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4 College Senior

Greek Life: I love greek life here its everything you would expect especially at penn state !

5 College Senior

Athletics: Absolute best! The athletic gym, the stadium it looks like something out of the movies!

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I love this school, the ambience and school spirit is out of this world ! No better place on earth than happy valley!

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Athletics are a huge part of Penn State and the students and faculty. My freshman year, the student football tickets sold out in a record breaking 6 minutes. Game days are truly awesome and State College, PA becomes the third largest populated city in Pennsylvania.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Penn State is the best school around. I love going to class everyday and just being on campus, it feels like home. My favorite experience at Penn State is THON, the largest student run philanthropy that raises money and awareness for pediatric cancer. I would never change my choice of coming here, the school spirit is amazing and there is always something to do.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: It can be really cliquey and it's easy to tell if someone is in Greek like by just looking at them. Most non-Greeks do not like Greeks because of the reputation of them altogether. Most Greeks are fine individually.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: While I do not take part in any Greek life at my school of Penn State, I do know that some of the fraternities and sororities have a great role in the school, as well as the community. They do not think any greater of themselves, just as non-Greeks feel.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: The athletics at Penn State are like no other! With some of our men's and women's sports leading number one in the country, it is hard to not support their hard work and attention they give to this school. All the sports allow for a great student section, and general public audience to watch the intense events! The teams all perform great, and the support and spirit is some of the best around!

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Penn State has given me nothing but the best of memories and opportunities so far. The intense football games, the amazing academia, and the outstanding community create the best setting for any college student of any race, gender, or religion. I like to think that Penn State is a cultural center of universities, giving equal opportunities to all different types of people! When I graduate from my undergraduate studies, I know for sure that I will miss this amazing school. I already miss my first semester that just went by! Penn State is the greatest! WE ARE!

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Going greek is optional; it's a fun time.

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3 College Freshman

Diversity: Penn State has a really diverse population as far as race and personal choices go. There is slight racial segregation but not often or much.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Penn State definitely tries to combat the sexual assault issue but that can be difficult. They provide a lot of services to prevent, report, and handle sexual assault. A lot of the assaults on campus are committed by a known assailant, meaning that the victim knew their attacker. I think that parties play A LOT into the sexual assaults. It's not like there are creepy bad guys lurking around campus, it's just drunk jerks who take things too far.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Professors are helpful and very educated on the subject. Even the large classes are not bad, it's just a matter of putting in effort. There is such a crazy variety of classes that you can take.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: A degree from Penn State is no joke. Employers know that they will be getting the best of the best and often seek out PSU grads. I have absolutely NO doubt that I will have my choice from many different jobs upon graduation.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: North is pretty nice. I like being in suites and in such a quiet area. The facilities are well kept and very nice. We do pay a little more than preferred.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: Penn State athletics are UNRIVALED. We have the best coaches, players, fans, and facilities.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Nothing is better than Penn State. Our academics, sports, extracurriculars and more are world class. I wouldn't change a thing.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Health center hates giving out medicine.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: GO PENN STATE. Honestly best choice I ever made.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's living in dorms. What else can you expect.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't think the social scene should revolve around Greek life but it does. It is sometimes hard to get into fraternity parties when they always have socials with the sororities.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: The sports are very competitive to make even if they aren't that great of a team. Very good overall.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I absolutely love Penn State. I would love it even more if the price wasn't so expensive however I am completely in love with my school. WE ARE.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: We have a student health center with a lot of helpful faculty and staff. Not to mention a 'de-stress' zone for students to sit and relax. Vaccines and medications are easily available and bathroom/sanitation areas are easy to be located.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Professors are willing to put in work and effort and it's up to the student to match it. I have had very well experiences so far and my professors seem kind and genuine. Office hours are helpful and are there for a reason.

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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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