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Pennsylvania State University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityB Faculty AccessibilityB+
Useful SchoolworkB+ Excess CompetitionB
Academic SuccessB Creativity/ InnovationB+
Individual ValueA- University Resource UseB
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA FriendlinessA-
Campus MaintenanceB+ Social LifeA-
Surrounding CityB- Extra CurricularsA-
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Arrogant, Approachable, Snooty

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful, Self Absorbed

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Date: Dec 11 2011
Major: Communications (This Major's Salary over time)
I had a great time at Penn State University. I'm a freshman and I've worked hard to maintain a good gpa, so this year wasn't the most exciting in terms of having fun and partying, but I'm glad I did not get sucked into the party scene. One advice-it's easy to get caught up in the party scene…it really is! I'm no party animal, but I've had my fair share of moments getting trashed, and man this place is where you need to be if you want to have a good time! Apart from the whole party scene, the school itself is really good. I'm in the college of communication and my professors have all been fabulous. This school seriously teaches you how to be independent and an individual; you build character by going to this school-you learn how to make good friends, how to get around the campus, how to study and get good grades, etc.

The campus is sprawling and huge, but it is gorgeous! Especially during the fall time. When you first come here, you may think:

OMG, how am I going to survive here?
But it's not bad at all! After your first semester, the campus will become your home and it will feel really small, but not too small. The downtown area of State College is very quaint and there are lots of little shops and stores for you to have a good time.

The social scene is actually great. I was worried about dealing with annoying frat guys and sorority girls, but after a while, I began to notice that most of the people here are actually not involved in that. Sure, you will come across some trashy people who love to party 24/7, but there are amazing and great people here who will become your best friend! You just have to look hard and stop going to the "main events." I write for the school's newspaper and met so many of my friends through there. The Daily Collegian is a great place to be if you enjoy writing. After this year's crazy event with the Sandusky case, it's hard not to say that this was a one time opportunity for college journalists. Seriously, the reputation of The Collegian is wonderful and it's just a great place to be.

The professors here are very nice (some of them are obviously into their research more) and they are willing to go that extra mile to help you. I made the effort to meet all my professors and got help in all of my classes. I'm going to transfer to USC because I want to go a place with a stronger Communication/Film program, but I couldn't have been able to transfer if it weren't for Penn State. In just one semester, I grew to be a stronger individual here. This is a wonderful school and I hope people will not look at in a negative light after the child abuse incident. I'm going to miss PSU and the amazing people I've met here. Penn State is a great school.

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