1,303 full and part-time students; both traditional and non-traditional
Average class size: 25
Student / Teacher Ratio:
104-acre scenic campus, overlooking the Conyngham valley. Conveniently located near Interstates 80 and 81.
The Hazleton Undergraduate Center opened in September 1934 and was housed in various locations in downtown Hazleton. A permanent home came in December 1948 when the college purchased the 66-acre former estate of the Markle family which consisted of four buildings, including a 32-room fieldstone mansion, giving the university the space it so desperately needed.
Penn State University offers baccalaureate degrees, associate degrees, minors, and credit & non-credit certificates in a wide variety of disciplines. More than 160 Penn State majors can be started here and completed at University Park or another Penn State campus.
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Academic and Student Support Services
- Academic Advising Center
- Career Counseling
- Campus Honors Program
- Schreyer Honors College
- Student Research Program
- Teaching and Learning Resource Center
- Writing Lab
University-operated campus housing for 465 students; privately owned off-campus housing.
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All students may utilize private vehicles. The Hazleton Transit Authority provides bus service from the city of Hazleton to campus.
The Highacres Cafe is a food court-style eatery which offers a variety of convenient and affordable meal plans to both on and off-campus students. Higher Grounds provides soups, deli items, and a variety of beverages at the top of the campus.
Up-to-date computer labs and classrooms equipped primarily with Windows PCs. Private e-mail accounts and web space are available to all students.
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More than 75% of students receive some form of financial assistance.
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Academically qualified students can participate in the campus honors programs and the Schreyer Honors College.
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More than 20 organizations including Student Government Association, Student Union Board, Multi-Cultural Council, Allies, Organization for Town Independent Students, Association for Residence Hall Students, Varsity Club, Chorus, The Highacres Collegian newspaper, Army ROTC, Society of the Arts, Rotaract, Circle K, Lion Ambassadors, Helping Hands, Pep Band, Ski Club, Hazleton Campus Video, Sci-Fi Club, and Adventure Club.
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Offers credit and non-credit programs for professional development and/or career change. Individuals may increase knowledge and enhance skills through independent study, conferences, seminars, microcomputer workshops and certificate programs. Continuing Education also provides management development and technical training for local business and industry, and is also a portal to Penn State's other outreach and research capacities.
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Men’s: baseball, basketball, soccer, and golf
basketball, softball, and volleyball
Coed Tennis, Cheerleading
Club & Intramural Athletics
Men's Club Volleyball
Olympic-size swimming pool
Free-weight, Cybex, and aerobic rooms
Both men and women can participate in intramural sports such as volleyball and basketball, indoor soccer and a variety of other activities, depending on interest.
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