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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. 

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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Submit a complete application by November 30 to be most competitive for admission.

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Admission requirements

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Steps to apply

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Steps to Apply

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