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Reviews 5727 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The alumni network is fantastic, the largest in the country.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are really old, but they're in the process of renovating them.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: They throw great parties, but hazing is a serious issue. Beware.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Athletics: Football season is fantastic. Do your best to get season tickets.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This school is absolutely incredible. If you can get past the outdated housing and classrooms, you'll have a great time here.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Degrees from this school are of high value

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I want to rush for a sorority

5 College Student

Overall Experience: Professors are top notch, engaged and willing to go the extra mile.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Student

Overall Experience: Not as prestigious as your Ivy Leagues and private colleges, but definitely a vast network of alumni.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Student

Health & Safety: It's a bunch of college-age adults, what do you expect? Don't be a prick, and you'll be fine.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Student

Campus Housing: Dorm life is good, if you like that kind of thing. It's not quite as typical as you might see in a movie, but it's pretty much there. If you can, go co-ed, hormonal variety is necessary to maintaining sanity.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Student

Greek Life: Greeks are relatively quiet about being so, so it's not a big deal. The best Greek societies balance school and fun constructively.

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5 College Student

Overall Experience: The ENORMOUS alumni base is exciting to get access to. The career office sends emails unprompted, which is actually nice.

4 College Student

Athletics: School spirit is really high, the fans (students and alums) are as engaged as the teams. There's a real sense of pride in the "alma matter" amongst alums too.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Penn State works hard to make it save for everyone

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: They have all been great

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Penn State is great in all terms

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Campus housing is very good

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is appreciated in campus

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Coming here was the best decision of my life.

5 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on the campus. No matter where I go or what I am doing, I know there is always someone to help me if I am in danger.

3 people found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Some of the professors are better than others, but they are still all awesome.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: It is a top 25 business school, top 20 engineering school, and a top 10 party school, with a network that is unparalleled. What else could i want?

2 people found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Depends on where you live, honestly. Some people love it, others hate it.

4 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: While most places or organizations have good and bad aspects, greek life is the one organization where you can join for the good, block out the bad, and make a change in the process.

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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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