Off-Campus Housing, Tailored to You

Whether you want the convenience of living minutes away from your classes, the privacy of off-campus apartments, or the amenities of an inclusive community, The Retreat at State College is the right choice for you.

Student Focused Environment

We operate with needs of college students in mind. That's why we offer individual leasing options, online rent payments, roommate matching and resident employment opportunities.

Individual Leasing Options

Between classes and social activities, you've got a lot on your plate. But with our individual leases, you'll have one less thing to worry about. Individual leasing allows you and your roommates to pay rent separately, so you don't have to worry about roommates not paying their share.

Download A Sample Lease Agreement 

12 Month Lease Terms

We offer individual 12-month leases that run the length of the school year, beginning in August and ending in August. 

Online Rent Payments

To make paying rent as convenient for you as possible, we support online payments.  Residents may quickly and securely pay rent anywhere at anytime. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover cards as well as electronic checks.

Roommate Matching

If you don't have anyone to live with, our roommate matching service helps ensure you find the right roommates.

Resident Employment Opportunities

Our resident employees earn discounted rent, gain valuable experience, and develop leadership skills - at home!
Sound like something you might be interested in?

Learn More About Joining Our Team 

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Looking for forms or important community information?

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Live here. Live well. Program

The Retreat at State College strives to improve the health and wellness of our residents by creating a healthy living environment and promoting healthy habits that can impact our residents' entire life course.

Learn More About Our Live here. Live well. Program 

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All Inclusive Living

We take care of everything at The Retreat at State College - from apartment essentials to entertainment and recreation. Our all-inclusive package helps simplify living and maximize convenience.

"The amenities at The Retreat are unmatchable! From the hot tub to the golf simulator you can not ask for a better living situation!"   - Patrick G. 

Entertainment and Utilities

Your monthly rent installment covers:

Furnished Apartments

Our fully furnished apartments include the following:

  • Couch
  • Chair
  • Coffee table
  • End table
  • Entertainment stand
  • Bar stools
  • Dining room table and chairs
  • Queen size beds
  • Bedside tables
  • Dressers
  • Desks with chairs

Community Amenities

If you ever get the desire to swim a few laps or play a game of basketball, you may do so without even leaving our property. Here are a few of our popular community amenities:

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Prime Location

Penn State University and several local shops and restaurants are within walking distance or a short drive of The Retreat.  Free CATA bus passes are available to all of our residents.

Within Walking Distance

Here are some popular destinations within walking distance:

  • Faccia Luna Restaurant
  • PJ Harrigan's Restaurant
  • My Thai Restaurant
  • Fuji Jade Restaurant

Free Transportation

If you don't want to walk, ride the CATA Bus for Free! It's included in your rent.

View Our Fares, Routes And Schedules 

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Professional On-Site Staff

Whenever you have a question or concern, help is just around the block.  Many staff members at The Retreat at State College live and work on site.

The Retreat at State College Staff


Active Community

With poolside fire pit, outdoor grilling areas, study lounges and other community amenities, The Retreat is the perfect place to hang out with friends. So it's no surprise our residents host cookouts, pool parties and other social get-togethers on a regular basis.

See Our Social Side

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