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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.

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.

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.

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.

4 College Student

Overall Experience: The college is great, personally i just need to manage my time a lot better.

4 College Student

Overall Experience: Every faculty member i met has been extremely helpful in trying to get the best out of the students.

4 College Student

Campus Housing: I haven't had any noticeable problems with it so i can say that its fantastic.

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3 College Student

Greek Life: I've seen some Greek life clubs be awesome and others be jerks. Its a double edge sword, but one that i think that works.

4 College Student

Athletics: I haven't been to any games personally, but the ones who has tell me it is a must have experience once I'm up there.

4 College Student

Overall Experience: It's real easy to get lost in the amount of things to do in the day but it is very fun doing so.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I ove my school I feel like the opportunities that are being handed to me will exponentially increase my ability to get the job of my dreams after graduation.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Personally, I feel safe, but we all frequently get text message alerts about crimes on/near campus.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I've taken really interesting classes with passionate professors. I've learned a lot so far.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The alumni network is huge and the career services are top notch.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I currently live in East which not the best, but I've seen West and South and they're really nice.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: It's undeniable that Greek life is very important to PSU. Some of it is stereotypical, but they do some really great philanthropy.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Everyone is crazy about football, basketball, hockey, and volleyball. I'm not athletic myself, but I can see that everyone is happy with the facilities and equipment provided to athletes.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I come from a classic Penn State family, and I like the school spirit, the amount of resources, and the positive atmosphere on campus. Personally, I think it may be a little big for me.

5 College Freshman

Academics: The curriculum here is challenging and competitive. It is, in my opinion, what you want to seek for secondary education. It will refine you as a person a build great characteristics that employers will seek.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus and there are text message alerts that are very timely. The campus is very good for keeping everyone informed.

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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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