Pennsylvania State University-University Park

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Student reviews of Pennsylvania State University-University Park

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92% of students

Known for

Awesome study spaces and libraries
Beautiful campus
Access to outdoor activities
Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Great internship and research opportunities
Almadelia Cardona
American Sign Language (ASL)
Foreign Languages
Philanthropy
Guitar + 5 others

3.0

WHAT I LIKED

I enjoy the various academic and social experiences the school has to offer to students.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

From my personal view, the campus is very large so it was hard to fit in sometimes.

Scott Peduto
Photography and Photo Editing
Alpine Skiing
Running
Writing + 1 other

3.0

WHAT I LIKED

Penn State is a great school but it is NOT a school for marginalized individuals. The school under-represents every marginalized group on campus (this makes sense it is a PWI). I personally am a gay/queer man and I can say for a fact that I am happy to never need to step back into the "happy valley" again. Those that are neurodivergent (I am dyslexic and ADHD) understand that the academic "competitiveness" is due to a large number of neurotypical people on campus and that the imposter syndrome is REAL. That being said the student disability resource center (SDR) is amazing and will get you the accommodations you need!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The homogeneity of the campus. If you are a person that sees yourself in the "college dream" narrative you will love PSU, but if you think about the typical "college experience" and don't see yourself (aka minorities) buckle up because it will be an interesting 4 years.

Alyssa Kell
Hiking And Backpacking
Biking And Cycling
Ballet
Dance + 1 other

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

Penn State University Park is a big campus, but with a large variety of clubs, sports, and philanthropy to get involved in. In the kinesiology major, I enjoyed taking many science classes with state-of-the-art labs. I was involved with Volé, Penn State Dance Company, and the fundraiser THON, which both helped make the big school seem smaller.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

My biggest complaint was the weather! This is not something that can be controlled of course. Otherwise, I didn't enjoy living in outdated dorms, which have since been renovated.

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

Penn State is extremely understanding and patient with its students. My advisors never discourage my academic choices and allow me to do as I please.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I do not like how Penn State handles sexual assault instances. I think Penn State, and colleges, in general, can make more of an effort to stop this.

Robert Rumcik
Football
Baseball
Sports
Golf + 1 other

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

The football games, the quality of professors, and the social life are the best parts.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Dorm life is a bit tough sometimes.

Ariella Biney
Flute
Writing
Reading

3.0

WHAT I LIKED

The endless connections, and how invested the instructors are in the success of their pupils!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

If you're from a small town like I am, just know that University Park is like a college city. It can be a bit overwhelming at first, but there is so much to do and explore right on campus.

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