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?
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After Penn State
- Very Good2272
Overall, my experience here has been great. My only issue is that tuition is insanely high, and I feel as though our tuition money is spent on silly things that do not enhance our academics. Also, barely any scholarships are offered and when they are, the amount is insignificant.
- 19 hours ago
A lot of people can be scared by a big school. I have found to love it, I can walk around campus and either see no one I know (nice because not everyone knows your business) or I'll see some of my friends. I don't feel like just a number here because aside from huge lectures there are really small classes where you'll get to know your teachers. Even in a 700 person lecture I have, my professor (s/o to Molly Countermine, HDFS 129) is able to connect with everyone, mostly because the course content is so relatable. High school wasn't that great, and coming here was one of the best decisions I ever made.
- 21 hours ago
The overall diversity of penn state is really nice because you can connect with students from all around the world, especially in the college of engineering. Even though the classes are big, professors are still committed to helping the students that reach out for it. Also, there's some nice places to go hiking.
- 3 days ago