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  • 02/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 of 5

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    penn state university prides itself on its high security standards- and the wilkes-barre campus is no different! it is a very safe environment with security always on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    penn state wilkes-barre offers so many clubs and activities for its students to be involved in. it's great for your resume and really helps you interact and make new friends on campus!

    Great for these types of students

    penn state wilkes-barre offers a great 2+2 program. so if you want to attend a smaller campus before transferring to university park, penn state wilkes-barre is the perfect place to get your start!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    like every penn state university campus, the lion shrine is a popular spot for students to take a picture- especially on graduation day! another fascinating and historical fact: hayfield house. anyone who visits the campus should take the tour!

    Bang for the buck

    penn state wilkes-barre is one of the most affordable degrees in the luzerne county area! better yet, no matter which campus you attend- everyone gets the big ten degree!

    What to do for fun

    penn state wilkes-barre has a lot of intramural sports programs including soccer, basketball, volleyball, etc. if sports aren't your thing there are movie nights, haunted forests, dances, the list goes on!

    Food and Dining

    there is always something good cookin' in the student commons! from soups, salads, wraps, hot foods, snacks- we have it all! make sure to use e-lion cash to save some money!

    Dorm Life

    housing at penn state wilkes-barre is convenient and affordable! you will never be bored or feel alone! there's fun when you want it, and study time when you need it!

    Academic Rigor

    penn state wilkes-barre offers many associate degrees and bachelor degrees! just go to the university website to check them all out! class sizes are small, and the teachers are great!

    Tips for prospective students

    use the resources provided to you- the teachers want to help you succeed here at penn state. each program here is unique and guarantees you a great education! we also have an amazing career services center to help you prepare for the next step after graduation!

    In three sentences

    penn state wilkes-barre is more than just a university, it's a bonded community. the experiences and memories are one of a kind here. the university slogan, it's your time! explains it all!

  • 04/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 of 5

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Seminars, sports, bon-fires and movie nights! Everyday is a new experience; with constant student involvement in on-campus functions you'll never be bored.

    Food and Dining

    A wide variety of healthy and snack food is constantly available in more than one place on campus!

    Academic Rigor

    Most classes have a heavy work load but with such helpful professors, you'll never feel overwhelmed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know your major and do the work!

    In three sentences

    I love the campus, the helpful staff and professors. A place where you can achieve your goals and beyond.

  • 06/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 of 5

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    many out door bon fires. supervised parties for holidays and just for fun days. We have comedians come in and local bands.

  • 07/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 of 5

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Feel very safe here.

    Clubs and Activities

    Please ask for a brochure, unlimited number of clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who like small classrooms and where the professors will help you succeed.

    Bang for the buck

    I think it is worth the money, since you do get individual attention. If you need help, someone is always there to help.

    What to do for fun

    Many activities at the campus. There is so much to do, over 40 clubs to join.

    Food and Dining

    Food is very good.

    Tips for prospective students

    College is what you make of it. It's a very nice campus. Professors are there to help. They have so many clubs and intermural teams you may join.

    In three sentences

    It's a very nice campus. Classes are small which are great. Teachers are really involved with the students.

  • 12/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 of 5

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The security department is small, but so is the campus, other schools seem to have more security, but you get great privacy and freedom, so that's a major plus. Also with the campus being in the country area you don't have any problems.

    Greek Life

    None!

    Great for these types of students

    Students who like nature, for the campus is filled with nature, anyone that wants to make friends, everyone is friendly and with the small amount of students on campus, you basically know everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Nothing!

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is really cheap compared to other schools in the area. (Wilkes, Kings, Misercordia) and you really do learn a lot. The professors care about the students, and are always there to help you. Its a really good bang for the buck.

    What to do for fun

    Student government association, 4 seasons club, blue and white society, and so many more clubs and groups to join. Even though it is a small campus, size and student wise, there are tons of clubs and activities to do. Spots events are very popular too, if it is at PSU WB, or University Park.

    Food and Dining

    The food area, and dinning is great. It is a good place to see your friends, and have a good meal at an affordable price.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms on campus, only near by off campus living.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors really want you to succeed and every college says it, but actions and words are two different things, PSU WB proves that the teachers really want you to do good. I gave it 4 stars because some teachers are easy going, but that does not mean they wont help you!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't worry about debt, Penn State Wilkes-Barre is very affordable. Be nice to all of the professors and they will be nice back to you.

    In three sentences

    This is truly a great school. The teachers, office workers, and other students are great, nice, and kind. The campus is an amazing nature filled area, and the small student to teacher ratio is great for students.