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Reviews 487 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: My overall experience at my school was satisfactory. I believe that I received a quality education that offered ne knowledge, thus making me more well-rounded. I also got to meet ne people and form relationships with professors. There were many clubs and student-oriented things to get involved in. My best undergraduate experience was in the year of 2011-2012. This was the year I got more involved and was really liking my courses. I also was nominated for awards which was great. I think what makes my school unique is the tranquility of the campus and the ease of a small campus. I also think that it is like a second home because it is so small. I think I would certainly choose to my school again, yet I would make different choices that would've enhanced my undergrad years even better.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It was great but finding out the tuition sucked

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3 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: There are a few places around campus, not really within walking distance so its a car or public bus ride away. The prices are average and there is some variety in choices.

4 College Student

Administration: There are really no problems with anything at my school. Everyone is so easygoing, its oddly surreal.

3 College Student

Scholarships: It's fine getting financial aid from the school if you're early enough and if you get the right information. Unfortunately in light of some special circumstances that I had, I ended up receiving the wrong information and I had to forgo school for a year in order to sort everything out.

3 College Student

Campus Food: Most of the food choices are for unhealthy fast food (e.g.: pizza, cheeseburgers, cheesesteaks, french fries, ect.), which is considerably cheaper than the few healthy meals the campus provides. The only place to really get food on campus is the lunch room. There is also a cafe but it's more for coffee and snacks.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Since we are not at University Park, sports are definitely not as big of a deal. There's a decent gym and fitness center, but nothing too impressive.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: A lot of chain restaurants, fast-food, etc. There are a few original places, but they're mostly sit-down restaurants and on the pricier side. The Willow Grove Mall is nearby, but their food court shut down a lot of places.

2 College Junior

Party Scene: It's a commuter campus, so there's not much of a party scene.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: I got a good amount of aid and it instantly applied to my account.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: There's a small cafeteria with a salad/sandwich place, some pizza, and some fried options. There's also a prepared food section with sandwiches, salad, fruit, and yogurt. There's a small cafe in addition to the cafeteria that has pretty good coffee. Unfortunately, like all things college-related, it's expensive.

2 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Do not know much from my personal experience but there is no "off campus" on apartments that are not really mandated by the school and I heard they're pretty bad.

1 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: "Off campus" would be the local shopping center so it is not anything special.

3 Recent Alumnus

Administration: Have never ran into any problems.

1 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: Since it is mostly a commuter school there basically is no night life.

3 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: Luckily I was able to afford school with my financial aid. Had to go to the office once and it was a tad annoying but only because of the line.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: Nothing different, very typical with a mediocre variety and a tad pricey.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The available off campus housing varies. Some are decently priced, however some are very expensive. None of them are really within walking distance either.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are many restaurants and places to get food around campus. They're all a quick drive away. The most popular places for students to get food are Chipotle, Wawa, and Panera. However there are also a few healthy options like Bryn and Danes, Wegmans, and Zoe's Kitchen.

3 College Freshman

Administration: I have yet to have a problem with my schools strictness.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I did not receive any financial aid

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: The parties here are usually low key and not very big. Since all the parties are at apartments, it usually just friends, making it smaller groups. There have been a few bigger parties though. I do feel that the party scene has a very positive impact on the student experience because it gives students a chance to go out be social, meet new people, and make memories. If it weren't for parties, I wouldn't have met half the students I am friends with now.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: I personally have only tried a few foods from the cafeteria. Due to being a commuter campus, we do not have meal plans and therefore the food is on the expensive side. However, I love the wraps and salads and they're always fresh!

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Due to Penn State Abington being a commuter campus there is no housing on campus. However there are student apartments about 10 minutes away. It is a apartment complex called College Station and it is where most students live. The apartments are new and in great shape! The main downfall to these apartments is the price and distance. Although 10 minutes doesn't seem far, I feel there should be apartments within walking distance for students without cars. Also $800/month is out of my budget!

4 College Freshman

Academics: the teachers are always willing to help and aid in the transition from high school to college

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