Penn State University is actually the commonly used abbreviated name for the Pennsylvania State University, which is a public research university, spreading its campuses and facilities throughout the US state of Pennsylvania. Its main campus is known as University Park and, being the largest of 24 campuses, lies within the Borough of State College and College Township, Pennsylvania. The university itself was established in 1855, stressing on a mission of teaching, research, and public service.
A notable point about Penn State is that it established itself as a leader in diversity,... See full description.
The University of Maryland is a public research university, founded in 1856. Its prime location is the city of College Park, where the university enrolls more than 37 thousand students. The institution has significantly improved its reputation and accomplishments during the last two decades, and is currently ranked 12th among all public U.S. universities and 36th worldwide. They have also been named one of the top 18 ‘green universities’ in the United States.
Furthermore, the university is a member of the Association of American Universities, and a founding member of the Atlantic... See full description.