Police are generally suspicious of College age persons.
Caution: All Wal-Marts are havens for Red-necks and hicks....be forewarned that if you don't look like them, you will be stared at!
Penn State Employment Opportunities: Most Faculty positions are consumed by local talent and it is difficult to worm into them unless you 'know' a friend of a friend.....
State College is generally very safe. Bicyclists should be careful when not using designated bike trails. This is a college town full of teenage and inexperienced automobile drivers; bad accidents are fairly common.
Women should be cautious at night while walking in downtown or fraternity areas.