Campus University Park

Campus University Park

The largest campus in the Penn State system, University Park is home to a diverse population of about 46,000 undergraduate students. Penn State University Park students enjoy passing iconic buildings like Old Main daily, while also taking advantage of amenities in new facilities like the Information Sciences and Technology Building or the Life Sciences Building.

Penn State University Park is located in the small city of State College, a quintessential college town with its small eateries and quirky shops that line the street marking the border between downtown and campus. Nestled near the base of Mount Nittany, the surrounding area of central Pennsylvania is known as "Happy Valley."

First-year students at University Park are required to live on campus, are guaranteed housing, and can indicate a preference for housing type. The majority of students are assigned to double rooms, traditional residence halls; but can also be assigned to double rooms, renovated residence halls, suites, or supplemental housing. Students who are interested in living on campus beyond the first year are eligible to Request Housing to #liveon.

Penn State University Park is staffed with special services to help meet international students' unique needs.

Campus Facts


First-year students are required to live on campus and are guaranteed housing. 14000+ students live in on-campus housing. Off campus housing is available in the community.


47,789 attend classes here.

Clubs & Organizations

1,041 Clubs & Organizations


Penn State Univeristy Park offers the full four years of more than 275 baccalaureate degree programs.


NCAA Division I
Big Ten Conference

Upcoming Events

Please visit the Penn State World Campus Calendar to view upcoming webinar events.

Campus Majors

Penn State offers more than 275 majors, with four-year degrees offered at all 20 of our undergraduate campuses.

2+2 Plan

Starting a program at a Commonwealth Campus and completing at University Park. The most common path to a Penn State degree.