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Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Worthington Scranton Reviews

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  • 10/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 1 of 5

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Penn State Worthington is a very safe campus an the security is very aware of what is going on.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are lots of exciting activities on campus almost everyday from 12 until 1 in the cafeteria. Also there are a vast variety of clubs and sports to participate in.

    Food and Dining

    I have never ate in the cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms

    In three sentences

    Penn State Worthington is well structured. The campus is very appealing, and provides great resources for learning.The professors are understanding and well mannered, they care about your education.

  • 08/12/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 2 of 5

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    There are tons of clubs and activities going on during the day on campus. If there isn't a club that you want to join, then start up a new club!

    Will enjoy being here

    I've been on campus plenty of times and I have enjoyed being there every single time. If you let it be fun, you will enjoy your time there.

    Academic Rigor

    I have sat in a few classes at Penn State Worthington Scranton. From what I saw, I do know that I will learn plenty of new information. I also have a very strong feeling that I will also learn about life in general on campus.

  • 04/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 3 of 5

    Categories Comments
    Am learning a lot

    this is my first year at Penn State College and i learned a lot.

  • 11/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 of 5

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    Worthington has such a friendly atmosphere and everyone there is ready to help! It is also easy to get around which is a good thing! Of course the food is great and also many other food places around!

  • 12/30/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 of 5

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe due to the calm location. There's a couple emergency buttons around campus you can press for immediate help from campus security.

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    The number of available clubs is limited by lack of student interest. However, the clubs we do have are surprisingly very popular. The largest ones are the video game club, paranormal club, community service club (includes THON), and the Blue and White Society. There are a couple different student government clubs, and a couple small clubs like the science club and the paintball club. I'm not the person to ask about our sports teams, but I can say that the band and chorus are growing to be quite large.

    Great for these types of students

    Based on the current population, I would say it is especially fitted for the financially conscious, commuters, transfer, part time, and return students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Sometimes there's a bit of a parking problem whenever Worthington or the church next door hosts an event. I find it amusing that when this happens, students use the old tennis court to compensate the lack of spots. There's no lines painted, but they always park very neatly.

    Bang for the buck

    Easily one of the best points in choosing this school. It's a great price for a Penn State degree. The 2+2 plan is a lifesaver as well if you want to commute but Worthington doesn't offer the major of your choosing. You take two years of basic general education classes at one campus, then transfer to a larger Penn State Campus that offers the rest of the classes you need for the major. Commuting to Worthington for the first two years saves valuable funds that would otherwise have been spent on food and board.

    What to do for fun

    There's lots of creative free events, usually with lunch provided. One time I stuffed a toy moose, another time I iced a personal sized cake. Be sure to take advantage of the free massages provided the week before finals. Don't be afraid to show up to an event just for the food, no one will mind. They also offer free trips to places like New York, Harrisburg, and baseball games. Dunmore is a very quiet town, so there's not too much to do for fun. But take a drive to neighboring Scranton and you're sure to find something to entertain you.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great for anyone who still enjoys ordering off the kids' menu. Don't lie, that's probably you too. Most students eat chicken fingers, curly fries, and pizza five days a week. They also offer a salad bar, some cold sandwich options and an ignored hot food option that changes daily. I've heard that the school is going to work on the lunch options soon. The eating areas are very nice. There's the View Cafe, which has a wall of windows overlooking the mountain range, as well as various outdoor locations. On warmer days, the courtyard directly outside the cafeteria is comfortably populated. If you're looking to study while you eat, there's quite a couple picnic tables in peaceful locations around campus.

    Dorm Life

    There is a privately owned dorm building located practically on the campus. I've never been inside, but it looks new, secure, and expensive. As far as I know, only a few students dorm there. I've never heard them complain about it.

    Academic Rigor

    In most ways, the class difficulty is what you would expect from a college. General education classes are relatively easy while more detailed subjects like calculus and organic chemistry are more difficult. None of the classes have those crazy teachers who make it almost impossible to pass. In fact, the vast majority of them are extremely caring, understanding, and helpful. They encourage and reward students for coming to them for help. The free tutoring center is supportive as well. The tutors are usually students who have already completed the class and they go out of their way to help you succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    For someone considering Penn State Worthington-Scranton, it's definitely important to visit campus. The school is great in so many ways, but you need to see if you like the small campus environment. There are only five buildings and about 1,300 students. It's easy to feel at home with the small class sizes and friendly teachers. However, if you prefer a busy party school, you might want to try the University Park campus instead.

    In three sentences

    Worthington is a calm and scenic campus with small class sizes and helpful teachers. On campus dining is limited, but the free food at the numerous school and club hosted events helps make up for it. This is a practical choice for anyone committed to earning a degree without a mountain of student loan debt.