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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: It's pretty good. The staff is very friendly and is happy to help. The only issue is that it can be pretty hefty in price and some students will fight off the sickness on their own than report to UHS.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It depends on where you are at. I was in North Halls and that was pretty great. The only dorms with bathrooms and air conditioning. Downside was that I had a problem with my roommate and housing staff did not really help out with this issue.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: While I am not involve with Greek Life, it is very important to PSU. Many frats donate time, effort, and money to community events especially THON. Without them, these events would be nowhere as successful.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: School spirit is outstanding, you can't go anywhere on campus without seeing a PSU football or other sport shirt. Regardless of your team (National wise), everyone comes together to cheer on the Lions. From Beaver Stadium to Pegula Ice Arena, the facilities are top notch and comfortably fit guests and students.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Professors are greatly helpful. Grad students that teach classes are a 50/50 shot; either great or awful. Community at Penn State is great whether its clubs or sports.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Professors have been very good so far. The quality of teaching is very great.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The quality of alumni network at psu is incredible.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus is very safe, police is doing a good job.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not that familiar with the greek life on campus.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: The school spirit is very inspiring at my school.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am satisfied with my school, so far it's been an amazing experience.

4 College Student

Health & Safety: I feel pretty safe on campus.

3 College Student

Campus Housing: The housing I have stayed in so far is okay, its a little outdated.

3 College Student

Greek Life: I don't do Greek Life but I hear its okay

4 College Student

Athletics: There are multiple different facilities to use

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4 College Student

Overall Experience: Penn State is going to make me the professional I have always wanted to be.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love Penn State and feel a lot of school pride. every School has problems, but I think Penn State works to fix them.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: We have the biggest alumni association, so there is a big chance that you will run into alumnis that are willing to help you get ahead.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are a lot of sexual assaults on campus, but there are also a lot of measures put in place to prevent them.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It was fun being a part of the community, but it could get very loud on school nights, and my RA did not do anything about the noise.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life has no had a personal affect on me, but I have heard of the great things it does for the people that are in it.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletics are a huge part of campus life. Football Saturdays are filled with cheering and school spirit.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Penn State is amazing. The research opportunities and career choices make it worth every day.

5 College Junior

Athletics: The School spirit at Penn State is nothing like I've ever seen before. Going to games to support our sports teams is a no brainier.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Penn State is the best thing that has ever happened to me. Here I have found myself and my passion about what I want to do for the rest of my life. When you are at Penn State everyone seriously is happy just because it is an overall amazing place. I would pick Penn State again in a heat beat.

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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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