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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The career center on campus provides opportunities and advice for students seeking jobs and internships. The Penn State name is well-known, so it is beneficial in recruiting.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Overall, on campus living is alright. The facilities are adequate but have an awkward layout. I currently live in Pollock and the room layout is strange, as there are "bumpers" that inhibit the use of bed risers for average storage. The RAs all seem to be friendly and the buildings themselves are at a good location on campus.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: The athletic atmosphere is amazing. The student-athletes are greatly supported by the student body. It is a rite of passage to attend a football game...and absolutely love it. I have attended a variety of athletic events and have found all facilities to be well kept and modern.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So far, I have experienced some good and bad experiences. My first semester was rocky, as I did not acclimate well to college life. Penn State did not do much to help students transition. A few of my first semester professors were not adequately equipped for the job, which did not help in my first semester experience. However, the extracurricular activities and experiences available to the students are second to none. I am involved with THON and it is one of the most amazing experiences of my life, thus far. The campus is beautiful and the student body is very accepting of its diversity.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: The fan support at Penn State is unlike any other. Kids show up to the football, basketball and hockey games decked out in blue and white. We all know the cheers for the different games and participate. The Nittany Lion IS a celebrity on campus. He attends all the big sports games and gets the crowd going.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I've absolutely loved my experience at Penn State so far. The people here are so friendly and helpful (professors, older students, etc.). The school spirit is unlike any other school I've visited. I love being a student at Penn State and shouting "WE ARE" to the tour groups. I'm challenged at this school, but also have a lot of time to get involved with the many clubs on campus. I love keeping myself busy and that's easy to do here at PSU.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: You feel incredibly safe on campus. There has never been a time that I did not feel safe. As long as you go places with a group and don't be stupid when you are drinking you will be fine.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are a ton of awesome classes offered! Some of the professors are international and hard to understand, but other than that they are good.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There is a massive alumni presence around the world, so I feel like it will be easy to get a job after graduation.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is big part of the campus commuity. The frats throw the best parties, leading to Penn States reputation as a party school, but you do not have to be part of greek life to attend these parties.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: Penn State football is famous for a reason! My first football game was one of my most mermorable college experiences so far. You will never feel like a bigger part of the campus community then when you're surrounded by 20,000 of your classmates screaming "We are Penn State".

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Penn State is the best school ever! It provides the perfect balance between academics and fun. Everyone who attends wants to perform well academically, but does not only care about their school work. There is always something to do, and countless ways to get involved.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: We have campus police who patrol the campus at all times.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The professors I have had have been really great, and there are so many courses available.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The career center is one of the best in the country,

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The housing process after freshman year can be tricky.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't know much about the Greek life, but PSU has the biggest Greek community on campus.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: This school is full of school spirit. Team performances are usually top in the country

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's great. The campus is beautiful and the classes are great.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I enjoy one of my teachers. She is very helpful and specific. Online courses are a little boring to go through and not very engaging visually. I wish there was recorded lectures to listen to at times. The instructors don't teach they simply tell you what you have to do that week and give you your grades and provide feedback (which is helpful). I spend more time trying to stay in the school financially then doing what I would like to do, which is study. I was not expecting a school online to be so costly. I feel blessed to have got excepted overall though.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It is costly for an online school

2 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: when people get sick, they all get sick at once. classes become filled with sick people

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Huge school. many people to meet and lots of opportunities

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Lots of opportunities and jobs available to students at psu

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: A lot of greek organizations and lots of parties

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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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