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Location
Philadelphia, PA
Undergrads
10,324
Tuition
$43,738
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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3 College Freshman

Weather: Weather pretty typical for an east coast city I'd say.

3 College Freshman

Weather: Unbearably cold in the winter, humid in the summer.

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3 College Student

Weather: It can get fairly cold, and it snows every now and then, but it's nothing too terrible.

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2 College Sophomore

Weather: It constantly snows here and is always cold with winds making it feel colder than it is. I am not used to the constant slush and snow on the ground nor such cold winters.

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  • 229th
    Hottest Summers
  • 243rd
    Coldest Winters

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Perry Petra-Wong
Hometown
Pasadena, Calif.
Major
Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
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Meteorologists might insist that there is a pattern to the weather in Philadelphia, but to the rest of us, it's just random. It is not unheard of for the temperature to rise or fall 20 degrees in a matter of days as the seasons are changing. It's almost as if the local ecosystem is not quite sure which season comes next. However, if you are from the Northeast, the weather in Philadelphia will be nothing new. If you're from the South, expect much colder temperatures than you are used to in the winter; and if you hail from the West, get ready for some nice balmy humidity.

Basically, be ready for anything and everything. You will need an umbrella, good shoes for rain and snow, hats and gloves, a light jacket for fall, and a heavy jacket for winter. On the other hand, you also need bathing suits, shorts, and tank tops. If you are going home for fall break, bring your summer clothes home, and bring back winter clothes when you return. Then, at spring break, switch back. However, make sure that you always have something on hand for every kind of weather, as, now and then, the gods like to slip in a 30-degree day in April and a 70-degree day in January. Although you will experience the full seasonal spectrum here in Philly, the weather does tend to remain relatively mild all year round.

Facts & Statistics

Temperature Averages
Spring - High: 62 °F
Spring - Low: 45 °F
Summer - High: 84 °F
Summer - Low: 68 °F
Fall - High: 66 °F
Fall - Low: 50 °F
Winter - High: 42 °F
Winter - Low: 28 °F
Precipitation Averages
Spring: 3.73 in./month
Summer: 4.00 in./month
Fall: 3.26 in./month
Winter: 3.19 in./month

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