Penn State, one of the largest universities in the United States, began as an agricultural school in 1855. It is now in the top 1% of universities worldwide. It has the largest alumni network in the nation. It has more than twenty campuses across Pennsylvania where students can commute from home or live on their own. More than 45,000 graduate and undergraduate students comprise the annual enrollment at the University Park campus. There are another 19 commonwealth universities and 5 special mission campuses which are located throughout the state. In 2009-10, total enrollment was approximately 94,300 across its 24 campuses and online through its World Campus. Penn State was ranked 9th by the National Science Foundation among U.S. universities in research income.
The Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (called THON), is the world’s largest student-run philanthropy is hosted annually by the university. It is held in the Bryce Jordan Center on the University Park campus. In 2013, a record $12.37 million was raised for pediatric cancer. Penn State’s athletic teams compete in the Division I of the NCAA and those teams are collectively known as the Penn State Nittany Lions and also compete in the Big Ten Conference for most of their sports.
Penn State is known for its vast number of famous alumni such as former governor and head of Homeland Security Tom Ridge, former Secretary of Defense William Perry, Pittsburgh Steeler Franco Harris, and former Los Angeles Ram Rosey Grier.
With a vast study abroad program, and with students returning home for summer breaks, students find themselves looking for self storage near Penn State. Students can find cheap gated self storage facilities that offer 24 hour access and provide direct drive up to the storage unit. You should be able to find affordable self storage in the area of 16801.
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