Penn State Schuylkill provides the academic opportunities of a Penn State Big Ten university with an international reputation in a setting as intimate and comfortable as that of a small college. Located outside of Schuylkill Haven in east-central Pennsylvania, Penn State Schuylkill is close to major cities such as Philadelphia, New York,and Washington, D.C. Our tree-lined mall and broad lawns provide an ideal setting for student activities and athletics. For students who treasure the outdoors, the famous Hawk Mountain Sanctuary and recreational possibilities of the Pocono Mountains are nearby. At Penn State Schuylkill you can complete the first two years of more than 160 Penn State bachelor’s degree programs or earn one of four associate degrees. There are also five baccalaureate degree programs available for students who want to earn a bachelor’s degree without leaving Penn State Schuylkill. Combine the variety of academic programs with a host of talented, caring faculty, and Penn State Schuylkill might be your best choice for higher education.
Faculty members at Penn State Schuylkill are leaders in teaching, research, and creative pursuits. Helen Hendy, associate professor of psychology, promotes learning with her entertaining lectures and by involving students in research projects. Professor Stephen Couch, a sociologist who has published two books on technological disasters, brings to the classroom a wealth of understanding of human communities.
An average of nineteen students per class allows our faculty to interact personally with students. Our instructors also serve as academic advisers and mentors. Throughout your time at Penn State Schuylkill, a personal adviser will help you identify and achieve your academic and career goals.
As a land-grant university of Pennsylvania, Penn State University receives appropriations from the state legislature. The quality of a Penn State education, coupled with affordable tuition, makes the University an excellent value in higher education. In addition, Penn State provides access to all state and federal grant and loan programs for qualified individuals. Our student aid staff will explain application procedures and deadlines to help maximize your eligibility for financial support.
Activities and Sports
Penn State Schuylkill offers more than thirty student organizations, six varsity sports (soccer, cross-country, volleyball, basketball, softball, and golf) and intramural athletic groups. The Student Government Association represents students with the campus administration. A well equipped fitness center is a popular place for students to gather and the gymnasium has several open recreation periods each week.