Become a Penn Stater

Whether just starting your journey toward a college education, pursuing a graduate or professional degree, or returning to school as an adult learner, being a Penn Stater means much more than earning a world-class education—with it comes a community of resources that will set you on a path toward success.

With access to expert faculty, research opportunities, entrepreneurial resources, and a global network of more than 775,000 alumni, the experiences and knowledge gained here will form the foundation for the life you want to build.

Top 6%

World-class university (QS World University Rankings, 2024).


Best public school for internships (Princeton Review, 2024).


Alumni around the world.

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Join a collaborative community that will set you up for success with educational, research, career, and entrepreneurial resources. Choose from one of twenty undergraduate campuses across Pennsylvania or earn a Penn State degree anywhere in the world through the online World Campus.
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Undergraduate Admission
World Campus

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Advance your career, education, and research while engaging with faculty experts in specialized fields of study. Discover top-ranked degree options, certificate programs, and research strengths at one of Penn State’s six graduate campus locations or the online World Campus.
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Graduate Admission
World Campus

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Professional Schools

Continue developing your expertise with a professional degree from one of Penn State’s two law schools or medical school. Experience rigorous courses, hands-on learning environments, and a powerful alumni network that will help you build connections in your industry.

Penn State Law Admissions
Dickinson Law Admissions
College of Medicine Admissions

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Continuing Education

Make education a lifelong pursuit through certificates, workshops, and courses taught by Penn State faculty. With flexible options to learn both in-person or online, you’ll have opportunities to bolster your career on your schedule.

Continuing Education