Undergraduate Admissions

Information for International Students

Why Penn State?

There are literally hundreds of reasons to choose Penn State. More than 160 baccalaureate majors... 1,200 students clubs and organizations... a system of 20 undergraduate campuses across Pennsylvania that enroll first-year students, 18 of which are recommended to international students... faculty internationally recognized for achievements in research and education... and foremost, Penn State's high-quality academics.

Who is an international student?

International applicants are those who require any type of visa in order to attend Penn State.

Penn State Admissions Process

Important Message about Agents and Consultants

Penn State recognizes that agents or consultants are retained in many parts of the world to assist students in applying to colleges and universities in the United States. However, Penn State does not partner with agents to help represent the University or to administer any part of the application process. The engagement of agents or private organizations for the purpose of recruiting or enrolling international students is not endorsed by Penn State. Agents who may be retained by students to help with the application process are not recognized as representatives of the University and do not have a contractual agreement or partnership to represent Penn State. Students interested in Penn State are encouraged to contact Undergraduate Admissions Office representatives by entering your questions in Ask the Lion above.