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Most Helpful Review for Penn State University
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: Eric from Winburne, PA
  • 63 out of 64 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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Student Responses to Review Topic: in 3 Sentences
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  • Kylie from Swarthmore, PA
  • Aug-26-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Stepping onto this campus felt different than any other college I've previously visited. Although it can appear large and overwhelming, the school is so welcoming that it seems like anyone can find their place here. There seems to be plenty of actives for everyone, and the school spirt is an amazing bonus!

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  • Jacqueline from Shreveport, LA
  • Jul-24-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Penn state is an huge school with a large student body. It is so welcoming and filled with life, I don't think I could get bored. They are very focused on making you feel at home even if you come from far away.

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  • Olivia from Farmington, NY
  • Jun-25-2015 I am a current student here

    Penn State is the most amazing school, and you can feel the energy and love the students have for the school as soon as you step on campus. Living on a big campus has increased my involvement and has allowed me to take advantage of all the opportunities a large school has to offer, especially in academics. There is no other place like Happy Valley.

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  • Andre from Bowie, MD
  • Feb-25-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Penn State has so much to offer. The social aspect is amazing and they seem to have activities for everyone. Not to forget all of the majors offered across the campuses.

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  • Meredith from San Francisco, CA
  • Jan-18-2015 I am a current student here

    I attend Penn State World Campus and have been taking classes part time since 2011. I work full time and I am pursing my Bachelor's of Science in Nursing Degree. Penn State World Campus is 100% online and it makes it very convenient no matter where I am to continue furthering my education. All of the classes I have taken to date have been well organized and composed. World Campus is a great option for those who cannot attend classes in person.

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  • Linda from Elizabethville, PA
  • Jan-15-2015 I am a current student here

    Penn State is a leading, reputable institution of higher learning in the world; so therefore undoubtedly, the students are taught by some of the most experienced and knowledgeable experts of their fields. The foundation of the curriculum here at Penn State is very solid and innovative; and the professors have only one goal in mind and that is to help their students succeed. That's why I would like to say that you can never go wrong with an education from Penn State.... WE ARE... PENN STATE!!

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  • Misty from Fort Worth, TX
  • Jan-12-2015 I am a current student here

    Penn State is a great place for anyone looking for a school that's well-known, has great internship opportunities(which are important when applying to graduate school), and a strong sense of camaraderie. Though the big campus can be overwhelming at first, by the end of their careers, most students don't want to leave and remain true to their Alma mater for life.

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  • Alexandra from MD
  • Dec-31-2014 I am a current student here

    Penn State University is a great place for someone who wants to branch out but still feel the support of a community. PSU is in the middle of nowhere, so it is easy to feel like a family with other Penn Staters, and the feeling of family is a great one. From the football games to the creamery ice cream, and everything in between, Penn State is a delight.

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  • Michael from Ridgewood, NJ
  • Dec-25-2014 I am a current student here

    It is a large campus with a large student body. There's a lot to do with friends downtown and there's never a dull moment. Classes can be tough, but nothing no one can handle

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  • Kristina from Greensburg, PA
  • Dec-23-2014 I am a current student here

    Penn State has opened the door to my future, and I am excited about what lies ahead of me. Yes, it is a big school, but the professors make an effort to get to know you on a personal level so that they can better facilitate the learning process. What I've learned in the classroom has translated seamlessly to the workforce (through my internship experience); I feel that I will enter the real world better prepared than a lot of my peers thanks to Penn State. We Are...!

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