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Pennsylvania State University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityB Faculty AccessibilityB-
Useful SchoolworkB Excess CompetitionB+
Academic SuccessA- Creativity/ InnovationB-
Individual ValueB University Resource UseB
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB+ FriendlinessA-
Campus MaintenanceA Social LifeA
Surrounding CityB+ Extra CurricularsA
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Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Self Absorbed

Not so bright
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Faculty Accessibility
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Campus Maintenance
She cares more about Faculty Accessibility than the average student.
Date: Jul 05 2004
Major: Psychology (This Major's Salary over time)
Penn State had its ups and downs. I liked attending a big university and experiencing the typical college lifestyle, such as the college town, football games, and the party scene. However, a word of advice about going to PSU. I recommend starting at a branch campus to get acclimated to college life and actually having your gen eds taught by real professors who go out of their way to help, plus the benefits of smaller class sizes. Main campus treats the freshman/sophmores like crap (from what I've heard) since I started at Penn State Altoona I had the benefits of main campus being so close and the personal attention from advisors and faculty at Altoona campus. My upper level classes at main campus were relatively small and taught by professors except the only difference was that most of the profs in the psych dept were difficult to contact which is why the TAs are the prof's bitches. I always perceived arrogance from the psychology professors because they spend most of their time researching and writing text books. WORD OF ADVICE: You have to be a good self-advocate in the psych dept because it's such a huge major. Personally, I didn't have a problem because I knew how the system worked and had my career goals in place. WHAT SUCKED: Getting profs to write grad school recommendations. I had one of my references rejected because the letter sucked and then had another professor avoid me for 3 months when I would ask if he had written the letter, he finally did it after months of reminding him.
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