Penn State Wilkes-Barre is a close-knit campus community, rich with culture, diversity, and opportunities to get involved no matter where you choose to live. Whether you live at home or opt to rent off-campus housing, you will feel connected and part of the Penn State family.
Many students find living at home to be an advantage during some or all of their college career. Saving money is one of the biggest reasons students choose to commute to campus; others just like the support and convenience they find in living at home. There is plenty of parking on campus for commuter students and spaces to study or get together with friends before and after classes.
Other students prefer a college experience away from home and convenient to campus. Those students can choose from a wide variety of privately owned off-campus housing options available in the area, ranging from room rentals to student apartments to more traditional apartment complexes and rental houses.
Penn State Wilkes-Barre does not endorse any housing option over another (please see the disclaimer below), but we can help connect you with many of the off-campus housing opportunities available near campus.
Nearby Apartment Complexes
Nittany Commons. Privatively owned and managed, Nittany Commons offers both furnished and unfurnished apartments. It is located immediately adjacent to campus and houses many Penn State Wilkes-Barre students. (phone: 570-207-0435)
Yalick Farms. Just 3.7 miles from campus on Homestead Drive in Dallas, Yalick Farms has a range of floor plans, beautiful architectural detail, plenty of amenities, and nearby shopping. Pets are allowed for a fee. (phone: 844-370-1573)
Country Club Apartments. Country Club Apartments provides apartment living for college students and working professionals in Dallas, PA. They offer both furnished and unfurnished apartments, unique unit layouts, impressive amenities, and a convenient location, just 6.2 miles from campus. (phone: 570-675-3633; email: [email protected])
Other Listing Resources
Off-Campus Housing Listings. For your convenience, a list of off-campus housing units has been compiled by the Penn State Wilkes-Barre’s Student Affairs office. (These listings have been submitted by local landlords and their appearance on this list should not be construed as an endorsement.)
Other housing listings may be found online, in the newspaper, or through real estate agents who specialize in rentals:
- The Times Leader (the leading daily newspaper in the Wilkes-Barre area)
- Local real estate agents
Questions? Contact the Admissions Office (570-675-9238) or the Office of Student Affairs (570-675-9279).