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Penn State University

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Address: University Park, State College, PA 16802
Phone Number: 814-865-5471
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Return after 45 years

For old alumni, the campus is and experience. Growth of almost 50% since my graduation and last visit made campus walks an adventure. Though the rural feel disappeared along with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Sedona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For old alumni, the campus is and experience. Growth of almost 50% since my graduation and last visit made campus walks an adventure. Though the rural feel disappeared along with many lawns, the core remained and linked well with new development. Students still study in the stacks and are attracted to the HUB. Day and night walks show the life... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What an amazing institution. The entire State College area is geared towards the University. Beaver Stadium is surreal. The new Ice Hockey Arena is spectacular. The University Philanthropy is beyond belief.

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Canvas, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter goes to Penn State University and she LOVES it the teachers are very nice and they actually help there students until they know what there doing!

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Thank Macy M
State College, Pennsylvania
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80 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The university campus is a beautiful location to spend a few hours. Among the things to see the lion shrine, symbol of the university, the duck pond, the library, and all the statues that, during time alumni donated to the university.

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Thank Marco148
Folcroft, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

PENN STATE UNIVERSITY STATE COLLEGE is a beautiful academic environment in close proximity to nice Hotels and Tourist attractions. The college is equipped with modern day facilities conducive to academic and research programs. My son who attends this college has made visiting this campus an exciting moment to look forward to as there is never a dull moment whenever my... More 

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Emporium, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We took the grandchildren------ages 7 and 10 to Eisenhower Auditorium to see the Nutcracker. It was a great weekend filled with memories!

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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105 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Never a dull moment at Penn State University. There is always something going on from sports to lectures to theatre and music.

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New Jersey
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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

My daughter spent 4 spectacular yrs there.Get involved. She was editor and chief of the yr book. Getting involved made all the difference in her experience

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Rockledge, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Had the opportunity to tour the Penn State Creamery. A must if in State College. Toured Beaver Stadium as well. Very cool.

Review collected in partnership with Country Inns & Suites By Carlson

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Paramus, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Went to the Penn State Michigan game and had to find handicap parking. Those directly traffic were rude and did not help at all. We drove for an hour around in heavy traffic trying to find someone who could tell us were to park.

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