Why Penn State Schuylkill

Located centrally just two hours from Philadelphia, New York City, and New Jersey, Penn State Schuylkill is a residential campus offering robust undergraduate experiences to prepare you for the future. With an undergraduate research program that focuses on faculty-mentored learning in small group settings, our students have traveled to conferences nationwide to present original research. You can also take advantage of an array of experiential learning opportunities including community and civic engagement as well as our four-year co-op program that pairs career development with full-time work experiences setting you up for success upon graduation.

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Enroll in one of our ten four-year or four 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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A Vibrant Community

Opportunities abound at Penn State Schuylkill. Our small campus size means that you will join a tight-knit community of about 625 students where your professors will know you by name and will help to connect you to exciting academic experiences like research, internships, academic travel, and more. To supplement your learning experience, we offer more than thirty student clubs and organizations, a dozen sports teams that compete nationally in the NAIA conference, and on-campus, suite-style housing for a full residential experience.