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Are you considering joining the Residence Life team at Penn State? There are many opportunities for energetic leaders to become a part of a vibrant, dedicated Residence Life community. Penn State Residence Life is comprised of a central administrative office and a variety of distinct residence hall areas at 10 different campuses across the Commonwealth.

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“ Penn State has opportunities around every corner and taking advantage of them is only matter of choosing which to engage in first. With time and effort, one’s Penn State experience can be the beginning of a path towards greatness. ”
Suraju Jolaoso, Residence Life Coordinator

Residence Life at Penn State

Penn State is one of the nation’s premier land-grant institutions. With 11 residential campuses across the Commonwealth, Penn State residential living has something for everyone. From the small-town feel of State College to the city life at Greater Allegheny or Abington, our campuses offer a wide range of opportunity, experiences, and comfort. 

  • Abington

    Penn State Abington is in a suburban campus, just minutes from center city Philadelphia. It is nestled in a quiet, residential, neighborhood and the campus has a charming and historical feel. Current enrollment is around 4,000 students and the residential population will be approximately 400 students. 

  • Altoona

    Penn State Altoona is located in central Pennsylvania, just a 45-minute drive to State College a 2-hour drive to Pittsburgh; and a 4-hour drive to Philadelphia, PA. Penn State Altoona has an enrollment approaching 4,000 students and the residential population is approximately 900 students. 

  • Beaver
    Penn State Beaver is located just 40 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh. It is a quiet campus located in the suburb of Monaca, PA. One of our smaller campuses, Penn State Beaver enrolls about 700 students and the residential population is approximately 200 students. 

  • Behrend
    Located on a wooded 854- acre campus, Penn State Behrend is just minutes away from the heart of Erie, PA. Penn State Behrend is one of the largest Penn State campuses with an enrollment just over 5,000 students and a residential population of approximately 1,700 students. 

  • Berks
    Penn State Berks is set on 258 beautifully landscaped acres next to Gring’s Mills Recreation Area near Reading, PA, about 60 miles from Philadelphia. Penn State Berks enrolls around 2,800 students with the capacity to house around 800 students. 

  • Brandywine
    One of our brand new facilities, Penn State Brandywine opened in Fall 2017. The campus is Philadelphia’s “next door” neighbor - just 20 miles west of the center of the city. Penn State Brandywine has an enrollment of about 1,600 students and the residential program houses approximately 250 students. 

  • Greater Allegheny
    Penn State Greater Allegheny is a cozy campus located in McKeesport, PA - the closest campus to Pittsburgh. Close knit partnerships exist between faculty, staff, and students here. One of our smaller campuses, Penn State Greater Allegheny enrolls about 600 students with the capacity to house 200 residents. 

  • Harrisburg
    Penn State Harrisburg is a 218-acre campus located in Middletown, PA, just eight miles east of Pennsylvania’s capital, Harrisburg, and about 2 hours from Philadelphia. Penn State Harrisburg enrolls around 4,600 students and has a capacity to house approximately 400 residents. 

  • Hazleton
    Penn State Hazleton is a 125-acre scenic campus overlooking the Conyngham Valley. This dynamic community is mostly first year students but upper division students are also part of the engaging environment. Penn State Hazleton enrolls around 900 students and has a capacity to house around 450 residents. 

  • Mont Alto
    Penn State Mont Alto is a 103 acre campus located near Chambersburg, PA. The quaint campus borders the beautiful Michaux State Forest and is within driving distance of many historical tourist areas and metropolitan cities. Penn State Mont Alto enrolls about 1,000 student and has a capacity to house approximately 450 residents. 

  • University Park
    Penn State University Park is located in quaint State College and is home to over 45,000 students. Located in the heart of Central Pennsylvania, Penn State combines the academic focus, culture, diversity, and excitement of a Big 10 University with a small town setting. 

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