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 2016 admission.

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MyPennState offers more than just your application. Review your offer of admission, schedule a visit, or submit your deposit to become one step closer to being a Penn Stater!

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To learn more about your future life at Penn State, join us for an Accepted Student Program. These events help answer your questions and help you envision your future at Penn State.

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Excited about becoming a Penn Stater? Show us! Connect with us, and with other members of Penn State's Class of 2020, on social media using #psu2020. 

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