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Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Greater Allegheny Reviews

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  • 12/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 1 of 10

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    At this branch campus theres a club here for everyone ranging from Theater, dance, student government associations, to environmental clubs. GA is one of the most diverse campuses under Penn state excepting students from different places and cultural backgrounds

    Tips for prospective students

    For all prospective students keep in mind when doing assignments that one of your main goals as a student is to please your teacher if you please your teacher by following their directions, coming to class on time, and doing your work to their standards you should do just fine in their class.

    Bang for the buck

    Attending a Penn State campus is very costly, but with the two for two year deal youll be out of the branch campus and on to University Park where every cent of your money will be worth it for the good quality of education.

    Am enjoying being here

    Overall my experience at Penn State GA has been a little boring. I am getting alot out of the academics and really learning alot but at the same time there isnt much to do.

    Am learning a lot

    Penn State GA is a much smaller branch college equipping me with knowledge in my major that i can go on and use at University Park. The teachers at this branch college are always available and there's always tutors at hand to help you in any subject.

  • 05/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 2 of 10

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The police look after everything and it is a safe environment from the start so students will not have to worry about bullying or anything else.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who do not like huge class rooms. For students who like to have a relationship with their teachers.

    Bang for the buck

    Its a lot of money to pay but it is all worth it. and it is not just Penn state tuition that are high its is all schools because tuition is going up.

    What to do for fun

    Get involved in clubs and intramural sports, there are all kinds of clubs all over if you join, you are guaranteed to meet new people and make friends with people that have the same interests as you. The gym is open and there are events held in the cafe. You can also go to the fitness center to work out if you like to go to the gym and get in shape if that is what you like to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty decent. but you have to be willing to try new things because you might get tired of eating the same things everyday.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a good place to live, you can meet a lot of people if you become involved with the activities that go on in the residence hall.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know all of your teachers and do not fool around when it comes to studying. If you have to transfer to main campus because of your major, Try to make the best of it before you have to transfer because you will find yourself lost at the main campus if you do not.

    In three sentences

    Penn State is a great school. You can learn a lot if you like small classes and close relationships with teachers. Penn State Greater Allegheny can make your educational goals completer if your willing to put in the work.

  • 03/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 of 10

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Getting on the shuttle and going to various places around Pittsburgh.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work and study hard, don't slack off!

    In three sentences

    Although its a small campus, it still has a lot to offer. Also, there are many majors that are here (so you dont have to transfer to another campus if you dont want to). Finally, this campus is very diverse and it's a great start and great transition from high school.

  • 05/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 of 10

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    they have alot of clubs

    Food and Dining

    cafeteria food is pretty good, some of it is cheap and a good deal for the price

    Dorm Life

    I live ar home and comute everyday

    Academic Rigor

    the classes are okay, some are hard and some are easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Sign up for your classes early, and let your advisor help you

    In three sentences

    It is a good school, the staff is very helpful. And the other students are friendly.

  • 05/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 of 10

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Police officers are on campus 24/7. They are also in charge of the shuttle service provided to students.

    Greek Life

    no Greek life on this campus

    Clubs and Activities

    Various clubs and activities for students. It is also very easy to start your own club on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    College Freshman Those who want a smaller, friendly environment

    What to do for fun

    Many clubs, organizations, and sports Use shuttle system to go downtown and various shopping centers

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask questions. Always seek help from professors and students. Penn State is known for creating well-rounded students in all academic areas and they are successful in dong this because they provide many resources for their students. Take advantages of these resources as often as possible.

    In three sentences

    Penn State Greater Allegheny is a great place to start for students transitioning from high school to college. The students and professors are very friendly and will help you with anything you need. I highly recommend starting at Greater Allegheny before moving to a larger campus.

  • 07/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 of 10

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    fun games on the land games in the game room movie nights dances study groups flag football

    Tips for prospective students

    put school first partying second keep up for tuition

    In three sentences

    Over all PSUGA is a great school to attend. On a scale 1-10 i would give it a seven. I would give a seven only because the campus is too small, the food is not that great, and not enough food places in the area.

  • 07/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 of 10

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    PsUGA isreally safe campus. Everyone knows each other.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life is nonexistent.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a many clubs. SGA, drama club, THON, CAB, Lion Embassadors, Marketing Club, etc. There are also sports such as basketball, volleyball, soccer, baseball, and wrestling.

    Great for these types of students

    It's great if you like small campuses or want to get a taste of college before going to a bigger campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you want to something entertaining, walk around the building on Thursday nights.

    What to do for fun

    There are many different events throughout the semester hosted by the organizations such as THON, SGA, CAB, etc. There is a shuttle for those who do not have a vehicle.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good but the same things are there every month. Students get a discount on food made in the cafe. Everything else is full price.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm hold under 300 people. Everyone knows everyone and their business. It is nice to not have to share the community bathroom with 300 people. It's about 30 people per floor.

    Academic Rigor

    It's easier to learn and take in the information since it's a small school. The classes can be both easy and difficult. It depends on the student.

    In three sentences

    It's a great place to start. The people here are very nice and it's easy to make friends. Also, there is massive hill leading to the dormitory.

  • 12/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 of 10

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus police are always there for you.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs are welcoming to new comers.

    What to do for fun

    You can take the shuttle to different places and they have fun activites.

    Food and Dining

    Food is AMAZING! I love trying new things here.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life can be better. It is the best choice to save money.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors are fair and the classes are fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    Choose this school. It is a small campus and they have the 2+2 program so you have the chance to attend the main campus.

    In three sentences

    Penn-State Greater Allegheny is a family school. When I was choosing if I wanted to go here, just coming to the campus made me feel like I was at home. Everybody is so nice.

  • 01/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 of 10

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    The campus offers shuttles into Pittsburgh where there is a lot of different things to do. There are places to eat nearby as well as a park directly next to the campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food is fantastic but expensive. Dorm students receive a large discount.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are challenging but manageable. The professors are helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Approach your professors with any questions or concerns you have. Most of them are extremely helpful and if they can not answer your questions they will direct you to someone who can.

    In three sentences

    Penn State is a great school that promotes educations, acceptance of others, friendship, and dedication. The professors and other campus employees are extremely helpful and encouraging to students. The campus offers a majority of activities, clubs, organizations, and academic programs.

  • 03/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 of 10

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for student who like small campuses and surroundings, everybody knows everybody pretty much. The class sizes are small and intimate, the teachers know you by name.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do off campus, that are not in the McKeesport area. Next to McKeesport is north Versailles where there is a movie theatre and walmart. Monroeville is also very near, and that's where you'll find the mall, places to eat, and such.

    Food and Dining

    Food is ok, some variety. Store isn't very big and hard to move in it. The food is overpriced if you don't live in the dorms, so watch the prices of things.

    Dorm Life

    I am a commuter and have never been in the dorms personally

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are great, and the classes are mostly well taught. Start off slow and then gradually advance in the class difficulty.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you like small class sizes this is the school for you, the campus is also small.

    In three sentences

    Penn state greater allegheny is a great small local school, that is very personal and helpful.t hey are very one on one with you and that teachers are great.