Approximately 13,700 students live on campus. First-year students are required to live on campus and are guaranteed housing.Students
The largest campus in the Penn State system, University Park is home to a diverse population of about 46,000 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.
Self-Guided Campus Tour Map [ PDF - 603 KB]
These sessions are for both prospective transfer students and transfer students with an offer of admission to Penn State University Park. Transfer students must have already graduated from high school or completed a GED and completed 18 or more credits of college course work (post high school graduation/GED) before starting at Penn State.
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.