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About the Department

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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 graduate programs are ranked highly by U.S. News and World Report. The graduate program in civil engineering is ranked No. 20, and the graduate program in environmental Engineering is ranked No. 22. Additionally, our civil engineering program is currently ranked No. 23 by the National Science Foundation for total research expenditures in science and engineering.

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The Penn State Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, established in 1881, is internationally recognized for excellence in the preparation of undergraduate and graduate engineers through the integration of education, research, and leadership.

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

212 Sackett Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-1408

Phone: 814-863-3084