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Academic Rigor
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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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  • Dannuel from Norfolk, VA
  • Jul-09-2014 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    Penn is a great school for people who like to get out and meet tons of college students from all over the country.

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  • Mirna from Peoria, AZ
  • Jun-29-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Great Astrophysics program, good academic standing, and great pride. A perfect school!

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  • Jada
  • Jun-12-2014 I am a current student here

    Penn State is the best school ever! Everyone is one big happy family. With a great education program and amazing experience, Penn State cannot be beat!

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  • Abigail from Thornton, PA
  • May-29-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Absolutely beautiful, great academics, and a great social scene. People are kind and there's something for everyone. I'm looking forward to (hopefully) attending!!

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  • Tim from Media, PA
  • May-11-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    It's a beautiful campus that is particularly great for anyone who enjoys the outdoors. Year round sports, agriculture majors, and Mount Nittany's great scenery makes any outdoor lover a perfect fit.

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  • Celena from Windsor, NY
  • May-01-2014 I am a current student here

    I think Pennsylvania State University is one of the best college institutions out there. It combines strong academics with a passion for athletics is a way that is unsurmountable. The many programs and various events bring every student together in a unique way making everyone feel inspired to succeed.

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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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