Explore Penn State Beaver

Penn State Beaver's beautiful suburban campus is located close to both Pittsburgh International Airport and downtown Pittsburgh. Our athletics teams have won national and conference titles. And award-winning faculty give you the personalized attention you need to succeed.

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Penn State Beaver offers several baccalaureate degrees, minors, and certificates that can be earned here. Students who want to major in most of Penn State's other 275 majors can start at Beaver then transition to another campus for their last two years.

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Ready to get started? The Admissions Department is here to answer your questions and walk you through the admission process from application to your first day of class.

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Outstanding Athletics

Athletics plays a vital role on our campus, with one in eight students playing on a varsity or club team. Our successful program boasts more than 20 national and conference championships over the last decade. In addition, the athletics department offers a variety of intramural and fitness activities, allowing everyone to find something they enjoy doing.

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We know families carefully consider the value of the investments they make, and education is no exception. Penn State Beaver prides itself in partnering with students and families to help meet their needs, from academics to student engagement and affordability. Students may qualify for financial aid programs that ease the financial burden associated with completing a college degree. 

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Visit Us

Find out how to get here, where to stay, and what events are happening on campus. And, if you can't get here in person, you can take a virtual tour.

A trolley goes down the Dusquesne Incline. In the distance is Pittsburgh's Golden Triangle.

Experience Pittsburgh

The city of Pittsburgh is a short, 40-minute drive from Penn State Beaver. Downtown shuttles are offered for resident students who want to explore the city, and the Student Activities Office plans group outings downtown throughout the academic year.

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Student Life

Penn State Beaver always has something going on! Browse our clubs, sporting events, and community service opportunities to see how you can make the most out of college.