We are Penn State

It started as a spirited cheer representing teamwork, humility, and all-for-oneness, but it’s also an invitation to discover a community —more than 740,000 strong—driven to make a difference.

Cheering you on

Penn State is a community rooted in inspiring and supporting each other. No matter what you pursue, you will have this community supporting you as both a student and an alum.

Top 25 

U.S. research university.


University for producing CEOs, according to a 2019 LinkedIn study.


Alumni network that connects you for life. 

Top 1%

World-class university 2021 center for world university rankings.

Making the world greater

“We are Penn State” creates an instant connection for Penn Staters everywhere. No matter your goals, we share qualities that drive us to propel the world forward. Echoing through Beaver Stadium throughout the football season, the following video celebrates the culture of “we.”

In the video that follows, scenes from Penn State University Park and campuses from across the state are featured in fast clips. Students, employees, and community members are shown participating in Penn State traditions, like cheering, playing instruments in the Blue Band, participating in research, making art, and gathering around Nittany Lion Shrines.

A community built on pride


Raised for pediatric cancer research through THON, the world’s largest student-run philanthropy.


Of Pennsylvania residents live within 30 miles of a Penn State campus.


Nittany Lion Shrines located throughout Pennsylvania at Penn State’s campuses.

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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