Penn State Schuylkill, a campus of The Pennsylvania State University, provides the academic opportunities of a Big Ten University with an international reputation in a setting as intimate and comfortable as that of a small college. Located outside of Schuylkill Haven in east-central Pennsylvania, Penn State Schuylkill is close to major cities such as Philadelphia, New York,and Washington, D.C. Our tree-lined mall and broad lawns provide an ideal setting for student activities and athletics. For students who treasure the outdoors, the famous Hawk Mountain Sanctuary and recreational possibilities of the Pocono Mountains are nearby.
Penn State Schuylkill offers seven baccalaureate and four associate degree programs, giving students the opportunity to complete full programs of study without having to change campuses. Students can also complete the first two years of study for more than 160 Penn State bachelor degree programs and then move on to another campus, like University Park. Combine the variety of academic programs with a host of talented, caring faculty, and Penn State Schuylkill might be your best choice for higher education.
Faculty members at Penn State Schuylkill are leaders in teaching, research, and creative pursuits. An average of nineteen students per class allows our faculty to interact personally with students. Our instructors also serve as academic advisers and mentors. Throughout your time at Penn State Schuylkill, a personal adviser will help you identify and achieve your academic and career goals.
As a land-grant university of Pennsylvania, Penn State University receives appropriations from the state legislature. The quality of a Penn State education, coupled with affordable tuition, makes the University an excellent value in higher education. In addition, Penn State provides access to all state and federal grant and loan programs for qualified individuals. Our student aid staff will explain application procedures and deadlines to help maximize your eligibility for financial support.
Activities and Sports
Penn State Schuylkill offers more than thirty student organizations, ten varsity sports (baseball, soccer, cross-country, volleyball, wrestling, basketball, softball, and golf) and intramural athletic teams.
There is a well-equipped fitness center which is a popular place for students to gather, and the gymnasium has several open recreation periods each week.
The Student Government Association represents students with the campus administration.