The College of Arts and Architecture

School of Music Location

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The University Park campus is located at the geographical center of Pennsylvania, adjacent to the borough of State College. Access is available by car, air, and bus. The School of Music is located near the northwest corner of the campus, and visitor parking is available at the Nittany Parking Deck for an hourly rate.

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If traveling by car:


The campus is located within driving distance of many major cities including Harrisburg (1.5 hrs., 90 mi), Pittsburgh (3 hrs., 137 mi), Philadelphia (3.5 hrs., 194 mi), Baltimore (3.5 hrs., 155 mi), Washington D.C. (4 hrs., 190 mi), New York City (5 hrs., 250 mi) and Toronto (6.5 hrs., 304 mi).

From New York City, take the George Washington Bridge to I-80. In Pennsylvania, exit I-80 at exit 161 (Bellefonte) and follow I-99 south to State College. Take exit 74 for Innovation Park/Penn State University.

From Philadelphia, take Philadelphia Schuylkill Expressway to the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Exit at  Harrisburg East (exit 247), and follow I-283 to I-83. Proceed north on I-83 to I-81. Follow I-81 south to Route 322. Proceed west on Route 322 through Lewistown to State College at exit #74.

From Pittsburgh, take Route 22 East to Duncansville, I-99/Route 220 North to Route 322 East to Mt. Nittany Expressway/State College exit #73,

From Washington, D.C., take Route 270 to Frederick then Route 70 to Breezewood - PA Turnpike (exit 12). Go one exit west to Bedford (exit 11). Take I-99 north to Route 220 to Route 322 East to State College exit #74.

If traveling by air:


US Airways Express, United Express, and Delta serve the State College area through the University Park Airport (SCE), located five miles from campus. Rental car, limousine, and taxi service is available. The University Park Airport offers direct flights from Detroit, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. (Dulles).

Located ninety miles southeast of State College, Harrisburg International Airport offers an alternative arrival and departure location. Airlines serving Harrisburg include Delta, United, US Airways, Air Canada, Allegiant, American Eagle, and Frontier. Rental car service is available.

If traveling by bus:

Fullington Trailways (814-238-1100) and Greyhound Lines (814-238-7971) connections are available to and from State College.

Local bus service

The Centre Area Transportation Authority (CATA) provides services for those traveling within the area. Frequent free downtown-campus routes are provided by the BLUE and WHITE LOOPs and the RED and GREEN LINKs. Service to campus from the surrounding area is provided by CATA's numerous additional routes.These connect the campus with the outlying communities of Boalsburg, Bellefonte, Pleasant Gap, Pine Grove Mills, Stormstown, etc. and with major shopping centers and businesses. For current schedule, route and fare information, please visit the CATA website at or call (814) 238-CATA(2282).