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Get to know what social life is like on campus before you get there. We’ve scoured our database of student reviews and found the top 10 colleges in the Mid-Atlantic region that YOU think have the best student organizations!
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#10 Montclair State University – Montclair, NJ
Montclair State offers a variety of academic programs to support you in the pursuit of your career goals. I have made many friends in a program I am enrolled in, and making friends makes college life that much more enjoyable. There are also many clubs to get involved in. There is the Latin American Student Organization (LASO), the Caribbean Student Organization (CaribSO), the Organization of Students for African Unity (OSAU), and many others. There are multiple Greek Life fraternities and sororities you can become a member of. There are many spiritual organizations to join, according to your faith… Make sure to get involved with clubs and activities. –Elisha from Blackwood, NJ
#9 University at Buffalo – Buffalo, NY
UB has a club for EVERYTHING. Some popular clubs are True Blue (sports fans), Schussmeisters (skiing/snowboarding), and Outdoor Adventure. Those are just a few. There are clubs based off of majors, religions, and ethnicity. UB has made sure that every single student can find a club to interest them and if not it is easy to start a club of your own. – Bridget from Orchard Park, NY
#8 Towson University – Towson, MD
There are so many clubs to join at Towson, over 200 groups to be exact! University Residence Government, Student Government Association, Campus Activities Board, Best Buddies, Math Education Club, Skydiving Club, Figure Skating Club, Quidditch team (yes, from Harry Potter!), Black Student Union, and so many more! Towson has such a variety, you will definitely find something you like, and if you want to start your own club, you can do that too! – Angela from Sicklerville, NJ
#7 Morgan State University – Baltimore, MD
Everyone will find something to do at Morgan state. There are fashion clubs, sports clubs, art and film clubs, as well as the knowledge bowl club. Aside from the extracurricular there are clubs focused on academics such as finance and accounting clubs. On campus there is a theater for movies, a gym for working out and recreation, practice fields for sports, and there is also a game room. These areas are frequented by students, but most students choose the sporting events as their main source of fun. – K’Ronn from Baltimore, MD
#6 Indiana University of Pennsylvania – Indiana, PA
There are many clubs to join from, there is not one person on campus that can’t look at the list of clubs and say there isn’t at least one club that interests them. They are made by students for students. IUP activities are mostly educational but some are very fun such as IUP day where many clubs come together and have tables to welcome new members. – Michael from Whitehouse, NJ
#5 University of Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh, PA
There are plenty of activities to be involved and engaged in. Our Ultimate Frisbee team just won the national championship, and our fencing team is also very competitive. I personally love snowboarding so I joined the Ski and Snowboard club which allows me to engage in my hobby for a discounted rate with other likeminded students in close proximity to the school and far away. –Zainul from Chester Springs, PA
#4 University of Maryland – College Park, MD
Within the first two weeks of the Fall Semester, the First Look Fair will be held on the McKeldin Mall. At this Fair, every single club and organization on campus will be there to represent themselves, look to recruit new members, and best of all, give out FREE STUFF. It’s a bit overwhelming at first, but it’s best to sign up and collect information for as many as you’re interested in – then you can go back to your dorm and figure out which are most important to you, and what you have time for. Every organization holds great events on campus, from improv and sketch shows, to fundraising games and bake sales – these spice up the everyday life on campus. – Jennifer from Winter Springs, FL
#3 Temple University – Philadelphia, PA
Temple has an activity for everyone, whether students want to play in a Renaissance music ensemble, volunteer with underprivileged children, network with local professionals, or write for a sit-com. –Courtney from Souderton, PA
#2 Rutgers University – New Brunswick, NJ
Rutgers University offers endless extracurricular opportunities. The Glee Club, Residence Hall Association, and Student Government, are some of the many popular organizations. In this ethnically diverse and high-spirited community, students can find also multi-ethnic clubs and organizations. Rutgers University Student who seek to pledge and join a fraternity and sorority are more than welcomed. Networking is the key for any future profession. I find the blend of urban and rural environment very comforting. Ultimately, Rutgers is suitable for anyone who strongly believes that education is his or her own creation. Henceforth, Rutgers is a prestigious university that proudly stands by the slogan “Jersey Roots, Global Reach.” – Samir from Jersey City, NJ
#1 Penn State University – University Park, PA
You must get involved with THON while you are here. THON is a no sitting no standing 46 hour dance marathon in efforts to raise awareness and funds for pediatric cancer. It is a yearlong effort and THON is a 46 hour event. You will be moved and inspired while getting involved with THON and will make so many friends through it. It’s one of those indescribable events that sets Penn State apart from many schools. – Cathy from State College, PA