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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Cops are constantly walking around on campus, and when walking threw downtown cops can be seen driving by a majority of the time. There are so many people that often times you feel safe because of that.

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5 College Senior

Overall Experience: You get assigned an adviser who gladly helps with classes. There are many career fairs available to students as well as onsite recruiters.

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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: They are working on the dorms currently. The social atmosphere is awesome no matter what dorm hall you live in, especially freshman year. Housing can be a process and you may not receive what you wanted. It is cheaper to rent offcampus then live on campus.

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3 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life is very heavy at Penn State but as a non Greek student having multiple friends in greek life, I would say they are viewed no different. There is only greek houses for fraternities located off campus. On campus housing supplies dorms for sororities.

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4 College Senior

Athletics: Fan support and school spirit is really high here with all sports. The facilities are constantly being worked on and gym memberships include a lot of perks. Inter mural sports are huge especially when living on campus with other people in your dorm halls.

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5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Penn State offers on campus jobs which work with your schedule. Groups and clubs help make the school seem a lot smaller and homey. I would do school all over again because you meet people from all over the world.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The professors are incredibly knowledgable.

3 people found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Where I live Freshman year had mold,and i got sick

3 people found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I dislike it, I think it's become corrupt.

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I'm not a huge fan of it, too much hype for me.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's just okay, it's a lot to take in

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: For the most part my classrooms are accommodating. It's hard having so many students in such a small area, but that is what is expected of a large campus and university.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Even being a penn state student it is very hard and competitive to get jobs or internships.

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I have never had the need for campus security, but the safe walk program is comforting.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorms are a little pricey and not very spacious for the cost.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: I feel that sororities should be allowed to have their own houses. It is slightly unfair that only fraternities can have their own house.

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5 College Junior

Athletics: Students are always there to cheer on our teams.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I would chose this school all over again if I had to. I love the environment, pride, and school activities.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have not hated any of my classes, all professors care about their students.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There is so much help on campus, career center, resume building, mentors, etc.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Sexual assault happens a lot, mostly from greek life. Honestly just be careful and be smart. Be with friends and people you trust. Control yourself and you'll be okay.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Location is amazing, but sometimes it gets dirty (on weekends when people cant control themselves). Beds are nice and new, rooms are decently big.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I don't believe in greek life.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Haven't found my lifelong friends yet but the school itself is amazing. The school spirit is incredible. Facilities are amazing. Location sucks.

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: A great experience for anyone entering college. I love everything about my dorm.

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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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