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.

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

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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Get ready to Spend a Summer Day
Ahhh, the end of the school year is near! We know you are so busy with your end-of-year commitments that you may not even have time to think about what comes after, but let us remind you: SUMMER VACATION! We … Continue reading
Penn State Class of 2019 – You have big shoes to fill
Penn State is buzzing with soon-to-be graduates that are soaking up their last few moments of college life while looking ahead to careers, research opportunities, or graduate school. Much like you Penn State Class of 2019, our Penn State seniors … Continue reading