Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
University Park, PA, USA

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
53%
47%
Size of Town
Small city
In-State Students
58%
Out-Of-State Students
34%
US States Represented
55
Countries Represented
133
Ethnicity
African American
4%
Asian/Pacific Islander
6%
Hispanic
7%
White
66%
Multiracial
3%
Unknown
2%
Percent of First Generation Students
29%
Student Organizations
986
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes
Cultural Student Resource Groups
No

Housing

0
100
35%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes
Disability Housing Available
Yes
0
100
36%
Freshman Living on Campus

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
The Nittany Lion
School Colors
blue and white
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Big Ten Conference
Total Male Athletes
474
Total Female Athletes
347
Intramural Sports
12
Sports Club
22
Sports Team (Men)
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Sports Team (Women)
  • Cross Country
  • Fencing
  • Field Hockey
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
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Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
24-HR escort safety rides
Yes
Mobile campus emergency alert
Yes

What Students Are Saying

4.02 Average Rating
there are five dining halls located around campus, each offering a variety of different foods for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. there are places to eat in the hub which is located in a central location on campus. the hub offers fast-food places like sbarro, panda express, chick fil a, and burger king, as well as sandwich places and salad bars. it can get expensive eating in the hub-so beware. their are also two coffee places in the hub. there are convenience stores located in each dining hall. penn state also offers a website called lion menus, which features dozens of restaurants-pizza parlors, sandwich places, chinese, italian, and dessert places that you can order food right to your dorm or apartment. you can pay with cash, a credit card, or lion cash. downtown features over fifty restaurants and bars including chili's, subway, coldstone, dp dough, wings over, and other restaurants traditional to penn state. lets just say there are more than enough options when it comes to dining. most restaurants take lion cash.
Alexandra from Sewell, NJ
West is by far the best dining commons, but all of them have their merits. It's ultimately your personal preference based on which places serves what!
Jacob from Bellefonte, PA
There are variety of food here you could find if you are seeking for gluten-free food, vegan diet or even halal for Muslims. Everything is catered and they are all fantastic!
Abdul Aziz from Malaysia
lots of different dining halls, can always find what you want
Michelle

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