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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.

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Steps to Apply

Review important dates and deadlines to ensure you are taking the right steps at the right time for a successful Penn State application.
 

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AP courses look great on your college applications. They prepare you for what university-level coursework is like while showing the folks in admissions looking over your transcript that you challenged yourself in high school. While many high schoolers take AP classes just to have the AP mark on their transcript, studying up and getting high […]
Adobe Creative Cloud now available free to Penn State students
For a while now, Penn State students have been able to get everything from Microsoft Office to a subscription to the New York Times for no additional cost. On Monday, the popular Adobe Creative Cloud joined the lineup of products available for free to students enrolled at all Penn State campuses. Encompassing programs ranging from […]
Study Abroad 101
“Study abroad is the best experience I have in Penn State. If I were to choose again, I would go every semester if possible.” Tim, recent graduate from Penn State told me. Study abroad is one of the most popular and welcomed programs at Penn State. Students can choose various study abroad programs: they can […]