Why Penn State

Join a globally recognized university that ranks among the nation’s best for setting graduates up for greater career potential. Pursue your individual passions within a culture that takes pride in shared success and an academic community that will connect you to the research and expertise you need. And when you’re ready to graduate, join a network of Penn Staters willing to open doors to a lifetime of opportunity.

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More Than 275+ Majors

At Penn State, we have the opportunities, resources, and educational model that allow you to pursue your interests in the learning environment that best suits you. Enroll in one of our 275+ four-year degree offerings or take advantage of our 2+2 plan that allows you to begin at one campus and finish at another. With 8,000 faculty across all twenty undergraduate campuses who collaborate to offer the same high-quality curriculum, you’ll be set up for success, no matter which path you choose.

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Take the next steps toward a future at Penn State. Find admission requirements, tuition and financial aid, and other information to get you ready to apply.


There’s something about Penn State that turns the “I” into “We,” but what is it? How do thousands of individual “me’s” turn into a powerful “us,” all to make the world a better place.

Become a Penn Stater

The power of Penn State lies in the hands of more than 860,000 students, alumni, and countless members of our community. Our students are leveraging world-class faculty expertise, research, and entrepreneurial opportunities both in and out of the classroom, not just for their own benefit, but to shape a brighter future.

Get ready to join a community driven to innovate and create a better world for themselves and for others. And no matter what you pursue as a college student, you will have that community—rooted in inspiring and supporting each other—behind you, as a student and well beyond graduation.

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