The Retreat State College

300 Waupelani Drive, State College, PA 16801
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The Retreat State College

300 Waupelani Drive

State College, PA 16801

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Gabybottazzi • Resident 2019 Recommended
Reviewed 11/04/2019
I moved in after living at the rise and I can truly say it is the best living decision I have made. Pulling in to the retreat after a long day from school is one of my favorite things. The retreat is a family based community.… See More
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Resident 2019 Recommended
Reviewed 11/01/2019
The Retreat is definitely the best place for students to live in State College. The units are all very nice and having your own bedroom/bathroom is a huge plus. All of the staff members are very helpful and overall great people. If you're looking for somewhere… See More
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Resident 2019 Recommended
Reviewed 08/08/2019
leasing manager Jerrilynn Cipar is literally the nicest staff I've ever met . been helping me through the whole leasing process and is always sooooo patient. unfortunately I'm not able to live at the retreat for the coming semester but Retreat would definitely be the first… See More
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Resident 2018 - 2019 Recommended
Reviewed 07/30/2019
I love living here. I have my own room and bathroom. I enjoy all the amenities provided like the indoor basketball court and hot tub. The staff there are very kind and knowledgeable people. 10/10 The best perk the retreat has if you enjoy going to… See More
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Prospective Resident Visited 2019 Recommended
Reviewed 04/14/2019
Before signing a lease here please email me . My son is transferring and we are offering $700 to anyone that gives my son's name when entering into lease so we can get out of lease obligation. Have heard nothing but great things about this place.… See More
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Ryan_D543 • Resident 2017 - 2018 Recommended
Reviewed 03/13/2018
Personally I love the Retreat. It is its own little community and has tons of great amenities. The staff is extremely friendly, maintenance very helpful, and the units are very clean. They even have their own security, so they are very lenient, and when parties get… See More
The Retreat State College Manager03/14/2018

Hello Ryan- Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. While are we are on the pricier side, we feel that our value is much higher than any other student housing offered in State College. The CATA buses that pick up here are the R and the RC and they go to campus and pick up from The Retreat about every 15 minutes. The RP comes every 30 minutes to take you to the downtown locations. We have reached out to CATA to see why you are only seeing buses every 30 minutes. We recommend you download the mycata app if you don't already have it- you can see the buses in real time for arrival and departure times. PLEASE don't pay for Uber rides- that's what your CATA bus pass and our weekend courtesy night shuttle is for! Lastly- we have 18 different floor plans with 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5 bathroom options- just wanted to let you know. We are very happy to have you as a member of our Retreat family!!

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Samantha_M299 • Resident 2017 Recommended
Reviewed 12/21/2017
The retreat is awesome although more expensive than most places. I do wish it was less expensive but it does come with a lot of great amenities and great, friendly staff. Maintenance is fast, but the neighbors tend to have HUGE parties and blast music on… See More
The Retreat State College Manager12/28/2017

Hello Samantha and thank you for the kind review! We would love to speak to you personally about the noise issues that are impacting you. Please call the office @ 814-231-0871 or stop in as soon as possible and let us where the problems are occurring so we can address them immediately- we want only the best for everyone that lives here.

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Joe_C617 • Resident 2017 Recommended
Reviewed 11/20/2017
The Retreat at State College is my third place of residence in State College and it is by far my favorite. Everything here is beautiful and spacious. All members of the staff are beyond friendly. There is simply nowhere I'd rather be staying, which is why… See More
The Retreat State College Manager02/08/2019

Hi Joe! Thank you so much for the awesome review! We are very happy to have you in The Retreat family! :)

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Brook_G • Resident 2017 Recommended
Reviewed 10/28/2017
Choosing to live at The Retreat was one of the best decisions I've made so far during my time here at Penn State. The available utilities make the living experience feel super luxurious. One of the amenities residents get as stated on the website was false… See More
The Retreat State College Manager02/08/2019

Hello Brook and thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review for us. We are very sorry about the Tempur-Pedic mattress situation. We are phasing them in as our budget allows and should not have had them on our website until each bedroom had one. We are so happy you have enjoyed living here and have loved having you in The Retreat family!

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Resident 2017 Recommended
Reviewed 10/26/2017
Great living facility, great employees, great amenities, and overall a great place to live at for Penn State. Have not had a problem at the residency since moving here this summer, and the only gripe which is a minor one is on the pricing, which may… See More
The Retreat State College Manager02/08/2019

Thank you so much for the the amazing review! While are we are on the pricier side, we feel that our value is much higher than any other student housing offered in State College. We wish you had left your name so we would thank you personally! :)

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ally8123 • Resident 2017 Recommended
Reviewed 10/14/2017
The Retreat is an awesome place to live. You may be a little intimidated being further off campus, but it's really not that far at all. I find it so worth it to be further off campus for the sake of having so much more space.… See More
The Retreat State College Manager10/15/2017

Thank you so much for this wonderful review- we are very happy to have you in the Retreat Family! :)

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matt cascone • Resident 2015 - 2017 Recommended
Reviewed 06/30/2017
I've had nothing but great experiences dealing with the Retreat staff as well as maintenance. They've always had clear answers and the managements and CAs clearly know what they're doing. The Retreat is always having awesome events free of charge which is awesome that they try… See More
The Retreat State College Manager02/08/2019

Thank you so much for the awesome review, Matt! We were so fortunate to have had you here- you are truly one of the most amazing kids we have ever had the privilege to know and love. We miss you! #retreatfamilyforever

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Resident 2015 - 2017 Recommended
Reviewed 03/31/2017
I have lived at The Retreat for the past two years. My experience here has been nothing short of incredible. The Retreat has a community-type feel that you can't find anywhere else in State College. The management staff is very responsive and available, and the community… See More
The Retreat State College Manager02/08/2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We appreciate this feedback, but wish we knew who you were so we could thank you personally. The community we have is here is the reason that our work is so much fun and truly rewarding. We love our Retreat Family!

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Resident 2014 - 2016 Not Recommended
Reviewed 10/27/2016
I have lived at the retreat for 3 years and I have faced discrimination by the staff. this housing complex looks nice, but the management sucks! and they are extremely racist! I would not recommend anyone to live here, your life will be made a living… See More
The Retreat State College Manager11/02/2016

Hello anonymous- We are very sorry you are unhappy with our community and we take this issue very seriously. We have a zero tolerance policy against racism and discrimination in our office. Please call us right away at 814-231-0871 so that we can address the problems you have encountered so that they can be resolved immediately.

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garrettm2525 • Resident 2014 - 2016 Recommended
Reviewed 05/20/2016
This is my second year living at the Retreat and I would not want to live anywhere else. I truly believe this is the best housing facility in State College thanks to the amenities and the friendly staff. I highly recommend checking this community out if… See More
The Retreat State College Manager02/08/2019

Hi Garret and thank you so much for leaving this awesome review for us. You were (still are) one of our most favorite people in the world and we miss you something fierce. Fortunately for you though, you had to move up and on. We are so happy you chose to spend your PSU main campus time with us. #retreatfamforlife

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Resident 2015 - 2016 Recommended
Reviewed 05/12/2016
I have lived at the retreat for a year now. I can proudly say that the environment here is amazing. A great community along with excellent maintenance!
The Retreat State College Manager02/08/2019

Thank you so much for this wonderful review! We wish we knew who you are so we could thank you personally! :)

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brittany.errickson • Resident 2015 - 2016 Recommended
Reviewed 05/10/2016
The Retreat is the best! It has everything and more that a college kid could need.its nice because I have my own room, my own bathroom, a full kitchen and living room to share with my roommates. Parking is in clouded and I have dozens of… See More
The Retreat State College Manager05/12/2016

Thank you so much for the kind review, Brittany! :)

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Resident 2013 - 2016 Recommended
Reviewed 03/17/2016
Leaving here is the best! The community is aemwesome and friendly! The staff will help you with anything you need! It's my third year and I'm staying for the forth!
The Retreat State College Manager02/08/2019

Wow- thank you so much for the awesome review! We really wish you had left your name- going on 4 years makes you a Retreat Original. You've been through all of our growing pains and that is something to say. :) #retreatfamilyforlife

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Resident 2014 - 2016 Recommended
Reviewed 03/04/2016
I love the retreat! Great vibes from everyone. It's like a community where you make friends, and enjoy your neighbors. Love all the events along with free food, and B94. Great time! Even in the summer it's enjoyable. Haven't been able to experience anything like it… See More
The Retreat State College Manager02/08/2019

Thank you so much for the amazing review. Knowing who you are would be so nice so we you thank you personally! We are truly fortunate to have such great people living here.

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Resident 2015 - 2016 Recommended
Reviewed 03/01/2016
Living at the Retreat State College is an amazing experience. I love the sense of community and all of the amenities. The staff at the Retreat are always friendly and always do their best to meet your needs. I love the pet friendly aspect and the… See More
The Retreat State College Manager03/01/2016

Thank you SO much for the nice review! We really love having all of you here! #bestjobintheworld

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bwilson530 • Resident 2014 - 2016 Recommended
Reviewed 02/23/2016
I've lived here at the retreat for 3 years, and there is no better place in State College to live! The amenities are top of the line and blow any of the other local competitors out of the water. The staff is always available to talk… See More
The Retreat State College Manager02/08/2019

Thanks for taking the time to write this awesome review Bryce. We really enjoyed have you and all of the Retreat OG's- we had some great times. We miss you guys!

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Resident 2015 - 2016 Recommended
Reviewed 02/05/2016
My experience at The Retreat has been great, great amenities, great events and great staff. No major complaints, but it would be nice if we had an indoor soccer court and people could stay in the pool area after midnight.
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mcm5702 • Resident 2014 - 2016 Recommended
Reviewed 02/02/2016
Nicest housing in State College! The staff is so friendly and always willing to help with anything I need. There's no place I'd rather live during my college experience.
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Resident 2015 Not Recommended
Reviewed 11/10/2015
I would suggest not living here to anyone looking at it. The management here is rude and they are very unorganized. They can promise you one thing, give it to you in writing, and they will still tell you that they did nothing wrong when you… See More
The Retreat State College Manager11/20/2015

Hello Anonymous. We are very sorry that you are not happy with our community. Resident satisfaction is our absolute top priority and we will do whatever we can to remedy any issue as quickly as possible. Our rates are a little higher than some other properties, but we believe our award winning amenities, customer service, and genuine care for our residents make living at The Retreat an extremely good value. If we had known about any of your issues we would have addressed them immediately. Please call the office at 814-231-0871 to speak with our Community Manager, Shelli Benny, as soon as possible so she can speak to you personally and get the problems you have experienced resolved as soon as possible.

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Resident 2014 - 2015 Recommended
Reviewed 09/25/2015
Living at The Retreat was the best choice I made while in college. Not only does it have the nicest staff who became family but the cottages and amenities on the property are incredible. I met some of my best friends and made awesome memories in… See More
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Features & Amenities

Laundry

  • In-Unit Washer/Dryer

Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Guest Parking
  • Visitor Parking

General

  • Basketball Court
  • Community Center
  • Fitness Center
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Hot Tub
  • On-Site Maintenance
  • On-Site Management
  • Pool
  • Public Transportation
  • Racquetball Court
  • Sauna
  • Volleyball Court

Pets

  • Dogs Allowed
    Restrictions: Breed restrictions apply.
    Comments: $300 Non- Refundable Pet Fee No dogs over 80 lbs.
  • Cats Allowed
    Comments: $300 Non- Refundable Pet Fee No dogs over 80 lbs.

Floor Plans & Pricing

2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms

  • Price

    $1,150

  • SQ. FT.

    1,398

  • Available
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  • Model

    Birchmore

3 Bedrooms, 3+ Bathrooms

  • Price

    $1,050

  • SQ. FT.

    1,395

  • Available
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    N/A

  • Model

    Birchmore

4+ Bedrooms, 3+ Bathrooms

  • Price

    $880

  • SQ. FT.

    2,059

  • Available
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    N/A

  • Model

    Sycamore 5x5

  • Price

    $880

  • SQ. FT.

    2,089

  • Available
    Avail.

    N/A

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    Courtyard 5x5

  • Price

    $880

  • SQ. FT.

    2,166

  • Available
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    N/A

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    Magnolia

  • Price

    $890

  • SQ. FT.

    2,280

  • Available
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    N/A

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    Hawthorne 5x5

  • Price

    $900

  • SQ. FT.

    1,772

  • Available
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    N/A

  • Model

    Lumpkin I

  • Price

    $900

  • SQ. FT.

    1,785

  • Available
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    N/A

  • Model

    Artisan

  • Price

    $900

  • SQ. FT.

    1,915

  • Available
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    N/A

  • Model

    Courtyard

  • Price

    $900

  • SQ. FT.

    2,000

  • Available
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    N/A

  • Model

    Bloomfield

  • Price

    $900

  • SQ. FT.

    2,363

  • Available
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    N/A

  • Model

    Rutherford 5x5.5

  • Price

    $905

  • SQ. FT.

    1,845

  • Available
    Avail.

    N/A

  • Model

    Thornberry

  • Price

    $905

  • SQ. FT.

    2,124

  • Available
    Avail.

    N/A

  • Model

    Boulevard

  • Price

    $905

  • SQ. FT.

    2,124

  • Available
    Avail.

    N/A

  • Model

    Sycamore

  • Price

    $920

  • SQ. FT.

    1,831

  • Available
    Avail.

    N/A

  • Model

    Brookshire

  • Price

    $920

  • SQ. FT.

    2,000

  • Available
    Avail.

    N/A

  • Model

    Springmore

  • Price

    $920

  • SQ. FT.

    2,333

  • Available
    Avail.

    N/A

  • Model

    Lumpkin

  • Price

    $920

  • SQ. FT.

    2,333

  • Available
    Avail.

    N/A

  • Model

    Stafford

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The Retreat at State College has everything a Penn State student needs - furnished cottage apartments, huge resort-style pool, modern fitness center, study rooms, game room, basketball court, sand volleyball court, bocce ball, grilling area and more! When you live at The Retreat, you're just minutes from campus. Don't just find an apartment. Find a place you can be yourself! We also offer 5 bedroom 5 Bathroom options starting at $880!

Management Company: EdR

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The Retreat State College is a 1,395 - 2,363 sqft apartment in State College in zip code 16801. This community has a 2 - 4 bedroom, 2.5 - 3 bathroom, and is for rent for $880 - $1,150. Nearby cities include Boalsburg, Bellefonte, Belleville, Reedsville, and Burnham. 16802, 16803, 16827, 16823, and 17004 are nearby zip codes.

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