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Every Penn Stater has a story. With more than 645,000 alumni, that’s a lot of stories. But while each of those stories has a similar ending—a Penn State degree—the way they begin and the chapters in between are as unique as each Penn Stater. And one of those unique things is where people start their Penn State story. Most people— sixty percent of those who enroll—start it at a Penn State campus other than University Park. It can be a smart choice. Personal attention, a welcoming community, a solid academic framework, and affordability are some of the hallmarks of what we call our 2+2 plan: two years at a campus to start your studies, two years at a campus that offers your major to complete your degree. Go ahead. Explore your options. See what different campuses have to offer. Match your interests with a campus’ academic and extracurricular programs. Choose a Penn State campus that’s right for you, and get ready for a great beginning to a story that will change your life. Where will you start your Penn State story? Find out today.


Penn State Undergraduate Campuses

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Penn State’s 2+2 plan is not a one-size-fits-all option. This is a find-what-fits-you option. Each location has a distinct character. Urban, suburban. City, town. Busy and big, first-name-basis small.

Review the campus descriptions in this brochure. Check out the campus websites to learn more.

And each has the spirit and pride that make it uniquely Penn State.

Once you’ve made your decision, contact Undergraduate Admissions at admissions@psu.edu or at 814-865-5471 and tell us which campus you are interested in. We’ll move forward with a review of your application and will get you a decision quickly.

Visit one or more of our campuses to discover what makes these communities such a vital part of the Penn State tradition. You can schedule a visit at admissions.psu.edu/visit.

The 2+2 plan isn’t the same old story. It is an option that opens up a world of Penn State possibilities to you.

Explore your options. Make this your Penn State story.


about 60 percent of all first-year students start at a campus other than University Park ... Then finish their degree at another location.


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THON, the largest student-run philanthropy in

the world, engages more than 15,000 Penn State students from every campus each year in the fight against pediatric cancer. Culminating in an annual 46-hour no-sitting, no-sleeping dance marathon, THON has raised more than $127 million since 1977. 


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“I committed to being a dancer because standing 46 hours for the kids is the biggest way we can show each family who has a child fighting cancer that we are there for them every step of the way.”  — Evan Aravich, Penn State Dubois


2+2 Plan As a Penn State student, you will work closely with an academic adviser on your course of study. That plan will allow you to seamlessly transition when you are ready to begin your upper-division (juniorand senior-year) course work. With twenty undergraduate campuses across Pennsylvania

to choose from, you have built-in flexibility when planning your education.  Starting at a location other than University Park can be a more affordable option, too. At every campus, you’ll take the same classes and benefit from the attention and expertise of dedicated faculty who make Penn State a great place to learn. Add in options for involvement in everything from Penn State’s Dance Marathon to clubs and sports, and it can be a great beginning to your Penn State story.  No matter where you start or finish, your degree will be a Penn State degree, one of the most respected in the country. At each campus, you will experience what sets Penn State apart and has earned it the distinction of being recognized among the world’s top universities.


Penn State

Undergraduate Campuses

Every story needs a good beginning. For the start of your Penn State story, find a campus that is right for you.

Abington

Beaver

 abington.psu.edu  abingtonadmissions@psu.edu

 215-881-7600 > 3,952 students > Average class size: 26 > Suburban setting about 17 miles from Philadelphia > Housing: Privately owned housing off campus

> 40+ clubs and organizations > 13 NCAA Division III athletic teams > Club sports and intramurals

> 720 students > Average class size: 25 > Suburban setting outside of Monaca > Housing: On-campus housing for 212 students plus privately owned housing off campus

> About 20 clubs and organizations > 8 intercollegiate athletic teams > Club sports and intramurals

Behrend

Altoona

 altoona.psu.edu  aaadmit@psu.edu  814-949-5466 or 800-848-9843 > 3,903 students > Average class size: 31 > Suburban setting in Altoona > Housing: On-campus housing for 900 students plus privately owned housing off campus

 beaver.psu.edu  br-admissions@psu.edu  877-JOIN-PSU (877-564-6778)

> 90+ clubs and organizations > 16 NCAA Division III athletic teams > Club sports

 behrend.psu.edu  behrend.admissions@psu.edu  814-898-6100 or 866-374-3378 > 110+ clubs and > 4,138 students organizations > Average class size: 26 > Suburban setting outside > 22 NCAA Division III athletic teams of Erie > Club sports and > Housing: On-campus intramurals housing for 1,642 students plus privately owned housing off campus


Penn State Undergraduate Campuses

Berks

Fayette

 fayette.psu.edu

 berks.psu.edu  berksadmissions@psu.edu  610-396-6060 > 2,839 students > Average class size: 24 > Suburban setting in Reading > Housing: On-campus housing for 805 students plus privately owned housing off campus

 feadm@psu.edu

 724-430-4130 > About 50 clubs and organizations > 12 NCAA Division III athletic teams > Club sports and intramurals

Allegheny

 bw.psu.edu  bwadmissions@psu.edu  610-892-1225

 greaterallegheny.psu.edu  psuga@psu.edu  412-675-9010 > 28 clubs and organizations > 12 intercollegiate athletic teams > Club sports and intramurals

DuBois

> 604 students > Average class size: 18 > Suburban setting near Pittsburgh > Housing: On-campus housing for 209 students plus privately owned housing off campus

> About 15 clubs and organizations > 10 intercollegiate athletic teams > Intramural sports

Harrisburg

 ds.psu.edu  ds-admissions@psu.edu  814-375-4720 or 800-346-ROAR (7627) > 615 students > Average class size: 24 > Rural, small-town setting in DuBois > Housing: Privately owned housing off campus

> 20+ clubs and organizations > 7 intercollegiate athletic teams > Intramural sports

Greater

Brandywine

> 1,488 students > Average class size: 24 > Suburban setting near Philadelphia > Housing: Privately owned housing available off campus

> 717 students > Average class size: 22 > Rural setting in Lemont Furnace > Housing: Privately owned housing off campus

> 20 clubs and organizations > 10 intercollegiate athletic teams > Intramural sports

 harrisburg.psu.edu  hbgadmit@psu.edu  717-948-6250 or 800-222-2056 > 4,519 students > Average class size: 25 > Suburban setting near Harrisburg > Housing: On-campus housing for 438 students plus privately owned housing off campus

> 50+ clubs and organizations > 16 NCAA Division III athletic teams > Club sports and intramurals


Penn State Undergraduate Campuses

New Kensington

Hazleton

 hazleton.psu.edu  hn-admissions@psu.edu  570-450-3142 or 800-279-8495 > 850 students > Average class size: 24 > Suburban setting about two hours from New York City and Philadelphia > Housing: On-campus housing for 485 students plus privately owned

housing off campus > 17 clubs and organizations > 7 intercollegiate athletic teams > Club sports and intramurals

Lehigh

> 20+ clubs and organizations > 9 intercollegiate athletic teams > Intramural sports

 schuylkill.psu.edu  sl-admissions@psu.edu  570-385-6252

 lehighvalley.psu.edu  admissions-lv@psu.edu  610-285-5035 > 20+ clubs and organizations > 6 intercollegiate athletic teams > Club sports and intramurals

Mont Alto

> 30+ clubs and > 796 students organizations > Average class size: 19 > 10 intercollegiate > Small-town setting in athletic teams Schuylkill Haven > Intramural sports > Housing: On-campus housing for 316 students as well as privately owned housing off campus

Shenango

 montalto.psu.edu  psuma@psu.edu  717-749-6130 or 800-392-6173 > 1,023 students > Average class size: 17 > Rural setting near Chambersburg > Housing: On-campus housing for 438 students plus privately owned housing off campus

> 665 students > Average class size: 25 > Suburban setting about 17 miles from Pittsburgh > Housing: Privately owned housing off campus

Schuylkill

Valley

> 913 students > Average class size: 22 > Suburban setting near Allentown > Housing: Apartments and privately owned housing off campus

 newkensington.psu.edu  nkadmissions@psu.edu  724-334-LION (5466) or 888-968-PAWS (7297)

> 20+ clubs and organizations > 12 intercollegiate athletic teams > Club sports and intramurals

 shenango.psu.edu  psushenango@psu.edu  724-983-2803 > 539 students > Average class size: 15 >U  rban setting in Sharon > Housing: Privately owned housing off campus

> 12 clubs and organizations > Intramural sports


Penn State Undergraduate Campuses

University Park

 psu.edu  admissions@psu.edu  814-865-5471 > 47,040 > Average class size: varies, but 85 percent of firstyear classes have 50 or fewer students >C  ollege-town setting in State College

Worthington Scranton

> Housing: On-campus housing for 14,000 students plus privately owned housing off campus > 900+ clubs and organizations > 31 NCAA Division I athletic teams > Club sports and intramurals

 570-963-2500 > 1,126 > Average class size: 23 > Suburban setting in Dunmore > Housing: Privately owned housing off campus

> 15+ clubs and organizations > 9 intercollegiate athletic teams > Club sports and intramurals

York

Wilkes-Barre

 wb.psu.edu  wbadmissions@psu.edu  570-675-9238 > 545 students > Average class size: 18 > Rural setting 11 miles from Wilkes-Barre > Housing: Privately owned housing off campus

 ws.psu.edu  wsadmissions@psu.edu

 york.psu.edu  ykadmission@psu.edu  717-771-4040 > 20 clubs and organizations > 7 intercollegiate athletic teams > Intramural sports

find out more Penn State Undergraduate Admissions Phone: 814-865-5471 Email: admissions@psu.edu

> 1,172 students > Average class size: 23 > Suburban setting in York > Housing: Privately owned housing off campus

> 23 clubs and organizations > 5 intercollegiate athletic teams > Club sports and intramurals

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