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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: courses are hard. some teachers are approachable and helpful

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It really helps with internships and research

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: the value is so great

5 College Junior

Majors: wide variety to choose from

5 College Junior

Athletics: Everyone is involved ! It's a big part of the school life

3 College Freshman

Academics: I have enjoyed my professors and the workload has not been too difficult as of yet.

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3 College Freshman

Academics: The registration prices for a new student is confusing - and there is not a lot of assist from staff. You do need to get most of your questions answered from other students.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Average room sizes - the cost is comparable to other schools, but is expensive.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Common grounds is a lifesaver but is expensive. The food choices get really old quickly. It is very difficult to eat healthy

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: very good made college experience enjoyable

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: lots of jobs can be found after school

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3 College Junior

Campus Food: lots of places to go

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4 College Junior

Local Area: cost of living to much

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2 College Junior

Scholarships: need scholarships. wish money would be giving to people who needed it and not to the ones who didn't

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4 College Junior

Diversity: I have seen and met many different people, many have changed and many have stayed the same. Its really just lots of different people in the same place.

3 College Junior

Administration: I have not had many run ins with the cops. But if you drink and drive ON CAMPUS they will get you, they will not be happy when they do. And if you yell or say smart ass remarks to them while they are trying to talk to your drunk ass they will get very very mad at you and yell back and then put you in holding and call your parents. *as someone who say the new freshman orientation during the 4th of July party scene. Dont be stupid/

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are many places to try something new at. I would try more if I had the money to eat out more!

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I live off campus, the price can be high but its cheaper than living in the dorms.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I have a few friends in frats and they do party. But they do use their numbers to do a lot of charity and community work. Many over look the good they do for the parties. They help many out.

5 College Junior

Athletics: I have had very good experiences in the gyms and athletic facilities. They are clean, well manned, well stocked, and very accommodating to the people coming there to use them.

4 College Junior

Party Scene: I have been going out once or twice a week, nothing outrageous or crazy outing but enough. The variety is there if you look and if you want something more of a "college experience" frat row is two blocks max away and always has some event/party/pong torment happening.

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4 College Junior

Academics: I love the classes here. I've had a lot of instructors whom really have been able to teach people. Granted its their job but they do it in a sense that makes people want to learn and know more and understand more. The facilites are top of the line. The work load is alright, as a double major and a full time worker outside school it can get a bit much.

3 College Junior

Academics: I work and am a double major so it can get a little much sometimes. Thankfully I've been able to keep up while working for my keep. The professors teach very clearly most of the time and they are very clear when teaching.

4 College Junior

Local Area: The downtown area is made for students. There is a give and take between the University and the people living there. Its nice.

4 College Junior

Majors: I enjoy the SRA program because they use individuals to convey the information with a more knowledgeable and accessible way than someone with no experience within the field.

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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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