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Academic Rigor
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Dorm Life
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Greek Life
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Most Helpful Review for Penn State University
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: Eric from Winburne, PA
  • 56 out of 57 people found this review helpful

Penn State is a first class University. Professors are both well informed and intriguing. Even the biggest lecture classes can seem like an engaging one on one meeting. The class listings also are very various and allow for much customization in the college experience. Ine general professors and advisers seem to genuinely care about my progress. The only con I find is that since the school is so large many of the courses fill up quickly so stay on your toes.

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  • Tyler from Poway, CA
  • Apr-10-2014 I am a current student here

    Penn State is filled with a large array of opportunities that are appealing to its equally large and diverse student base. Penn State's opportunities extend beyond the classroom, with many extracurricular activities such as clubs, organizations, and internship opportunities. All of the opportunities that Penn State has to offer truly make Penn State a one-of-a-kind school that any student would be lucky to be a part of.

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  • Cassandra from Philadelphia, PA
  • Apr-07-2014 I am a current student here

    Some bad professors, but with some research, you will meet some of the best and most life-changing professors and people of your life. Great nightlife and a lot of stuff to do, whether under 21 or over. Huge campus, so always a chance to take cool classes and get involved in any type of club imaginable.

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  • Puvanan from State College, PA
  • Apr-01-2014 I am a current student here

    Great place to learn to feed yourself. Great places to go hiking and pretty much any kind of out-door activities.Good social life.

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  • Alexandra from Hudson, OH
  • Mar-31-2014 I am a current student here

    Penn State has provided me with a perfectly well balanced college experience. Not only have I been able to participate in numerous organizations, including Greek life and the largest student run philanthropy in the world, but I have also cheered on our national champion teams, developed personal relationships with my professors, and am about to become a part of the largest alumni group in the country. If you are looking for the most well-rounded college experience there is, Penn State offers it all in Happy Valley (it's called this for a reason! ;) )

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  • Shannon from University Park, PA
  • Mar-26-2014 I am a current student here

    The academic program is outstanding and they have many options for majors and minors which opens you to a world of possibilities. The student life is also awesome because everyone acts like a family and there are tons of ways to get involved and build connections. Penn State provides a strong social atmosphere that helps you connect with people, help other and have fun.

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  • Alumni since 2009
  • Mar-25-2014 I am a past student here

    PSU is a great school with great football spirit. It is definitely in a nice college town. Everything is surrounded around the school; small town, big school. It makes transportation really easy in and out of campus. You can find almost everything you need because it's a rich school; various clubs, student groups, and different activities to get involved with.

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  • Haley from Gardners, PA
  • Mar-13-2014 I am a current student here

    I love this campus. I am proud to be a Penn State student. THON is like nothing I've never seen before.

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  • Sarah from Boalsburg, PA
  • Mar-08-2014 I am a current student here

    Unlimited Opportunities to experience and get involved in anything you might be interested in doing or learning about (research, clubs and organizations, study abroad, etc.). Beautiful campus to walk around and explore. Academics are challenging and engaging.

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  • Damini from Lansdale, PA
  • Feb-27-2014 I am a current student here

    Best University I have ever attended! Everyone here from professors, to staff, to students are very friendly and always willing to help. Best part of it all, it serves to the community by helping raise money for pediatric cancer.

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