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Reviews 1018 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Penn's aid is good, but not as good as promised. If you're in the middle class, don't get your hopes up.

5 people found this useful Report
1 College Sophomore

Parking: Do not-- I repeat, do not-- own a car on campus.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The deeper into West Philly you go, the better and cheaper the food.

3 people found this useful Report
College Sophomore

Transportation: Just buy a bike. Bets decision you'll ever make. Most places are too close by to validate SEPTA.

6 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: You can have an incredible night out in Philly for $15 and some BYO'd Franzia. Very cheap living.

Also, it's SUCH a fantastic city for biking!

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Academics: The professors are absolutely incredible, and the workload is very manageable. Most in Comm latch on another major or a few minors

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Academics: Definitely take a Wharton class. Their curves are killer, but the experience teaches you a lot about the cut throat world of job hunting.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: Majoring in communications is a painless process.

College Sophomore

Majors: I interned in Manhattan doing market research for kid's toys, and got the hook up through a professor


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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

Perry Petra-Wong
Pasadena, Calif.
Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
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Students seem to be extremely content and do not regret their decision to come to Penn, even though the school definitely has a pre-professional feel. Despite this fact, it is extremely common to find yourself in an intellectual conversation, and the students really do work hard, while remembering that college is about fun as well. The opportunities provided at Penn are astounding; in fact there is almost too much to do. Most students base the reasons for their happiness around the people, the academics, the urban environment, and the endless opportunities. People who enjoy their experience at Penn tend to appreciate city life, socializing, and a busy schedule. Usually, students do not hesitate to endorse Penn, and many feel that everyone should love the school as much as they do.

Many adults call their years as an undergraduate the best four years of their lives. Penn students certainly can not make that prediction so soon, but most would agree that their time at Penn has been the best years of their life so far. Obviously, Penn is not the school for everyone, but the student body consists of interesting, intelligent, and well-rounded people, which creates a stimulating and fun environment for most. If you come to Penn, I can almost guarantee that you will meet fascinating people, find something to be passionate about, and enjoy the benefits of living in a vibrant city. You can also feel confident that an education from Penn will prepare you for what lies beyond your undergraduate years. The Penn Overall Experience is defined by the combination of the rich history and academic rigor of an Ivy League school and the school spirit and propensity for socializing of many other schools. This "work hard, play hard" mentality is what many Quakers, and prospective Quakers, find so appealing.

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