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4 College Senior

Diversity: Very accepting of all ethnicities,beliefs,etc.

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Only school I applied to and have not regretted coming here.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Can feel isolated. Supplemental not the greatest. First dorm room not much bigger than a closet for two people.

4 College Senior

Athletics: Lots of activities and club sports.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek culture is prevelant. Some are good some are bad.

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: Drugs and alcohol are around. It will never go away.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: A Penn State degree is worth every penny.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Class sizes vary depending on course and what level. Some classrooms are uncomfortable and some are totally accommodating.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: We have the most huge alumni network. It's actually really easy to network and meet other PSU students who can potentially help with the job search.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I don't feel necessarily "scared" on campus, but a few things could change. There's a need for more lighting because some areas are really dark.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Penn State housing isn't as bad as how people make it seems. Personally, South is the best place to live. It's near the HUB and Pollock. It's also in a central location so classes are easy to get to. Rooms are pretty spacious too.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is okay at Penn State but that's only because, personally, I prefer the NPHC over the Pan-hellenic and Intrafraternal Greeks. Obviously, most greeks apart of those two councils are mostly white and they're everywhere. The NPHC isn't huge at our school because only a few chapters are active, which is unfortunate for those who want to be apart of one.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: The school spirit here is amazing. Football is a big aspect here. Whether or not our team loses, Penn State students know how to keep the faith and continuously show support for our boys.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: As a person of color, being here has been an....interesting experience to say the least. It's more or less the people, and not so much the institution itself. Penn State is a great school and I'm glad to be here. Sometimes it's just a little tough living in the middle of nowhere where there's quite a number of people who don't like you because of skin color.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I/ve had good and bad teachers. Every teacher teaches differently but my overall quality was good

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I had many opportunity for internships. The career services was very helpful in directing me to the right path.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel safe, I always see officers patrolling and security walking around

5 College Junior

Campus Housing: It is easier to meet new people! More chances of participating in fun events! The social aspect is pretty cool and easy to make friends! The cost could be less expensive but its worth having to pay a little extra

4 College Junior

Greek Life: It brings students together and shows them the differences and similarities. They offer much opportunity and chances to become social. There are numerous homes for Greek Life. Non Greeks and Greeks support each other and are very equivalent.

5 College Junior

Athletics: Our athletics are very important. We show the most support and school spirit. We are offered every opportunity to each sport and recreational facilities whether we are athletes or not!

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: My school is very helpful. It offer many opportunity for self discovery and success for my future. Penn State has helped me stay determined and motivates to reach my life goals!!!!

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I went to the Greater Allegheny campus a few times to settle some issues and everyone in the offices were very helpful and accommodating

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I am having an excellent experience at PennState. I am a 41 year old single mother with a full time job and all the professors and my advisor are very helpful. I feel they truly care about my success.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: It's there if you want it but you'll never feel pressured to join a frat or sorority. They sororities are pretty chill and non cliquey for the most part, but a few of the frats are known for their massive parties and questionable behavior.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Sports are a huge part of Penn State, but not everything revolves around football or volleyball. They've got a lot of support and the school is full of spirit, but if you aren't a huge sports fan you shouldn't feel too out of the loop.

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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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