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What resources are available university-wide for graduate students?

Ph.D. StudentsAdditional resources and information for graduate students at Penn State may be obtained from the Graduate School, the Penn State Graduate Student Association, and the University Office of Global Programs.

What is the surrounding community like?

State College (within which Penn State's University Park campus is located) has been ranked by Psychology Today as one of the least stressful communities in the nation. The campus is located along U.S. Route 322 and Interstate 99 near the geographic center of Pennsylvania. State College is a wonderful college town, and it is a 3-4 hour drive from New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C., and Pittsburgh.

What housing options are available?
While some students choose the convenience of living on-campus, many students prefer to live off-campus with a variety of rental options available in State College, many within walking or biking distance of campus.

For instruction on how to apply, visit the Admissions Process and Applications page.

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