Undergraduate Admissions

Penn State's 2+2 Plan

Being big has its advantages...

Among other things, it gives you the freedom to live and learn at a campus that suits you best. Penn State has 20 undergraduate campuses throughout Pennsylvania.

Some students choose to remain at one campus for all four years, while other students spend their first two years at one campus and transition to another for their remaining two years. The vast majority of our majors can be completed in this fashion. We call it the 2+2 plan and it’s the most common path to a Penn State degree--about 60% of our students opt for this path in a typical year.

Students choose this path for many reasons; some for the chance to stay close to home, others to save money. Still others are looking for a particular campus environment, perhaps smaller classes or particular sports. Whatever their reason and wherever their campus, they are excited to embark on their Penn State experience.

Choosing your campus

When completing your application, you may choose from among our 20 campuses: we encourage you to select a first choice and an alternate choice campus to give you the greatest chance at joining the Penn State family.