1. Access

224 E College Ave, State College, PA
Women's Store · 7 tips and reviews

Julie M.Julie Mastrine: The clothing prices are pretty far out of a college student's budget. I usually go here for jewelry instead--good sale items.

2. White Building

7.0
Penn State University (Shortlidge Rd), University Park, PA
College Gym · 24 tips and reviews

Julie M.Julie Mastrine: Best to go to the gym at night to avoid long lines. Unless you're going in the few weeks after New Year's, then you're out of luck.

3. Hibbs Hall

Penn State University (South Halls), University Park, PA
College Residence Hall · 1 tips and reviews

Julie M.Julie Mastrine: There's a hidden study lounge in the basement, between Hibbs and Haller Halls. It's big and has a piano room and a pool table. It's outdated and not very cozy, but it's usually quiet and unoccupied.

4. Italian Village Pizza

6.6
207 W High St, Ebensburg, PA
Pizza Place · 4 tips and reviews

Julie M.Julie Mastrine: Order the pepperoni rolls or the white pizza. Cheap and delicious.

5. Kiwi Yogurt

8.5
324 E College Ave, State College, PA
Frozen Yogurt · 38 tips and reviews

Julie M.Julie Mastrine: Ask for a Kiwi punch card--buy ten, get one $4 cup free.

6. Social Media Day

HUB (Penn State University), State College, PA
College Auditorium · 0 tips and reviews

Julie M.Julie Mastrine: Gave a lot of interesting insight as to student media's use of Twitter, Facebook, etc. Hopefully they'll host another event this year.

7. Eisenhower Auditorium

7.5
Penn State University (at Eisenhower Rd.), University Park, PA
Theater · 6 tips and reviews

Julie M.Julie Mastrine: Home to the Student Programming Association's (SPA) Distinguished Speaker Series--can't wait to see Arianna Huffington, Aron Ralston and Robert Ballard this year.

8. 2000 Degrees

7.4
202 W College Ave (btwn S Fraser & S Burrowes St.), State College, PA
Arts & Crafts Store · 7 tips and reviews

Julie M.Julie Mastrine: There are coupons on the studio's website for a discount if you bring a friend!

9. Baby's Burgers & Shakes

7.1
131 S Garner St (at E Calder Way), State College, PA
Burger Joint · 38 tips and reviews

Julie M.Julie Mastrine: The malt milkshakes are the best. Always bring quarters so you can play songs in the jukebox!

10. HUB-Robeson Center

Penn State University (Pollock Rd), University Park, PA
Student Center · 64 tips and reviews

Julie M.Julie Mastrine: Best avoided around lunch time, it gets ridiculously crowded--you can barely walk, let alone find a place to sit. But I'd argue that the salad bar is better than many restaurants'.

11. METRO

5.4
320 E College Ave, State College, PA
Women's Store · 19 tips and reviews

Julie M.Julie Mastrine: Excellent selection of dresses and shoes! The shoes usually run about $50 however, so try to catch them on sale.

12. Redifer (South) Commons

7.3
Penn State University (McKean Rd), University Park, PA
College Cafeteria · 11 tips and reviews

Julie M.Julie Mastrine: Good place to do homework, but can get traffic-heavy...sometimes I get distracted and end up people-watching.

13. Beaver Hill

340 E Beaver Ave, State College, PA
Residential Building (Apartment / Condo) · 7 tips and reviews

Julie M.Julie Mastrine: There's a fitness room on the ground floor, free for residents living in AW & Sons apartments. It's very tiny with slightly outdated equipment, but it's never crowded.

14. Visual Arts Building

Penn State University (btwn Shortlidge & Allen Rd.), University Park, PA
College Arts Building · 3 tips and reviews

Julie M.Julie Mastrine: There's a small café in this building that's never as crowded as the other coffee shops on campus. Very relaxed vibe.

15. Life Sciences Building

Penn State University (btwn Bigler & Fraser Rd.), University Park, PA
College Communications Building · 8 tips and reviews

Julie M.Julie Mastrine: There's a lounge area on the ground floor that's a great place to study--very quiet and peaceful. In fact, I was in here when the earthquake hit in August and didn't feel a thing!

16. The Apple Tree

136 E College Ave, State College, PA
Gift Shop · 7 tips and reviews

Julie M.Julie Mastrine: Their sunglasses seem to be on sale constantly, and they're only about $6. I go here at the beginning of every summer and buy another pair.

17. High Street Emporium

205 W High St, Ebensburg, PA
Antique Shop · 1 tips and reviews

Julie M.Julie Mastrine: Lots of antique cameras can be found here for under $20--great for photography junkies like me.