The University

Penn State combines strength in traditional academics with a visionary approach to interdisciplinary studies and internationalization. Penn State alumni can be found in every state and most countries around the world and are well known for their achievements and influence.

Penn State’s University Park campus is home to more than 44,000 graduate and undergraduate students from the United States and over 120 different countries. University Park is situated in the vibrant university town of State College, which was recently named by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance as one of its “50 Smart Places to Live” and by Kaplan as one of the “most beautiful suburban campuses.” State College is within driving distance of many major cities, including Philadelphia (3.5 hrs., 312 km), Washington D.C. (4 hrs., 306 km), New York City (5 hrs., 402 km) and Toronto (6.5 hrs., 489 km).