We Are Penn State

Penn State Lehigh Valley provides students the power of a Penn State degree right here in the Lehigh Valley, and we’ve been doing it since 1912. The oldest continuously operating campus outside of State College, Penn State Lehigh Valley is a commuter campus located in Center Valley and features small class sizes and boundless opportunities.

With access to more than 275 majors, an alumni network of nearly 700,000, and an affordable tuition that sets graduates up for financial success, a Penn State degree is a smart investment—and we have the stats to back it up:

  • Top 50 University Worldwide (Center for World University Rankings)
  • #1 Alumni Network (College Magazine)
  • Best Value Public College (Kiplinger’s Personal Finance)

A hands-on, real-world approach to learning

From uncovering the secondary effects of opioid use to eradicating the spotted lanternfly, our students perform cutting-edge research alongside dedicated faculty who are experts in their field.

Love the Lehigh Valley, but want to study abroad? We offer countless embedded travel programs that give the word “classroom” a whole new meaning.

Internships are built into our curriculum, with every senior completing at least one prior to graduation. We’ve placed students at leading Fortune 500 companies, where their networks have blossomed—and so have their job offers.

Budding entrepreneurs have access to Lehigh Valley LaunchBox, an innovation hub offering microgrants, mentors, and educational programs to propel business ideas into business deals.

Gain access to world-class opportunities and the university ranked #1 by corporate recruiters--right here at home in the Lehigh Valley.

Learn how to start your Penn State story now!