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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Very new experiences and challenging classroom settings to prepare me for the future

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: We get a lot of sexual assault emails, but they seem to not be as bad anymore.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I don't know to much about the greek life here. I am not apart of if nor do I plan to be.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Sports here are very important. Everyone goes crazy to go the football games.

5 College Junior

Athletics: We are very competitive in our sports.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Penn State has a great culture and everyone has amazing school spirit. There are so many things to love about being a penn state student, including all the activities we have to offer and free concerts that the school provides for the students.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I personally have never ever felt unsafe on campus.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My professor for my major are really great. They know what they are talking about and are great to learn from.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: We have many alumni that can set us up with what we want to do. The school values setting up our future.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Not bad at all. Was very enjoyable when I lived on campus.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Our greek system has the potential to be a lot better.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Our school is a sport school, we live for our team.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I go to a great school. My professors and classes are helping to prepare me for my field and are doing a great job. The experiences I have had here are unforgettable and everything I could have asked for.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: I think its great but there could be some improvements but somethings you can't prevent you just have to know how to take action and educate people so that they are informed and aware

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Professors are the absolute best in their field, the atmosphere and ambience of this place is like no other. There is so much pride and school spirit that its wonderfully overwhelming and exciting to be apart of something so much bigger than yourself.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Penn State wasn't voted #1 in job recruitment for nothing !

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Campus Housing: I think the social atmosphere is everything, its the college life you expect when you come here and your not disappointed at all !

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Greek Life: I love greek life here its everything you would expect especially at penn state !

5 College Senior

Athletics: Absolute best! The athletic gym, the stadium it looks like something out of the movies!

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I love this school, the ambience and school spirit is out of this world ! No better place on earth than happy valley!

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Athletics are a huge part of Penn State and the students and faculty. My freshman year, the student football tickets sold out in a record breaking 6 minutes. Game days are truly awesome and State College, PA becomes the third largest populated city in Pennsylvania.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Penn State is the best school around. I love going to class everyday and just being on campus, it feels like home. My favorite experience at Penn State is THON, the largest student run philanthropy that raises money and awareness for pediatric cancer. I would never change my choice of coming here, the school spirit is amazing and there is always something to do.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: It can be really cliquey and it's easy to tell if someone is in Greek like by just looking at them. Most non-Greeks do not like Greeks because of the reputation of them altogether. Most Greeks are fine individually.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: While I do not take part in any Greek life at my school of Penn State, I do know that some of the fraternities and sororities have a great role in the school, as well as the community. They do not think any greater of themselves, just as non-Greeks feel.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: The athletics at Penn State are like no other! With some of our men's and women's sports leading number one in the country, it is hard to not support their hard work and attention they give to this school. All the sports allow for a great student section, and general public audience to watch the intense events! The teams all perform great, and the support and spirit is some of the best around!

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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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