Overall Experience at State College:
My experience in this atmosphere has been great. Penn State is a very happy and safe place. I have not been to many other places in the country but living outside of Philadelphia allows me to feel a much high appreciation for the safety in the area of State College. The people are kind and it is a nice diversity among race, ethnicity, age, and gender with clubs, classes, even restaurants that can accompany all of these diversities. I would like to keep State College as my college memory town. I would like to take my education from Penn State with me to further states or countries in the future.
Transportation at State College:
Almost every parking location in State College requires meter, which fill up quickly, complex parking permits which are costly and also fill up quickly, student lots which are not very close to the actual campus and also fill up quickly, and also almost no parking at all on campus for students who drive from off campus housing.
Weather at State College:
It is a very very cold and snowy area in State College. The school is known for never canceling a day of classes due to our 'heated sidewalks' but the bitterly cold walks are worth the education in the mid of winter. Something unique about my experience at Penn State is that the first day of classes to be cancelled in over 15 years occurred this year on my 20th birthday.
Food & Drink at State College:
There are many great restaurants to chose from in the town. College Ave has a great strip of bars and restaurants. With all of the fraternity houses here, kids stay out of the bars and illegal underage drinking in the public so those of age can enjoy the setting.
Employment at State College:
Being that Penn State is such a big school with many opportunities and fields, there are always chances to become employed weather is be down town at a bar or restaurant or on campus as an internship or something else.