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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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What To Do The Summer Before College
You finally decided where to go to school, you’ve picked your roommate or gone random, and you’re done with high school. Now what?? You might be super nervous about going to college, or you might be anxiously counting down the days. Whatever the case, here are some tips for what you can do the summer […]
Take the Stress Out of Scheduling with These Tips
As  I was scheduling my classes for fall semester, I started to think about how I wish someone gave me some advice on scheduling before I did it at New Student Orientation. Here are a few of my tips for you: Do Your Research– Ask around. That’s the best way to get a feel for […]
You got in! Now what do you need?
Now is a time where acceptances are coming out, and let me first and foremost say congratulations to those who have heard back already. But now it’s time to crack down and figure out what you need to start school. Of course there are the things that you automatically think about like, bed sets, books, […]