Penn State University
Pennsylvania State University is a large research university in State College, Pennsylvania. The University Park campus, which is the main campus, has about 46,000 undergraduate students. State College has its own college town with lots of shops, boutiques, and restaurants just walking distance from campus. The Penn State Creamery is the famous ice cream shop on campus that not only attracts many students every day but the public as well. Penn State is known for their enthusiastic school spirit and athletics, especially their men’s hockey team and football team.
Famous "Nittany Lions" alumni include Keegan-Michael Key - actor, Lara Spencer - TV presenter, Ty Burrell - actor, Ali Krieger - former soccer player (USA women’s national team), and Saquon Barkley - football player (New York Giants).
Abraham, originally from State College PA, graduated from Penn State in 2017. One quirky fact about Abraham..."I would choose pickles over ice cream any day!" Abraham also runs an Instagram feed @elegantfoodplate.
Fun fact about Penn State: Penn State's original football jersey was pink and black.
Favorite Ice Cream Parlour and Flavor: Momotaro, Green Tea Ice Cream.
Bakery and Favorite Sweet: Insomnia Cookies, Mint Chocolate Chip.
Where to Grab a Coffee: Rothrock Coffee.
Burger Joint and Fries: Duffy's Tavern, Bison Burger and sweet potato fries.
Finger Licking Good BBQ Spot: Done's Bones.
Vegetarian Hot Spot: Cafe Verve.
Pizzeria: Margarita's Pizza (always grab a slice to go).
Diner and Favorite Dish: The Diner, go there for the grilled stickies!
Hottest Mexican Spot and Recommended Plate: Yallah Taco, Crispy Fish Taco or The Moby Dick Burrito.
Sushi Spot and Your Go to Roll: Wegman's, Spicy eel roll.
Breakfast Spot with a Friend or Date: The Original Waffle Shop (North Atherton).
Where you would love your parents to take you for parents weekend: Herwig's Austrian Bistro.
Things to do:
Where to go for Yoga, Exercise Classes, or the Gym: The Penn State Recreation Center offers free yoga classes with a student ID.
Best Dive Bar: The Brewery.
Neighborhood Bookstore: The Student Bookstore.
Where is your favorite spot on campus to hang: The Hintz Family Alumni Center(The duck pond).
Where do you want to go on spring break: Spain.
Where to Stay: We always use AirBNB. There are so many cheap options and you can even rent an RV for a football weekend.