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3 College Freshman

Weather: No problems to date with getting around.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Lots of options. Great underage programs available for students.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Typical guys and girls on campus. Not a lot of outrageous looks/dress.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life is mostly just a bunch of parties.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: I only lived on campus my freshman semester. There wasn't a whole lot to do.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Athletics: Penn State Behrend is a small campus, students majoring in sports go to main campus.

3 College Senior

Transportation: I have a vehicle. The campus is a little distance from restaurants, mall, clubs, airport, ect so having a vehicle of a friend who has a vehicle is always a good idea.

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3 College Senior

Campus Quality: The athletic centers are usually busy. Sometimes it's hard to get into the gym.

5 College Senior

Campus Quality: Penn State Behrend is different from other schools and other Penn State campus' because it is small, in a wooded setting, great for the outdoor person.

5 College Senior

Academics: I am a biology major, the workload, etc. is what is to be expected. Hard work will bring rewards in the end.

5 College Senior

Academics: All aspects of the academics are great. I haven't had any problems with professors, curriculum, registration process, workload or study options.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There are the usual fast food restaurants and some ethnic.

2 College Senior

Parking: The cost of parking permits is outrageous!

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5 College Senior

Local Area: Penn State Behrend is located in Erie, PA. There are a lot of things to do in the area, especially outdoor activities.

5 College Senior

Health & Safety: Penn State Behrend is a small campus and is very safe.

3 College Senior

Weather: It's PA, almost any weather can be expected.

5 College Senior

Scholarships: The financial aid department is great and will answer any questions asked.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Everything is great about the school except for the cost of tuition. I will be paying my education for a very long time.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are many different options and most upperclassmen live off campus.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Only freshman are guaranteed housing but the suites in north are very nice and special living options are fun.

2 people found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: It is apparent but easy to avoid if you want no part.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Local Area: Downtown state college has many options at all times of the year.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are all types of restaurants sat a decent price within walking distance or bus ride from campus.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The academics are great and the student life is very welcoming and friendly.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Transportation: CATA buses are common at $1.50 a ride and can be crowded at times but they go all over state college.

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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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