The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Penn State University, established in 1881, is internationally recognized for excellence in learning, discovery, and engagement, and for the preparation of our undergraduate and graduate students to meet the future challenges of society.
All of our programs are currently ranked in the top 25 nationally by U.S. News and World Report. The undergraduate program in Civil Engineering is ranked No.15, the graduate program in Civil Engineering is ranked No. 20, and the graduate program in Environmental Engineering is ranked No. 24. Additionally, our Civil Engineering program is currently ranked No. 9 by the National Science Foundation for total research expenditures in science and engineering.