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Penn State is a Super Friendly rural area

Nov 26 2013Mechanical Engineering
Penn State is a Super Friendly rural area with a LOT to do and distract you from your studies. Engineering school is top-rate and very well respected. Has gotten even better since I graduated. Admin needs to catch up on wireless dorms and e-commerce. Holy Christ it is 2013 and they do NOT accept electronic submittable of transcripts?!?!
4th Year Male -- Class 1987
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Useful Schoolwork: B-

THE WORST FINANCIAL AID EVER!!! Literally just depressing

Jul 18 2013Business - Management and Administration
THE WORST FINANCIAL AID EVER!!! Literally just depressing. If you do not have the money to go here, or your parents do not qualify for loans, your life will be a living hell. The Office of Student Aid and Bursar's Office are supposed to work together to help you. They will bounce you between each other. They are both LAZY and INCAPABLE. Not only does their system suck, but the employees are uninformed. It took me 3 months to finalize a loan with both offices. They will not help at all. I walked in one day to see if my loan had finally been processed. There were 3 employees sitting there just chatting. They finally waived me over. When i asked if my loan had been processed they Literally looked at one paper. Said oops it still needs to be filed. That will happen in a day or two. *(the loan was already one week late)* DO NOT listen to a word they say. They will not help you. Its disgusting and frustrating
2nd Year Male -- Class 2014
Innovation: A+, Individual Value: F

DON'T ATTEND THIS SCHOOL! I went to the

Dec 18 2013Anthropology
DON'T ATTEND THIS SCHOOL! I went to the University Park campus, and then transferred to the online World Campus. Both were terrible. This school's biggest sell is partying, and football. They are closed-minded, and NOT at all kind to minorities, and they're homophobes. I actually received an email from the University's President after an incident in October 2013. White students (unapologetically) wore "blackface" and KKK costumes for Halloween (see link below). This upset many minority students, and the school's only response was an email. Asians are openly made fun of, and forget it if you're gay or lesbian. Please, please, please stay away from this school! Especially if you're a woman who does not enjoy the prospect of being date raped, and no one caring after you report the rapist.


You will be disappointed, and waste your parents money. The financial aid packages are nonexistent. The teachers are dunces, and their English is poor. The teachers' born in America are even worse. Typos by the ton. The World Campus courses are excessively outdated in some areas. For example, my Biology teacher constantly had to change the grades on the weekly quizzes because the answers did not pertain to the newer edition of the assigned materials. Also, many links to the assignments we had to complete were dead, so she had to update it as we went along. Admittedly, this was one of the better professors, kind of.

The administration are f**k ups, and I had three different academic counselors in the time I attended Penn State. There is nothing to do but drink, party, and watch football games. There are a ton of clubs, but who cares, since no one actually participates. This school is all show, and nothing about it is worthwhile. I ended up applying to another college after I got fed up with the atmosphere. I will be attending Columbia University come Spring. I am more than happy to pay the extra money, and the financial aid is better, including scholarship opportunities. To summarize my opinion of Pedo State University...STAY FAR AWAY!!!

Post Gazette article on racist Halloween costumes at PSU (Oct. 2013):http://old.post-gazette.com/localnews/20031206psublack1206p7.asp

Male -- Class 2000
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