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Beautiful ice rink

Huge ice rink and comfortable seats everywhere. Check in was quick and easy and bathrooms clean... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Great football weekend!

If you want a terrific college football experience be sure the Nitly Lions are on your list... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
John B
Kingwood, Texas
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Huge ice rink and comfortable seats everywhere. Check in was quick and easy and bathrooms clean and big

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

If you want a terrific college football experience be sure the Nitly Lions are on your list! Tailgating is a fantastic way to enjoy the spirit and atmosphere of a truly great college town. Fans are loud, friendly and spiriteD. Be sure to tour the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank John B
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Best in class university campus we have ever seen or visited. Green, serene, spread out and really enjoyed walking around and exploring. Ended the visit to superb Beaver stadium and Bryce Jordan center.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

When my daughter was applying to colleges almost two years ago, she made a list of priorities for her first choice: 1) the school had to be large 2) the campus and the surrounding area had to be attractive and inviting 3) the school had...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

This was an admission tour for my son. The university had a way of making such a huge campus feel so small and friendly. The meteorology department went above and beyond with our family. A professor meet with us without even having an appointment to...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

Penn State is awesome. The landscape, architecture and atmosphere are fantastic. The college tour was awesome (Thanks Mike and Jacob). The campus layout is great and easy to navigate. The campus buses get you where you need to go efficiently. The dorms were nicer than...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

A beautiful campus. A great university education awaits those who will take advantage of the incredible opportunities and the breadth and depth of experiences. Educational outcomes are the product of both what is provided and what the student makes the effort to acquire. The opportunities...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David R L
Reviewed September 15, 2018

I'm an alumnus, so no doubt I'm prejudiced about PSU, but I really think that it is one of the most beautiful campuses I've seen--and I've been to a heck of a lot of campuses. Some of the new buildings leave me more than cold...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank yoyo1552
Reviewed September 10, 2018

Extremely large campus, walkable and feeling of a safe area. Great little shops in town for food and beverages. Gitta check out the ice cream at the creamery!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank James O
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

This was a nostalgic trip as my father, mother, and three nieces graduated from Penn State. They have managed to meld the Old with the new seamlessly, and we were able to navigate the campus with ease, and even managed some photo ops at the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Becky E
October 30, 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
August 9, 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
June 2, 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.