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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Rooms are sometimes very tiny and made for many ppl

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greeks can do alot of great things for the campus.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Teams aren't always the best, but games are fun.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Penn State is very diverse and full of chances.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Professors are generally very hard, but thorough and qualified.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: There are a ton of career opportunities through Penn State. With one of the largest alumni associations in the world it is easy to use your Penn State affiliation to obtain a job.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I personally have not had much experience with sexual assault on campus, nor do I know anyone personally who has.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I do not personally live on campus but I have dined there and spent time in the dorms. They are nice and there are lots of food options. If campus food does not suit you there are a myriad of other places to eat that will deliver to your dorm room.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is huge at Penn State. You have an option of joining any national fraternity you would like to choose.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I really enjoy Penn State, the professors are some of the best in the country, the town is little but does not feel too small, and there is so much to do for students. My biggest complaint is the cost that keeps steadily rising for basically the same schooling year after year. Schools tuition rates go up a significant amount more than the inflation rate, which makes it hard to deal with.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Athletics: Penn State is a cool with huge school spirit and an even larger fan base. Even years Penn State does not perform well in football fans still show up in larger numbers than almost anywhere else in the country.

8 people found this useful Report
3 College Student

Overall Experience: The school is very diverse for such a small town. Useless general courses though.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Student

Athletics: The school experience is ok. I'm mostly dissatisfied with the useless credits and courses I'm completing just to pay extra money I don't have.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: More challenging and difficult than expected.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Penn State is a great school and I don't regret going here, I just wish some things were different and financial aid wasn't so hard to obtain with this school

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: If you get one of the old dorms you are practically not gonna like it since it is so outdated and they don't have a quiz you can take for roommates so you see who your roommate is when they pair you with someone

2 people found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greeks think of Non-Greeks as people who are low on the totem pole and they will literally think that non- greeks are worse than the dirt on their shoes. The greek life at Penn State is just not very good

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The sports at Penn State are a high priority and it shows with how much they promote the sports

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My school is cool and I like it, but they like the dollar signs and care about that more than the students attending their school at some points and that has caused my family and I many struggles and sometimes I can't wait for graduation because then I don't have to deal with that anymore

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Student

Overall Experience: With a Penn State degree, you know you've done well. The name is known across the country and opens many dors for recruitment opportunities. The education is thorough and most professors are genuinely understanding and helpful.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Student

Health & Safety: Behrend was a smaller campus and thus most students knew each other before partaking in drinking and party activities. This created little issues of sexual assault on campus, though it still happened.

3 College Student

Campus Housing: Campus housing at Behrend was sufficient, but there was not much to do outside of class hours after 6pm.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Student

Greek Life: Again, Behrend was a smaller campus so there was not much involved with the Greek Life.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Student

Overall Experience: Penn State offers a rigorous course schedule to adequately prepare students for their careers. I wouldn't trade my Penn State experience for anything.

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4 College Student

Athletics: I attended Penn State Behrend's campus only briefly and I am now attending online. Therefor, the questions related to the athletics program did not really apply to my "campus" of online learning.

1 person 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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