International Student Resources

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Why Penn State Beaver?

Our beautiful 105-acre campus is located close to both Pittsburgh International Airport and the cultural offerings of downtown Pittsburgh. Our athletics teams have won national and conference titles. And our small class sizes and award-winning faculty give you the personalized attention you need to succeed.

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Experience Pittsburgh

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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You are an international student if you require any type of visa to attend Penn State. Check the following links for information you might need as you prepare to come to campus.

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Penn State Beaver offers several degrees that you can complete on our campus. In addition, under the 2+2 plan you can complete the first two years of nearly all of Penn State's majors here, then finish your degree at another campus, including Penn State University Park or Penn State Behrend.

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Living on Campus

Since Penn State Beaver attracts students from around the corner, the state, the country, and the globe, we're proud to offer a diverse and supportive environment that gives you the opportunity to learn more about yourself and others as well as the world around you.

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Campus map

For a sense of what it's like to be at Penn State Beaver, check out our campus map on your phone or desktop device. You'll find photos and information about our buildings and facilities.

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Become a Penn Stater

Penn State Beaver Admissions counselors are here to help answer all your questions and assist you throughout the application process.