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Pennsylvania State University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA+ Faculty AccessibilityA
Useful SchoolworkB+ Excess CompetitionA
Academic SuccessA- Creativity/ InnovationA-
Individual ValueB+ University Resource UseA+
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA- FriendlinessA
Campus MaintenanceA- Social LifeA+
Surrounding CityA+ Extra CurricularsA+
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

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Date: Mar 19 2004
Major: Math (This Major's Salary over time)
I'm a currently a senior majoring in mathematics and astronomy and astrophysics, with a minor in physics. I'm also in the Honors College here at PSU. I've had a great time here at PSU.



Drinking is big here, but only amongst the least creative students. There's always something to do, if you keep your eyes open, from theatre, to music, to sports, to just hanging out. I suggest reading the student newspaper, The Daily Collegian; it's very good for a student newspaper and it does an excellent job covering most of the events that go on at PSU (just don't try and compare it to the New York Times). Football is indeed the center of campus life on fall Saturdays, but since I love college football, that's fine with me. As for the town, you don't need a car, as restaurants and shopping are all available with a few blocks of the university.

As for my friends I've made here at PSU, they're amazing. In the Honor's College, at least, the intellectual level of PSU students is high—everyone is like the smartest person in your high school, and I guarantee there will be more than one person smarter than you, which is a good thing.



The astronomy department, which I would consider my home department, is very friendly. Every instructor I've had in astronomy has been very concerned with a student's development, not just with test grades. They are very helpful, and readily available outside of class if you need extra help. Moreover, they're all leaders in their field, so if you're interested in graduate school, or even a future job, undergraduate research opportunities are readily available. The math department is also good, but not quite as good as the astronomy department, in my opinion. I have some doubts about the quality of the physics department, however. I have no experience in engineering or liberal arts though, so your experiences may vary.



I love PSU. Sometimes I dream about what it would have been like to go to a more selective (or private) university, but I remember all the awesome times I've had, on the playing field (PKs for the IM soccer championship), in the classroom, and just hanging around (oh some of the pranks we've played), and everything is OK.

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