Explore Penn State Hillel

Penn State Hillel serves the 4,000 Jewish undergraduates at Penn State University, from social and tikkun olam, to Jewish learning and travel opportunities. We provide the Jewish lens to a well-rounded Penn State experience and empower our students to become Jewish leaders both on campus and after graduation.

Undergraduate Enrollment

4,000 Jewish Students (9.9%*)
40,286 Students
*Percent of population

Graduate Enrollment

1,000 Jewish Students (14.4%*)
6,960 Students
*Percent of population

Jewish Experience

  • Served by Hillel Yes
  • Religious Services Available Yes
  • Hillel Rabbi/Senior Jewish Educator Yes
  • Kosher Food Available Yes
  • Birthright Israel Participation Yes
  • Alt Break Participation Yes
  • Jewish Studies Offered Yes
  • Jewish Studies Major or Minor Minor, Major
  • Study Abroad in Israel University sponsored program, Accepts credit for Israel study abroad
  • Israel Fellow Yes
  • JLIC Educator No
  • Hillel Mental Health/Wellness Staff No

Campus Climate for Jewish Students

Kosher Dining

Penn State offers kosher dining at Pure, in the East Food Distract at Findlay Commons. Students can eat at Pure, and any of the other Penn State dining facilities using their campus meal plan, commuter meal plans, or LionCash+. Penn State also offers a kosher-for-Passover meal program, and Hillel provides kosher holiday meals and weekly Shabbat dinners throughout the academic year.

Options: University meal plan-no extra cost;Kosher food available nearby

Religious Services

We provide the support and space for students to explore any level of religious observance. Most notably, we have two distinct Shabbat service opportunities on Friday evenings, and a Saturday morning experience periodically through the year. Services are led by students with the support of our full-time Rabbi.

Frequency: Contact this hillel

Additional Campus Information

  • Private/Public Public
  • Acceptance Rate 76%
  • U.S. Region Mid-Atlantic
  • Commuter/Residential Residential
  • Tuition In-State $18,368
  • Tuition Out-of-State $35,946
  • Out-of-State/Int’l 40% / 10%
  • Greek Life Yes

Trips & Experiences

Birthright Israel

Penn State University

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114-117 Pasquerilla Spiritual Ctr
University Park PA 16802 US
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