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Pennsylvania State University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityB+ Faculty AccessibilityB-
Useful SchoolworkB Excess CompetitionB
Academic SuccessA- Creativity/ InnovationC+
Individual ValueC+ University Resource UseA
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB+ FriendlinessA
Campus MaintenanceA Social LifeA+
Surrounding CityB+ Extra CurricularsA+
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable

Describes the faculty as:
Helpful, Arrogant, Condescending

Quite Bright
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Creativity/ Innovation
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Social Life
He cares more about Creativity/ Innovation than the average student.
Date: Dec 22 2004
Major: Electrical Engineering (This Major's Salary over time)
I am double majoring in computer and electrical engineering at Penn State. After 3 years of experience, I can say that my Penn State experience has been fun and rewarding, but the courses were certainly more difficult than I anticipated.

Don't go to Penn State (or any college for that matter) thinking that you won't have to work for what you want. Some of the things I love about Penn State are the incredible people and the sheer diversity of the campus. There is a lot to do here and a lot of fields that you can study. Any interest you might have is well represented here. The teachers are helpful if you go in to office hours and get to know them. The classes are interesting and most of the labs are actually relevant and useful for learning.

Some of the bad things are large classes, too many graduate student TAs (not always the best teachers), difficult course loads (which is what you should expect from any good engineering program), and the expenses of college (which you'll pay anywhere, but I wish were from in state).
Overall, I'd say Penn State is a good value and given the choice a second time, I'd choose Penn State again. I've made a lot of really great friends and I feel like I'm learning the material well enough to lead a prosperous career in the future. Good luck to all of you.

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