DescriptionThe Pennsylvania State University, founded as an agricultural college in 1855, is located in the fertile Nittany Valley of central Pennsylvania. The school, established to teach methods of soil conservation, became Pennsylvania State College in 1874. A community slowly grew up around the school, and it was incorporated as the Borough of State College in 1896. Today Penn State University offers undergraduate degrees in 190 programs and some 160 graduate degree programs. The commonwealth's largest university, Penn State has more than 98,000 students at 27 locations statewide, including nearly 46,200 at the University Park campus in State College.
State College features mountain bike trails and opportunities for fly-fishing.
Visitor InfoCentral Pennsylvania Convention & Visitors Bureau 800 E. Park Ave. STATE COLLEGE, PA 16803. Phone:(814)231-1400 or (800)358-5466
Things to SeeThe Pennsylvania State University