Location
Philadelphia, PA
Undergrads
10,324
Tuition
$43,738
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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Reviews 916 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Definitely an affordable city for off campus housing.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Majors: There are a range of courses, as well as undergraduate and graduate schools.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Majors: Not many issues, although a few issues with email communication and responses.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: For an undergraduate campus, the level of strictness is relatively average.

College Junior

Greek Life: I am not very involved in Greek Life on campus.

3 College Junior

Athletics: There are many places for physical activity which is a great resource!

4 College Junior

Computers: The technology resources are great and I have no complaints.

College Junior

Drug Safety: I am not entirely sure about the drug scene at UPenn.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Philadelphia in general does not have a great reputation for being a safe city, although I feel relatively safe on campus.

College Junior

Nightlife: Being an older student at UPenn and in a non-traditional program, I am not intricately involved in the undergraduate nightlife.

4 College Junior

Academics: An education from UPenn is great, since all of the students and faculty are always willing to help and act as a resource!

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Philadelphia has great dining and events for every type of person! There are restaurants, museums, sporting events, and many other options. The city is relatively easy to maneuver, as well!

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: I don't see too many druggies on campus.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Student Health Center is close to campus and easily accessible.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: I really like it besides the freezing temps.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Majors: Nursing is tied with Johns Hopkins and the University of Washington at being the best Nursing School in the country.

5 College Junior

Majors: The nursing school is amazing with great simulation labs.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of great places to eat near campus at a reasonable price.

5 College Junior

Computers: We have a lot of computers in the computer lab.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I found my own housing.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: The financial office was very quick to respond! Helpful and provided me links and mailed me important information that I had to take care of.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Majors: I enjoy my English major because we have some of the top professors in the world, who are also very kind and helpful. The workload is rigorous but manageable.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Majors: The English department is excellent, but the major isn't known for producing top jobs immediately.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Diversity: The student body is very diverse and there are buildings, clubs, and events for various ethnicities, religions (even a secular and pagan club), political parties, and the LGBTQ community.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: There are dorms for everyone, from quiet, small halls to the large freshman-focused Quad to the high-rises, which offer apartment-style living for the more independent student. The housing process is easy, though not everyone gets their first choice.

2 people found this useful Report
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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

Perry Petra-Wong
Hometown
Pasadena, Calif.
Major
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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