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The Eberly College of Science

Facts & Figures

The Eberly College of Science is the home of the basic biological, physical, and mathematical sciences at Penn State. We are proud to be a vibrant scientific community and a premier center of education and research. Since the college's beginnings, we have been preparing students all over the world for bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and professional degrees.

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Top Ten

Our college is renowned for its excellence in scientific teaching and research. Penn State ranks among the top ten academic institutions nationwide in the basic sciences.

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We help prepare students for our increasingly connected global society. Through our faculty, staff, and students, Penn State’s Eberly College of Science remains committed to the goal of excellence through diversity.

A Diverse Community of Scholars
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$3.5 million to 882 students in merit- and need-based scholarships* awarded in 2018–2019

*Total is for undergraduate scholarships received from the Eberly College of Science

Our Research

million total college research expenditures for 2018


research projects being conducted by our faculty and students


of seniors who graduated in spring 2019 participated in research, internships, or study abroad

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About 85% of students who enter our majors graduate

Med Students

More than 65% of students who apply to medical school are accepted

Our Faculty

National Medal of Science Recipients 


members of the National Academy of Sciences


members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences