Pennsylvania State University was founded in 1855 with the mission of educating, researching and providing public service. More than 150 years later, the public institution carries in tow a successful track record in each of these areas. With student living spread across 19 commonwealth campuses and five special-mission campuses, Penn State now serves upwards of 94,300 students annually. Though it's main campus, called University Park, lies in State College, Pennsylvania, student housing is available throughout the state in locations like Altoona, Berks County, Erie, Mont Alto, Harrisburg, Greater Allegheny, Beaver and Schuylkill.
Serving such a large and diverse student body, Penn State makes more than 160 undergraduate majors available among all of its campuses. In addition more than 10,000 students are enrolled in Pennsylvania University's graduate schools, which the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education categorizes as schools with "very high research activity." While the reputation of student living and lifestyle at Penn State have taken on a narrative of their own, the university remains one of the top academic institutions in the country. The U.S. News & World Report ranks Penn State 45th in its 2012 list of America's Best Colleges.
The omnipresence of Pennsylvania State University throughout the Keystone State has made student housing available to young scholars from throughout the region. While some students live in dormitories or on campus, the commonwealth campuses in particular draw students who opt for a college apartment or another form of off campus housing as they study.
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