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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I'd say it is very average for a large state school.

5 College Junior

Party Scene: Definitely good party scene. Abundance of drugs and alcohol and whatever you want if you choose to partake. Overall, its a negative experience on the student experience because it overshadows actually learning.

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2 College Junior

Health & Safety: I think that the University takes a hardline on the issue, however their strict alcohol policy only creates much more dangerous areas where sexual assault is more likely. However, the administration cares more about the outward appearance of being a "dry" campus than addressing the problems they cause by doing this.

2 College Junior

Administration: Incredibly over zealous police force looking to hand out underage citations for the money it rakes in for their department. Unfriendly.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Not a lot of variety. To me everyone looks the same and its not as diverse as they claim it is.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Its safe on campus but there are frequent reports of assults on campus and not really sure if theyre real or not.

2 College Senior

Scholarships: There's no scholarships here for multicultural students.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: Its very split between races so you cant compare them.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: Parties here are great, some students spend too much time partying and not enough time on school work and it hurts their grades, but balancing social and academic lives is important and most students can do it.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Administration: Campus strictness at my school does a good job of keeping students safe but is able to balance safety with social and academic flexibility.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: in love, i wouldn't change a thing

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The guys on campus are BEAUTIFUL, I fall in love at least 20 times every time I leave my room.

16 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Alumni presence is seemingly everywhere and everything is awesome and helpful.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Campus is absolutely gorgeous all year round and there's always something to do/ somewhere to go

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Depends on where you go / how much you're willing to spend.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Academics: Obviously there are lots of challenges and the workload is pretty large but it's worth it.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Diversity: The school is very diverse there are students from all over the world.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I wouldn't trade any of this for anything. I'm having the time of my life

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4 College Freshman

Majors: Penn State is one of the top colleges in the country for a reason. It's difficult to get into and they're high caliber classes but you're getting an amazing education.

5 College Freshman

Majors: I LOVE MY COLLEGE. I'm in the college of earth and mineral sciences. The majors in my college are all difficult and time consuming but very worth it, and everyone in the college knows each other and we're more like a family.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Local Area: It's a college town. Lots of things are catered to students.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: I love attending varsity games and playing IM. It makes me feel connected.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in East which is all freshmen and all I can complain about is the people are very immature.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: It's probably very similar to other schools.

4 College Freshman

Academics: I love the education I'm receiving and wouldn't want to be anywhere else

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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