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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 will be available September 1.

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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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