Deciding where to go to college is a big decision and you need to consider all of your options to help you make the right choice. There are many reasons to choose Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences from our award-winning faculty and top ranked programs but we thought you might want to learn reasons why our students chose EMS. Read what some of our currently enrolled students had to say.
"I love the genuine support and faith the entire faculty/staff and student body hasfor each other academically, financially, and emotionally. Some of my best friends and greatest supporters are in this college. PennState would not be my second home if it weren't for EMS."
--Lauren Ragland, earth science and policy major
"There are numerous research opportunities available that can give students more experience and further expand their knowledge."
--Peyton Mendenhall, petroleum and natural gas engineering major
"EMS has a great community of student and faculty; The lively academic atmosphere in the college fosters scholarship and tenacious personality."
--Zongjun Li, geography major
"EMS has a huge variety of classes and faculty interests. Even though I'm a Geobiology major, I have attended talks about tornadoes, geography problems, and materials science, which give a different and diverse perspective on my own studies."
--Anna Whittaker, geobiology major
"I love EMS because of the student center, which has amazing resources like free printing, free coffee, tables to work at, and advising."
--Rachel Hennessey, energy engineering major
"It's a great place to get together with a lot of like-minded people. I like that the college is very involved and I like to be part of some of the volunteer efforts and working so closely with some of the faculty here."
--Andrew Schwartz, materials science and engineering
EMS is all about family. Everyone is so nice and you really create strong bonds with fellow students right away. That's why our student council is so great. We all care so much about EMS, but also about each other as well, and I think that loving family atmosphere that EMS offers is why it is the best college to be in at Penn State.