University Park, PA
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus


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Recent Reviews

Kylee
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Growing up, Penn State was my dream school and the four years I spent there made that dream come true. From the renowned and ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Growing up, Penn State was my dream school and the four years I spent there made that dream come true. From the renowned and published professors, to the White Out in Beaver Stadium on Saturday's, there is nothing that Penn State doesn't have to offer. Want to life on campus all 4 years? You can. Want to live in a high rise with floor to ceiling glass windows? You can. Want to live in a historic house downtown sharing a room like real college? You can. From intramural to varsity sports, we have it all. Want to win Nationals in a Quidditch tournament? They've done that. Want to join a sorority or fraternity and raise money to fight pediatric cancer? Easy. Have a want to perform on stage? Join a club like the Thespians or get the same degree on the same campus as Keegan Michael Key? Look no further. Hungry for tacos? We've got the best downtown. Want to stick to Chipotle and McDonald's? Done. Want to listen to a jukebox in a 50's diner? You can, I worked there. Think the Creamery is overrated? Don't worry, State College has the best ice cream and made on the farm milk at Meyer Dairy. There's nothing you can't find at Penn State.

Alexander
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I have an overall favorable opinion of the campus. The atmosphere inside and outside of the classroom is friendly and conduci...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I have an overall favorable opinion of the campus. The atmosphere inside and outside of the classroom is friendly and conducive to learning. It is a large campus, but there are niche communities that have something for everyone. There are a variety of fun activities to help students de-stress and relax in between classes and on weekends. My specific major requires that I put in a lot of work, so I don't get the chance to experience everything the campus has to offer. However, when I am not working I find numerous ways to enjoy myself with the company of others or by myself.

Mason
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I love everything about Penn State. State College is the perfect size for someone from a small town, like me, who’s just tran...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love everything about Penn State. State College is the perfect size for someone from a small town, like me, who’s just transitioning to a bigger place. The facilities and faculty at Penn State main are quite literally some of the best in the world. Penn State is like a family; a giant, brilliant, fantastic family. We are!

Chelsea
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Pennsylvania state university is a GREAT school. The campus is huge and diverse, so it won’t be hard to find the group for yo...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Pennsylvania state university is a GREAT school. The campus is huge and diverse, so it won’t be hard to find the group for you once you get involved on campus. It has plenty of opportunities for you if you go out and look for them. Plenty of professors who are willing to help and the students are super nice and friendly. I found my friends towards the middle of the semester and they are wonderful. Dining on campus is great, such as Pollock commons for breakfast! The only downside of dining is some places close super early (such as chick fil a). When using your points for food, be smart when using them because they can run out super-fast (learned my lesson)! The dorms are okay; some are really old can should be renovated. There are so many clubs on campus to choose from, you can almost find anything of your interest. When I got to campus, I joined a dance team and I LOVE IT! The girls are so nice and became my closest friends at school. The students at school are willing to help you as well. The campus size is very big, so when it gets warm, you see a lot of students on bikes. Penn State also has busses to get you wherever you need to go on campus. The town Is very nice, it’s like a mini city. A cool thing about it is they have Uber’s and Lyft’s. Overall, the school is great and students show a lot of school spirit.

Cameron
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This university is a definite great campus to be at during the semesters. Sports are a very big culture, whether it is recrea...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

This university is a definite great campus to be at during the semesters. Sports are a very big culture, whether it is recreation or not. Everyone is very friendly and open, many students are well articulated as well as educated in the major they are studying in.

Nnalu
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I absolutely love my campus at University Park. It is beautiful, and it's everything I ever wished for! There is a fair amoun...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I absolutely love my campus at University Park. It is beautiful, and it's everything I ever wished for! There is a fair amount of diversity (which was personally very important) and there are plenty of things to do. Whether you're into arts, dance, music, film, or athletics, there is always something. My personal favorites were the concerts (some with student discounts, some were free!). And though it wasn't really my thing, the football culture gets pretty exciting! Sometimes it feels like there's too much to do! But that's a good problem to have I suppose! When it comes to academics though, things do get pretty challenging. This is mostly due to the fact that the campus is massive and so is the student body. Your professors may not have the same personal relations with you that professors at a smaller school would. However, there are plenty of resources that you can contact if you do need extra help, and professors are pretty good at putting those contacts out there. If you are looking for a bigger campus with lots of opportunities, I would greatly recommend PSU Main!

Ashley
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I can't imagine myself at any other college but here. It provides me with millions of opportunities to get involved academica...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I can't imagine myself at any other college but here. It provides me with millions of opportunities to get involved academically and join extracurriculars. The school spirit is the absolute best, and I feel safe and welcomed here. My only negative is housing options, the lottery process is the worst.

Christian
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In my first semester at PSU, I went through many different emotions. In the beginning I was very stressed adjusting to everyt...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

In my first semester at PSU, I went through many different emotions. In the beginning I was very stressed adjusting to everything and I missed home a bit. A couple weeks in, I started to find my groove and from then till now, I love the environment that Penn State brings. You can find a club or group for any activity you want to get involved in and teachers are always willing to help you better understand their class.

Kaylyn
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Penn State main has brought me all that I could have wished for in a college. From the moment I stepped on campus, I knew it ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Penn State main has brought me all that I could have wished for in a college. From the moment I stepped on campus, I knew it would be my home. From the sports to organizations, there is a place for everyone. It is very to find a club or activity that catches your interest. Thanks to Penn State, I know I will have the opportunity to find a fantastic job because of the academics and alumni.

Charlotte
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I really enjoy my major but it is extremely rigorous and difficult so my college experience is different than many other stud...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I really enjoy my major but it is extremely rigorous and difficult so my college experience is different than many other students. Most of the student body is involved in THON and attends football games while I do not. The academics are very strong but many people prioritize their social life over academics which is why they struggle. I do believe Penn State is a very good university as there are numerous opportunities and events for a wide range of interests, and the facilities are all very good.

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