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A map of the Penn State University Park Campus located in front of the Willard Building.
University Park
Coordinates: 40°47′29″N 77°51′31″W / 40.79139°N 77.85861°W / 40.79139; -77.85861
Country  United States
State Flag of Pennsylvania.svg Pennsylvania
County Centre
 - University President Graham Spanier
 - Total 1.51 sq mi (3.9 km2)
Elevation 1,154 ft (352 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 9,172
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
School district: State College Area School District
Area code: 814
Local phone exchanges: 863, 865

University Park, Pennsylvania is an unincorporated community in Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States, and is the location of the flagship campus of the Pennsylvania State University This campus is colloquially referred to, among the general Penn State student population, as "UP" and "main campus." University Park sits within the State College Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses all of Centre County. Most of University Park sits within the borough of State College, while the northeastern part of campus is within College Township.

While most of this campus of the Pennsylvania State University is located in the borough of State College, Pennsylvania, the campus post office was designated University Park, Pennsylvania in 1953 when university president Milton Eisenhower changed the name of the Pennsylvania State College to the present Pennsylvania State University. Most campus buildings have a mailing address of University Park, PA. The ZIP code of University Park, Pennsylvania is 16802. The University Park Airport, although on property owned by the university, has a mailing address of State College, Pennsylvania.

The campus is served by the Penn State University Police.

The ZCTA for ZIP code 16802 had a population of 9,172 at the 2000 census.[1]

Sports Teams

Sport League Club Founded Venue League championships Championship years
Baseball NYPL State College Spikes 2006 Medlar Field at Lubrano Park 0 na
Football NCAA Penn State Nittany Lions 1887 Beaver Stadium 0 na


Coordinates: 40°48′07″N 77°51′23″W / 40.80194°N 77.85639°W / 40.80194; -77.85639

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