Prospective Students

Become a Penn Stater

A Penn State education means access to the resources of twenty-four campus locations and an online World Campus, including award-winning faculty, highly ranked programs, hands-on research, internship opportunities, and the power of more than 775,000 alumni ready to help you navigate your career.

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Penn State’s unique educational model gives you the power to run the future, no matter the campus or major you choose. Learn more about how a Penn State education sets you up for success.
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Academic Colleges
Undergraduate Majors and Requirements
Graduate Degree Programs
Graduate Admission Requirements
Academic Advising
Facts and Rankings

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You can start any of Penn State’s more than 275 baccalaureate programs at one undergraduate campus and finish at another—or stay at one campus, depending on your major.


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Get involved in a community driven to make a difference. Expand your education through specialty clubs and organizations, join the largest student-run philanthropy in the world, let your voice be heard through student leadership, and more.

Student Engagement Network
Office of Student Activities
Clubs and Organizations
Invent Penn State
Service and Leadership
Recreation Facilities and Programs

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Diversity Resources

Penn State is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all and engaging all individuals to help them thrive. The following is a sampling of key resources.

Diversity and Inclusion - Office of Educational Equity
Diversity Resources
Disability Resources
Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity
Gender Equity Center
Multicultural Resource Center

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Student Resources

As a Penn State student, you’ll have access to a wide range of support resources throughout your academic career. The following are just a sampling of key resources available to help you succeed.

University Health Services
Health and Wellness
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Financial Literacy Center
University Police and Public Safety

Recent News

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Resources For

Penn State Parents and Families


Veterans and Military


Adult Learners


International Students