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

All about CATA
Penn State is a big school so sometimes it is necessary to find some means of transportation other than using your own two feet and walking. Coming in freshman year I had no idea what CATA was or how to … Continue reading
An open letter to the class of 2019
Dear College-Bound High School Seniors, “Where are you going to college?” was the question I attempted to avoid at every social gathering I attended my senior year of high school. It was the inevitable question that was so easy for … Continue reading

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Welcoming #psu2019
The months of March and April are some of the most exciting for us here in Undergraduate Admissions as we hear from students who are accepting their offers of admission. We are holding accepted student programs at all of our … Continue reading
Penn State in Hong Kong
While some Penn Staters spent spring  break on the beach or relaxing at home, a group of students from the College of Communications traveled to Hong Kong as part of an international reporting class. While there, they met with college … Continue reading