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Choose Penn State Fayette

Choose Penn State Fayette

At Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus, we’re all about you and your future. We want to be your campus, where you can be part of an internationally renowned University with the opportunities and resources that place us a cut above. As a dynamic force in southwestern Pennsylvania, and the only four-year institution of higher education in Fayette County, the campus gives you academic quality and educational value that you can’t find anywhere else locally—or regionally. In fact, The Other College Guide: A Road Map to the Right School for You ranks Penn State Fayette as the #10 Best Bang for Your Buck college in the Northeast!

Where is Penn State Fayette located?

We encourage you to visit our beautiful, 100-acre campus and discover how we can help set your future in motion. Our campus is located in Fayette County which is a part of the scenic Laurel Highlands of southwestern Pennsylvania between Connellsville and Uniontown. Penn State Fayette is about 50 miles from Pittsburgh and 30 miles from Morgantown, West Virginia.  

How many students are enrolled at Penn State Fayette?

Our low student-to-faculty ratio allows you to receive personal attention from the experienced, world-class Penn State faculty in a small setting. There are approximately 750 students, with 42% men and 58% women. About 38% of our students come from areas other than our local community, including 11 other states and 4 other countries. 

What can I study at Penn State Fayette?

There are three degree options for students who begin their education at Penn State Fayette. You can choose to apply for and enroll in:

  1. One of our 10 four-year baccalaureate degree programs that can be completed entirely at the Penn State Fayette campus.
  2. One of our five two-year associate degree programs that can be completed entirely at the Penn State Fayette campus.
  3. Penn State’s 2+2 Program.

Penn State Fayette serves as a direct pipeline to the largest campus in the Penn State system, University Park, as well as other campuses across the state. Students can begin the first two years of any of Penn State’s 160+ majors at the Fayette campus before completing the final two years at another Penn State campus. This is called the 2+2 Plan and it is the most common path to a Penn State degree. 

Penn State Fayette’s 2+2 Plan allows students to experience the college environment in a comfortable, intimate setting at Penn State Fayette before transitioning to a larger Penn State campus.

Where do students live that attend Penn State Fayette?

Penn State Fayette students looking for the complete college experience can choose to reside in privately-owned apartments located near the campus. Students who reside locally to Penn State Fayette can also choose to commute from their homes.

What about financial aid?

Approximately 90% of our students receive some form of financial aid. For those that qualify, the average total financial aid award is typically more than half the cost of tuition.

All first-year applicants are automatically considered for Penn State Fayette campus scholarshipswhen they apply be the Scholarship Priority Deadline of February 1. These campus-based scholarships are merit scholarships based on an applicant’s previous accomplishments.

Why Penn State University?

Penn State’s tradition of academic excellence, investment in student success, and commitment to providing unrivaled opportunities make the University a great place to study, but it is the dedication of our students, faculty, and staff that make it truly exceptional. The best part of Penn State is our people.

Whether you’re looking for a small or large campus, a school close to home or far from it, or a two- or four-year degree, Penn State has options that will appeal to you.

You can experience the thrill of a Big 10 college at the University Park campus or the personal feel of a small college at one of the other 19 undergraduate campuses spread around Pennsylvania. All Penn State campuses offer diverse and unique educational experiences.

Penn State has been recognized as a leader in higher education for both the education you will receive in the classroom and the career opportunities you will have when you graduate.

  • Ranked as a “Best Values in Public Colleges” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance 2014
  • Ranked at #46 for 2014 in the Center for World University Rankings
  • Ranked #1 for college graduates who are best suited for the world of work in a survey of corporate recruiters by the Wall Street Journal (2010)
  • Top Ranked Career Services Office, 2014 Princeton Review
  • Ranked as the #2 Best Colleges for Veterans, US News & World Report
  • World’s largest Student-Run Philanthropy, IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon
  • A powerful network of more than 645,000 alumni worldwide and 177,000 active alumni association members