Pennsylvania State University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (71)
I went to a smaller Penn State branch campus in DuBois, PA. I had an excellent experience there with small-sized classes, individual attention, and all the benefits of the Penn State education system. A major benefit of Penn State DuBois was that it made you feel recognized as an individual and not just a number (which tends to be the opposite case with larger campuses). There were also many clubs and activities to participate in on campus.
I don't feel as if any program can truly prepare you for a classroom experience but this was the best it could be.
Penn State is an excellent university. I was able to maintain my military life style and continue my education. Professors are rigorous yet extremely engaging and willing to help. This is definitely not a university for those seeking an easy degree. There are plenty of opportunities to interact with the faculty and other students. I was able to work in two different research labs and improved tremendously my skills and network. If you are willing to put in the work this is definitely an university to be proud of.
Penn State has a great atmosphere. There are a wide variety of academic offerings, and the social culture is great! There is something for everyone!
This major set me up well with skills to go into either the business or providing side of healthcare.
Penn State is a phenomenal institution. It provided me with a place that I could combine my interests, explore opportunities beyond the classroom, and learn how to begin to tackle life's challenges. I was supported throughout by seeking out mentors and advisors who invested in their students. It's a large university which provides a wealth of opportunities and size is not a problem. You can make it as large or as small as you want. I would highly recommend Penn State. WE ARE PENN STATE!
It was a great university, and a fantastic learning experience. Penn State is the right size and place for students to grown and learn, without dealing with so many exterior factors that come with many other large city schools. Set in beautiful rural State College, Pennsylvania, "Happy Valley" revolves and exists entire for the students, football, and fun times. Being able to participate in over 600+ athletic or scholastic clubs (I was on the Mock Trial and the Crew/Rowing teams) and choose from hundreds of interesting classes from thousands of excellent professors, and being surrounded by tens of thousands (and sometimes hundreds of thousands on football Saturdays!) of fellow Penn Staters- it was a great experience. Don't let the bad news in the media sway you negatively. I ultimately moved to Florida, but I don't regret a day spent in PA at Penn State University. WE ARE!
Great school and great professors. Excellent in research in Electronics & Telecom
Choosing to attend Penn State was the best decision I have ever made in my life. Not only did I make life-long friends, enjoy a quality education, and meet inspiring individuals in extracurricular activities, but I also found myself at Penn State. PSU offers each student the chance to rediscover his/her hopes and dreams on a daily basis. It was not until I had the freedom to enjoy everything that Penn State had to offer that I became comfortable in my own skin, confident in my education and acquired professional skills, and ready to take on the world. I cannot imagine my life today without the experience of attending the Pennsylvania State University. WE ARE!
Penn State has one of the largest alumni networks in the country, which is part of the reason I decided to go there. The connections you can make for jobs are very important, as Penn Staters like to help out fellow alums. It is a really big school, which has its advantages, but it is also up to the students to make the school seem small. It is possible (and helpful) to develop relationships with faculty by sitting up front, asking questions, going to office hours, and participating in research.