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Penn State University

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Address: University Park, State College, PA 16802
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+1 814-865-5471

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Ecellent school and atmoshere!!

My daughter went her for her under grad in Biology and then her Masters in education. It is a great school, clean safe, and lots going on!! I would recommend this University to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Honesdale, Pennsylvania
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South East PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Engineering, and Business degrees are the no 1 recruited majors in the country. Numerous other majors are great as well. My frustration though, is I think PSU feels they are doing you a favor to let you attend.

Thank BerksPADad
Honesdale, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter went her for her under grad in Biology and then her Masters in education. It is a great school, clean safe, and lots going on!! I would recommend this University to anyone!! Make sure you take in the football games, the wrestling and also the women's ice hockey!!

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State College, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

To experience the best of Penn State's campus, spend an hour or two on a leisurely walking tour. The diverse architecture alone is reason to do so, but it will give you a chance to interact with students as well. Regardless of the season, there is always something fun to do. Palmer Museum of Art is well worth a visit... More 

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Sterling, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The university has expanded a lot siince I grew up there, but it still is a great place to walk the grounds and take in the quiet intensity of focused learning. Stop by and see Old Main ... classic!

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Greeley, Colorado
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141 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best advice to visitors: ditch the car and walk! Buildings: from 100+ year old to very modern, many styles Campus: huge, with a wonderful collection of trees of all kinds including the grand procession of Elms on the mall. Enjoy extensive pedestrian only walkways. Treasure hunt: find the "whispering wall" along College Ave, the obelisk "detector", the banana plant, and... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful college campus with many winding sidewalks and enjoyable scenes and campus activity. Excellent football, sporting activities, arts and entertainment if you desire. WPS you.com offers a full calendar of events. Don't miss the Berkey creamery for the world-famous Penn State ice cream. I highly recommend the scholar chip The one size and one choice only ice cream cones or... More 

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Brighton, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Penn State is a great University, with an absolutely beautiful campus. Education aside (which is great), the campus is wonderful to walk or drive through, and is very scenic in many areas. Definitely spend some time here......

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Calm & peaceful, green & happy, lovely place to stay :) Was there for a conference long back, enjoyed my 2 days in Penn state university.

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Weehawken, New Jersey
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625 reviews
177 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

OK, I'm biased since I am an alumni, but this is one of the greatest locations on this planet. I love the people, the campus, the school spirit and of course the terrific education I received. The town-gown relationship is perfect and I can just go on and on but there are plenty of rankings that explain it all. WE... More 

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Rockland County, NY
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

It is not just a unversity- it's a whole region of the state. The campus is huge and offers some of interest for everyone. Take a tour - from the Berkeley Creamery, the sports, the plantarium, you truly feel the aroma- WE ARE PENN STATE!

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