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Location
University Park, PA
Undergrads
37,917
Tuition (in-state)
$28,746 ($16,444)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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2 College Junior

Weather: The weather sucks beyond suck sometimes but it doesn't affect the campus at all things keep going school, parties they all happen just put on a coat and get through it

3 College Freshman

Weather: This winter was bad, but normally not as terrible. So much rain. Get rain boots. Nice days are fantastic, though, and not that rare.

3 College Freshman

Weather: Winter is pretty bad but you'll survive .

3 College Sophomore

Weather: It snows every day from thanksgiving until march. But once winter is over, the weather is amazing.

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3 College Sophomore

Weather: For most of the year it is cold, rainy or snowy. Sometimes it is all three. As long as you dress appropriately it doesn't have too much of an effect.

1 person found this useful Report
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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 89th
    Coldest Winters
  • 436th
    Hottest Summers

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

James Bunting
Hometown
Whitehall, PA
Major
Journalism
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State College is notorious for some weird weather. Don’t ever get too comfortable with a climate because chances are, it will change tomorrow. Sub-freezing temperatures in April? All that means is a warm and sunny day is on the horizon. It snows a lot in winter, but it rarely accumulates. It will snow and flurry just enough to make the roads wet and inconvenient, but never enough to get a snow day. Winter can be a very frustrating time in Happy Valley.

Spring and autumn are particularly beautiful in Central Pennsylvania. The entire region is surrounded by forests and mountains, and there is a lot of open country if you appreciate natural landscapes. During the summer, if you’re still around, it can get very hot—upwards of 90 degrees, with high humidity. This huge variation in climate means that you’ll want to be prepared for every type of weather. While climate might not be a make-or-break factor in choosing a college, it’s definitely a something to consider—especially when you’re packing or buying clothes to accommodate sub-zero to sub-tropical temperatures.

Facts & Statistics

Temperature Averages
Spring - High: 58 °F
Spring - Low: 38 °F
Summer - High: 79 °F
Summer - Low: 60 °F
Fall - High: 60 °F
Fall - Low: 42 °F
Winter - High: 35 °F
Winter - Low: 21 °F
Precipitation Averages
Spring: 3.41 in./month
Summer: 3.75 in./month
Fall: 3.31 in./month
Winter: 2.78 in./month

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