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  • TUOwls2011TUOwls2011 - Posts: 728 Member
    You can't beat a state school that's not overwhelmingly big in the city.
  • dramakitty92428dramakitty92428 Registered User Posts: 676 Member
    how safe is a huge campus at night? because next year i might possibly be somewhere like UCF and I'm the type of person who would go to the gym at 1 AM.
  • TUOwls2011TUOwls2011 - Posts: 728 Member
    I think there are parts around UCF that aren't desirable. On campus will be fine. Just be smart and if you have to, walk with someone else.
  • crazieshnurplecrazieshnurple Registered User Posts: 22 New Member
    i go to uw which is a huge school with a huge campus. the farthest building away from my dorm is a 20 min walk, tops (if you walk fast). i love it
  • hayzehayze Registered User Posts: 249 Junior Member
    The 45 min ride came from a friend attending Rutgers. I was asking if the same applies to Penn State. Sorry for the confusion. I want a big school, but not sure how much of a hassle I'll face trying to get acclimated. Just anxious I guess. :-)
  • TUOwls2011TUOwls2011 - Posts: 728 Member
    You couldn't pay me to go to Penn State.
  • hayzehayze Registered User Posts: 249 Junior Member
    why? Too big??
  • TUOwls2011TUOwls2011 - Posts: 728 Member
    It's in the middle of nowhere and surrounded by farms. I just couldn't believe it when I was there a few weeks ago.
  • hayzehayze Registered User Posts: 249 Junior Member
    I haven't seen it yet (going out on the 18th), but from what I've heard/read everything you could possibly need/want is available. I've heard the same about James Madison in terms of the "mind numbing trip to the middle of nowhere". Haven't seen that yet either. Both schools are about the same distance from my home (6hrs) and getting back home will not be an easy task. Not like I can hop a train. That is definately going to impact my decision if I get accepted. Where are you applying...or are you already attending?
  • TUOwls2011TUOwls2011 - Posts: 728 Member
    I'm a soph at Temple. I went there for the football game vs PSU.
  • hayzehayze Registered User Posts: 249 Junior Member
    Temple was on my original list. Is safety at all an issue? ( Not necessarily on campus, but the surrounding area?) What is the student body like? Good mix?
  • jec7483jec7483 Registered User Posts: 859 Member
    "You couldn't pay me to go to Penn State." "It's in the middle of nowhere and surrounded by farms. I just couldn't believe it when I was there a few weeks ago."

    Well that, and you couldn't get accepted.
  • TUOwls2011TUOwls2011 - Posts: 728 Member
    "You couldn't pay me to go to Penn State." "It's in the middle of nowhere and surrounded by farms. I just couldn't believe it when I was there a few weeks ago."

    Well that, and you couldn't get accepted.

    Considering I'm a transfer from BU, I think I could've... Contrary to popular belief, many people here do in fact get into Penn State and better. There are a few people here who transferred from Carnegie Mellon for our ActSci program, my friend got into PSU, Rochester, UNC and a few other schools, but wanted to go to Temple, a kid I went to HS with, who was top 5% of his class, 33 ACTs knew this is where he wanted to be, and didn't apply anywhere else, etc. If you'd like to keep believing we're all a bunch of retards who didn't get in anywhere better, that's your prerogative, but you'd be wrong.
    Temple was on my original list. Is safety at all an issue? ( Not necessarily on campus, but the surrounding area?) What is the student body like? Good mix?

    No, the safety issue is a complete joke. As long as you're street smart and walk with friends (not that I don't walk alone at times), you won't have a problem. Not to mention the security is fantastic, and police are available at all times. I've yet to feel unsafe.
    The student body is great, and very down to earth, very diverse economically and geographically. Coming from an extremely pretentious, wealthy and all around snobby school, Temple has been really refreshing.
  • jec7483jec7483 Registered User Posts: 859 Member
    From BU....When did BU become better than even temple? Maybe if you were going to law school there, but for undergrad....not so much. The guy that passed on Penn State UP, UNC, and Rochester and the guy that left Carnegie Mellon for Temple are both morons, but I am sure that you are not all retards. I just found it funny that someone that couldn't get into University Park and goes to Temple was running his mouth about declaring he would never go. Basically everyone at Penn state University Park loves it. The people that normally hate Penn State are the people that couldn't get in to University Park and have to go to Drexel, Temple, Duquesne, Kutztown, etc... State College is one of the best college towns in the country. Seriously, it's temple. It's probably about 1 out of every 50 people that would pass on the schools you are listing for Temple. Time to return to reality.
  • TUOwls2011TUOwls2011 - Posts: 728 Member
    Well I agree that it's not better than Temple, but it's a top 60 school nonetheless. Also, our law school is pretty damn good.

    Why are they morons? Because they either didn't like where they were or wanted to go to Temple instead? Education is what you make of it, not what stupid rankings say, and what peoples' perceptions are.

    Again, who said I wouldnt've gotten into UP? I didn't apply. I had no interest, but how do you know? And even so, I hate Boston College and Notre Dame. Would I have gotten into either? No. So what?

    You can say it's one of the best college towns in the country, but frankly, it's a dump. Enjoy your farms, corn, and terrible roads.

    Again, I have every right to dislike Penn State. Whether I got in/could've gotten in/couldnt've gotten in is entirely irrelevant.

    Oh, and for what it's worth, I know plenty of people at Penn State (including my cousin). Mostly everyone I know there is nice, so it has nothing to do with the students (except for your jerk football fans)
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