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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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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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Information for students accepted to Penn State

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

December 5, 2017
Top five coolest buildings at Penn State
It’s no secret that there are a lot of buildings on Penn State’s campus. With 7,343 acres and 947 buildings at University Park, there’s no shortage of cool places on campus to eat, hang out, and study. Here are just a few of my favorites: Bio-Behavioral Health (BBH) and Health and Human Development (HHD) Buildings Since these […]
October 26, 2017
Those Other Classes
Penn State offers over 160 majors. How awesome is that? With this wide variety of choices, there certainly is a great fit for everyone. But what about those other classes students have to take that are not in their field or related to their major? What kind of options does Penn State have for these […]
December 8, 2017
Student Engagement Space helps students find opportunities
Penn State is a big school that offers countless opportunities to join clubs, study abroad, and complete internships. But with so many options, it can be hard to dig through and find the best programs for you. Enter the Student Engagement Center, which just opened its physical space (appropriately called the Student Engagement Space) right […]