We Are

Discover Penn State

Penn State is a top-ranked research university and Pennsylvania's sole land-grant institution, founded with a mission of high-quality teaching, expert research, and global service. Discover a community—more than 775,000 strong—driven to make a difference.


Keep It Simple

It’s not a single person, place, or thing but often the simple, everyday acts that define the collective power of ‘We Are.’

Join the Nittany Lion and friends as they reflect on what makes Penn State special.

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Campuses in communities across Pennsylvania.


Alumni around the world.


Annual research expenditures.

Perspective: Leaders at Penn State

In a video series, “Perspective: Leaders at Penn State," Craig J. Newschaffer, Raymond E. and Erin Stuart Schultz Dean of the College of Health and Human Development at Penn State, shares his love for playing music with others as an opportunity to experience the magic of a group being a force multiplier of individual efforts.