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About the College

The first of the colleges established at Penn State, the College of Agricultural Sciences awarded the nation’s first baccalaureate degrees in agriculture in 1861.
Ag Hill became the center of agricultural research and instruction at Penn State in the 1800s with the founding of the Experiment Station, followed over the next 25 years by three nearby buildings and the Armsby Calorimeter, with its internationally recognized studies in animal nutrition.

Ag Hill became the center of agricultural research and instruction at Penn State in the 1800s with the founding of the Experiment Station, followed over the next 25 years by three nearby buildings and the Armsby Calorimeter, with its internationally recognized studies in animal nutrition.

College of Agricultural Sciences Deans, Extension Directors and links to academic departments and service units.

Materials include College background information, budget information, and program impacts.

The College of Agricultural Sciences strategic plan to maintain the highest possible level of services to our students and stakeholders while strengthening our research programs.

Unique historical items from the College of Agricultural Sciences

Key Facts

Enrollment

  • Approximate total college undergraduate enrollment: 3,000
  • Approximate college undergraduate enrollment at University Park campus: 2,100
  • Approximate college graduate student enrollment: 580

Scholarships