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Modern Residence Halls

Penn State Berks campus housing serves more than 800 students through its modern residence halls. The residence halls, made up of fully furnished suites, include amenities such as a refrigerator/freezer, microwave, computer ports, and much more. Special living options include single and double rooms and Interest Houses, which bring together students with common interests such as leadership, computers, or healthy living. In addition, an extended quiet-hours floor is available. Housing is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, once you have accepted your offer of admission.

Julianna and Susan Cruz

“When we visited Penn State Berks, we fell in love with the campus and felt right at home,” states Julianna Cruz. “The courses are preparing us for the real world,” adds Susan Cruz. “The professors at Berks truly care about the students; they really want you to understand the material.”

Identical twins Julianna and Susan Cruz were looking for a world-renowned university, but wanted to start their college careers at a smaller campus–Penn State Berks fit their needs perfectly. Although they are a long way from their home in Virginia, the Cruz sisters share a suite in the residence halls and feel at home on campus. They also share many interests, including starting a Berks chapter of the “Women in Business” student club, serving as Lion Ambassadors, and participating in THON, Penn State’s student-run philanthropy that raises funds for childhood cancer. The sisters are off to a great start; both received the President’s Freshman Award for their exemplary grades.

Julianna and Susan Cruz


Students can complete the first two years of more than 160 baccalaureate degree programs offered at other Penn State locations. Or they can choose to enroll in one of the college's 20 bachelor's degree programs. The college continuously works to develop additional baccalaureate degree programs that meet community needs.

These bachelor's degree programs are complemented by academic minors, which enhance students' educational experience. Penn State Berks also offers 5 Associate degree programs, which are available in a variety of fields.

Penn State Berks also offers educational opportunities for adult learners through an extensive selection of continuing education classes, including undergraduate credit courses, professional certificate programs, and special-interest noncredit classes and seminars. All are designed to help you get ahead in today's (and tomorrow's) job market.


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