Campuses

Penn State has more than twenty campuses across Pennsylvania that serve students and communities as we carry out our mission of teaching, research, and service. Through its network of undergraduate campuses and World Campus, Penn State provides students the opportunity to begin and complete a Penn State degree at one campus, transition to complete a degree at another campus or complete a program completely online-this is the hallmark of Penn State's unique one University concept.   

The University Park campus, the administrative and research hub of the University is the largest of Penn State's campuses. Across Pennsylvania, Penn State campuses play a critical role in the land-grant mission of the University, by providing access and opportunity—a commitment that remains at the core of each campus's mission. In addition to providing the first two years of more than 160 Penn State majors, campuses confer more than 5,000 Penn State degrees annually to students who complete their academic programs at a Penn State campus. 

Penn State Campuses include:

Abington 

Penn State Abington is a 21st century metropolitan college committed to student success. Over 4,000 students find accessible, affordable, and high impact degrees on a campus at the edge of Philadelphia.  Penn State Abington students can live on campus and complete 19 undergraduate majors at Abington.

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Altoona 

Situated in the Allegheny Mountains of Central Pennsylvania, 40 miles from the University Park campus, Penn State Altoona provides the advantages of an intimate college teaching environment with the readily available resources of a major research university. Penn State Altoona has about 3,500 students and offers over 20 baccalaureate and six associate degree programs.

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Beaver

Penn State Beaver serves a diverse population of approximately 700 students, a relaxed environment with an array of baccalaureate degrees, on-campus housing, and varsity sports-all just 35 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.

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Berks

Nestled on 258 beautifully landscaped acres in Berks County and easily accessible from anywhere in eastern Pennsylvania and neighboring states, Penn State Berks is a residential campus that serves a diverse student body. The college offers many opportunities for undergraduate research and hundreds of internships. Students enjoy a rich campus life with Division III athletics, club and intramural sports, and more than 50 clubs and organizations. 

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Brandywine

Penn State Brandywine, located near Philadelphia, provides the charm and intimacy of a small campus and the resources of a major research university. The campus offers a broad portfolio of baccalaureate and associate degrees, undergraduate research, internships, global programs, intercollegiate athletics, and a variety of student clubs. Students live in on-campus housing or commute to campus from nearby communities.

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DuBois

Penn State DuBois is a small, commuter-based campus that offers baccalaureate and associate degrees, cutting-edge technology, faculty expertise, and dedication to excellence. The campus has about 600 students and is located near I-80 in north central Pennsylvania.

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Erie

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, is just minutes away from the heart of Erie, the fourth largest city in Pennsylvania. The 854-acre wooded campus offers a student-centered learning environment and unique educational experience to more than 4,500 undergraduate and graduate students.

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Fayette

Penn State Fayette, The Eberly campus, offers an array of bachelor's and associate degrees to about 700 students. Its beautiful 100-acre campus in Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands is the former site of an 1800's-era farmstead.

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Greater Allegheny

At Penn State Greater Allegheny, about 600 students enjoy the suburban environment and the neighboring city life in Pittsburgh. The campus offers baccalaureate and associate programs, residence halls, a diverse student body, athletics, and more.

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Harrisburg 

Penn State Harrisburg is an undergraduate college and graduate school of the University. The Harrisburg campus enrolls more than 5,000 students and offers more than 65 associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs. Penn State Harrisburg is located on a suburban campus in Middletown, Pennsylvania, eight miles east of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania's state capital.

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Hazleton

At Penn State Hazleton, about 800 students enjoy a residential campus located in the heart of the Pocono Mountains in northeastern Pennsylvania. Students have the opportunity to select from baccalaureate and associate degrees, to learn in state-of-the-art classrooms and labs, all the while being centrally located from New York City, Philadelphia, and University Park.

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Lehigh Valley

Penn State Lehigh Valley offers world-class education and opportunities both in and out of the classroom to about 900 students on a small campus near Allentown. Students have access to an array of baccalaureate programs and one associate program in the area's thriving athletic and cultural attractions.

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Mont Alto

Penn State Mont Alto offers a world-class education on an intimate campus that includes an arboretum. The campus enrolls about 950 students, offers baccalaureate and associate programs, offers residence halls, and is located 30 minutes from Gettysburg and 90 minutes from Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Md.

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New Kensington

Penn State New Kensington offers an array of degrees, undergraduate research, clubs, and athletics to about 650 students who can complete baccalaureate and associate degree programs. The 72-acre wooded campus is located just 17 miles from Pittsburgh.

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Schuylkill

Located in north central Pennsylvania, Penn State Schuylkill is close to cities such as Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and New York. The campus has about 800 students and offers baccalaureate and associate programs a world-class education in a small-town setting.

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Scranton

Penn State Scranton provides a welcoming environment to about 1,100 students on its campus in northeastern Pennsylvania. The campus provides many baccalaureate and associate program and strives to provide innovative instruction to help students achieve their potential.

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Shenango

Located near the Pennsylvania/Ohio border, Penn State Shenango combines quality academics with the personal attention of a small campus. The campus has about 500 students, delivers baccalaureate and associate programs and is committed to serving the people of northwestern Pennsylvania.

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University Park

The largest Penn State campus offers academics, activities, and recreation in the classic college town of State College. University Park is home to a diverse population of over 40,000 undergraduate students. Located in central Pennsylvania, 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.

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Wilkes-Barre

Penn State Wilkes-Barre offers the advantages of an intimate campus atmosphere combined with the resources of a major research university. The campus has about 550 students, offers baccalaureate and associate programs, and is located on a scenic estate in northeastern Pennsylvania.

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World Campus

Penn State World Campus is the online campus of Penn State. It enrolls nearly 18,000 students in degree and certificate programs offered by Penn State's academic units and colleges. World Campus offers its students a full array of services, including orientation, academic advising, career counseling resources, technical support, and tutorials.

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York

Penn State York has about 1,100 students and offers baccalaureate and associate programs and a wealth of stimulating intellectual, cultural, and historically-significant learning experiences in a welcoming, state-of-the-art campus environment in southern Pennsylvania.

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2+2 Plan

Penn State's campuses throughout Pennsylvania give you the freedom to live and learn in an environment that suits you best.

Some students choose to remain at one campus for all four years, while other students spend their first two years at one campus and transition to another for their remaining two years. To transition between campuses, the only requirement is that you meet the entrance to major requirements for your selected major. The vast majority of our majors can be completed in this fashion. We call it the 2+2 plan and it's the most common path to a Penn State degree-about 60 percent of our students opt for this path in a typical year.

Students choose this path for many reasons; some for the chance to stay close to home, others to save money. Still others are looking for a particular campus environment, perhaps smaller classes, or particular sports. Whatever their reason and wherever their campus, they are excited to embark on their Penn State experience.

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