Penn State is more than a University; it is a family. Penn State grads can be found nearly everywhere in the world, and because of the deep school spirit, usually treat other PSU grads with immediate respect.

Penn State thrives on football and school spirit. Joe Paterno is one of the most successful coaches in college history, and is one of the nicest guys in the world. He is as much a part of Penn State as Old Main is. The saying at Penn State is that the only one who can replace Joe Pa is God. He is a hero here, and is easily the most respected man in the State College area.

Currently Penn State's University Park campus has a reputation for being an incredible party school. This is true. There are tons of parties every weekend. If you can't find a party you enjoy, then you aren't looking hard enough. It is important to note that Thursday is the beginning of the (partying) weekend at Penn State.

If you don't like to party, there is still a lot to do. There are always activities on campus, and enough people that you can always find someone with similar interests. You don't have to party to enjoy yourself at Penn State, but it does help.

As so many people have mentioned before, the food here is great. Penn State also has some of the best ice cream you will ever have, and a lot of good restaurants are scattered throughout downtown.

The people at Penn State are very divided. Many people are rude, stuck up, and ignorant. The majority of people are not like this, though. Unfortunately you don't notice the nice people, because the ignorant ones stand out and give you the wrong impression.

The girls at Penn State are sluts. There are a ton of hot girls, but at least half dress like it's the 80s. If you can get by the spandex under the skirt look, then you should be ok here. Almost all girls sleep around with way too many guys, and dress the part too.

The guys at Penn State are overly horny pigs. Because of Penn State's party reputation, all of the immature guys at PSU are twice as bad as they should be. There are plenty of good guys at PSU, but they are very shy.

It's important to realize that saying a Penn State degree is useless is just ignorant. Just because a Lib Arts major from PSU gets a poor job doesn't mean PSU sucks; it actually means that Lib Arts majors are useless. Penn State is a well respected school. Don't listen to stupid people who claim a PSU degree is useless. Their only proof is immaturely writing how bad PSU sucks.
We Are... Penn State!
by d1skreet October 30, 2006
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The gayest school on the face of the planet.

A school that has a techno as it's rally song.

A school with a high gay, and aids infested population.

"Yo i totaly got Penn Stated in the butt last night and now i can't walk"

"I'm coughing blood and loosing weight, i think i got Penn State"
by Big Sambo February 17, 2008
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1) A college very much like four extra grades of high school located in central Pennsylvania.

2) The largest congregation of cattle and red necks east of the Mississippi.

3) The only school on Earth where "Do you want fries with that?" is a major.
At first I thought my son went to the state penn, but then I became really embarassed when I learned he'd actually gone to Penn State.
by Joes Dead July 03, 2005
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a drinking school that excels at engineering
Jim: "Hey Bob, I just got back from a hard test in E MCH 213. Want to go out to the bars tonight ?"

Bob: "Nah, I got a test in EE 350 tomorrow."

Jim: "btw - why is your fifth of 151 only a third full ?"

Bob: "Because I'm studying for the test... We're at Penn State , not Lehigh or something."
by Powerline13 July 14, 2009
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The crap school you go to if the oh-so elite University of Pennsylvania rejects you. UPenn kids do drink and have lives and obviously have the better campus, since it's in the city with good restaurants and shops. Penn State has nothing on UPenn, largely because you can get in with a B-minus average and 1600/2400 SAT score while UPenn wants A students with 2100+ and multiple advanced placement courses. This is why if you confuse a UPenn kid with a Penn State kid, the UPenn kid will want to punch you in the face. If you want to have to list "loser" as your occupation for the rest of your life, go here.
UPenn kid: Yes! Going to Wharton of UPenn has helped me land a great job at alumni Donald Trump's firm! Half a mill starting salary, baby!

Penn State kid: Uhhhh. Dooo doo. Do you want fries with that? How about extra mayonnaise on your Filet O' Fish sammich?
by Samanthalynn May 15, 2006
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Good school, shitty people.

Classes are somewhat of a challenge and most are at least interesting, many quite useful. The professors know their shit. Competent administration (otherwise, eveything would fall apart at a place this big). A bit pricey, but it's every bit as good as a high-end private school in most respects. Free busses.

Most of the students here are either obnoxious or annoying, so unless you're either of those, don't plan on having any friends your first semester. Most of the girls are superficial cunts, so unless you like Britney Spears clones, don't plan on having a girlfriend the first semester either. Then again, there are plenty of ugly tennis-skirt-wearing girls here... There are some decent parties but not the best (due to the obnoxious people and the horrible music); although I will say that for some reason all the food you get around here is awesome, including creamery ice cream. It may be $2.15 per cone, but dammit, it's worth it. The two bars worth mentioning are the Crowbar, where they have renowned metal shows (I'm gonna see the Haunted monday!), and the Brewery, a hole in the wall with awesome drink specials and supports local musicians trying to get a start. As far as I know, the other 25,000 bars suck ass. (Yeah, at first it's neat to be in a town with "nightlife", but then you realize it's just pathetic and annoying, especially when you're trying to get through the traffic downtown.) Mike's music has an awesome selection of good music, not mallcore stuff. Parking situation is horrendus. Prepare to walk and ride the (free) bus a lot, at least around campus anyway.

Yeah, there's football games here. Basically, it turns the entire town into a traffic jam. Yay. Incedently, I walk directly past Joe Paterno's house every day and I've seen him twice in two years. So no, he doesn't walk around campus all the time.

Interesting architecture. Check out the library, Old Main, and Sparks, which has cool gargoyles and sculptures, and the names of famous people carved right into the facáde of the building. Also there's the IST building, which is built right over a four lane highway.
If you want to come for the education, great. If you are looking for friendly people, look elsewhere, although good times can still be had with a little searching.
by SalientAlien July 23, 2005
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The best college in the world. It is where Pitt students would like to be deep down inside. It is the third largest city in Pennsylvania during home football games. Penn State is made up of some great people and also some ass holes, but it is still much better to converse with a Penn State ass hole than a cool student at Pitt. A football game at Penn State will have over twice as many people at it as a Pitt game, mostly because Pitt football is a joke. There have been reports of people committing suicide after attending a panther’s game because it was so boring.
Joe Pa's preacher: what would you like heaven to be like Joe?

Joe Pa: I'm already in heaven? I am the Penn State football coach...
by herewegoagain April 19, 2009
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