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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Penn State is the best school on the east coast. There's a lot of help and opportunities to expand on your education experience. The amount of pride and excitement that each student and guest bring to the stadium is unreal. They also push for diversity which makes me proud to say I'm a Penn state student. WE ARE!!!

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4 College Junior

Athletics: The fans are dedicated to every team here. It's impressive to see how much support you see. Even relatively young teams, like Hockey, get excellent turnouts.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I think when talking about schools, you need to consider more then just academics, and those other things are where Penn State really excels. One of my favorite aspects of the school is just how many clubs there are. If there's something you enjoy doing, there's almost certainly an organized club where you can find other students interested in the same activities. It's going to help you integrate more quickly and keep you entertained.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Bacon lorem ipsom has a competitor, the veggie lorem ipsom.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Still wish copy/paste wasn't disabled so I could use a lorem ipsum generator.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Lorem ipsum generators don't work for this because copy/paste isn't working in this text box.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: my overall experience at PSU has been wonderful

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: i have heard that most companies are more accepting of a penn state degree than others.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: the safety here on campus is the best you can get

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: the athletics at my campus lack, there really isnt a sports team that we have here.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My experiences at this school have been that amazing professors are always available when you need them.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I had never had a problem with my professors. I liked almost every class so far.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I think Penn State is a really good school for the future. A lot of people have gone to this school so, its gives you a higher chance.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I think the school does a good job on informing us if anything does happen. Students just have to be care to never walk alone at night.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I never had a problem with them. I liked my dorm room and my RA was amazing.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I LOVE MY SCHOOL!!!! everyone is so nice and helpful.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I love all the dorms

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I don't participate, but most are good.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Are you ready for PENN STATE FOOTBALL

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Best decision I could of ever made

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: No issues with scheduling my class for summer or fall 2016.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Though I have no pledge greek life is very good at Main campus.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Penn State is very supportive of their sports teams.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have had a summer program at Penn State and it was the best experience of my life.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: The professors are very nice and helpful. Career staff are willing to help you with any questions you have.

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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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