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University Park, PA (and other campuses)


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Quick Facts

Address: 7201 Old Main, University Park, PA 16802

School Type: 4 Year Public State-Related University

Student Body: 73,250 Undergraduate Students (all campuses)

On-Campus Housing: Varies by campus

Application Deadline: November 1 (early action); December 1 (all applicants)

✓ Identifies & Tracks Foster Youth
✓ Specific Programming for Foster Youth
✓ Beneficial Programming for Foster Youth
✓ Year-Round Housing Available (some campuses)

Campus Programming

Fostering Lions Program

The mission of the Fostering Lions Program is to improve postsecondary education outcomes for students entering Penn State from the foster care system or homeless students with CYS involvement by providing ongoing support, connecting students to critical university services, and developing skills for post-graduation success.

Contact Cheri Hillard at or 814-777-2420. When you meet with Cheri she will go over the program goals and benefits and then get you connected to your campus Point of Contact (POC) and other students at your campus.

Additional Services:

Located at University Park and also connected to Commonwealth Campuses via Point of Contact:

Adult Learner Programs & Services
Campus Recreation
Career Services
Child Care Subsidy
Counseling & Psychological Services
Disability Services
Financial Literacy
Gender Equity Center
Legal Services
Library Learning Services
Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity
Multicultural Resource Center
Off-Campus Living
Office of Student Conduct
Paul Robeson Cultural Center
Residence Life
Student Accountability and Conflict Response
Student Aid
Student Care & Advocacy
Student Engagement
University Health Services

Supplemental Information

  • Located in twenty-four communities across Pennsylvania and globally online, Penn State’s world-class education is available to meet you where you are. To learn more about the different campuses, click here.


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