Pennsylvania State University-World Campus Graduate Program Reviews

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(2.69 out of 5.0)
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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB
  • Campus Setting: Rural: Fringe
  • Student Population: 13,411 (7,919 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 13 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 94% part-time, 6% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $20,974
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

1.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Homeland Security
Graduation Year: 2016

Going to PSU for my Master's was one of the biggest mistakes I ever made. I continuously struggled through the program and the instructors simply did not care. Asking them to clarify something was like pulling teeth and many times I never even got an answer. My adviser never contacted me until my last semester when my grades had dropped drastically. Once he finally contacted me I found out that the last class I needed to graduate was not offered during my last semester so he informed me that I would have to wait until the following semester to graduate. After much review he agreed to let me replace this course with an independent study which followed the courses syllabus. Once the course began I checked my online portal daily but still saw no postings. I then began to call and email him with no answer. I spoke with others in the office begging them to have him call me and still no answer back. It was the week before finals when my adviser/professor emailed with no explanation just saying sorry and saying that he would just grade me on the work that I was able complete in that one week. The fact that I paid more than $3,000 to get a grade for one 1 page essay is ridiculous and PSU should be ashamed of themselves. On a happy note I am now in an online program at SNHU and it is one thousand times better than PSU will ever be.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2018

The World Campus in Penn State allows working students, as well as full-time homemakers, to engage in a rigorous, high-quality education remotely. The Renewable Energy and Sustainability Systems Graduate Program allows me to gain the exposure to the systems of sustainability integrated with project development. After graduation I will be able to assist various entities, whether governmental or commercial, in their transition to a sustainable energy future by providing energy solutions, promoting energy efficiency and ultimately, addressing energy poverty and climate change. Because Penn State is nationally recognized, I am honored to place it on my resume.
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