Penn State Ranks 89th in the QS 2025 World University Rankings

Penn State Slips to No. 89 in QS World University Rankings, Remains Highly Regarded in the US

In the 2025 QS World University Rankings, Penn State has been ranked as No. 89, a slight drop from its No. 83 ranking last year but still placing it in the top 8% of all universities worldwide. Despite the decline, Penn State remains highly regarded among US institutions, coming in at No. 24 overall and eighth in the country’s public universities.

Penn State’s overall score of 61.7 reflects its strengths in sustainability and international research network, while areas such as faculty-student ratio, international faculty ratio, and international student ratio need improvement. Sabine Klahr, interim vice provost for Penn State Global, expressed pride in the university’s continued recognition as a premier world-class institution and highlighted the cutting-edge work by faculty, staff, and students that contributes to its status as a top-tier institution for research, education, and global impact.

The university’s best-ranked programs include mineral and mining engineering, sports-related subjects, and earth and marine sciences. However, art and design, pharmacy and pharmacology, and politics are areas where Penn State performed poorly.

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