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5 College Junior

Diversity: Penn State does not discriminate.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: As a world campus student I still have all the benefits that a student attending main campus does. I won't finish my degree anywhere else. The class size is well planned. The professors work with any situation that may arise. I had health issues and all my professors w the exception of one did everything in their power to help me succeed.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I know that penn state has a very large alumni network.

5 College Junior

Majors: I found my professors to be accessible challenging and fair. They helped me to think outside the box. The lectures made me feel like I was really on campus. Everyone including my advisor went above and beyond to make my learning experience enjoyable.

5 College Junior

Scholarships: The people went above and beyond trying to help me petition for finaninacl aid as a returning adult student. I was at main campus in the 19190's then I dropped out without withdrawing from my semester. It was very difficult to obtain aid last semester and because of the dedication of the university employees, they made it happen.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Most of the students look the same because everyone is wearing something with the Penn State logo on it. Everyone mostly has the same interests.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There were many different places to eat from pizza restaurants to indian or chinese food. We could pay with our student id that holds money on it if we want (called lion cash).

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I haven't lived off campus but from what I hear it is pretty good. Transportation is easy to find and also shopping areas are everywhere. Also the buildings are beautiful

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4 College Junior

Campus Food: There was always variety at the dinning halls. The best place for me was west halls because they have the best cookies in the world. All of the dining was great at Penn State.

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4 College Junior

Academics: I do not currently have a major. I am in the Division of Undergraduate Studies which is for undecided students and it is great. I have the ability to explore different majors to decide which one is best for more. The advisors are wonderful and help students through every step.

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5 College Junior

Academics: I love the academics. There are so many options sometimes you want to take all the classes they have to offer. They accommodate diversity with all of their different class options.

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5 College Junior

Campus Housing: Living in the dorms was great. Everyone is friendly and helpful. Pricing was a little high but worth it. It is very easy to apply for housing.

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5 College Junior

Campus Quality: The Library is perfect. It has anything you need to complete school assignments. The Hub or student center is huge and one of my favorite places. There are so many places to study. Every Friday the hub hosts events such as arts and crafts, movies, and games. The scenery is beautiful. Penn State is immaculate in keeping everything beautiful.

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3 College Junior

Diversity: At Penn State there is a lot of diversity. Everyone gets along because we all share the same love for Penn State

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4 College Junior

Local Area: Everything is close by campus. Students feel safe when walking on and off campus. There is always something to do whether it's shopping, dining, or studying. Penn State has the facilities on and off campus for anything you need.

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4 College Junior

Scholarships: I like the financial aid process. It is very easy and not stressful and there are always people to help when you need it.

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5 College Junior

Athletics: Our school spirit is the best! Everyone supports our team fully. Penn State football is a big part about attending this school.

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3 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life is prominent in the community but you can easy make friends and survive without joining.

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3 College Senior

Administration: The campus could be stricter on some things but when it comes to academic integrity, the university is extremely strict.

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3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: There are a ton of people so you are bound to find a group of people you like but you definitely can find a lot of people you dislike too.

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4 College Senior

Local Area: If you go to Penn State you absolutely love it and everything about the town.

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4 College Senior

Campus Quality: The university has all updated facilities but parts of campus maintain old charm. Also the university strive to make enough spaces for students to study as well as perform research. Additionally, there are a number of green building on campus.

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a ton of off-campus dining options, everything from $1 pizza slices to high end sit down dining. Most restaurants are in walking distance and there are even more within a 10 minute drive of campus.

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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: With such a huge campus, the university strives to keep students safe with emergency phones, escort services, and sexual assault seminars.

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4 College Senior

Diversity: Overall I would say Penn State is a college of liberal views. The students accept people from all backgrounds and affiliations. Moreover, we have one of the best LGBTA support networks of schools in the United States.

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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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