Deciding where to go to college is a big decision and you need to consider all your options to help you make the right choice. There are many reasons to choose Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. We are a small college within a large research university. That combination means that you can enjoy small class sizes, get to know your faculty, participate in research, and still have a small college feel. We will help you identify and access opportunities across the university that will set you up for success. Read what our students have to say and imagine your future at Penn State.