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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Lots of sexual assaults happen there. Not the best environment sometimes.

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Football is the most hyped up sport at PSU.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There is a great divide with Greek life and student life. The atmosphere is overall amazing and people are generally nice. I'd choose my school again because the academics are great and there are so many resources.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Most of the professors always go out of their way to help their students, especially if the student asks for help or for special accommodations for an assignment. The school offers a variety of courses of all different sizes. I like that when signing up for classes you can see how big the class size is so that you know if you are getting into a small class or a big lecture hall.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Penn State is a big name school so I have been told that usually it is not hard to find a job with a Penn State Degree. I know that the school offers job/career fairs throughout the year that provide students the opportunity to sign up for internships and get their portfolios out in the business world. The advisors are also very good at helping students look into different jobs, as well as different internships that are available for different students.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I live in State College, and I attend the University Park so I have only lived off campus while attending this school. From what I have heard though there are some really nice dorms and some that are not as nice. It all comes down to what you want to pay for a dorm and what year you are as a student. Most of my friends who live on campus say it is not that bad though.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I don't really know very much about Greek life on our campus. I know that it is a big part of our school, but I'm not apart of it so I don't really have a good understandign of what they do, or if it is easy or hard to get involved with it.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: The whole school basically revolves around the football team but that makes it a lot of fun, especially on game days. There is a lot of school spirit.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The school is great. During the summer, I can't wait to go back.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I would chose to go to this school again. The classes are challenging, but that doesn't make it a bad thing. Everyone shows school spirit and it feels like a safe environment. Most of the professors really care about their students and will often try to do whatever they can to help students out academically.

3 College Senior

Party Scene: Not hard to find a party,lots of bars

3 College Senior

Party Scene: Not hard to find a party

4 College Senior

Diversity: Very accepting of all ethnicities,beliefs,etc.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Only school I applied to and have not regretted coming here.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Can feel isolated. Supplemental not the greatest. First dorm room not much bigger than a closet for two people.

4 College Senior

Athletics: Lots of activities and club sports.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek culture is prevelant. Some are good some are bad.

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: Drugs and alcohol are around. It will never go away.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: A Penn State degree is worth every penny.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Class sizes vary depending on course and what level. Some classrooms are uncomfortable and some are totally accommodating.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: We have the most huge alumni network. It's actually really easy to network and meet other PSU students who can potentially help with the job search.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I don't feel necessarily "scared" on campus, but a few things could change. There's a need for more lighting because some areas are really dark.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Penn State housing isn't as bad as how people make it seems. Personally, South is the best place to live. It's near the HUB and Pollock. It's also in a central location so classes are easy to get to. Rooms are pretty spacious too.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is okay at Penn State but that's only because, personally, I prefer the NPHC over the Pan-hellenic and Intrafraternal Greeks. Obviously, most greeks apart of those two councils are mostly white and they're everywhere. The NPHC isn't huge at our school because only a few chapters are active, which is unfortunate for those who want to be apart of one.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: The school spirit here is amazing. Football is a big aspect here. Whether or not our team loses, Penn State students know how to keep the faith and continuously show support for our boys.

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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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