I was just accepted for transfer to the Penn State undergraduate Business degree program for Summer 2020 through their online World Campus. This was my backup to my first choice of CSU Fullerton, for which I am local. I also applied to UC Irvine and Cal Poly Pomona (both are relatively close to home and work). I chose Penn State World Campus due to its recognition and Top 10 ranking for online bachelors degree programs by U.S. News for 2020.
I’ve read most of the Penn State threads under the Colleges and Universities forum section, especially how much the campus is loved and respected with a huge alumni population. But, they mostly talk about University Park and the other campuses. As an experienced online student, I know I wouldn’t get the same college experience attending the university online, especially the on-campus social and environmental aspects. I’ve seen the benefits of both in-person and online instruction at my current college. I chose the PSU online program as a backup also because I live and work in Orange County. I’m not going to move out of state or commute more than 20 miles away.
I was wondering if anybody had any feedback to the online experience and quality of education through the Penn State World Campus compared to their traditional in-person instruction?