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Penn State gives you options to pursue your dreams.

No matter where you start, no matter where you finish, your degree will be a Penn State degree. 

Penn State ranked 3rd in the U.S. and 47th in the world out of 1,406 participating institutions in the 2022 Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings, placing Penn State in the top 3% of universities worldwide.  View rankings.

Penn State is an internationally recognized comprehensive university, offering more than 275 undergraduate majors, plus hundreds of possibilities for double majors, minors, options, and other ways to tailor your education to your interests, including graduate programs and professional development opportunities. 


We’re also able to help transfer students from two-year institutions interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree. Our admission staff will help you with transferring qualifying credits, financial aid and choosing the right program to fit your needs.  

Just think of the opportunities you will have by earning a degree from one of the largest and most prestigious universities in the world. 

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One of the reasons I chose Penn State Scranton was the ability to get a four year-degree with the Penn State name. that's something that really brings you forward in the nursing field. Penn State nurses are known.

Kaléi Kowalchik, Nursing, 2019 graduate

Penn State’s doors and resources are open to you no matter where you are.

Penn State isn’t a single place; we are a multi-campus university and the quality of education does not change between geographic or digital locations. 

Located in twenty-four communities across Pennsylvania and globally online, Penn State’s world-class education is available to meet you where you are – right here in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Located on forty-five acres outside of Scranton, Penn State Scranton strives to provide innovative instruction and support to help you achieve your potential. 

We provide the same high-quality academics, state-of-the-art technology and a supportive faculty that you’ll find at the main campus. 

Penn State Scranton’s long tradition of academic excellence, investment in student success, and commitment to providing opportunities make it a great place to study. And our learning environment remains warm, personal, uniformly excellent and all about you. 

Our tuition is also among the lowest of colleges in the region which makes Penn State Scranton an affordable option to further your education close to home. 

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A world of possibilities 

Breadth and depth are some of the things that make Penn State special — Penn State students have the opportunity to explore many fields of study. You might combine your intended major with a very different minor — say, a major in business with a minor in information technology — to prepare yourself for a specific career. Or you might just want to explore fields you've never studied before, and at Penn State you have almost limitless choices. 

The same internationally renowned Pennsylvania State University bachelor's degrees that are known by employers around the globe can be started right here on the Scranton campus. The Scranton campus offers complete study in 14 baccalaureate degree programs or you can begin the first two years of any of Penn State’s 275+ majors here before transferring to University Park or another Penn State campus.  

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I just felt comfortable coming here my first two years. I would actually recommend to most people to come to a small campus to start out, and just have the luxury of focusing on your education and not all of the other outside distractions.

Andy Faist, Finance major

Your degree says "Penn State" 

No matter how you learn and work, in whatever discipline you choose, you’ll emerge with the same Penn State degree.  

Every student — regardless of their campus — receives an identical diploma or certificate that signifies they have completed a Penn State program.  

There is nothing on the certificate to indicate whether courses were taken online or on campus. 

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So whether you begin day one of your academic journey at University Park, or start here and finish at any Commonwealth campus through the 2+2 Degree Plan, or spend it entirely at Penn State Scranton, your degree will say "Penn State University". 

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