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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.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I live in an off campus apartment building that's about 5-8 minute walk from the campus. My apartment has free laundry, cleaning services once a month and the water, light, cable and wifi bill are all included in the monthly rent. The building was built in 2012 so it's only a few years old. There are a lot of available parking spaces. Most of the people who live in my apartment are also college students so the occupants are all around the same age group.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I honestly don't know much about greek life seeing as though i am not apart of a fraternity. However, i do know quite a few people who are. My friends who are greeks always have nothing but good things to say about the lifestyle.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: WE ARE.......PENN STATE! Athletics are an extremely important part of Penn sate. School pride is all over campus. Most of the sporting events always have a pretty good turnout. Whether it's basketball, football, soccer or even tennis. The school store is well known and there is not a day that goes by when you don't see at least 20 people wearing Penn State attire.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Penn State has always been one of my top five schools. I've always admired the pride it's students have. At first i felt overwhelmed because i was new to the environment and didn't know my way around. Thankfully, it did not take long for me to become accustomed to the school.The professors are involved and approachable. The class rooms and buildings are clean and comfortable. The students seem open and outgoing. My experience at Penn State has been wonderful so far and I'm glad i chose to attend the university,

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's obvious that the professors are experts in their field and genuinely care about the work and the students.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The alumni network and available opportunities at this school are unlike anything I've seen and I'm extremely proud to be apart of it.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: It could be worse and I know people are trying, so I think it's slowly but surely coming along.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: If you live w/ friends, it's great. Some people are mean though and unpleasant to live with.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I know they are positives to Greek life, but not always.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: It's solid. The teams do pretty well.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It feels more like home than my actual home.

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: The Greek life has a lot of great aspects. From a great social life, to meeting new friends, to attending events that help the community. Often the greek life students have a lot more on their hands because they have to attend these events. The frats have their own houses off campus, but the sororities live in dorms on campus. Each sorority usually has its own floor of the dorm housing. Non-Greeks usually don't mind the Greek life but they try to keep their space. It is hard to attend social events with the Greeks, so they usually find other non-greeks to hang out with.

4 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: The athletes at Penn State are very dedicated to their sports. The fans are always supporting each sport, from going to their games to supporting their fund raising events. The athletics at Penn State get their own athletic facilities to make sure they have a place to work out and to train. Students purchase various tickets to go to tailgating events and to support their friends and fellow classmates in their athletic events.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Penn State is unique because of the way everyone treats each other. Every one is part of the Penn State family, and everyone is friendly and welcoming to meet new people. The school is so big that students are taught to be friendly and outgoing when it comes to others. Not only does the school provide some of the most interesting and beneficial classes to take, but it also provides plenty of assistance from professors. Penn State specifically, is unique because it offers help from professors and also help from fellow students that have already taken the class.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Some class sizes are too small; some are too large. There is no happy medium. Class styles are fairly decent. Large variety of classes. Professors are very helpful, but grad students that teach classes are 50/50. They are either great or awful.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Alumni is strong at PSU. They are very interested in students' success and want to help them. Internships can be both easy and hard to acquire. I would say it depends on your major for ease/hardness. Employers recruiting on campus fits the same assumption. Career centers/services on campus are very helpful.

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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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