State College is a unique and wonderful combination of small-town charm and college-town action with exciting nightlife, shopping, and diverse restaurants. State College is the home of Penn State University. There is no shortage of things to do in State College from various outdoor recreation activities like mountain biking, hiking at Mount Nittany Conservancy and Spring Creek Canyon, the local ski slope, the Arboretum at Penn State, Millbrook Marsh Nature Center, Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center, Centre Furnace Mansion & Village, The Pennsylvania Military Museum, and fishing. The following golf courses are in the State College area: Toftrees, Centre Hills, Mountain View Country Club, Nittany Country Club, and Skytop Mountain Golf Club. There are numerous parks as well as outdoor pools.
State College also has a vibrant arts and culture scene, including music and theatre venues like The State Theatre, Eisenhower Auditorium, and Tussey Mountain Amphitheater. State College hosts the week-long Central PA Arts Fest. There are two art museums in State College: Palmer Museum of Art and The Douglas Albert Gallery.
The State College public library is Schlow Centre Region Library.
- In 2016, State College was ranked the 8th best college town in the nation by Best College Reviews. Penn State University was ranked 14th for Top Public Schools & 50th in National Universities.
- The median home value in State College is $295,200
- Centre County population 160,580 (including Penn State students) per U.S. Census 2015
- Centre County Information
- Central PA Convention & Visitor’s Bureau
- Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County
- Pennsylvania State University
- Centre Daily Times
The following towns and municipalities are located within the State College Area School District: State College, Pine Grove Mills, Warriors Mark, Pennsylvania Furnace, parts of Port Matilda, Houserville, Lemont, Boalsburg, State College Borough, College Township, Ferguson Township, Halfmoon Township, Harris Township & Patton Township. The State College School District offers eight elementary schools (grades 1-5), three secondary schools (two middle schools (grades 6-8) and one high school (grades 9-12), as well as four charter schools. The elementary schools are Mount Nittany, Corl Street, Easterly Parkway, Ferguson Township, Grays Woods, Houserville/Lemont, Park Forest & Radio Park. The middle schools are Park Forest & Mount Nittany. The charter schools are Wonderland Charter School, Centre Learning Community, Nittany Valley Charter School, and Young Scholars of Central Pennsylvania Charter School. The parochial schools in State College are Our Lady of Victory & State College Friends School.
To learn more about the State College Area School District please visit http://www.scasd.org