Discover Penn State

Penn State is Pennsylvania's sole land-grant institution, founded with a mission of high-quality teaching, expert research, and global service. As one university with the resources of 24 campus locations and an online World Campus, we're setting students up for greater career potential and empowering them to positively impact the world.

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Twenty-four campuses. One University.

With a campus within 30 miles of almost every Pennsylvania resident and global online options, Penn State's world-class education is available to meet students where they are.

There is only one Penn State. And the path toward a Penn State degree can start wherever is right for you.

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Creating Opportunities for Everyone

Penn State works diligently to provide opportunity and to enrich the quality of life for residents of the Commonwealth and beyond. Not only are we educating Pennsylvanians from all walks of life, we’re also fueling the state’s economy, serving our communities, and solving universal problems.


Of Pennsylvanians live within thirty miles of a Penn State campus


Campuses (including undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools) as well as the online World Campus

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Penn State students are the first in their families to attend college


Undergraduate majors that can be started at any of our campuses