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Penn State has been an important neighbor in the Philadelphia area for decades. In addition to the more than 475 total full-time faculty and staff members who work at Abington, Brandywine, and Great Valley campuses, contributing to the learning environment and the local economy.


More than 52,400 alumni live in Philadelphia, Montgomery, and Delaware Counties, with many more in the surrounding counties. The Philadelphia area has many active local chapters and more than 13,800 Alumni Association members.

The association’s City Lights program hosts events for Penn Staters and others throughout the year, at Penn State campuses and in the city. With more than 616,000 alumni living in the U.S. and throughout the world, Penn State gives many opportunities for career networking.

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Penn State Admissions-Philadelphia

Whether students have questions about college application requirements or how to fill out a financial aid request, the Penn State Admissions-Philadelphia Outreach can help. Our job is to help students successfully navigate the transition from high school to college. We serve as your local Penn State resource, with information about all 20 Penn State undergraduate campuses as well as general college access information. In all our efforts, we support Penn State's goal of increasing the diversity of its student body.

As committed members of the Philadelphia community, we work closely with the School District of Philadelphia and partner organizations, such as the City of Philadelphia – Mayor’s Office on Education, Philadelphia Futures, Philadelphia Academies, Community in Schools, and the College Prep Roundtable organizations to increase college access for all Philadelphia students. Our activities include: admissions counseling; financial aid workshops; online FAFSA completion workshops; and hosting FREE bus trips and campus visits.

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Phone: 215-246-3500

Philadelphia Navy Yard
1101 Kitty Hawk Avenue-Bldg 7R

The Penn State Center – Engaging Philadelphia

The Penn State Center – Engaging Philadelphia is located adjacent to Philadelphia’s historic district and Independence Hall. This center is now the connection point between Penn State University and the communities, staff, students, and organizations we work with every day here in Philadelphia.

The Penn State Center - Engaging Philadelphia consists of the following:

Penn State Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

The Stuckeman School has a reputation for excellence in the profession that is exemplified through the many accolades it continues to receive in national rankings. In an effort to stay on the cutting edge, Stuckeman has made a bold move to create an urban studio experience to help better prepare its graduates. This studio is now housed in the Penn State Center.

Penn State Outreach

Connects Penn State's programs, research, and service to a vast, diverse community. Penn State Outreach seeks to engage, empower, and inspire global learning through the transformative, boundless power of knowledge.

The Pennsylvania Integrated Pest Management (PA IPM) Program

The PA IPM Program is a statewide program based at Penn State. PA IPM offers educational and hands-on presentations on IPM and Healthy Homes for diverse audiences in all environments and communities. Our educational programs and train-the-trainer sessions are available in English and Spanish, and can be tailored to meet the needs of each audience.

Penn State Extension

As an outreach arm of the University, Penn State Extension offers a range of educational programs to the diverse residents of Philadelphia. From nutrition education, community gardening, and urban agricultural entrepreneurship to 4-H animal and archery clubs, we work in collaboration with citywide program partners to prepare youth, adults, and families to participate more fully in our shared community.

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For more information about the Penn State Center Philadelphia, please contact:

Penn State Center Philadelphia
675 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Youth Programs

Abington and Brandywine campuses offer programs for youth, teens, and college-bound students, primarily during the summer.

Programs at Abington campus: Kids and Teens College Summer Camps, SAT preparation.

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Programs at Brandywine campus: Summer Reading Institute, in conjunction with the National Institute for Reading Development.

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Programs administered through Penn State Extension in the Philadelphia area include: Philadelphia County 4-H, parks and recreation programs, nutrition programs, Kids n’ Kin program, and Grandma’s Kids.

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