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Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Lehigh Valley Reviews

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  • 05/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 of 7

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    nothing just study, hang with friends, and eat at the shop

    Food and Dining

    alright food, should have more food choices

    Dorm Life

    no dorm

    Academic Rigor

    some are hard and some are easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard now and work your way up. Its not always fun but best to get most of your credits done.

    In three sentences

    Its a small school but a great college with great environment. Even though they offer little classes and its a small area, they still hold a great education. It is best to take this school before going to main because it can provide easier classes then up at main

  • 05/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 of 7

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the campus is in a great location and it is extremely safe here so you do not need to worry about safety here.

    Clubs and Activities

    theres a ton of clubs and activities at penn state lehigh valley, but the best one out of them is thon, so join it if you are looking forward to having a lot of fun.

    Great for these types of students

    the students and teachers are awesome here, so reach out to them for help.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the school has free food every week atleast once, which i find awesome because you dont have to pay to get food that day.

    Bang for the buck

    It is pretty cheap and you also get to live at home which is more comfortable.

    What to do for fun

    the best thing to do for fun at penn state lehigh valley is to go to the prominade shops across the street because its really fun there.

    Food and Dining

    there is a cafeteria there but it will get expensive after a while. the food is pretty good there.

    Dorm Life

    We do not have dorms at penn state lehigh valley. everybody commutes there.

    Academic Rigor

    the college is definitely not too difficult because there are so many people there to help you succeed academically. All you really need to do to succeed academically is to do your work and study for tests.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students need to not be shy and try to get friends because they will definitely help your college career at penn state lehigh valley in studying and as well as enjoying your time there. students need to also get to know the teachers and introduce their selves to them because they will be there to answer any of their questions or help them on anything they need. students need to also consider tutoring because its extremely helpful.

    In three sentences

    Penn state lehigh valley has a small campus. Students and teachers are extremely nice and helpful. and The prominade mall is right across the street which is a perfect place to hangout in.

  • 06/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 of 7

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Has a lot of clubs for such a small campus. Has a Penn State THON committee which is one of the most popular clubs at all the Penn State campuses.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is a good value because you get the Penn State credits, but it is one of the cheapest Penn State branch campuses.

    What to do for fun

    Penn State Lehigh Valley offers a good number of clubs for the size of the campus. There is also a gym to work out and take fitness classes, like Zumba on the first floor of the building.

    Food and Dining

    There is a small food area on the first floor of the building, but the options are limited.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at Penn State Lehigh Valley

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging, but easy to manage with the small class size and good faculty.

    Tips for prospective students

    Penn State Lehigh Valley is great if you are looking for a school with small class sizes where you can easily get help. If you are looking for a bigger school feeling, this is not the Penn State campus I would recommend.

    In three sentences

    Great option if you are looking for a small class size, but you still want to get a Penn State education. Also offers the opportunity to move up to University park or any other Penn State campus after two years.

  • 09/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 person found this inaccurate. 4 of 7

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Great education for level of tuition being paid

    What to do for fun

    Alot of clubs and organizations to join and also has sports for potential athletes as well

    Food and Dining

    Good food

    Dorm Life

    No dorms at lehigh valley campus

    Academic Rigor

    High end education

    Tips for prospective students

    It is a good school to start out at

    In three sentences

    A very nice smaller school. The whole faculty really embraces the learning environment and making sure the students get a great education. Nice for commuters

  • 10/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 of 7

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are always campus police around whether they're inside, or keeping the parking lot safe. I have never once felt that I was in danger.

    Clubs and Activities

    My personal favorite: GET INVOLVED WITH THON! It'll inspire you, help you make friends, allow you to be apart of something bigger than yourself, and possibly change your life. There is nothing like it.

    What to do for fun

    What can't you do for fun? First of all, there's always something going on in the student lounge. Then there's your usual clubs to join, sports to play, a gym to exercise in, a pool to swim in, plenty of room in the front yard for recreational sports, a music room to practice in, and so much more.

    Food and Dining

    The food here in the Lion's Den is awesome, and not your typical cafeteria food. There is a great variety in foods, and the people behind the counter are always happy and helpful.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms on this campus, but don't judge a school by this, or you will surely miss out.

    Academic Rigor

    Penn State has a fairly high academic standard when it comes to classes, but do not be intimidated! The work is always doable, and the classes are always passable. Plus, professors are usually available to get help from, and there is an academic help room.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips for prospective students would be: don't be afraid to talk to new people, most of them would be happy to meet someone new; whether its through a job on campus, a club, or a sport, find some way to get involved; never be afraid to find a professor or staff person to talk to, they are all very helpful when it comes to anything from homework help to changing majors; and be prepared for the join in having awesome Penn State spirit.

    In three sentences

    Penn State Lehigh Valley is a very diverse community. There are always events going on, people to talk to, clubs and sports to join, professors and staff available to help you, and so much more. We are Penn State.

  • 01/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 of 7

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    This campus is located in a safe area to begin with. There is always at least one cop on campus at all times.

    Greek Life

    No on-campus housing

    Clubs and Activities

    I personally am involved in THON, Political Society, Blue & White Society, and Business Society. Other clubs inclue Blue and White Warriors, Bowling Club, Campus Christian Fellowship, Education Club, Environmental Club, Film Club, Frisbee Club, Glee Club, Honors Club, Lion Ambassadors, Outdoors Club, Pre-Health Society, PsiChi, PSULVERS, Psychology Club, S.G.A, Speak Your Community, Ski Club, State of the Valley, and United Leadership Council. In addition to clubs, there are also intramural sports to play. I played tennis in the fall. Others include basketball, golf, cross-country, flag football, bowling, cycling, powerlifting, and the 100-mile club. The fitness center is also a great way to connect. There are classes every day which any student may attend, as well as workout equipment. Also, there are recording studios in the music room. I've taken advantage of this as I am a musician myself!

    Great for these types of students

    -Students who want to go to PSU Main Campus but have not been admitted - after attending a PSU satellite campus for two years, as long as requirements have been met for the student's desired major, he/she will be able to go to Main Campus.-Students who need/want to save money -Students who would rather live at home than on-campus -Students who would prefer a small campus

    What to do for fun

    One might think getting involved on a commuter campus would be difficult or impossible - Not the case! There are plenty of clubs to join, as well as sports to play, fitness classes to take, and music groups to join or watch. There are also various activities scheduled throughout the year such as ice cream socials, movie nights, and trips to NYC. Not to mention, PSU LV is located directly across from the Promenade Shops and the RAVE Movie Theatre.

    Food and Dining

    The Lion's Den Cafe is a great place to take a break, socialize, re-charge, or study. Because this a commuter campus, there is no meal plan. The prices are reasonable though. I'd highly recommend the Pastrami sandwich.

    Dorm Life

    There's no on-campus housing here, but living at home saves BIG $! Plus, I get to sleep in my cozy full-size bed every night, eat delicious home-made meals, and I don't have to worry about dirty dorm bathrooms. I do know of several students living in near-by apartments as well.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic Rigor varies course by course and depends on the professor. Some are more difficult than others. However, I have found that at a smaller school, I'm able to ask questions during class or even meet with my professor if I'm having trouble understanding the material. They are always willing to help. At a larger school, speaking personally with professors typically seems to be more difficult. That being said, the material covered isn't necessarily easier, but I imagine myself finding classes with hundreds of other students to be more difficult as I would be less able to ask questions or request extra help outside of class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard! Ask for help when you need it. Make friends and get involved. Know that this school is small. There are about 1,000 other students who attend and there is one building on campus. However, this means the class sizes are also small. One of my classes last semester had ten other students. If you'd like your professor to know your name and be willing to help you personally, a small campus is the way to go. Also know there are plenty of opportunities to socialize. You'd be surprised!

    In three sentences

    Penn State Lehigh Valley is a commuter campus with friendly and diverse people, great professors and advisers, and plenty to do. The building is three years old and located in a beautiful area. During a time in which college may seem impossible to afford, PSU LV is a great college to attend.

  • 03/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 of 7

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There is activities everyday that you can get together with friend to attend. There is a gym and plenty of clubs to join.

    Food and Dining

    There is a cafeteria that has friendly employees. It is small and there is no dinning plans. There is alot of local places to eat with discounts for penn state students only seconds away.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorms here but nearby apartments

    Academic Rigor

    This is a campus where you would attend most likely to year and then transfer to a bigger campus to finish your degree. It has friendly professors that try there best to help everyone feel welcomed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Easy to attend Small class size friendly Easy to fit in

    In three sentences

    A very friendly campus that as an everyday option to learn something new. Invites lots of guest speakers or has actives everyday of the semester. You will never feel like your alone on this campus.