The University Park campus of Penn State University is in City Township and the borough of State College, in Centre County, Penn. The central Pennsylvania town is located off Interstate 220, about 136 miles northeast of Pittsburgh and 193 miles northwest of Philadelphia.
University Park at Penn State University covers 8,556 acres. It is home to more than 40,000 undergraduate students. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Big Ten school 48th overall among its best National Universities and 14th among the nation's public universities. The College of Engineering and Smeal College of Business boast a number of nationally-renowned programs. The school fields a number of men's and women's NCAA Division I athletic teams, competing as Nittany Lions.