Why Penn State Beaver

Located on one hundred tree-lined acres just forty minutes outside Pittsburgh, Penn State Beaver offers a safe and welcoming environment with convenient access to the city's sports and cultural scenes. Our proximity to Pittsburgh International Airport—located just seventeen miles away—offers easy access to our students, who come from thirty states and ten foreign countries. Our small campus setting allows you to get to know your professors and gain experience that will help launch your career. Our athletics program plays a vital role on our campus, boasting more than twenty national and conference championships over the last decade. No matter your interests, you will find opportunities and resources to prepare you for the future.

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Enroll in one of our eleven four-year degree offerings, explore several minors and certificates, or take advantage of our 2+2 plan and begin nearly any of Penn State’s 275+ majors here before transitioning to another campus, like University Park. No matter which major matches your interest, you’ll be backed by the strength of the Penn State network, our top-ranked research enterprise, faculty experts, and more than 775,000 alumni worldwide ready to open doors to future opportunities.

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A Vibrant Community

At Penn State Beaver, personal learning and growth aren't limited to the classroom. Whether your interest is academic, athletic, cultural, or social, Penn State Beaver has a club or organization that will cater to your interests, help you achieve your goals, and give you the chance to grow. With more than thirty campus clubs, seven varsity athletics teams, and an engaging residential life program, you will be part of a diverse student body with endless opportunities.