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Pennsylvania State University

Breakdown of “Surrounding City” at Penn State/PSU

By Gender
By Major
Aerospace EngineeringA
Animal StudiesD+
Business - Management and AdministrationB
Chemical EngineeringB-
Civil EngineeringC+
Computer EngineeringB-
Computer ScienceC+
Electrical EngineeringB+
Engineering DepartmentB
Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etcF
Geography and GeosciencesA-
History/Histories (art history/etc.)C-
Mechanical EngineeringB
Music - PerformanceA
Natural ResourcesB+
Political ScienceC+
PreMed and MedicalC-
Public HealthB
School of InformationA-

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Surrounding City

... The city is also perfect, you have all the benifits of a large city without any of the drawbacks such as poor sections of a city with much crime...Read full comment
... Its amazing that taxes collected by the city of Philadelphia support a school which so blatantly discriminates against minority students when Phi...Read full comment
... If your used to a city or living in a town that has more than 3 major streets or where people know what a turnpike is don't come here ...Read full comment
... New York City is 5 hours away, Pittsburg is about 3, Philly is also 3, DC is about 5 ...Read full comment
... Yes, the city is small, if you wanted a big city, why would you come to state college, pa ...Read full comment
... The school is unreal - from the town (which is totally uncomparable - there is no better college town - i don't care WHAT city you are in) to th...Read full comment
I arrived here ready to work hard and participate as much as possible. I was impressed by the reputation and the beautiful campus. I also relied on th...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
I arrived here ready to work hard and participate as much as possible. I was impressed by the reputation and the beautiful campus. I also relied on th...Read full comment
... If you're looking to go to school in a city, don't go to PSU ...Read full comment
... If you need to be near a city don't go here ...Read full comment
... Athletes receive special treatment and are virtually immune from discipline from the school or city at all times ...Read full comment
... Too many people complain there is no big city around, but in my opinion state college has all the pros of a big city with none of the downsides ...Read full comment
I arrived here ready to work hard and participate as much as possible. I was impressed by the reputation and the beautiful campus. I also relied on th...Read full comment
... If you need to be near a city don't go here ...Read full comment
... I come from a huge city on the west coast, so I'm used to wearing bright colors, different layers, and so forth ...Read full comment
... 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 ...Read full comment
... The campus is beautiful, but the surrounding city of Abington is very white trash, and traffic is horrible ...Read full comment
... Too far from a major city for my liking ...Read full comment
... Seriously, if you want tons of diversity then choose a inner city college or university ...Read full comment
... If you're from the inner city, like me ...Read full comment
... If you need to be near a city don't go here ...Read full comment
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