Why Penn State Greater Allegheny

At Penn State Greater Allegheny, you will find a diverse campus community where our focus is you—whether you are the first in your family to attend college, need financial assistance, or are unsure of the next step. We strive to meet the varied needs of all our students. From day one, you will have access to the tools and resources, like undergraduate research opportunities and our leadership development program, to prepare you for the future. Through our  Digital Fluency Project, you will be equipped with technology to easily access classroom content and provide you critical skills needed for the workplace.

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Get a Degree Locally That’s Recognized Globally

Enroll in one of our twelve four-year degree offerings—including a new bachelor’s degree in social work—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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Be Greater isn’t just a phrase we use. It is our challenge to one another. In the classroom, on campus, and in the community, we work hard, we do our best, we make an impact.

A Vibrant Community

At Penn State Greater Allegheny, you will enjoy a residential campus experience with the benefits of nearby Pittsburgh, including museums, shopping districts, and major landmarks. Our vibrant campus is characterized by our commitment to serving the needs of our students by offering transformative educational experiences through signature programs like our Crossing Bridges Summit, sustainability initiatives including edible walking trails throughout campus, and food security programs that ensure student well-being.

Get involved beyond the classroom by joining one of more than twenty-five recognized clubs and organizations, cheering on our eight athletic teams, taking part in a service project, or by attending monthly career workshops.