The top largest universities in Pennsylvania include Pennsylvania State University, Temple University, University of Pittsburgh, University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, among others.

The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) is a land-grant, space-grant public research university in the northeastern United States. Its University Park campus, the largest of 24 campuses across the state. Penn State University Park students enjoy passing iconic buildings like Old Main daily, and also taking advantage of amenities in new facilities such as the Information Sciences and Technology Building or the Life Sciences Building.

Temple University is the 27th largest university and one of the most diverse and comprehensive public research institutions in the US. It is also the fifth largest provider of professional education, including dentistry, law, medicine, pharmacy, and podiatric medicine, in the country. The university is identified in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education as one of only a hundred or so public institutions nationally (and one of seven in Pennsylvania) that are designated as a "Research University - High Research Activity."

The University of Pittsburgh is among the nation’s most distinguished comprehensive universities, with a wide variety of high-quality programs in both the arts and sciences and professional fields. The University is ranked among the top universities nationally in terms of annual research support awarded by the National Institutes of Health.

The University of Pennsylvania is one of the country’s largest research universities. Penn is ranked 1st among the Ivy League schools and 18th nationwide among doctoral/research institutions in the number of students studying abroad, according to the data from Institute of International Education ( 2010).

Founded in 1891, Drexel University is the nation’s 14th-largest private university and is ranked as one of the nation’s most innovative universities by U.S. News & World Report. The University is widely recognized for its focus on experiential learning through its co-operative education program, technology and translational research.

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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