Why Penn State?

Penn State’s tradition of academic excellence, investment in student success, and commitment to providing unrivaled opportunities make the University a great place to study, but it is the dedication of our students, faculty, and staff that make it truly exceptional. The best part of Penn State is our people.

Penn State is a community. A community that joins together to do great things both inside and outside the classroom. As dedicated Penn Staters, they also strive to make an impact across the globe. We are looking for students that want to share in the passions and talents of this impactful Penn State community.

Discover how your Penn State years will not only shape your academic and career pursuits, but will broaden your perspective, establish life-long connections, and set the stage for experiences you cannot even begin to imagine.

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Note: There is still time to apply and accept your offer of admission to any of our 20 undergraduate campuses!

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Lion Life Blog

As graduation approaches…
As I am sitting here writing this post, I am having a hard time putting into words how I feel about graduation. I really am just a mix of emotions; sad to leave the place I have called home for … Continue reading
Why I Chose Penn State
This is by far my toughest blog to write this semester. This is my last blog post as I am graduating next Saturday. The past four years have been absolutely amazing and the fact that my time is almost up … Continue reading

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Student Post: Summer Internships
This summer, thousands of Penn Staters are completing internships to gain valuable experience that will supplement what they learn in the classroom during the school year. Yari Acquino, one of our Lion Life interns last semester, is interning at a … Continue reading
Congratulations Penn State Class of 2019!
Ace high school finals, check. Last day of high school – EVER, check. Cap and gown, check. Friends and family cheering when crossing the graduation stage, check. High school diploma, check. Get pumped for Penn State, double triple check. YOU … Continue reading