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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: The application for summer/fall 2018 is now available.

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MyPennState offers more than just your application. Review your offer of admission, schedule a visit, or submit your deposit to become one step closer to being a Penn Stater!

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To learn more about your future life at Penn State, join us for an Accepted Student Program. These events help answer your questions and help you envision your future at Penn State.

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Admission Requirements

How many high school math courses do you need? What about world language? Learn about our high school course requirements so you can plan your schedule accordingly.

Admission Requirements

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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.

Steps to Apply

Still deciding? Explore Penn State here.

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Lion Life Blog

September 29, 2017
Everything you wanted to know about THON
Uh, what’s THON again? Penn State Dance Marathon, known around here as THON, is a year-long fundraising effort culminating in a 46 hour no sitting, no sleeping dance marathon held every February in the Bryce Jordan Center. With over 15,000 volunteers, it’s the largest student-run philanthropy in the world! Wait, does everyone dance? While everyone […]
September 13, 2017
From a Mentor: Summer Session (and LEAP) is the right choice
If there’s two words in the English language that sound like they should never go together, it’s “summer” and “school.” So why do people at the Penn State Admissions Office keep talking about something called summer session? When I first heard about summer session, my first thought was “summer school? No thanks.” I was so […]
February 2, 2018
Accepted your Offer? Time to Pick Housing!
As an incoming student, one of the biggest concerns is housing. It is the first time many students will be living on their own in a new place. Luckily, Penn State has a ton of great housing options to make you feel right at home! East – This is a very popular option among first-year […]