Why Penn State Brandywine?

Whether you plan to finish your degree here or move on to University Park or one of Penn State's 19 other campuses through the 2+2 program, you'll love Penn State Brandywine's small size, award-winning faculty and opportunities for leadership and athletic participation.

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At Penn State Brandywine our academic programs offer students a range of knowledge and skills as they prepare for careers in the global arena. With more than 160 Penn State majors that can be started at Penn State Brandywine and completed at University Park or another Penn State location through the 2+2 program, Brandywine offers 12 baccalaureate degrees, 11 minors, associate degrees, and a variety of special programs that can be completed right here in Media!

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Penn State Brandywine has the highest percentage of award-winning faculty in the Penn State system. Our small class size means it is easy to get to know the professors who are teaching your classes.

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There are many ways to pursue your out-of-classroom interests at Penn State Brandywine. Get involved in one of our clubs or organizations related to community service, culture, professional interests and more.

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With its proximity to metropolitan Philadelphia, the opportunities for internships and career connections at Penn State Brandywine are endless.  Work with our Career Services department from your very first year to maximize your career possibilities.

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We offer eleven varsity intercollegiate athletic teams, numerous club sports, and several opportunities for involvement at the intramural level. There's also the free Fitness Center and open gym time to keep you active. 

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Not sure if you want to stay local or move away? Penn State is the place for you. With our unique multi-campus system, you can decide to spend your entire college career at Penn State Brandywine or move on to one of our other campus locations featuring different settings, sizes, and distance from home. It's the best of both worlds! 

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Penn State Brandywine students have the chance to travel abroad numerous times each year through campus-sponsored international programs. Students earn credits by taking courses affiliated with the programs.

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Diverse Environment

As one of the most diverse campuses in the Penn State system, we at Brandywine celebrate unity among students from a variety of ethnic and social backgrounds. You'll love learning from others who are different from you while sharing insights from your own culture.