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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceHigher Education (University +) · 1 decade ago

Confused..what's the difference between Penn State & University of Pennsylvania?

i have no clue!

i tried to search on, but it's not allowing me.

8 Answers

  • vita64
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Usually a state college is a smaller, less well-known college, but that's not the case here. Penn State is very well known. I don't know much about UPenn.

  • 5 years ago

    Penn State is an abbreviation for Pennsylvania State. They are one in the same. I know because I go there. On the other hand, if you're referring to the University of Penn, then you're thinking of the Ivy League school in Philadelphia.

  • 1 decade ago

    What's the difference between

    The University of Cincinnati,

    Cincinnati State,

    Ohio State University

    and University of Ohio


  • 1 decade ago

    The main campus of Penn State is located at the center of the state far from any major city. There are branch campuses around the state.

    U of Penn is in Philadelphia.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Haha, University of Penn is Ivy level and it's private.

    Penn State is a state university so it's public and not nearly as good as UPenn.

  • 1 decade ago

    Two different schools. What's the difference between University of Kansas and Kansas State University? A lot of steers and.... well. You get it.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    they are two totally different schools with no relation whatsoever. they just happen to be named inconveniently.

    please answer mine! you would be a big help! (its a quick poll)

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    They are two separate institutions.

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