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Reviews 513 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Nice sized class sizes. You know almost everyone on campus which is a blessing and a curse. You have to review your professors before selecting classes because the professors make or break the class and some professor's teaching aesthetics are not going to work for your learning needs.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love it here. They have lots of opportunities to collaborate and to get ready for the real world. I like that I'm in Philadelphia but I look out my window and still feel at home.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: It is nit the best school to go to but it has been ok so far.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Okay so I think PhilaU academics and faculty are really good. A lot of people are kind of stupid so sometimes the material for gen ed courses is dumbed down. Mathematics and science courses are rigorous. I am transferring because of the ridiculous tuition and because PhilaU has basically no reputation for science majors. I am also really displeased with how many stupid fines I have received on top of the now $50,000 annual cost.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: I'm worried going into my second year that we won't know enough to pass our board exam. The teachers do bare minimum, we the students are teaching each other. It's very expensive to go here to get a crappy education.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Full of surprises and disappointments

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Ravenhill dining hall is pretty bad, but it's all you can eat and it's food. Ted's and Common Thread are much better, but still not great. The meal plans are such rip-offs.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I've only experienced Freshman Housing, which is traditional dorm style housing. It's not the best, the buildings aren't cleaned very well and the rooms are pretty cramped. Upperclassmen housing is supposed to be much better though.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I dont really know because eI live on campus.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There is a lot of restaurant near by and in Manyunk but there should be something with school to give students a discount pr be allowed to use their meal plan for eating out.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The administration seems pretty average here. There isn't anything that stands out to me.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: There isn't a lot on campus you usually have to go somewhere.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: It is a really expensive school and I wish I would get more financial aid and scholarships.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Most of ravin hill food is bad. I prefer to eat over at Commonthread because there are better options and the food seems better. The food could be healthier, a lot of it is really greasy and bad for you. There could be more fruits and vegetables too.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: There isn't a whole lot of housing options and the dorms are kind of outdated. Also there could be better and healthier food options. However the atmosphere is very friendly and welcoming.

2 College Student

Greek Life: If you're looking for big greek life go south. Greek life here is not big, I sometimes see the sorority girls going out for dinner in fancy dresses, but other than that it doesn't affect the school. There is no special housing for them or anything.

3 College Student

Athletics: Sports are not huge here at all. Basketball is probably the biggest sport because of the Coach's thousandth win this year. And soccer is pretty popular too but other than that no one really pays attention to the sports or even cares.

4 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: Off-campus dining is quite good, but the only thing is you need a car to get to any of them or take a taxi which is annoying and more costly. About 5 minutes away there is a strip called City Ave where you can find many shops and more commercial restaurants. Then in the other direction you can go to Manyunk where there are more tiny shops and family owned restaurants which are delicious.

3 College Student

Administration: The only thing that's really annoying is to get into the dorms you have to manually unlock multiple doors to get into your hall, and when you're carrying heavy projects its a hassle. And signing people into your hall is also a hassle. if you leave for five minutes you have to go through the entire process again no matter what time of day it is. Everything else is pretty relaxed.

1 College Student

Party Scene: If you're looking for a party school this is not the place to go. To find any parties you have to go off campus and go downtown or to Temple or to Manyunk where the parties always get busted because the cops have nothing better to do.

4 College Student

Scholarships: I earned a couple grants for attending this school based on academics and FAFSA was easy to navigate for any school.

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3 College Student

Campus Food: Ravenhill dining hall is not absolutely horrible, you can always fall back on the grilled cheese if nothing looks good. You only get seven guest meals per semester and can only use them at Ravenhill and no where else. Ted's has the best pizza and commonthread has the best food in general, but it's not all you can eat like Ravenhill for one meal swipe. The best thing about the food here is chicken finger Thursday.

2 College Student

Campus Housing: The freshmen housing is pretty bad. If you get into Ronson Hall it is not as bad because you have actual lounges and its coed and there is more opportunity to meet new people. I got placed in Fortess Hall which is an all girl dorm and it always stinks and has no air conditioning. It also very dirty and not well taken care of.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The time when it open and closes

4 College Freshman

Majors: I really like my major and enjoying the classes

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