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Penn State Beaver is the perfect way to start your Penn State experience. Our campus offers a great value, caring and supportive faculty and staff, and a prime location in a suburban county just 30 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, home to numerous high-tech companies and global firms. Consider the advantages of choosing Penn State Beaver.


Penn State offers a world-renowned degree at a great value. If you choose to begin your college education at Penn State Beaver rather than Penn State University Park, you can save more than $8,000.


As one of the largest university systems in the United States and as a part of the Big Ten, everyone knows Penn State. Our graduates benefit from the largest dues-paying alumni association in the world, providing a network to more than 500,000 Penn State alumni around the globe.

Personal Attention

At Penn State Beaver, you won’t be lost in the shuffle of big classes on a big campus. We’re similar to a small, private college without the big price tag.

Student Life

Whether your passion is sports, theater, journalism, student government, or community service, you’ll find a team, club, or organization in which you can participate or join.

Beyond Campus

Pittsburgh’s only 35 minutes away, and Cleveland is just under two hours. Both of these great cities offer exciting nightlife, sports, entertainment, cultural opportunities, and so much more for you to see and do.


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Campus Facts

Number of students


Average class size


On-campus housing

Available for 212 students in Harmony Hall, a traditional-style residence hall

Off-campus housing

Available close to campus

Financial Aid

88 percent of all students receive aid


Awards range from $1,500 to $3,000

Support & enrichment

Free tutoring at the Center for Academic Achievement, classroom trips abroad during spring break, study abroad opportunities in more than 51 countries, and research conducted in conjunction with faculty