University Park, PA
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus


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Recent Reviews

Kathryn
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Being such a big university, it has a lot of options and opportunities that other colleges might not have. Some downsides of ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Being such a big university, it has a lot of options and opportunities that other colleges might not have. Some downsides of this size would be the huge classes and it can feel overwhelming. But if you really don't want a big campus, you can go to one of the commonwealth campuses and still be a part of Penn State!

Elijah
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There is always something going on, and always something to partake in. Whether academics, parties, or a mix of the two are y...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

There is always something going on, and always something to partake in. Whether academics, parties, or a mix of the two are your thing, there is something for everyone here. many of the people are friendly and approachable, and there is so much activity on a daily basis that you would be hard pressed to ever be bored.

Jenny
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I'm a third generation Chinese, attractive female. Visited campus and this is the most racist place I have ever visited. Fro...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I'm a third generation Chinese, attractive female. Visited campus and this is the most racist place I have ever visited. From the airport staff to the hotel to Penn State students, and prospective students, this was a terrible experience. An airport employee bumped into me and spilled a drink on me and just walked away, no apology. There were many other bad encounters too, definitely felt like a second class citizen. I asked Americanized Asians and blacks that I saw on campus and they confirmed my experiences—they had to find their own and were miserable prior to finding their own ethnicity. There was only one other Asian at the welcoming orientation. I spoke with professors and they were nice and so were some students telling me about the department but the general vibe of the student population was cold as ice. Only Caucasians should consider attending Penn State. It's also a subculture of silence and hushing (frat alcohol deaths, Jerry Sandusky, Joe Paterno). In addition, I heard the second flight is often cancelled, as they were when we visited too, not always from weather, but from lack of passengers. I wouldn't even attend here if I were white.

Sarah
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Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is a beautiful campus. The design of the campus is very detailed and well-thought-o...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is a beautiful campus. The design of the campus is very detailed and well-thought-out. The campus bus is also very convenient in order to quickly get from one side of campus to the other. While the professors are all extremely knowledgeable and the academics are rigorous, it is challenging to get to know your professor with such large class sizes. There is not an intimate classroom setting even in the upper-level advanced courses. Those classes still have 30-40 students per class. The professors, staff, and students are all extremely pleasant on campus. The campus is extremely safe and I would feel comfortable walking alone in the dark. There is a fun positive spirit just stepping foot on campus that is contagious.

Isaac
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Penn State Main clean, safe, and friendly environment. Professional staff and other students were welcoming. The presentation...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Penn State Main clean, safe, and friendly environment. Professional staff and other students were welcoming. The presentation s were informative. The area around the campus has numerous activities both school related and non school related. The visit I attended made Penn State summer session tour.

Chloe
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Overall, Penn State is a great school. There are some really amazing professors, so much diversity in terms of both classes a...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, Penn State is a great school. There are some really amazing professors, so much diversity in terms of both classes and student life, and an unmatched culture of Nittany Lions which makes each and every game day full of excitement and energy.

Amy
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I am in love with the school. It provides various opportunities for individuals from all different kinds of backgrounds, has ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I am in love with the school. It provides various opportunities for individuals from all different kinds of backgrounds, has an immense amount of majors to choose from, clubs that appeal to many diverse interests, amazing school spirit, and activities throughout the year that are exciting and enjoyable.

Brenna
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Penn State can be either the best decision or the worst mistake of your life. Personally, I don’t feel as though there is any...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Penn State can be either the best decision or the worst mistake of your life. Personally, I don’t feel as though there is any other college I could see myself at. Penn State has so many incredible resources available for the students, and an amazing alumni engagement network. However, some people find themselves drawn into the party scene. The classes are very challenging, and will either help you raise to the top of your field, or make you have serious doubts and change your major. Either way, Penn State is not for everyone. But, if you feel as though you’re ready to embark on one of the best, and most difficult journeys of your life, Penn State is the place for you.

Connor
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Penn State is a great University with plenty to offer for any kind of student. There is always a place for student to find th...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Penn State is a great University with plenty to offer for any kind of student. There is always a place for student to find their comfort zone. The football games are a great place to hangout with friends, meet new people, and bond over the support of the football team.

Chry
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Very nice area with plenty to do outside of campus. Very intelligent staff and faculty. There is nothing that they would not ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Very nice area with plenty to do outside of campus. Very intelligent staff and faculty. There is nothing that they would not to do see you succeed, either personally or academically. There is a real sense of community and lots of involvement on the university's part in the surrounding area

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  • Enrollment
  • 41,359
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $17,900
  • Acceptance rate
  • 56%

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