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NCAA Division I-A
Big Ten Conference
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High School GPA
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.398 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.414 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.410 responses
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.486 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.584 responses
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After Penn State
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.275 responses
Penn State Reviews
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Penn State is a great place to learn at. Typically, students can choose to go the 2+2 route which allows them to start at another campus for two years and then transfer up to University Park campus for graduation. Penn state is well known as a research school and provides students with endless resources to further their education. The professors are all professional and are passionate about what they teach. Campus life is amazing as long as you put in the effort to get involved. There are plenty of resources to get you in the zone and allow you to socialize with others, and most importantly future employers. They offer many career fairs throughout the year that is great for getting interview experience, or even internships and employment after graduation. Great place to be! We are PENN STATE!
Penn State has hundreds of opportunities for everyone. Sadly, the partiers have recently given PSU a bad reputation. But, PSU is creating new policies and enforcing old ones to keep everyone safe. Penn State is so much more than a "party school," as I've heard it been called. There are over 160 majors available and over 1,000 clubs, sports, or organizations. RA's and other mentors organize activities to help students bond with each other, so making new friends is no problem. WE ARE!
So far my Penn State experience has been amazing. Penn State's atmosphere and opportunities are far better than I ever expected. State College is filled with welcoming community and a small town feel. As a Smeal business student, I could not imagine a school providing as much real-world opportunities and career building events as Penn State. The key to surviving such a huge school is really to get involved from the very beginning. Whether it be Greek Life, THON, or any other club, it's important to put yourself out there and make the school smaller for yourself!