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 our award-winning faculty give students the personalized attention they 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? Our admissions counselors are here to answer your questions and walk you through the process from application to your first day of class. 

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Visit Us

There's no better way to get to know us than to visit campus. Whether you come for a scheduled event or want to meet one-on-one with a counselor, you'll have the opportunity to walk our tree-lined paths, talk to our students, and experience our close-knit community for yourself. 

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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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Explore Western Pennsylvania

There are many things to do in western Pennsylvania. The city of Pittsburgh, with and all of its entertainments, is only a 40-minute drive away, so it's easy to take advantage of everything it has to offer. Take in a football or hockey game featuring the world-champion Steelers or Penguins. Check out the dinosaurs at the Carnegie Museum, the soup can paintings at the Andy Warhol Museum, or the IMAX theater at the Carnegie Science Center. Outside of Pittsburgh, our area offers numerous parks, challenging hiking and mountain biking trails, shopping, theaters, and a historic amusement park.

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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.