About the College
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
- We have 9 Academic Departments.
- Our academic programs:
- 17 undergraduate majors and 23 minors
- 3 two-year programs and 2 certificate programs
- Graduate programs in 18 major areas
- The College of Agricultural Sciences invests nearly $97 million in research and graduate study yearly.
- Penn State Extension, present in every county, delivers University expertise directly to your community and works to assess and address the social, educational, and physical needs of citizens throughout the state.
- The only land-grant institution in Pennsylvania, Penn State became one of the nation's very first when President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Act into law in 1862.
- About 80 percent of the college's undergraduates come from non-agricultural backgrounds.
- Approximate total college undergraduate enrollment: 3,000
- Approximate college undergraduate enrollment at University Park campus: 2,100
- Approximate college graduate student enrollment: 580
- The college has one of Penn State's largest scholarship programs, awarding $2.5 million annually.