Pennsylvania State University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (69)
Great school for academics and for the college experience
Penn State was one of the best decisions I ever made. The number of graduates from the school makes for a great alumni network, positive attitudes about graduates in the work force, and the school really invests in helping their students to succeed.
I loved my time at Penn State. Supportive faculty and staff from the major, to department, to college level.
Penn state is so much more than academics. You find your best friends, your family. Best decision of my life.
Penn State is a great school. I have so many great memories and have met some great people. The alumni programs are awesome, the mentorship and job assistance provided is absolutely fabulous. I would recommend PSU to anyone. I am proud to have attended PSU.
Penn State was the greatest four years of my life. It's where I met my closest friends, built relationships with mentors, gained valuable job experience and grew into the person I am today. The big school culture certainly isn't for everyone, but I welcomed the chance and the challenge of defining myself in an environment of endless opportunities. Penn State does a great job of setting you up for success in the real world, if you take advantage of it.
I went to Penn State Harrisburg campus, mostly to save money by living at home. The education was great for such a small school and affordable. I haven't been back in years, but I've heard they've added a lot of new buildings, dorms, etc. I would recommend for anyone who is in the Harrisburg area and looking for something local.
Great experience, make sure to utilize it all (internships, scholarships, etc...) Try to work a couple hours a week to help offset the costs. Student loans can bury you.
I liked the size of the campus (Shenango) because it allowed for smaller class sizes - the professors got to know you as a person, you weren't just a number. Scheduling of classes was easier (at times depending on which ones were being offered that semester) because there were less amount of students vying for the same class.
I wish I had spent time pursuing internships or positions to gain work experience. This is generally encouraged in other departments, but not much in liberal arts. It should be encouraged across the board. I graduated without a good idea of the type of job I wanted.