Fast Facts

Fast Facts


900 full- and part-time students, both traditional and non-traditional
Average class size: 24

Student / Teacher Ratio:

The Campus

125-acre scenic campus, overlooking the Conyngham Valley. Conveniently located near Interstates 80 and 81 in northeastern Pennsylvania.

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Campus History

The Hazleton Undergraduate Center opened in September 1934 and was housed in various locations in downtown Hazleton. A permanent home came in December 1948 through a purchase and donation when the college acquired the 66-acre former estate of the Markle family. The estate consisted of four buildings, including a 32-room fieldstone mansion, giving the university the space it needed.

Academic Programs

Penn State University offers baccalaureate degrees, associate degrees, minors, and credit & non-credit certificates in a wide variety of disciplines. More than 275 Penn State majors can be started here and completed at University Park or another Penn State campus. Additionally, ten baccalaureate degree programs and five associate degree programs can be completed at Penn State Hazleton.

Learn more at the Academics page.

Academic and Student Support Services


University-operated campus housing for 490 students; privately owned off-campus housing.

Visit the Housing page.


All students may utilize private vehicles. The Hazleton Transit Authority provides bus service from the city of Hazleton to campus.

Dining Facilities

The Highacres Cafe is a food court-style eatery that offers a variety of convenient and affordable meal plans for both on and off-campus students. Higher Grounds provides soups, deli items and a variety of beverages at the top of the campus in Butler.


Up-to-date computer labs and classrooms equipped primarily with Windows PCs. Private e-mail accounts and web space are available to all students. 

Visit the Information Technology Services page.

Financial Aid

More than 87% of students receive some form of financial assistance.

Visit the Financial Aid page.

Honors Program

Academically qualified students can participate in the campus honors programs and the Schreyer Honors College.

Visit the Honors Program page.

Student Activities

More than 15 organizations including Student Government Association, Association of Residence Hall Students (ARHS), Hazleton Campus Activities Board (HCAB), Anime Club, Blue and White Society, Lion Ambassadors, Phi Beta Lambda Business Club, Physical Therapy Association, Psychology Club, Science and Engineering Club, Spanish Club, THON and Cheerleading.

Visit the Student Activities page.

Continuing Education

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.

Visit the Continuing Education page.


Varsity Athletics
Men's: baseball, basketball, soccer and golf
Women's: soccer, basketball, softball, and volleyball
Coed: tennis, cheerleading

Club & Intramural Athletics
Men's club volleyball
A wide range of intramural sports such as volleyball, basketball, indoor soccer and a variety of other activities for men and women are scheduled each year.

Olympic-sized swimming pool
Free-weight, Cybex and aerobic rooms

Visit the Athletics/Intramurals page.