Visitors & Community

Welcome to Penn State Wilkes-Barre, a “Big Ten University” serving the local communities of Greater Wilkes-Barre and the Wyoming Valley. We proudly offer the advantages of an intimate campus atmosphere combined with all the resources of a major research university—located on a scenic estate in northeastern Pennsylvania just thirteen miles from Wilkes-Barre.

At Penn State Wilkes-Barre, students can earn a world-class degree from an internationally recognized university. Students can begin a degree here in one of over 275 majors before moving to another Penn State campus to complete their degree; others choose to stay with us because they love the convenience of being close to home while earning one of several bachelor’s or associates degrees available here. Still others expand their horizons one course at a time while working full-time. Additionally, we offer a variety of certificate programs that are highly attuned to the needs of today’s workforce.

As a land-grant institution, Penn State University plays an essential role in insuring the cultural, economic, and educational success of Pennsylvania’s citizens. For almost 100 years, Penn State Wilkes-Barre has been Penn State Proud of its commitment to serve the local communities of northeastern Pennsylvania. In addition to our degree programs, we offer applied research, workforce development, internships, and speakers series.

Penn State is close at hand for all in the Greater Wilkes-Barre area and the Wyoming Valley to experience and enjoy. We offer high-quality programs and services, faculty and staff excellence, student enthusiasm and a beautiful setting. We invite you to explore the many opportunities available here!