Penn State Schuylkill

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Penn State Schuylkill
Established 1934
Type Public
Chancellor Dr. Kelly Austin
President Eric J. Barron
Academic staff 47 full-time
Students 940
Location Schuylkill Haven, PA, USA
Colors Navy Blue and White
Mascot Nittany Lion
Affiliations Penn State University
Website www.sl.psu.edu

Penn State Schuylkill is a Commonwealth Campus of the Pennsylvania State University. It is located in Schuylkill Haven, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.

The Schuylkill Campus was originally chartered in 1934 and was located in Pottsville, approximately 6 miles (10 km) north of the current campus. Classes were originally held in rented spaced, and laboratory facilities for science students were shared with an area high school. After World War II, the college began to grow, and in 1953, they began offering their first full associate degree programs. In the 1960s, the nearly 500 student body was outgrowing its Pottsville facilities, and the college looked to relocate. In 1967, they opened a new campus on a former farm.

Schyulkill briefly merged with the Harrisburg Campus from 1996 to 2005 in order to reduce costs and streamline operations. A new period of growth allowed the school to re-exert independence.

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Penn State–Schuylkill teams participate as a member of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA). The Nittany Lions are a member of the Pennsylvania State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC). Men's sports include basketball, cross country, baseball, golf and soccer; while women's sports include basketball, cross country, softball and volleyball.

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PSU Schuylkill currently offers Bachelor degrees in: Administration of Justice (B.A. and B.S.), Business,IST and Psychology

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Coordinates: 40°38′24″N 76°10′13″W / 40.640123°N 76.170187°W / 40.640123; -76.170187