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Penn State is a great university.Quite BrightChemical Engineering
Penn State is a great university. It is hard to argue this given the fact that it is one of the top public universities and is the most heavily recruited university by employers. It is easy to understand why there is so much passion for the school from its students and alumni. I am a dedicated student who manages to make the deans list every semester. The classes are hard but it is possible to manage a very vibrant social life and maintain good grades and be involved on campus. In my experience it was not all about football by any means; to some students perhaps this is the case but to me it was all about the academics, THON, and the amazing sense of community. It truly is a Penn State family. I would recommend this school to anyone and everyone, you will not regret coming here.
3rd Year Female -- Class 2016
Education Quality: A+, Individual Value: B
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Amazing alumni loyalty and hiring preference.BrightPolitical Science
Amazing alumni loyalty and hiring preference. By far the most deep-felt attachment of any alumni network in the country. Almost annoyingly so to many.

Should have taken more business courses.Take advantage of the large school resources, but make the big school small by finding those who have your same interests - it's all there at universities like PSU.

Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
Starting Job: Naval officer; Preparedness: A Reputation: A
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I study English as a major here atSuper BrilliantEnglish
I study English as a major here at Penn State. The English program here is excellent. However some of the lecturers can be a bit stuck up/arrogant, and one department head of the Rhetoric department takes too many drugs. The professors are of very high quality and do challenge you as a student.

Professors are easily accessible but you have to be the one to contact them and make the time/effort to communicate with them.

The student body consists of mainly middle/upper class white students but you're in the middle of rural central Pennsylvania, and most people come from out of state, other countries, or from Pittsburgh or Philadelphia.

If you are an LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, or trans) student Penn State is very accepting of LGBT people, and LGBT students. The surrounding community is very LGBT friendly as well.If you are from a large city the town/small city of State College will take some time to get used to as it is sort of rural. Yes people do drink a lot but there are many other things to do besides drink.

1st Year Female -- Class 2016
Education Quality: A+, Collaboration/Competitive: D-
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