The Best & Worst

Location
Philadelphia, PA
Undergrads
10,324
Tuition
$43,738
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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Best Of

Highest Grades

  1. 1
    Spring Fling
  2. 2
    Penn Relays
  3. 3
    Fast-speed Internet
  4. 4
    The Quad
  5. 5
    The Libraries (over 5 million volumes)
  6. 6
    Philly
  7. 7
    Cheesesteaks
  8. 8
    The Dual-Degree and Interdisciplinary programs
  9. 9
    Puck Frinceton T-shirts
  10. 10
    Pottruck Fitness Center

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
98% of students return after their first year.
Commitment to Teaching
There are 6 students for every member of faculty on campus.
Proven Success
96% of students will complete their education and graduate with a degree.
Knowledgeable Professors
98% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
62% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
65% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Accepting Campus Community
66% of students surveyed said that the campus community as a whole is very accepting of members of minority groups.
Great Local Atmosphere
93% of students surveyed said that there is always something fun and interesting going on near campus.
Highly Satisfied Students
79% of students surveyed would make the same school choice if they could do it all over again.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
68% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Strong Alumni Network
78% of students surveyed said the alumni network is very strong and involved in activities on campus.
Vibrant Social Scene
67% of students surveyed agreed that there are lots of popular activities around campus every day.
Genders Equally Represented
A male-to-female ratio of 50/50 means there's a pretty even balance of students on campus.
Learn from the Best
100% of faculty have earned the highest degree in their field.
Personal Attention
You can expect personal attention with 72% of classes having less than 20 students.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.
Students Stick Around
Only 0% of students transfer out.
Extremely Diverse
One of the most racially diverse campuses-52% of students are minorities.

Worst Of

Lowest Grades

  1. 1
    Parking
  2. 2
    Inconvenient hours at the dining halls
  3. 3
    Cold winters
  4. 4
    Teachers with indecipherable accents
  5. 5
    Stereotypical Ivy-league students
  6. 6
    The wind tunnel between the high-rises
  7. 7
    Slow elevators
  8. 8
    Frat hopping in the winter
  9. 9
    Constant construction
  10. 10
    Tough workload

Facts & Statistics

Expensive
Tuition is a steep $43,738, one of the most expensive rates in the country.
Expensive Dorms
Living on campus doesn't come cheap, with an average housing price tag of $7,952.
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