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Pennsylvania State University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityF Faculty AccessibilityC
Useful SchoolworkF Excess CompetitionD
Academic SuccessF Creativity/ InnovationC-
Individual ValueF University Resource UseF
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB- FriendlinessC-
Campus MaintenanceB- Social LifeB
Surrounding CityB- Extra CurricularsB+
SafetyA
Describes the student body as:
Friendly

Describes the faculty as:
Arrogant, Condescending, Unhelpful

Female
Quite Bright
Lowest Rating
Educational Quality
F
Highest Rating
Safety
A
She cares more about Educational Quality than the average student.
Date: May 03 2014
Major: Business - Management and Administration (This Major's Salary over time)
I transferred from a community college. I always thought that it would be hard coming from a community college, because it should be more challenging at a good school like Penn State. Imagine the surprise.

In one case my marketing professor argued that 2 marketing terms have the same definition, when by definition they are completely different (for the marketers among you, the terms were "promotion" and "advertising").

In other classes my teachers didn't teach at all, expecting us to learn by ourselves. In one case we were given take home exams, which were the questions that come with the instructor's book. He didn't even bother to go ahead and pick the relevant question, resulting in multiple questions with the same answers sequentially (each test has about 150 questions). Not only that, by the end of the course we completed only 10 quizzes for 10 chapters out of the 24.

To sum up - great campus, but don't go if you actually want to learn anything.

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