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. In addition, our students realize they are a part of more than just the Penn State community. 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. Find your place at Penn State.

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Lion Life Blog

Lion Life Blog

The Happy Valley weather essentials
Happy Valley is known for a lot of different things, one of which is its crazy or as us Penn Staters like to call it bi-polar weather. It is important to keep that in mind when doing that beloved back … Continue reading
College is more than the classroom
For new students coming to college, the idea of joining an extra curricular can be daunting and overwhelming. But joining a club or group has many benefits such as being resume builders, resources for discovering passions, a way to feel … Continue reading

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Applying for Financial Aid
With admission decisions on the streets for summer and fall 2015, now is a great time to think about financial aid. Our colleagues in the Office of Student Aid took the time to put together some helpful hints for navigating … Continue reading
Intern Post: THON 101
Penn State’s Dance Marathon, better known as THON, is just a few days away! This weekend, thousands of students will fill the Bryce Jordan Center to spend 46 hours on their feet in support of pediatric cancer research through the … Continue reading