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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: We have a lot of options. AND we have Chipotle. That is all.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel extremely safe here. The only sexual crimes reported, that I have seen, have been by people the victim has known. I usually don't walk home alone at night after being out, but I don't feel in danger when I do.

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College Freshman

Scholarships: I did not apply for any scholarships, so I don't know anything about them.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: Penn State Football games are one of the best experiences you will ever have. Other sports are becoming more popular, and many other sports are much better (Volleyball and Wrestling for example are national champs)

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5 College Freshman

Academics: The first two years are full of gen ed's but I trust that I will be able to take more classes dedicated to my major.

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5 College Freshman

Majors: We have the Student Career Services that are there to help you obtain an internship. I haven't had one yet, but I don't have any concerns with finding one. They also have the possibility of becoming a teaching assistant or even a research assistant.

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5 College Freshman

Majors: I'm very happy with my program so far. I'm not officially in my major yet so I don't know much about it.

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5 College Freshman

Local Area: The atmosphere is very welcoming. It's easily the best atmosphere I've ever been in.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Don't look obviously drunk and you'll be fine. Cops usually will just drive by you, but if you are falling over then they will stop you.

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3 College Sophomore

Weather: It's beautiful out during the beginning and end of the school year. It's cold during the winter

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a ton of options off-campus and many offer student discounts.

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4 College Sophomore

Technology: There are a ton of computer labs on campus and there is wifi all over campus.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: The are a lot of classes to choose from and many of teachers are very helpful. The registration process is very easy to understand.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: It's okay. Some of the buildings are old.

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3 College Student

Party Scene: its not the best but not the worst or the club scenes in which you see now a days.

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4 College Student

Weather: when its cold outside its hard to go to class and be ontime

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4 College Student

Transportation: Its very easy to use the campus shuttle and the public transportation if need be.

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2 College Freshman

Scholarships: The financial aid office was not helpful at all. I had plainly figure everything out on my own.

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3 College Freshman

Majors: Study and be prepared to be independent.

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3 College Freshman

Majors: I am in the beginning stages of my degree. Right now intro to everything it's to early for internships yet.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: For the A's mount of money you pay to live on campus it is very out dated.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have never seen a c as nous policemen patrolling the campus. Sometimes I just don't feel safe walking back to my room.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many restaurants downtown to pick from if you are tired of campus dining.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: WE ARE ...PENN STATE...SCHOOL SPIRIT IS SO STRONG HERE.

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: The bus is free although you paying for it with tuition. So I guess no that's not free either but it's easy and safe.

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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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