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Penn State University

University Park, State College, PA 16802
+1 814-865-5471
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Easy to navigate and friendly people

the campus is well kept and clean. i picked up my son from freshman year. the RA was prompt with... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
chantz b
Favorite Interview Weekend!

Had a lovely interview weekend for the PhD program! The students were amazing hosts! A beautiful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Boston, Massachusetts
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University Park, State College, PA 16802
+1 814-865-5471
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Reviewed 4 days ago

the campus is well kept and clean. i picked up my son from freshman year. the RA was prompt with clearing his room. the mail/key room was quick and easy. other students had too man lion points on their card when we went to get...More

Thank chantz b
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely interview weekend for the PhD program! The students were amazing hosts! A beautiful place to study! Surrounded by hills and valleys and small streams, and right there in its midst comes Penn State! Wonderful!

Thank Maitreya1992
Reviewed 1 week ago

I always enjoy my visits with my son. We drive around the campus and town. It is a very beautiful campus with a lot of great architecture and history.

Thank Chrissy D
Reviewed 1 week ago

In the middle of rural Pennsylvania, this seems an unlikely place to find such an institution, but take a look at the rankings. A wonderful place to study!

Thank David O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited for the first time in May 2017 for the graduation. The campus was beautiful and there was so much to do. One full day wasn't enough to explore. There are lots of shops and restaurants nearby. The is a wide range in architecture...More

Thank Aggie2me
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ahem several colleagues here but when I come here each time I remain surprised of how well the university is structured in respect to the students.

Thank sdr-eucromia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was a student at Penn State in the 80's and now my son will be attending in the fall. It's a beautiful campus and a nice downtown area. This is a large university so it's not for everyone but I loved it and my...More

Thank MaryJ33314
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We go to Penn State often, for all football games, the Artsfest in July, 4th fest, spring game as well as other sporting events and just for fun. Always a great time. Art

Thank NittanyLioness73
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Penn State is a lovely college town to tour. It is in the middle of a very rural area. The buildings here are pretty and the rural farms and fields are very pretty throughout the various seasons.

Thank michellelynnp
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This campus is beautiful, clean with a friendly atmosphere. It was easy to find your way and people are very friendly. The food is tasty, the hotel is clean and cheap. Wonderful shuttle service. I love the University with a lot of great opportunity for...More

Thank Dina P
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Becky E
We are coming the weekend of November 3 4 5 6 for the game and are looking for things to do and see. Is there a girls volleyball game on Thursday or Friday night ? Where are the shops and restaurants ? thanks !
31 October 2016|
Response from stuartled | Reviewed this property |
To answer your volleyball question all you have to do is go to the Penn State website and see if the volleyball team is playing when you going to be there. As for the restaurants and shops, State College is not big so... More
Basma G
I can't find transportation from NY to it
9 August 2016|
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Response from gram00725 | Reviewed this property |
. Greyhound bus is the best way or a small airplane to university park airport
Is dorm housing appropriate for a young professional on a three month fellowship? Are all bathrooms shared? Is it expensive to get a more private arrangement?
3 June 2016|
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Response from sappel417 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Honda4. The house my son rented has been partially empty since the beginning of May. The lease is until the end of August.