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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I can't wait to transfer to the main campus from, quiet hazleton. people are really nice here, but its too quiet for me.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: i know nothing about this too be honest.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Living on campus is the best thing. It gives you a feel of independence and its basically like a huge sleepover with friends.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Penn State has been really great so far, I can't wait to transfer to the main campus so the real fun could start. I've made some good friends here and the classes seem to be a breeze because the professors really help you out and care about your success.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living in East Halls has its good and bad points. The bathrooms in my hall aren't the best. Otherwise, my room is quite spacious. I'm sure it isn't one of the nicest halls on campus, but the people who live there are very friendly.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Penn State is the best possible environment that combines both a hardworking and fun-loving atmosphere. There are a variety of activities to choose from and people to get to know, so anyone who goes there is bound to find their place.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Crime is low to none at all, I feel safe on campus, security is good, and safety services are readily available

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: class sizes are small, professors are nice, some are hard to understand though, courses are tough, but working hard pays off.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: I love cheering and using the gym between classes.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I enjoy school, and my extra activities and clubs.

1 College Senior

Greek Life: Tried to join Greek, but apparently i asked too many questions.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Overall Experience: Activities are listed after registration and always have a scheduling conflict.

2 College Senior

Athletics: Most professors are elitists and expect graduate level work from an undergraduates. The town is run by the sporting events and cater to them at every possible chance. Discrimination is a real problem on and off campus.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I am studen though the World Campus program. It is very easy to get my degree while still being able to work and maintian family.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I absolutely love Penn State, there are so many cultures and interests represented that makes it a really fun and unique experience.

2 people found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Am I the only one who doesn't like Penn State? If you don't want to be involved in greek life and you aren't the biggest fan of sports, don't come here.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Penn State is the best place on earth. So much school spirit and academic support!

8 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Penn State is an awesome school and I would never consider choosing a different one. There is something for everybody here, and it is never hard to find friends and people like you. Our alumni network is one of the biggest in the world and there are connections everywhere. Finally, if you are looking for a place with great school spirit, WE ARE unanimously the best by far!

9 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Penn State is a great environment for students

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Since I transferred from the University of Findlay, I have never been happier in my life. The atmosphere and curriculum is perfect for a college student.

8 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I gain a lot of responsibility and I have to stay focused on each class with all the work. I don't feel like its easy but more like what I have to and will just do the work on the spot. It's a new experience for me and I like it.

8 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This university has had everything that I expected it to have, and completely exceeded my expectations. I wouldn't want to be anywhere else.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Classes are tough, but there's so much going on that you can always find a way to relax and decompress.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love PSU. I'm getting a great education while still being able to attend awesome athletic games.

6 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Penn State is unique in that it allows people from a wide variety of majors to take what courses they like, and not just courses that are strictly required for their majors.

6 people found this useful Report
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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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