Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA+
- Campus FoodA
- Student LifeA+
Penn State is ...
NCAA Division I-A
Big Ten Conference
Penn State Rankings
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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
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- 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
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After Penn State
- Very Good2270
This is top of the line educational institution where a very close friend of mine attended. I hope to potentially attend the World Campus once I complete my associates degree.
- Niche User
- 5 days ago
Unbelievable university with great academics and an inviting student culture. Highly recommended to anyone even considering this university.
- 9 days ago
In the few months I have been here, I have enjoyed the diversity in activities and classes available to students. My classes range from Ballet to Astronomy to Adolescent Development, all of which I deeply enjoy and look forward to every day. The professors are just as enthused about their respective classes as I am excited to learn all they have to offer. This dynamic between the students and teachers collective excitement for learning creates an environment filled with communication and progress that I am happy to surround myself with for the rest of my 4 years. Something I have noticed however is that although our campus is incredibly diverse, there still seems to be a separation among different races. This is something the campus should address as a whole. A change in our acceptance of people of different races and of different cultures within our campus would create more open dialogue and a more global understanding, and thus a better world.
- 10 days ago