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Pennsylvania State University

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Educational QualityA- Faculty AccessibilityA
Useful SchoolworkB Excess CompetitionA-
Academic SuccessA- Creativity/ InnovationB+
Individual ValueA+ 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: Nov 09 2009
Major: Engineering Department (This Major's Salary over time)
I've just read some of the negative comments posted about Penn State. A majority of them related to the parties and drinking scene found here. I will be honest with you. I think drinking is stupid and unnecessary. In fact, I highly fear drunk people. I do not drink at all and avoid the parties and I have never had a dull weekend here. There is so much to do! Late Night at the hub is always great. My friends and I are always downtown grabbing calzones or some warm cookies. Sometimes I'm busy with club activities. Concerts come in ALL the time, as well as broadway plays, all at discounted prices. The drinking seen just seems so large here because we are such a large university. You will find the same type of behavior anywhere you go, even more so at many Ivy Leagues (as told to me by friends who attend them. It just seems so excessive due to the amount of students we have. Personally, I feel like if you are partying you are kind of wasting your time here. There is so much you are missing out on if you spend your weekends wasted.

As for being looked down on for not drinking. That has NEVER happened to me. I'm sure people may think that, but they have never said it to my face. Everyone is really chill. If you respect their decision to drink, they will respect your decision not to. It's that simple. Sometimes they don't get it and you just have to smile and nod. It's really easy not to get sucked up in the drinking social aspect here. There are also A LOT more people here that don't drink than you'd think.

My main feel is that you will get out of Penn State what you want to get out of it. This is true for almost anything in life so you better get started now. If all you want to see is drunk people, then you will see that. If you get invloved in the right clubs, surround yourself with people who feel the same as you, and respect everyone's decisions, you will have a great time =]

questionIf you're afraid of drunk people why attend? I think this is a teacher or the PR dept. posting here.
responseI have heard about the Penn state university's engineering department from the pass-out students. And all of them have good reviews about the campus and the faculties there. It would be a great choice if you plan to do engineering there.
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