- People make Penn State Wilkes-Barre a welcoming place, where you can fit in fast and form lasting friendships while you learn. A close-knit community of students, faculty, and staff is the base for sharing knowledge and achieving success.
- Clubs and organizations give you opportunities to work with fellow students on charities, scholarly projects, and events. Students find work on campus to help themselves finance their education. You can play sports as well as go to games to cheer your teams on. The classroom isn't the only place to get and education---Penn State Wilkes-Barre gives you many other ways to learn.
- Be a part of Penn State's excellence in academics. Choose from among more than 160 majors and many educational programs.
- Start here and graduate here --- or start here and finish at University Park campus. You decide how to map out your Penn State education.
- Penn State Wilkes-Barre campus is in a beautiful setting, with lots of potential for outdoor activities. You can hang out in the commons building, study in the library, get fit in the athletics building, or take a walk in the woods. And when you work up an appetite, you can grab a meal or snack on campus. The cities of Wilkes-Barre and Scranton are close by if you want to check them out.
"Penn State gave me the knowledge I needed to start my career at a Fortune 100 company. My education is with me every day."
— Dethrell '06 Industrial Engineering, Customer Management Strategy, PNC Financial Services Group
"My degree from Penn State led me to graduate school and then to a great job in the entertainment industry."
— Khalan '05 Marketing, Communications Manager, NBCUniversial
"A Boeing internship helped me get hired after graduation from Penn State. The hands-on experience I got was priceless."
— Phil '11, Supply Chain, Project Manager, Boeing
"My Penn State degree led me to a job as a banking analyst here in Chicago. It gives me an edge in my career."
— Kristen '11, Marketing, Corporate Banking Analyst, PNC Financial Services Group
"I had an internship in Boulder, Colorado, where I worked side-by-side with professionals. I also took an entrepreneurship minor to get a background in business. Experience like that can get you a job."
— Peter '10 Civil Engineering with Entrepreneurship Minor; Civil Engineering Supervisor, PennDOT
"Being a research assistant in a professor’s lab at Penn State led to my first job, and faculty recommendations helped me get into the graduate program I’m in now."
— Erin '07 Psychology; Graduate Student, M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies, Albany Medical College
"My Penn State education taught me to find solutions fast, and that’s what my job is all about. There’s no guessing—if you’re a Penn Stater, employers know they can count on you."
— Alison '05 Information Sciences and Technology; Deputy Project Manager, Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.
"At Penn State, I learned to analyze data and manage real-world projects. On Wall Street, I use those skills on the trading floor every day."
— Sydney '09 Information Sciences and Technology; Global Markets Risk and Control Operational Risk Analyst, Citigroup Global Markets Inc.