Why Penn State Scranton

Located on forty-five acres outside of Scranton and within a few hours of New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., Penn State Scranton strives to provide innovative instruction and help you achieve your potential. Here, you’ll have access to high-quality academics, internship experiences, service opportunities, and research projects that can help you build the skills needed to join the workforce. Choose from majors including mechanical engineering and an accredited nursing program that will put you on a path to success.

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Enroll in one of our thirteen four-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

At Penn State Scranton, explore your passions through a growing number of student clubs, organizations, and activities including cultural and recreational events, community service, and leadership development opportunities. Experience a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming campus that celebrates such cultural events as Diwali, Chinese New Year, MLK Day of Service, and Cinco de Mayo. We belong to the Pennsylvania State University Athletic Conference and offer varsity, intramural, and fitness activities in our newly renovated facilities and outdoor fields and courts.