Where Is Penn State?


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Pennsylvania State University is a public university located almost entirely in the borough of State College, Pa. University Park is the postal address used by the school.

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Penn State uses the University Park postal address because a portion of the campus also sits within College Township. State College is located entirely within Centre County, which lies near the center of the state. State College is a home rule municipality. The entire area has earned the nickname "Happy Valley" to designate the Penn State campus and surrounding area as a whole. The University Park campus is the largest in the entire Penn State system.

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