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5 College Freshman

Campus Food: I think food is great. It fills you up everytime. Many choices and cleanliness.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Housing is pretty nice. I am in south halls, which is closer to most of my classes and my building has good study lounges and lobby. Food is nice too! and proximity to downtown is always a plus.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Appointments can be made easily, especially if its an emergency

5 College Freshman

Athletics: great athletics program. very fun.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Lack of variety gets boring after a while

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: You can find almost anything your looking for however there will always be some cost associated with what you want.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: You can find almost anything within walking distance, and their hours are amazing.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: They are very lenient in all aspects except when it comes to alcohol and drug use in dorms, which is very understandable.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: There are a large number of scholarships however most of them are for only a select number of students and or they are hard to find on the schools websites.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Food: South is the best since there is something always open from 7am until 1am. The only thing that sucks is that some of the places in south close Friday halfway through the day.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It;s not that bad, however I'm not a fan of having to take a long walk to just get food. Of course this could be a personal opinion since dorms can't really have kitchens in all of the rooms.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Each commons has a variety of places within them. In the commons in East there are 5 places to eat meals and also a place where you can buy all your snacks and drinks.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Many places downtown participate in LionCash and every month different vendors have specials for students who are paying with their LionCash.

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: The campus is a dry campus and is restrictive where it is necessary to be in order to protect the people on campus. Follow the rules and you will be just fine, the rules are there to benefit everyone.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Look at the scholarships that your college offers, because federal aid is given to very few people.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food is pretty good on campus. I do not know much about the dining halls though because I did not live on campus.

2 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: GN is the worst, but most landlord firms are. They overcharge you if you live directly off campus. But it's better to live there instead of having to take the bus to get to a far off-campus apartment.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: India Pavilion is the best. But everything on campus is generally convenient and the prices are very average.

4 College Junior

Administration: Penn State is considered a "dry-campus" but many people keep alcohol in their dorm rooms.

2 College Junior

Scholarships: Financial aid is really hard to come-by. It's more of a government problem than a university problem. Do well in high school and hope for scholarships, and it's best if you are getting in-state tuition.

4 College Junior

Party Scene: There's always a place to go, and if you are 21 there are tons of bars which attract huge crowds.

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5 College Junior

Campus Food: Campus food is awesome; and there are so many more options when you get sick of dining hall food. (And if you get take out you can always save your leftovers)

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Living on campus is the most convenient option at Penn State. Although many would rather have a kitchen or a more spacious place to live, all amenities are available if you seek them. The food is great and there are many options across campuses. The best dorms to live in; East if you don't care about cleanliness and you care about your social life, North if you are more of an introvert and want your own bedroom and bathroom, Pollock if you want to be more central on campus, West if you want to be closer to the Recreation building, and South if you are in the honors college and wish to have nicer rooms than the normal dorms.

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2 College Freshman

Greek Life: From a non-Greek perspective, Greek life seems extremely cliquey and it is based solely on looks, not at all on personality; if you look the part, you're in. I'm sure there are a lot of perks that go with it as well as some really good sororities and fraternities that don't follow this stereotype, but that is what people assume when they think of Penn State Greek life. In terms of housing, fraternities have houses and sororities live on designated floors in renovated South buildings (since they cannot have houses in Pennsylvania).

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Varsity sports bring in a ton of revenue each year, so a portion of that money goes back into the school to build new facilities and gyms. The IM building is only a few years old and the facility has several courts for basketball and racquetball, as well as a cardio floor and a full weight room.

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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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