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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Campus housing is decent. It is not bad but it is not that great. It is hard to get a housing because there are so many students but the school are building new dorms.

4 College Junior

Majors: I like it because it is what I have always wanted to do. I do enjoy some aspects of it. The other I do not enjoy is that it is very difficult but nothing in life is easy.

College Junior

Majors: I did not have an internship yet. I am trying to get one for the summer.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Facilities are very nice, however, they can be over crowded. When it comes to football, the students enjoy going to the games and have a high school spirit.

4 College Junior

Academics: The professors in my major are really professional. They know their subjects and teach very well. My program, however, is very difficult and there are constant work to do.

3 College Junior

Academics: Some of the professors I encountered are very rude and unprofessional. They do not care about students and do not teach very well. The work load is hefty. There are times when you have homework, exams, quizzes, and projects due in one day.

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4 College Junior

Administration: The school is pretty strict about certain things and it's usually things when it comes to safety. Drugs and alcohol are substances that can be harmful so they are pretty strict when it comes to those substances on campus.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love the school. The campus is very lively and the people are very outgoing. However, some of the professors I encountered are very rude and unprofessional.

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I would not know if the off campus housing is worth living because I have not lived off campus. However, the cons of living off campus is that you do not have access to the library since you will not live on campus.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: There's barely any crime in my campus and if there is one, then it is taken care of really well. I feel pretty safe walking around the campus but it's not bad to be alert during the night time.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: It's great. The off campus dining has lots of variety but none of the dining that I know give student discounts.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: The local atmosphere is great. There are tons of places to shop and the parks are very nice.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The campus is very close to a main road so there are endless possibilities for food.

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College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I commute to school from my house so I would not know.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: My campus is very diverse and very accepting over it. I have never heard of any issues.

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College Sophomore

Campus Food: I have never eaten food on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My overall experience has been okay. Going to the school I did helped me save a lot of money and I was able to commute. Another thing that I like about the campus is how close it is to my house.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Almost all of the students dress casually. I do not talk to a lot of people at the campus because I am shy, so I do not know about peoples interests, social life, and relationships.

College Sophomore

Scholarships: I am in a very difficult situation and I do not wish to talk about it.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather does not affect my campus experience because the buildings are close to each other.

College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I commute to college every day and I do not know what it is like to live on campus.

5 College Sophomore

Parking: It is free to park and you always in an empty spot. I have never gotten a ticket or fine so I am uncertain about the cost. If you commute to college then you definitely need a car. If you do not commute then you do not need one.

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College Sophomore

Athletics: I go to college then I go home. I do not participate in anything.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: I have never meet a "Greek student".

College Sophomore

Academics: The only sport that I know that they have is baseball.

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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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