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5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: A great experience for anyone entering college. I love everything about my dorm.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I attend the Hazelton Campus and only heard a few things about Greeks.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love Penn State. My classes and professors are great. I can't wait for fall classes to start.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Some professors are totally unaccesible.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus but I am smart about what times I am out and about at night.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Freshman year I was in Mifflin an it was a horrible experience. I am now in Eastview Terrace and it is greathe. Expensive, but worth the sanity.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not a part of Greek life and it doesn't really affect me one way or another. Campus is so large that it is not a big deal like it would be in a small school.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: I am not that involved with athletic as I have to devote all of my time to my classes.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I would find it so much more helpful if some, not all Professors were approachable and easier to understand. Also, the mid terms and finals always have a question or two that we never covered in class or in thexchange book.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Professors are pretty good. One or two less than good but the whole are pretty stellar in terms of teaching and assistance outside of classes.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Prospects after school are what you make of it. You have to work a little bit in order to get the job but overall not too bad

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel pretty safe however I always carry a knife for an extra level of comfort. I feel more unsafe about leaving my bike on campus during the night however

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I think frats and sororities are a way to meet people and enjoy school but tend to get in the way of studying and education sometimes.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Everybody seems to have an overabundance of school spirit.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I would choose this school simply because its a good school and has one of the top aerospace programs in the country.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Overall, Penn State is a wonderful place to learn.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: PSU hosts many career fairs throughout the school year that make it easy for students to network with top professionals and companies nationwide.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I usually feel safe on campus. As a female student, I have been cat-called innumerable times. I feel as if the campus takes sexual harassment and even rape jokingly. This is INFURIATING.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: As an introvert I really had a difficult time making friends in my dormitory. I expected there to be more socials and opportunities hosted by my RA.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I personally have never been interested in Greek life. There are a lot of Greek organizations on campus. Most of them seem to only party and do socials. Still, there are a few houses dedicated to professionalism and volunteerism.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: I hate sports. Still, it is obvious to me that Penn State does sports best.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Penn State main campus is extremely overwhelming. There are thousands of people and opportunities. This was extremely overwhelming for me as an incoming freshman. However I found that my adviser and professors were all very supportive and helped me find the resources and activities I need to succeed at Penn State and beyond.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The education you get from professors is phenomenal. However, some professors are hit and miss, and it all depends on how you learn and how passionate the professor is about the topic. Work hard and you will be fine.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have full confidence that Penn State puts me in a great prospect in my future. The degree is prestigious and widely known with many connections to companies all over the world. All the handwork will pay off.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are plenty of resources to prevent health & safety incidents, utilize them. Be cautious and always think before you act. Most Penn Staters have this mindset and will help those in needs, even if they know them or not. As long as your cautious, you can still have fun.

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Despite common reservations about the location and climate, most Penn State students are fiercely loyal to their alma mater. Penn State boasts one of the largest alumni populations in the United States; graduates are proud of their degrees, and employers recognize the University’s name immediately. Although the campus is located in a very rural area, school is technologically up-to-date and on the cutting-edge of current research.

Aside from academics, PSU is also known for its social scene, especially in relation to sports and parties. Nittany Lion football—home of the 2008 Big Ten Champions—is a national draw and a point of pride for both the University and the town of State College. For anyone interested in playing or watching varsity sports, PSU is a top choice. Penn State has also been ranked highly by many polls and “party school” surveys as one of the top party schools in the nation. While it certainly isn’t the wildest town, these rankings are definitely accurate. The small-town setting and large-school atmosphere makes for little else in the way of entertainment, so it can be hard to avoid encountering the party scene during your time as a student. Still, the mix of work and leisure seems to work well for most of the student body, and academic standards at Penn State remain relatively high. It’s easy to spend four years at Penn State as an ever-serious student, focused completely on whatever you choose to study. With so many opportunities to relax nearby, balance and moderation are some of the best skills to learn from your four years in college.

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