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Pennsylvania State University

Breakdown of “Collaboration/Competitive” at Penn State/PSU

By Gender
By Major
Aerospace EngineeringA
Animal StudiesB+
Business - Management and AdministrationB
Chemical EngineeringB+
Civil EngineeringB
Computer EngineeringB-
Computer ScienceB
Electrical EngineeringA-
Engineering DepartmentB+
Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etcC
Geography and GeosciencesB+
History/Histories (art history/etc.)C+
Mechanical EngineeringB+
Music - PerformanceA+
Natural ResourcesA-
Political ScienceB+
PreMed and MedicalB
Public HealthA-
School of InformationC+

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Pennsylvania State University
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... Once you're in, expect a lot of political drama and competition ...Read full comment
Terrible university to be in if you're a big city person - People come to class wearing loose baggy pyjamas and slippers , totally grubbed up look! .....Read full comment
... Once you're in, expect a lot of political drama and competition ...Read full comment
I went to PSU and had a great experience. Let's start with the positives: 1. It is a great place to learn, especially if you aren't really sure what...Read full comment
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, ...Read full comment
If you go to PSU, don't go to a satellite campus, or at least not Abington. The students aren't very nice, there is no parking after 9AM, most student...Read full comment
At first glance Penn State is wonderful. You go on the tour which basically highlights the places to eat in the HUB, and you are taken away by the be...Read full comment
The town infrastructure and the surrounding communities needs work. The roads are overcrowded and the buses just add to the problem. If you don't li...Read full comment
Ok, I know I'm one of the rare ones that didn't like PSU. Maybe b/c I was an out of state (NJ) and didn't feel like I could relate to the other stude...Read full comment
The town of State College is extremely racist. Both the movies Amistad and Schindler's List were not shown in any of the 3-4 first run movie theaters....Read full comment
I want to start of by saying that there are people who are going to love this school, and people who are going to hate it. It depends what you like an...Read full comment
The engineering program at Penn State is excellent. My particular feild is very competivite as you need to earn a high gpa in your first two years he...Read full comment
after 4 years @ PSU, i would definently do it all over again, they key to having a great time and taking advantage of everything there is to do, is to...Read full comment
Great place, lots of hot girls, drunk people, school spirit, and if you're majoring in engineering, expect a crap load of work coming your way, even i...Read full comment
Ok, I know I'm one of the rare ones that didn't like PSU. Maybe b/c I was an out of state (NJ) and didn't feel like I could relate to the other stude...Read full comment
I was initially (and completely) negative about attending PSU- University Park. I was being a snob and I was unsure about its reputation - was I bett...Read full comment
I was fortunate enough to get out of PSU when I could, and now I'm here at USC (Southern California) and it's the best decision I've ever made. First ...Read full comment
... Once you're in, expect a lot of political drama and competition ...Read full comment
Ok, I know I'm one of the rare ones that didn't like PSU. Maybe b/c I was an out of state (NJ) and didn't feel like I could relate to the other stude...Read full comment
If you're looking to go to school in a city, don't go to PSU. If you're looking for small classes and want to know all the other students, don't go t...Read full comment
I believe that all reviews contain a certain bias. If students have positive experiences then they render favorable reviews. On the other hand, stud...Read full comment
... Once you're in, expect a lot of political drama and competition ...Read full comment
Penn state is honestly the best college in the country! Go to one penn state football game and you will see that penn state has more school spirit tha...Read full comment
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