University Park is the name given by the Pennsylvania State University to its flagship campus adjacent to State College, Pennsylvania. "University Park, Pennsylvania" is not an incorporated community but exists as a postal address, with the accompanying zip code of 16802, for ease of mail delivery and to distinguish on-campus from off-campus addresses.
University Park sits within the State College Metropolitan Statistical Area (population 153,990), which encompasses all of Centre County, Pennsylvania.
Almost all of University Park sits within the borough of State College; the northeastern part of campus is within College Township. While most of the university is located in the borough of State College, 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.
Points of interest:
Beaver Stadium – the second largest stadium in the western hemisphere and home of Penn State Football
Bryce Jordan Center – home of Men's and Women's Penn State Basketball as well as other indoor sports and entertainment events
Eisenhower Auditorium - home to a variety of academic, business, and entertainment events
HUB–Robeson Center - commonly referred to as "The Hub"
Jeffrey Field - home of the Men's and Women's Penn State Soccer and Lacrosse teams
McCoy Natatorium - home of the Men's and Women's Penn State Varsity Swim teams Recreation Facilities
Medlar Field at Lubrano Park - home of the State College Spikes and Penn State Men's Baseball teams
Nittany Lion Shrine - second most photographed location in Pennsylvania
Old Main - Penn State's first building of major significance, completed in 1863
The Palmer Museum of Art - prominent visual arts facility and cultural resource for Penn State and local community
Pavilion Theatre - intimate 300-seat flexible arena/thrust performance space
Penn State All-Sports Museum - honors all Penn State Nittany Lion athletes
Penn State Creamery - the largest university creamery in the World
Penn State Ice Pavilion - home of the Men's and Women's Penn State Varsity Hockey teams
Playhouse Theatre - home of Penn State's University Resident Theatre Company (URTC)
Rec Hall - a field house that is home of the Men's and Women's Penn State Gymnastics, Volleyball, and Wrestling
Schwab Auditorium - home to a variety of academic, business, and entertainment events