Penn State Greater Allegheny, 15 miles southeast of Pittsburgh and fifteen minutes from the new Waterfront development in the city, is a 52-acre campus between a residential community and Renziehausen Park, a 258-acre area with walking trails, tennis courts, gardens, and athletic fields. It is a member of the McKeesport Cultural District and is heavily involved in the community.
In January 2007, the Penn State Board of Trustees changed the name of Penn State McKeesport to Penn State Greater Allegheny to highlight its position as the only Penn State campus in the Allegheny County region and give it an expanded presence.
The campus serves a diverse population of students, both traditional and adult, who are from Pennsylvania, the United States, and other countries. Students can participate in sports teams for varsity, intramural, and club sports. Extracurricular clubs and organizations are available to serve the interests of students. The campus also has strong ties with the surrounding communities.
Penn State Greater Allegheny offers baccalaureate and associate degree programs, as well as the first two years of more than 160 Penn State baccalaureate programs. Students can begin their education at Penn State Greater Allegheny and move on to the University Park campus or other appropriate Penn State campus in order to complete their degree. Check the links along the side for available academic programs.
RECOMMENDED ACADEMIC PLANS
Recommended Academic Plans provide, in table form, the courses students might schedule semester by semester as they pursue a specific undergraduate degree. Each college or campus maintains Recommended Academic Plans for its own majors/degree programs. Links to these plans are on the Division of Undergraduate Studies website at: http://www.dus.psu.edu/semplans.htm. Questions concerning the Recommended Academic Plans should be directed to the college or campus involved or the Division of Undergraduate Studies.