country Number
Saudi Arabia 49
Kuwait 11
China 4
Oman 1
South Korea 1
Taiwan 1
United Arab Emirates 1
Vietnam 1
Total 69

 

Certificate Programs

Penn State hosts international students in 2 certificate programs. The Turfgrass Certificate Program includes 2 F-1 students, and the Music Professional Certificate program includes 2 J-1 students.

Overview

Penn State is one university geographically located over 24 campuses across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Penn State main campus, University Park, is located in State College centrally located in the middle of the state. We are ranked as a top world university, according to the Center for World University Rankings, (cwur.org), and in the top 15 US Institutions hosting international students, (iie.org).

Alumni

More than 645,000 living alumni worldwide - and growing! If you are interested in learning more or creating an alumni association in your country, visit Global Alumni Relations.

Fast Facts

  • There are more than 11,000 international students, scholars, and faculty at Penn State.
  • International students, scholars, and faculty come from over 140 countries.
  • Information about Penn State compared to other Pennsylvania universities and the world by IIE.

Additional Information

Looking for something not listed here? Please email Masume Assaf, International Student and Scholar Director.