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Penn State University Park

201 Shields Bldg.
University Park, PA 16802

Fax: +1 814-863-7590

www.psu.edu

Campus Directions and Lodging Information

Penn State University Park
Penn State University Park

Campus Facts

Penn State University Park

Housing

Approximately 13,700 students live on campus. First-year students are required to live on campus and are guaranteed housing.

Students

46,184 students

Sports

Division/Conference
NCAA Division I
Big Ten Conference
Varsity Sports
The Intercollegiate Athletics program at Penn State University Park includes thirty-one varsity athletic teams.
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Penn State University Park

The largest campus in the Penn State system, University Park is home to a diverse population of about 35,000 undergraduate students. Penn State University Park students enjoy passing iconic buildings like Old Main daily, while also taking advantage of amenities in new facilities like the Information Sciences and Technology Building or the Life Sciences Building.

Penn State University Park is located in the small city of State College, a quintessential college town with its small eateries and quirky shops that line the street marking the border between downtown and campus. Nestled near the base of Mount Nittany, the surrounding area of central Pennsylvania is known as "Happy Valley."

First-year students at University Park are assigned to regular or supplemental housing in traditional dormitory-style buildings. Students interested in living on campus after the first year must participate in a random lottery system for housing.

Penn State University Park is staffed with special services to help meet international students' unique needs.

Penn State University Park Virtual Tour

Self-Guided Walking Tour [ PDF - 2.5MB]

Campus Map: Penn State University Park [ PDF - 1.1MB]


Visit Penn State University Park

  • Prospective First-Year Students
    Prospective First-Year Students

    For high school students who have not yet applied to Penn State, or who have applied to Penn State but have not yet received an offer of admission.

  • Accepted First-Year Students
    Accepted First-Year Students

    For high school students who have received an offer of admission to Penn State University Park.

  • Change of Campus Students
    Change of Campus Students

    For students attending one of Penn State's 19 Penn State Commonwealth campuses and planning to complete a degree at University Park though the 2+2 plan.

  • Transfer Students (Prospective)
    Transfer Students (Prospective)

    For students without offers of admission who have graduated from high school or completed a GED and will have completed more than 18 credits of college coursework (post high school graduation/GED) before starting at Penn State.

  • Transfer Students (Accepted)
    Transfer Students (Accepted)

    For students with an offer of admission to Penn State University Park who have already graduated from high school or completed a GED and will have completed more than 18 credits of college course work (post high school graduation/GED) before starting Penn State.

  • Large Groups
    Large Groups

    For large group visits of 10 or more students. Please complete the Large Group Visitation Form at least two weeks prior to your requested visit date.

  • View All Events
    View all University Park events and visit programs

    Space may be limited. Please register in advance to reserve your seat.


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Academic Information

Campus Majors

Majors Completed at Penn State Univeristy Park:
Penn State Univeristy Park offers the full four years of more than 160 baccalaureate degree programs.
Campus Major Listings
2+2 Plan:
The first two years of nearly all of Penn State's more that 160 baccalaureate programs that can be started at a Penn State Commonwealth Campus and completed at Penn State University Park. To transition between campuses, the only requirement is that you meet the entrance to major requirements for your selected major. 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. 2+2 Plan- Learn More
Penn State University Park

201 Shields Bldg.
University Park, PA 16802

Fax: +1 814-863-7590

www.psu.edu