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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 2017!

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What is THON? (For the student who lives too far outside of PA)
If any of you are like me when I was in your shoes, you have no clue what THON is. And don’t worry, its okay. Chances are that you live a little too far outside of Pennsylvania to have ever heard of it. I’m only from New York so it’s definitely possible to be a […]
My Accepted Student Program Experience
Now that most of you have received an offer from Penn State, the next step is to plan your Accepted Student visit to campus! Accepted Student Programs vary by your choice of academic college. Because I’m studying Journalism, I attended the College of Communications’ Accepted Student day. I remember it like it was yesterday, even […]
So You Got Accepted… Now What?
After years of college tours and applications, here you are with your acceptance letter to Penn State. You’re probably a mix of emotions- excited, nervous, indecisive. Perhaps you have plenty of other schools you’re thinking about, perhaps Penn State is the only place you applied, or maybe you got into a branch campus and are […]