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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: i never feel unsafe walking home at night. i have never felt threatened by anyone.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: i think finding career prospects and the value of the degree from penn state are priceless. the networking options are endless and when someone sees a degree from psu, they think "wow"

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: most classes are small. the only ones that are 100+ are the general courses like intro biology, etc. professors are very willing to help and want you to learn. there is a wide variety of classes offered.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: best option: pollock because it's close to everything and you still have the social atmosphere. east is good for a social atmosphere, but i soon realized that if i had lived there, i would never get anything done. worst: west or north because nothing ever happens there.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: the greek life is great for the social atmosphere like parties and tailgates. I'm not in a sorority and I do not feel left out in the least.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Everything is amazing: the student involvement, fan support, school spirit, athletic facilities, etc. The team performances are great! A lot of the teams have won national championships. Others are not as great but still working on getting up there.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I really think it's the right school for me. My roommate and new friends are amazing. The school spirit is incredible. The teachers are very enthusiastic about what they do. I love all of the options that Penn State offers.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Our school tries to keep the students safe and make them feel safe.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Overall this is a great school that most people would like as long as they enjoy the big school atmosphere.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Currently Penn State is one of the top polling schools for internships and having a degree from this college with help me further in life.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The housing on campus is decent and the only down side is that we are not guaranteed housing after our freshmen year

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I have not put too much time to discover more about the Greek life because I am not interested.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The school promotes all of the varsity teams giving students free tickets to certain games.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Overall this is a very good university and I am glad that this is the school that I ended up choosing to attend.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Not the best, not the worst. The dorms are just your typical dorm rooms. Nothing special about it.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is pretty big in Penn State. Most of the parties are Greek. Hard to get in any party unless you know someone. Most of the cliquey and snobby stereotypes apply towards the sororities more than frats.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Love the freedom of doing whatever you want. Penn State offers many opportunities of all sorts. There wasn't a single day where I told myself that there is nothing to do. There is always something to do, besides studying. The night life and academics are what make Penn State an attractive destination for many people. Also, the cult that is Penn State football is real up here!

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There seem to be a alerts usually concerning a sexual assault periodically. They have blue lights set up around campus, but not nearly as many to feel completely safe with it. However, usually I feel comfortable and safe on campus.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The courses are fair, some a little difficult but in a good challenging way. Professors have office hours and also tell students of other resources to help.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: PSU has a huge career fair for students. It is known for having a lot of people who are eager to work with Penn State students.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: There are tons of options for living on campus. With such a big campus, each different area has it's unique perks. Dorms are generally nice, some bigger than others. However, there is not enough housing for all students. A lot of people end up searching for apartments off-campus. Sometimes dorm life isn't the most neighborly feeling, wish there was more interaction to get to know people.

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: It's great, however, not anything I personally enjoy. There are many sororities and fraternities and they all have housing. Greek life is NOT for me.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: School spirit is great. Everyone enjoys going to games and cheering the teams on. However, sometimes it feels like the athletes are the most prized people on campus.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Overall, the atmosphere is very exciting. There are so many people around you, it's nice to always look out the window and see people. There are many resources for students such as tutoring centers (free) as well as office hours. Extra help is available right downtown which is right next to the school. There are a lot of gyms and clubs, so getting involved should not be hard. Sometimes it's difficult with so many people to feel like professors know you personally or help you personally, but I am good at instructing myself. Office hours can be used to get to know professors or seek additional help.

The school spirit is great, everybody loves being from Penn State and I love that we are passionate and happy.

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3 College Senior

Greek Life: Didn't get into a fraternity tried though

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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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