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    Big School Resources, Small School Feel

Recognizing the best learning environments are not limited to classrooms, the College uses a proven approach to help prepare students for success. An emphasis on classroom instruction, campus media opportunities and career preparation represents the core of our educational philosophy. Most importantly, the College provides the opportunities and resources of a large university with the personalized feel and support of a small school.

Our Facilities

Students may utilize 20 state-of-the-art labs in six buildings across campus. You'll learn using the same equipment and software used by professionals in the real world.

Student Support

We take student support seriously. Our advising and career services offices are here to assist you with course and major selection as well as study abroad opportunities and career preparation. Our Office of Multicultural Affairs also provides important services to students. In addition, Penn State provides a variety of resources for parents.

Ranked #2 in "The 10 Colleges with the Best Career Services" (CollegeMagazine.com, 2014)

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Campus Media Opportunities

Opportunities on campus are where you expand your experience, start building your portfolio, and prepare for internships and a career.

Internship Program

Our students complete 600 for-credit internships each year. And students are encouraged to complete multiple internships in order to find the right experience or fit as they pursue a career. Our internships office facilitates internships as well as numerous career-related opportunities and workshops.


Other Opportunities

Want more than internships? Expand your horizons across the country, or the world.

Potential Internships & Employeers

If you read on a college message board that you must attend a city school because of the internship opportunities, don't believe it. Our dedicated internship staff has built relationships with thousands of companies all across the country.

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Quintessential College Town

Penn State has nearly two dozen locations across Pennsylvania with about 40,000 undergraduates at the main campus in University Park, PA.

The beautiful and vibrant University Park campus shares a productive town-and-gown relationship with State College, PA, which has been noted as the quintessential college town by many publications and thousands of blue-and-white alumni.

Performance at the Bryce Jordan Center
The corner of Allen Street and College Avenue at night, the heart of downtown
Student with a longboard skateboard studying at Pattee Library.
The University Park Campus -- beautiful in the fall with changing leaves.
The Lion Shrine -- a popular place for taking photographs.
Old Main, the main administration building, lit up at night.
The Penn State Dance Marathon, the largest student-run philanthropy in the country.
The Penn State Arboretum.

Penn State At a Glance

We're in the middle of nowhere, and the center of it all.

Campus and town offer a lot, and the mountains and cities are not far away. With five of the largest East Coast cities within four and a half hours and the University Park Airport conveniently close to campus, road trips, internships, international opportunities and potential jobs are all within your grasp.

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Our alumni return to campus often, visit classes, and regularly host events and students at their places of business. Our mentoring program, special events, and resources make networking a part of the educational process and help lead students to success.

What Now?

Explore one of our four departments, request information about the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications, schedule a campus visit, or apply to Penn State!