Welcome to Happy Valley
Penn State is a public, land-grant university committed to research, education, and service. Annual enrollment at the University Park campus totals more than 46,800 graduate and undergraduate students, making it one of the largest universities in the United States. Penn State is in the top 1% of universities worldwide!
State College was ranked the best town in Pennsylvania, and 14th nationwide. The city is filled with unique shops and local restaurants, and nearby are many recreational activities for outdoor lovers. The State College school district is well regarded, and there are many family activities. On top of all that, State College is an easy drive from major metropolitan areas like New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., an Pittsburgh while still having many of the amenities of rural life.