College Sophomore 2013-12-11T02:56:05Z
Alcohol is prevalent on the Penn State campus, it is not called Happy Valley for nothing. There are apartments and fraternity parties off campus all the time. If you are looking to drink, you can easily find a party on the weekend. However, there is no pressure to drink. If you choose not to drink, no one treats you differently because of it (you will probably get better grades than those that choose to drink anyways).
College Sophomore 2013-12-11T02:51:35Z
Every sporting event that I have been to at Penn State has been great: football, wrestling, volleyball, all are great events. Due to Penn State being a Division I school each sport competes at a high level and is fun to watch. The student section is a great experience at sporting events, fan support is evident, and the facilities are great. In addition most events other than a few select sports (football, hockey, and men's basketball) are free to students. You just go, show your student id, and you are in the event.
College Sophomore 2013-12-11T02:48:44Z
The dining hall provides food that is both good tasting and diverse. The dining commons will have special events with different food such as a holiday dinner. It is very easy to eat healthy with the different varieties of fruits and vegetables. There are also vegan options in the commons. In addition to the all you can eat style commons, there are plenty of stop and go places, and shops that have their own flavors all over campus.
College Sophomore 2013-12-11T02:46:00Z
Penn State, especially University Park is a very diverse campus. For example there are over 6,000 international students at Penn State and they come from all corners of the globe. Regarding acceptance, Penn State residence life does a good job of emphasizing acceptance and building friendships in the residence halls. There are also plenty of clubs and organizations that represent the different groups on campus.
College Sophomore 2013-12-11T02:43:59Z
Once your computer is hooked into the wireless network, you can access wireless anywhere on campus and it is both reliable and fast.
College Sophomore 2013-12-11T02:37:32Z
Penn State is a big campus, over a mile from one end to the other. A Cata bus system runs all around campus and the town of State College. There is an app that tracks the progress of the buses. It is an easy to use and effective system.
College Sophomore 2013-12-11T02:36:00Z
Penn State is the best, and I am glad I made the decision to come here. The campus is very large when at University Park (there are about 40,000) and that can be intimidating to people. With the big campus though comes massive amounts of resources and opportunities. With the campus you will meet many different people and find your niche as well. The sports events are great, besides the normal dose of college football and basketball other sports are great to attend as well (for example wrestling). Overall great college.
College Sophomore 2013-12-09T21:35:30Z
To be honest, Penn State is a large university. Some things are going to go by undetected. Much of the alcohol and party monitoring could be increased.
College Sophomore 2013-12-09T21:33:26Z
Penn state is a very social campus. The people are generally friendly too. I am always meting someone new to hangout with.
College Sophomore 2013-12-09T21:33:26Z
I am looking to transfer into the fall.. So far the university has been great to me and have been very helpful.
College Sophomore 2013-12-09T21:31:10Z
Although I have not lived on campus, I would imagine it being an awesome experience. It is quite expensive, but if you are willing to pay for it, it is quality housing.
College Sophomore 2013-12-09T21:29:21Z
Drinking here is one of the worst I've seen so far. Alcohol abuse here from of age to underage is pretty severe. I am often concerned for the students so I interact with, especially late at night downtown.
College Sophomore 2013-12-09T21:27:37Z
Guys & Girls:
Although I am not officially a student, I work with many students and have gotten the opportunity to know many of them on a personal level. The crowd here is definitely much different from Illinois.. The caliber is much higher in quality.
College Sophomore 2013-12-09T21:24:36Z
Health & Safety:
I have been reading in the paper. At least once a month I would read about a sexual assault case that has been reported. I can only imagine about those that are not posted.
College Sophomore 2013-12-09T21:22:45Z
Between going to school in the Midwest and starting school on the east coast, I definitely see that people are much more open to all types of diversity. I would say that Penn State almost embraces it.
College Sophomore 2013-12-09T21:20:16Z
Although I do no live downtown, I commute for work five days out of the week. There are always tons for places with truly great varieties. Some places are of course more pricier than others. It depends on what you're in the mood for.
College Sophomore 2013-12-09T21:17:52Z
University Park has a meal points based system which include many off campus businesses as well. This opens the menu selection for student and can be very affordable this way.
College Sophomore 2013-12-09T20:40:18Z
I don't have a car on campus, but when my parents visit it isn't too hard for them to find parking that is close to my dorm, since I live close to downtown. It also doesn't cost too much, maybe a dollar an hour. As opposed to other dorms off campus parking can be pretty far, but you can get parking passes to keep your car on campus. About $20 for the weekend.
College Sophomore 2013-12-09T20:32:10Z
There are so many options that you shouldn't find any problem finding a party, except maybe during our designated philanthropic weekends. Mostly frats, but you can find a house party as well, the only downfall is that most of the house parties are way off campus so you'll need money for transportation. Frats are fairly close to campus so they're very easy to get to by walking.
College Sophomore 2013-12-09T20:27:01Z
We have two types of buses available for long distance traveling, greyhound, and Megabus. These buses are very convenient, but this year their prices got much more expensive. Wen last year its was around $20 for a greyhound bus to NY it is now around $40. For the Megabus the tickets to NY were around $45 last year and now they're close to $80 dollars. Being an out of state student this is very inconvenient especially during the holidays when they increase the prices during the holidays.
College Sophomore 2013-12-09T16:13:48Z
Being that PSU's Lehigh Valley campus consists of one building only, they do an amazing job to include everything we desire. In this one building there is a library, cafeteria, rec center, book store, student center, and also an activities fair office.
College Sophomore 2013-12-09T16:13:48Z
PSU LV is a branch campus of Penn State, meaning that all Lehigh valley students can also attend sporting events and activities at the main campus for the same discounted price. After two years at PSU LV you can be admitted to main campus automatically if you choose to.
College Sophomore 2013-12-09T16:06:37Z
There are many options for nightlife and bars in the Lehigh Valley. The more expensive bars are located right by campus at the promenade shops. For better prices, it is just a short drive to Bethlehem or Allentown which have a countless amount of options.
College Sophomore 2013-12-09T16:02:03Z
I transferred to PSU LV after my sophomore year of college and it was a great choice. Their education program is excellent and I am please that I made the switch.
College Sophomore 2013-12-09T16:00:12Z
Penn State Lehigh Valley is located in Center Valley, Pa, where I have grown up. This campus is located next to the Promenade Shops which is one of the biggest shopping centers in the area. You can find high-end stores, high-quality restaurants, places to eat, a grocery store and an IMAX movie theatre at the promenade. This is a great bonus for PSU LV students.
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