PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

About

We’re Number Seven!

Penn State’s campus was the hook, line, and sinker for me when making my college choice –- and I know I’m not alone in that respect. In fact, Business Insider agrees with me about the allure of the campus.

Business Insider recently ranked Penn State as the seventh best college campus in the country. The rankings were compiled using statistics from the Princeton Review’s 2014 Best Colleges book.

The selected categories include:

  • Best College Library
  • Great Financial Aid
  • Best Career Services
  • Best Health Services
  • Best Campus Food
  • Best College Dorms
  • Most Beautiful Campus
  • Easiest Campus to Get Around
  • Best Quality of Life
  • Town-Gown Relations are Great
  • College City Gets High Marks

Using those categories, Business Insider added up the points for each school to determine an overall ranking. Most universities in the top 20 included Ivy League institutions or small liberal art schools, with the “best” being Claremont McKenna College. In fact, Penn State was the only Big Ten school to make the cut.

Although I am sure Penn State didn’t do well in the “Great Financial Aid” category, there was one category in which the university trumped the competition. The career services office, which regularly holds fairs for graduate schools and work opportunities, was ranked No. 1 by the Princeton Review. This high score significantly contributed to Penn State’s overall ranking of No. 7.

While there is no perfect system to determine the best college campus, it is nice to see Penn State getting some well-deserved street cred.

About the Author

Jessica Tully

Jessica Tully is a first-year law student at Penn State's Dickinson School of Law. She graduated in May 2014 with degrees in journalism and political science.

Comments

More by Jessica

Phyrst and Cafe 210 West Closed Early on State Patty’s Day

At least two locals bars have closed their doors to the public early due to rowdy State Patty’s Day patrons. The Phyrst and Cafe 210 West closed at about 7 p.m. Saturday.

55 Days Of Cafe: To Drink Or Not To Drink?

Sign Your Favorite Memories At The THON Museum

Athletics

Penn State Hockey Releases 2018-19 Roster

Brett Murray is no longer on the team after an uneventful tenure in Happy Valley that saw him score just one goal in 33 games.

Penn State Women’s Soccer Sophomores Start Season Strong

Penn State Women’s Soccer Beats Duquesne 6-0

Shea Moyer Lifts Penn State Women’s Soccer Past West Virginia 1-0

Penn State Women’s Soccer Poised For Strong 2018 Season

Student Life

Freshman 101: Helpful Links

Canvas, LionPATH, and eLiving are just a few of the websites you’ll need to figure out this great big world called Penn State.

Nominations Now Open For Gender-Neutral Homecoming Court

Your Fall 2018 Sylly Week Playlist

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

Mayor Don Hahn Plans To Veto Overnight Parking Restrictions In Highlands Neighborhood

Those in favor of the ordinance plan to consider overturning the veto at a special meeting next Monday.

While You Were Gone…

Here’s a roundup of what went on around Penn State during summer break.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

What Changed In State College While You Were Away

With another summer in the books, here are all the changes to State College that happened while you were gone.

Send this to a friend