Why Penn State Beaver

Are you looking for a place to call home? Penn State Beaver's 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.

A class of students listens to a presentation by a professor

Penn State Beaver offers seven baccalaureate degrees and seven minors that can be earned here, as well as a nursing degree completion program for RNs. 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 through the University's 2+2 plan.

The Nittany Lion mascot walks with a group of students.

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.

Brodhead Cultural Center entrance to campus

Tour our 105-acre, tree-lined campus to learn more about our 160+ degrees, championship athletics, and personalized attention in the classroom. We'll waive your application fee when you visit campus.

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

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.

softball catcher on the field

Athletics plays a vital role on our campus, with one in eight students playing on a varsity or club team. Our successful program boasts 19 conference championships and one national title in the last decade alone. In addition, the athletics department offers a variety of intramural and fitness activities, allowing everyone to find something they enjoy doing.

Students do an activity in the Bistro.

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.