Wondering whether you should apply to Penn State and need an idea of what life is like as a student? Maybe you want to read articles current students read and write to get an idea of what you may be interested in as a student. Never been to a football game, but want to see behind the scenes of a Penn State game day?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may find the following resources helpful!
Penn State Admissions
Starting off with the biggest “given” on this list that is a must follow across all social media! The Penn State Admissions’ accounts feature posts both from the professional Admissions staff and current students! Each week, the social media interns (those of us who write for these blogs) have a different theme which we use for our Snapchats. Themes have included best spots to eat on campus, residence halls, and where to study! We are always open to new ideas on what perspective students would like to see, so just reach out to us and let us know!
Penn State (Official)
Much like the Admissions’ accounts, the official Penn State University accounts feature daily pictures and videos of the events going on at University Park! These accounts were some of the first that I followed when beginning my college search. They are helpful when it comes to figuring out if you would be interested in what is going on at University Park! If you see Instagram pictures from a football game or a tweet about what students are up to and wish you were a part of it, there is a good sign you applied to the right University. The Twitter account also tweets links to news and stories of what is going on, which can give you an even more in depth look at what is happening at Penn State!
Stories about THON, sports, student-life, events on campus, and so much more. Onward State provides a student-written news outlet for Penn State students. It is a phenomenal resource for perspective students as well, though. These stories delve deep into student-life and culture at University Park. There are so many interesting and unique stories written by students at Onward State, and I definitely wish I would have read more while I was still in high school trying to figure out what college to attend! I would highly recommend students considering Penn State to read some of these articles. It truly is a great way to learn about what current Penn State students are up to!
Penn State Athletics
Even if you are not currently excited about athletics, these are fantastic accounts to follow. Sporting events at Penn State are prime examples of how students come together and show their Penn State pride. If you would like a look into the pride, passion, and support students have for the University, take a look at these accounts. From score updates, to pictures of the pure joy on students’ faces at sporting events, the @GoPSUsports accounts will not let you down.
The Nittany Lion
Penn State’s beloved mascot, The Nittany Lion. Easily the most diverse of the accounts listed, the Nittany Lion has its own tweets along with sharing the tweets of the countless other Penn State social media accounts. From humorous tweets, to displaying Penn State pride, the Nittany Lion account is a must-follow and a great resource for perspective students!
These accounts are fun, exciting, and informative ways to gather more information on Penn State! As always, continue reading our Lion Life blog for more insight written by current students!