Penn State Brandywine

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Penn State Brandywine
Type Public
Established 1967
Parent institution
Pennsylvania State University
Chancellor Dr. Kristin Woolever
President Eric J. Barron
Students 1,700
Location Middletown Township, PA, United States
Colors Navy Blue and White
Affiliations PSUAC (USCAA)
Mascot Nittany Lion
Penn State Brandywine Logo.svg

Penn State Brandywine is a commonwealth campus of the Pennsylvania State University located in Middletown Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States, with a current enrollment of 1,700 students. The campus was formerly known as Penn State Delaware County and Penn State Lima. The campus offers baccalaureate and associate degrees and certificate programs. As a Commonwealth Campus, it has a small, intimate setting. The campus is nestled on over 90 acres (360,000 m2) of grounds[citation needed], 30 miles (48 km) from Philadelphia and within a few hours of New York, Baltimore and Washington, DC.


With nearly 60 nationalities represented on campus, Penn State Brandywine is rich in culture and diversity[citation needed]. On a local basis, community service is a strong value on campus, with a variety of service projects taking place year-round that involve students, faculty and staff. Penn State Brandywine offers a minor in Civic and Community Engagement that is found only here and at University Park – and percentage-wise, there are more students enrolled in this minor at Penn State Brandywine.

Penn State Brandywine strongly supports undergraduate research,[1] with numerous ways for students to be involved at every level, including attending conferences and presenting findings. In recognition of the campus' emphasis on freshmen and sophomore participation in research, in fall 2007 the regional Council for Undergraduate Research conference was held here, allowing the campus to showcase students' achievements and learn from other colleges and universities at the same time.

The campus was honored with a national award for its landscaping: the 2007 Green Star Honor Award from the Professional Grounds Management Society.[2] This award brings national recognition to the campus for "grounds maintained with a high degree of excellence" and only four other colleges and universities across the country were selected in this category.

Students enjoy the one-to-one relationships with faculty members, many of whom have been recognized nationally and internationally for their scholarship and teaching.[3] With thirteen varsity athletics teams, club sports and intramurals, plus a variety of student clubs and organizations, there are many ways for students to get involved in campus life outside of the classroom.

Paul Greene, an associate professor of Ethnomusicology and Integrative Arts at Brandywine co-authored a book "Metal Rules the Globe: Heavy Metal Music Around the World" which was also co-edited by Jeremy Wallach and Harris M. Berger. This book is a staple to the study of music and its reach on the global population. Greene explores heavy metal in cultures throughout China, Japan, Norway, and Brazil.[4]


Penn State–Brandywine 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 baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, ice hockey, soccer and tennis; while women's sports include basketball, cross country, tennis, soccer, softball and volleyball.

The Lion's Eye[edit]

The Lion’s Eye was founded in 1968 to serve the students, administration, faculty, staff and visitors of the Penn State Delaware County campus, now known as Penn State Brandywine. Their goal is and has been to be professional and to follow the highest standards of quality journalism as set forth by the Society of Professional Journalists and their Code of Ethics. The Lion's Eye produces a bi-weekly newspaper distributed through the campus. The articles can also be found at[5]

New Buildings[edit]

Penn State Brandywine is currently under construction of two new buildings; a student union building and a residence hall, Orchard Hall. These buildings are scheduled to be completed in Summer 2017, with the residence hall actually housing students in the Fall 2017 semester. This is the first time students will be able to live on campus at Penn State Brandywine.

Here is a time-lapse video of the progress of the construction, starting right after groundbreaking. [6]

The residence hall will house 254 students and the student union building will include a dining hall, conference space, student recreation areas, the campus bookstore and student affairs offices.[7]


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Coordinates: 39°55′39″N 75°26′53″W / 39.9274°N 75.4481°W / 39.9274; -75.4481