Why Penn State Wilkes-Barre

Located on a scenic estate close to downtown Wilkes-Barre, Penn State Wilkes-Barre offers a Big Ten education in a small-campus setting. With majors not found elsewhere in the Commonwealth—like an accredited surveying engineering degree—internships, undergraduate research, athletics, an honors program, and leadership opportunities, your experiences here will help you build the future you want.

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Get a Degree Locally That’s Recognized Globally

Enroll in one of our nine 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

Enhance your educational experience at Penn State Wilkes-Barre by taking advantage of big opportunities on our close-knit campus. Join one (or more) of our twenty plus clubs and organizations, ranging from the Surveying Society to the Business Club. Also available are a variety of club, intramural, and intercollegiate sports. We are a commuter campus with privately owned housing options adjacent to campus as well as off-campus housing opportunities in the local community.