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Graduate Student Life

Graduate Student Life

State College is a beautiful, fast-growing college town in the heart of the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania.  Housing for graduate students is affordable and plentiful, with many good choices within easy walking distance of campus.

Located in the center of the state, State College is within a few hours drive of Pittsburgh (2.5) , Philadelphia (4), Washington D. C. (4.5), Baltimore (3.0), and New York City (4.0). Graduate students are within easy reach of archival collections at many of the world’s best repositories, including the Beinecke Library at Yale, the New York Public Library and the Schomburg Center in New York City, the Rosenbach Museum and Library and the Library Company in Philadelphia, and the Folger Shakespeare Library and the Library of Congress in Washington, D. C.

Penn State English has an active graduate student group, the English Graduate Organization, or EGO, that provides both academic and social opportunities for graduate students.

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