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Pennsylvania State University--University Park

Campus Life and Facilities

Penn State Students Say...

If you are looking for the “full college experience,” you’ll find “the perfect mix of great academics, social life, and sports” at Penn State. While “the library is usually filled with students” during the week, “Everyone counts down the days till the weekend, then its party, party, party.” Throughout fall semester, football is a campus-wide obsess... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

201 Shields Building

University Park, PA 16802

United States

Phone: 814-865-5471

Fax: 814-863-7590


Campus Life
Quality of Life Rating: 96
Fire Safety Rating: 95
Green Rating: 97
Environment:Town (population 25,000 - 74,999)
Campus size: (number of acres): 8,556.00
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Campus Safety
Campus Security Report: http://www.psu.edu/dept/police/crimestats.html

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety/

Student Housing
All Undergraduates Living on Campus: 37.00
Housing Options:Coed dorms
Special housing for disabled student
Men's dorms
Special housing for international students
Women's dorms
Fraternity/sorority housing
Apartments for married students
Apartments for single students

Suites, Special Interest Housing
Assistance Finding Off-Campus Housing:Yes
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Student Activities
Registered Student Organizations:940
Student Activities:Academic Groups
Chamber Orchestra
Debating Club
Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Groups
Glee Club
Humor Magazine
Improv comedy
International Student Groups
Literary Magazine
Minority Student Groups
Political Discussion Groups
Radio Station
Religious Groups
Singing Groups
Social Services Group
Speakers Forum
Student Film Society
Student Union
Team Managers
Theater Program
Number of Honor Societies:30
Number of Social Sororities:30
    % of women who join:16%
Number of Social Fraternities:59
% of men who join: 19
Number of Religious Organizations:58
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Student Services
Other Services:DayCare
Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Support Groups: Yes
Minority Support Groups: Yes
Description:http://equity.psu.edu/sssp and http://studentaffairs.psu.edu/cultural/
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Athletic Division:1
Men's Sports Team Name:Nittany Lions
Women's Sports Team Name:Nittany Lions
Team Mascot:Nittany Lion
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Army ROTC Offered:On-Campus
Navy ROTC Offered:On-Campus
Air Force ROTC Offered:On-Campus
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Technology On Campus / Facilities
Campus-wide Internet Network: Yes
Email and Web Access Available: Yes
% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet: 90
Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms: 406
Average Number of PC's per Lab: 39.00
Network Access in Dorm Rooms: Yes
Network Access in Dorm Lounges: Yes
Fee for Network Use: Yes
Fee Amount: $488 per academic year
Student Web Pages Permitted: Yes
Student Web Pages Provided: Yes
Partnerships with Technology Companies: Yes
Fee Amount: Data retrieval, diagnostics
Online Class Registration Available: Yes
Personal computer included in tuition for each student: No
Require Undergraduates to Own Computers: No
Undergraduates that Own Computers: 98.00
Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors: Yes
Description: http://computerstore.psu.edu/
Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses: Yes
Special Facilities:Museums, theaters, language labs, weather station, nuclear reactor.
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