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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: Apply now for summer/fall 2017!

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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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A Big Transition to a Big Ten School
So now that you’ve decided on Penn State, or even if you haven’t made up your mind yet, there is one thing you’ve probably thought about: You’re about to move out of your house, leave your family and friends, and walk into a whole new environment. If that sounds terrifying to you, don’t worry because […]
Mental Health in College
There is something that people don’t really like to talk about, that is actually quite significant in college: mental health. Your mental state is very important in daily life, but college students are more prone to suffering from problems such as depression, insomnia, anxiety, and others. A lot of the time, students do not realize […]
Top 5 Spots to See on a Campus Tour
College tours are pretty inclusive- they try to show you everything they can. However, with a school as big as Penn State, it’s hard to show you all the campus has to offer. While you’re sure to pass all of these spots on your tour, revisit them when it’s over and spend some extra time […]