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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.

Note: Apply now for summer/fall 2017!

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I came into college knowing I had absolutely everything planned out. I was going to graduate in 4 years (or less) with a degree in Advertising and a minor or two. I’d move on to work an amazing job right after graduation. My freshman year consisted of almost all communications classes sprinkled by a couple […]
#Goals… Fitness Goals.
With a new semester, and more importantly, a new year, quickly approaching, resolutions are on the forefront of everyone’s minds. Whether you’re worried about staying in shape while at school, or even just setting some new fitness goals, Penn State is the place to make them happen. With three gyms on campus, daily programs, and […]
My First Semester: Corbin Miller
Who better to talk about what being a freshman at Penn State is like than… a freshman? Meet Corbin. He is a freshman in DUS (our undecided major track), a member of a fraternity… and he also happens to be my brother. I sat down with him to ask about what it was like to have a sibling at […]