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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Penn State definitely tries to combat the sexual assault issue but that can be difficult. They provide a lot of services to prevent, report, and handle sexual assault. A lot of the assaults on campus are committed by a known assailant, meaning that the victim knew their attacker. I think that parties play A LOT into the sexual assaults. It's not like there are creepy bad guys lurking around campus, it's just drunk jerks who take things too far.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Professors are helpful and very educated on the subject. Even the large classes are not bad, it's just a matter of putting in effort. There is such a crazy variety of classes that you can take.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: A degree from Penn State is no joke. Employers know that they will be getting the best of the best and often seek out PSU grads. I have absolutely NO doubt that I will have my choice from many different jobs upon graduation.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: North is pretty nice. I like being in suites and in such a quiet area. The facilities are well kept and very nice. We do pay a little more than preferred.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: Penn State athletics are UNRIVALED. We have the best coaches, players, fans, and facilities.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Nothing is better than Penn State. Our academics, sports, extracurriculars and more are world class. I wouldn't change a thing.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Health center hates giving out medicine.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: GO PENN STATE. Honestly best choice I ever made.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's living in dorms. What else can you expect.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't think the social scene should revolve around Greek life but it does. It is sometimes hard to get into fraternity parties when they always have socials with the sororities.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: The sports are very competitive to make even if they aren't that great of a team. Very good overall.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I absolutely love Penn State. I would love it even more if the price wasn't so expensive however I am completely in love with my school. WE ARE.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: We have a student health center with a lot of helpful faculty and staff. Not to mention a 'de-stress' zone for students to sit and relax. Vaccines and medications are easily available and bathroom/sanitation areas are easy to be located.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Professors are willing to put in work and effort and it's up to the student to match it. I have had very well experiences so far and my professors seem kind and genuine. Office hours are helpful and are there for a reason.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Wherever you go in the country you're bound to find someone who has a connection to Penn State. We Are a big name school with a huge alumni base. We Are fortunate to have it. Student centers have flexible times and are very helpful.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Not really worth $2,800 (as the lowest price). The best thing about it is the community and the proximity to classes. The refurnished bottom floor or some dorms are wonderful impovements and study rooms are helpful. Most RA's are kind and willing to listen/help out.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: There are plenty of opportunities to join in on the Greek life. People are generally kind and welcoming in the beginning but seclude themselves to their 'brothers' and/or 'sisters'.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: There are three gymnastiums and plenty of classes and trainers. Going to the gym or attending a club is fun and welcoming to any student who is interested.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Its very different than the west coast way of learning but I am adapting and there are many people who are willing to help you and aide in your success.

3 College Student

Party Scene: this is where the greek life people become real jerks and only invite you if they know you.

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3 College Student

Party Scene: I'm not the best one to be giving this answer since i haven't really been to any party's.

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4 College Student

Academics: I feel like i'm learning for most but for others. *cough* chem 110 *cough* could have done a better job in teaching.

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5 College Student

Diversity: This was something i was surprised to see. This is the best i have seen personally of a diverse school being mostly accepted around campus.

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3 College Student

Drug Safety: it's a huge problem since there is like five different liquor stores in walking distance from the main campus.

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4 College Student

Health & Safety: I feel safe enough to walk around at 2 a.m. in the morning so i must say that it feels pretty safe to me.

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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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