Penn State University College of Agricultural Sciences

State College, PA

Founded in 1855

Motto: "Making Life Better"






Acceptance Rate

$17,514 / $31,346

Tuition In-state / Out-of-state


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A small school feel at a large university! In the College of Agricultural Sciences, you will make personal connections with professors and fellow students. Majors in the College of Ag Sciences at Penn State help you get hands-on experience while studying topics you’re passionate about. Our programs integrate research, internships, jobs, and even travel with classroom learning, so you can be prepared for what your future holds!

Agricultural Degrees Offered

  • Agribusiness Management
  • Agricultural Extension and Education
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Animal Sciences
  • Bio Renewable Systems
  • Biological Engineering
  • Community-Environment and Development
  • Environmental Resource Management
  • Food Science
  • Forest Ecosystem Management
  • Immunology and Infectious Diseases
  • Landscape Contracting
  • Plant Sciences
  • Toxicology
  • Turfgrass Science
  • Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
  • Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences
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Total Enrollment: 70,700

Agricultural Students: 3,000

Male Female Student Ratio: 47%/53%

Acceptance Rate: 50%+


Application Fee: $65

Application Deadline: Early action November 1; Priority Filing November 30

Target GPA: 3.7

Target ACT Score: 30


In-State: $17,514

Out-of-State: $31,346

Student Fees: $940

Room and Board: $11,570

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Religious Affiliation: non-denominational

Faculty/Student Ratio: 16/1

Student Farm at Penn State

The Sustainable Food Systems Program views the Penn State campus food system as a living laboratory for engagement in sustainable food and agricultural systems. The program and the Student Farm help to link classroom education with experiential learning, student-led research, and community outreach. The program grows plants, and so much more -- growing minds, growing community, and growing food! Core components of the SFSP include a working Student Farm, a highly active Student Farm Club, the Food Bank Harvest Project, partnership with the Lion’s Pantry and course collaborations across Penn State academics and operations. The SFSP is a launching point for conversation about many issues, including food security, food waste, and other pressing issues of our time.