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


Penn State offers a globally-recognized 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.


Penn State Beaver is part of one of the largest university systems in the United States. The University is recognized worldwide for outstanding teaching, research, and service. Penn State is also a member of the Big Ten Conference. Our graduates benefit from the largest dues-paying alumni association in the world, which provides vast networking opportunities with 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. You'll get to know the faculty, staff, and other students and form lifelong relationships with them.

Student Life

Whether your passion is sports, journalism, the arts, science, spirituality, student government, leadership opportunities, or community service, you’ll find a team, club, or organization in which you can participate.

Beyond Campus

Downtown Pittsburgh is only 30 minutes away from Beaver campus and Cleveland is less than 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


Student to faculty ratio


Full-time faculty members


On-campus housing

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

Off-campus housing

Available close to campus

Financial aid

86 percent of all students receive financial aid


Awards range from $1,500 to $4,000

Support & Enrichment

Many opportunities are available for Penn State Beaver students, including free tutoring and tips on study skills offered through the Center for Academic Achievement; research conducted in conjunction with faculty; trips abroad with faculty; leadership and service learning projects; honors courses; and extracurricular activities on and off campus.