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Pennsylvania State University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityB+ Faculty AccessibilityB
Useful SchoolworkC Excess CompetitionB
Academic SuccessB Creativity/ InnovationB
Individual ValueA+ University Resource UseA-
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA+ FriendlinessB
Campus MaintenanceA Social LifeA
Surrounding CityA+ Extra CurricularsA+
SafetyA-
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

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SAT1040
Quite Bright
Lowest Rating
Useful Schoolwork
C
Highest Rating
Individual Value
A+
He cares more about Useful Schoolwork than the average student.
Date: Oct 03 2011
Major: Mechanical Engineering (This Major's Salary over time)
I spent two wonderful years at the branch campus in Hazelton. The class size was small and the instructors were friendly and knowledgeable. I would recommend a branch campus to anyone considering it. Hazelton does not have much to do outside, but being a student, I did not have the money anyway. We did go hiking, skiing, tubing, etc. The dorms at the time only held 200 kids and those that stayed on the weekend, had fun.

I had a great time there and became friends with 11 other guys who were going to the main campus. We got 3 apartments next to each other and had a great time the other 2-3 years.

The class size at UP are LARGE and is to be expected with so many students. After the first two years, they start getting smaller as you get into your major classes. I had a number of TA, which was disappointing.

I took longer to get through since I changed to mechanical engineering after my first year (pre-vet) and had two 6 month co-ops. Even though PSU had a very informal co-op program, I am happy I did it and strongly recommend it.

The Mechanical Engineering program did prepare me well for the real world. Even though most of what you need to do the job are taught on the job.

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