Penn State University is built on a strong vision that has evolved through the years. 

Vision at the Beginning

  • To promote the liberal and practical education of the industrial classes
  • Initially served as an agricultural college
  • Required first graduates to grow a crop

Vision 7 years later

  • Land-grant designation

Vision Today

  • Penn State will be the nation's finest university in the integration of teaching, research and service.

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