Why Penn State Berks

Located on 258 acres outside of Reading, Penn State Berks offers degrees ranging from engineering to cybersecurity to writing and digital media, small classes, hundreds of internships, undergraduate research, and residential campus life. Students have a variety of opportunities to get involved and develop leadership skills, whether through a robust entrepreneurship program, athletics, or access to one-of-a-kind labs not found elsewhere in the region.

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Enroll in one of our twenty-two bachelor’s and associate degree offerings 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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At Penn State Berks, you’ll have the opportunity to create a college experience unlike any other. With students from around the corner, the state, the country, and the world, Penn State Berks provides a diverse and supportive environment that gives you the opportunity to learn more about yourself, others, and the world around you.

A Vibrant Community

With more than fifty clubs and organizations, student housing, and NCAA Division III athletics, Penn State Berks offers opportunities for you to explore and expand your interests within a diverse community. Research alongside faculty members and develop impactful solutions that benefit our neighbors. Turn your ideas into a new company or product through our two innovation hubs focused on supporting student entrepreneurship. Regardless of where your college career takes you, the opportunities at Penn State Berks are a first step toward building your future.

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