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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.

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First-year students accept your offer by the offer expiration date on page 2 of your offer letter.

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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

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Penn State Lion Life Blogs

Lion Life Blog

October 31, 2018
Early Action vs. Priority Filing
With the Early Action deadline quickly approaching, students are feeling increasing pressure to get their applications submitted and completed. However, Early Action isn’t always the best choice for a student. I’m here to give you a brief rundown on Early Action vs. our Priority Filing Date, also known as Regular Decision. The main incentive for […]
October 20, 2017
The top 4 dorm room decoration essentials
Let’s face it: dorm rooms aren’t the most beautiful spaces to live in. Cinder block walls, low square footage, and unmovable furniture can make your room feel downright dreary. Here are a few things you can do to make your personal space more, well, personal. 1. Fun Lights Low-wattage institutional lighting isn’t the best look […]
May 10, 2018
Master New Student Orientation!
Congratulations! Penn State has accepted you, and you have accepted us! You’ve received your New Student Orientation date, and you may be nervous and not know what to expect. Well, good thing you came to this blog post! During new student orientation you will get to stay overnight in one of our residence halls and […]