Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA+
- Campus FoodA
- Student LifeA+
Penn State is ...
NCAA Division I-A
Big Ten Conference
Penn State Rankings
Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.398 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.412 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.408 responses
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.484 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.582 responses
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 267 responsesReport
After Penn State
- Very Good2278
Two words: WE ARE! My overall experience at Penn State was priceless. From the packed 100,000 football stadium, to THON and everything in between, I know I made the right decision by coming to Penn State. From freshman year to senior year, I've had two international internships, multiple full time job offers, and numerous volunteer experiences. Penn State is a city in itself where all 45,000 students share the same school pride. When I reminisce about my four years at Penn State, I think of the tailgates, heavy course load, and amazing professors who made my time worthwhile. I would choose this school in a heartbeat--in fact, I could live here forever.
- College Senior
- 8 months ago
Penn State is great! I love it. My particular college/major is small so I have gotten close to a lot of freshman like me in the college and upperclassmen. I'm involved in my college's student council and THON, the largest student-run philanthropy in the world, and love it. I highly recommend considering this university. Enrolling in classes can be difficult since there are so many people trying at the same time, but I had no problems
- 23 days ago
Penn State is absolutely incredible! They really do prepare their students for a life and a career after graduation. Students who graduate eventually do incredible things with their Penn State diploma. As such a big school, there is so much opportunity. Also, there are so many ways to find your place and get involved in the school such as THON and many sporting events. You will definitely find your place there!
- Niche User
- 23 days ago