Penn State Schuylkill

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Penn State Schuylkill
Type Public
Established 1934
Parent institution
Pennsylvania State University
Chancellor Kelly Austin
President Eric J. Barron
Academic staff
47 full-time
Students 940
Location Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania, United States
Colors Navy Blue and White
Nickname Nittany Lions
Affiliations PSUAC (USCAA)

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 space, 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.

Schuylkill 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. Students who chose to live on campus reside in Nittany Apartments. The apartment style accommodations consist of five buildings with the newest opened in 2011. Apartment units have 3 bedrooms with 2 persons per room, a full-size kitchen, and 2 bathrooms.


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