College Freshman 2013-12-03T16:27:47Z
As long as you submit your contract on time, you shouldn't have a problem with housing.
College Freshman 2013-12-03T16:26:25Z
There are Macs everywhere on this campus. But it often takes forever to sign in.
College Freshman 2013-12-03T16:25:15Z
Every Friday and Saturday night, guaranteed 90% of the people you see walking downtown and even on campus are drunk.
College Freshman 2013-12-03T16:23:34Z
Right of campus is the downtown area where there are a lot of shops and restaurants. They all support Penn State.
College Freshman 2013-12-03T16:22:10Z
You may receive financial aid, but it is never a lot.
College Sophomore 2013-12-03T01:26:29Z
There really is something here for everyone. I had my reservations about going to such a huge, sports-oriented school, but I've met people and had experiences here that I never could have found anywhere else. I wouldn't trade my Penn State education for anything.
College Sophomore 2013-12-03T01:24:52Z
Health & Safety:
I walk alone all the time, but that's never bothered me. I feel safer on campus than I do at home.
College Sophomore 2013-12-03T01:21:55Z
Penn State is huge on drinking, that's no secret. If you want to drink, you're not gonna have a problem finding a way to do it. It's not quite universal, but it's pretty damn close.
College Sophomore 2013-12-03T01:18:33Z
TONS of computer labs, but good luck finding one during finals week. When it comes to campus Internet, it's usually pretty good (and ResCom is really helpful), but I do wish that wireless was available in more dorms.
College Sophomore 2013-12-03T01:16:26Z
Guys & Girls:
In a school of 40,000 undergraduates, you're bound to find a lot of attractive people. Enough said.
College Sophomore 2013-12-03T01:14:50Z
Practically everything of interest is within walking distance -- and if not, it's just a short bus ride away. Bus fare is relatively cheap (on campus, it's free) and the stops are all over the place, which is convenient. (The crowds of drunks on Friday and Saturday evenings are hardly worth it, though.)
College Sophomore 2013-12-03T01:09:07Z
Student clubs and organizations exist for practically everything (Bigfoot club, anyone?), and there's no shortage of places to go to study or hang out with your friends. I've been on campus for two years now and I'm still discovering new things about the place (though I will say that the Arboretum has always been a particular favorite of mine).
College Sophomore 2013-12-03T01:09:07Z
There's always, always, ALWAYS something to do at Penn State, and the facilities offered here are some of the best in the country. The school wants to see its students succeed and helps them to do so in every way possible; it feels like there's some sort of career/internship/service fair here every month. Not to mention, we have the largest alumni network in the nation, and that's pretty darn impressive.
College Sophomore 2013-12-03T01:02:10Z
Financial aid is a headache, but I don't expect that it's really any better at other schools. The Financial Aid Office is generally helpful, though they've been a bit snippy with me at times in the past. I do have one academic scholarship through the school, but most of the scholarships I've applied for have been through outside resources.
College Sophomore 2013-12-03T00:58:49Z
There's a little bit of everything here, and websites like OrderUp.com make getting food delivered to your room at two in the morning all the easier. (Plus, we've got Insomnia Cookies. There's nothing better.)
College Sophomore 2013-12-03T00:56:19Z
Surprisingly good. Tons of variety, tons of options, tons of locations. A bit pricey at some places, but the food is generally worth it.
College Sophomore 2013-12-03T00:53:44Z
There's always a party to go to on weekends. I haven't had much exposure to the bar/club scene yet, but there are definitely plenty of places to choose from, all within walking distance of campus. Fun is pretty convenient up here.
College Sophomore 2013-12-03T00:50:40Z
Bring an umbrella with you everywhere or you WILL regret it. (Oh, and if you're naive enough to hope that classes will be canceled when there's 8+ inches of snow on the ground in winter... you've got another thing coming.)
College Sophomore 2013-12-03T00:48:34Z
Greek life is everywhere. I am not a part of Greek life myself and don't pay much attention to frat parties and the like, but, even so, it's impossible to avoid the presence of Greek life on campus. Greeks are a huge part of every major school activity, and I can't get to half of my classes without walking past the ornate houses on frat row. Most other non-Greeks I've encountered don't care for them one way or another, but their presence is absolute.
College Sophomore 2013-12-03T00:42:29Z
Athletics here are top-notch. At a quick glance it seems like everyone is involved in them in some way -- whether in the stands or on the field, the vast majority of students here value sports and physical activity and arguably possess more school spirit than anyplace else in the nation.
College Sophomore 2013-12-03T00:39:00Z
As a member of a minority myself, I've found that my school offers an impressively open environment, especially when considering its size. The campus is fairly diverse, and with a few rare exceptions most students (and nearly all professors) that I've encountered are at least tolerant (if not outwardly supportive) of differing backgrounds and beliefs and encourage others to do the same.
College Sophomore 2013-12-01T16:49:43Z
Definitely enough variety for everyone. The food is really good.
College Sophomore 2013-12-01T16:45:52Z
I am under 21 so the apartment/ frat parties are all I ever experienced.
College Sophomore 2013-12-01T16:45:01Z
CATA buses take you everywhere you need to go without any hassle.
College Sophomore 2013-12-01T16:44:22Z
Most apartments are old, however, if you are willing to pay a little extra money, there are nice apartments available
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