"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.
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?
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.
You just aren't intelligent enough to know any better. That's the reason.
As for the temple student, we will keep our picturesque campus and quintessential college town. You can keep your unsafe, ugly, and ghetto school. Sounds pretty fair.
He has probably talked countless people out of going/applying to Penn State with his biased nonsense.