Why Penn State Fayette

Penn State Fayette, located on one hundred acres in the beautiful Laurel Highlands, offers two- and four-year degrees, small class sizes, undergraduate research opportunities with world-class faculty mentorship, award-winning athletic programs, and a vibrant community of traditional-aged, transfer, and veteran students.

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Students studying in the Biomedical Building on the Penn State Fayette campus.

Get a Degree Locally That’s Recognized Globally

Enroll in one of our eleven four-year or six two-year 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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Take a virtual tour of Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus with Carlie Durst (Corporate Communication ’21) to discover our state-of-the-art facilities and student programs and services. 

A Vibrant Community

At Penn State Fayette, there are many reasons we often say, “Fayette is family.” Here, you can enjoy all the resources of a large university in a small, tight-knit community. Each semester, we host dozens of speakers, performances, and activities to enrich diversity, service, leadership, wellness, and career preparedness. You can participate in more than twenty clubs and organizations or compete nationally in twelve award-winning athletic programs. Additionally, programs like our Student Success Center, which offers tutoring, academic advising, and career planning in one friendly, centralized location, will help guide you on your path to a degree.