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205 Hallowell Building
University Park, PA 16802

Getting to Penn State

Conveniently situated amidst many major cities, the State College, Pa., campus is within driving distance from metropolitan hubs like Harrisburg (1.5 hours, 90 miles), Pittsburgh (3 hours, 137 miles), Philadelphia (3.5 hours, 194 miles), Baltimore (3.5 hours, 155 miles), Washington, D.C. (4 hours, 190 miles), New York City (5 hours, 250 miles), and Toronto (6.5 hours, 304 miles).

From the northeast (New York City, the Poconos), follow I-80 West to Exit #161 (Bellefonte), and follow I-99 south to State College. Take Exit $74 for Innovation Park/Penn State University.

From the southeast (Philadelphia), follow I-76 West (the Pennsylvania Turnpike) to Exit #247 (Harrisburg East), then follow I-283 to I-83, proceeding north on I-83 to the I-81 interchange. Then follow I-81 South to the exit for Route 322/22 West. Proceed west on Route 322 through Lewistown to State College, Exit #74.

From the southwest (Pittsburgh), follow Route 22 East to the exit for Route 22 at Duncansville, then follow I-99/Route 220 North to Route 322 East to the Mt. Nittany Expressway/State College Exit #73.

From the northwest (Erie), follow I-80 East to Exit #124 (Woodland) just east of Clearfield, then follow Route 322 East to the Mt. Nittany Expressway/State College Exit #73.

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The Ken and Mary Alice Lindquist Department of Nuclear Engineering at Penn State is one of the top ranked nuclear engineering programs in the United States. The department distinguishes itself with a strong focus on experimental research. The actively growing department leads four educational programs for students pursuing a bachelor of science, a master of science, a master of engineering, or a doctoral degree. The Radiation Science and Engineering Center (RSEC) facilities, including the Breazeale Reactor, are available to nuclear engineering faculty and students at Penn State for research and instruction. RSEC houses the Breazeale Nuclear Reactor, the country’s first and longest operating licensed nuclear research reactor. Having access to an operating research reactor is a key strength for the department and enables Penn State to harness research and educational opportunities that are unique in the United States. See how we’re inspiring change and impacting tomorrow at

Department of Nuclear Engineering

206 Hallowell Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-863-6222