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Reviews 1008 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Overall people are aware, but once people start drinking the lines are blurred. I do think that more could be done to remove the idea that drinking is necessary on weekends. This is the root of most problems in the realm of sexual harassment and assault.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I think that the programs and faculty here prepare us for post-university life. And the name of our school goes a long way... it's an internationally renowned ivy so this helps on a resume.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I think the experience here is pretty average, though I don't have much to compare it to.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: This school has a lot to offer if you are willing to take advantage of the many resources available to you. I encourage all students to really take advantage of the facilities and to build relationships with professors in your field!

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3 College Senior

Greek Life: I don't see the Greek life being huge here. There is definitely a presence, but it isn't an overwhelming one. I have never experienced any tension between non-Greek students and Greek students. All is good!

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: This is a great school environment! The professors are the best and the resources are amazing. However, as a commuter, I would strongly encourage students to stay on campus and immerse him or herself in the college experience. I regret not being on campus more and involving myself in more clubs and activities!

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The overall experience is fantastic. People are generally quite friendly.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There are few schools that place as well as Wharton in the United States.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The overall campus is quite safe. I don't believe there to be any reason to feel unsafe.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: No real opinion on the housing situation. I would rate the housing as fine.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I have no opinion on Greek life. It's great if you are in it. It's fine if you are not.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: One of the best choices to date. Made great friends and connections right off the bat.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: In general, the athletics are not what the students come here for.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: i mean, it's west philly. despite all the security measures, you're still in a dangerous part of the city.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: As just a freshman, I've only really experienced intro classes, which aren't the best. Not very well taught and quite difficult. However, once you get past those, you can start understanding why Penn Academics are some of the best in the world, since once you learn enough to take more difficult classes, the professors and courses become so much better.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: probably one of the strongest things about penn is it's alumni network, how amazing the penn community post-graduation is, and the opportunities a penn degree can give you

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: housing at Penn basically sucks - most of the upperclassmen dorms are decent but ones for freshmen are pretty bad. A lot of upperclassmen live off campus though which a lot of people find as a cheaper and higher value option.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: not in it but a lot of my friends are and they seem to love it - i don't feel left out because i'm not in it though

3 College Freshman

Athletics: The teams do well and have a great community and there is great camaraderie among athletes, but athletics aren't a huge deal on campus.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I definitely would do it all over again if I had to, but I would do it better. Penn is one of the most difficult places to find yourself, because there is immense pressure and competition, but you are also surrounded by some amazing people. It's humbling but at the same time really hard. You are pushed by the expectations of others at the university but it's in a good way.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Overall the program (PennCLO) is internationally renowned. I'm honored to be a part of it.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Dorms are convenient though there are some facilities problems. Pretty social

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3 College Junior

Athletics: It seems good but I know nothing about it. There isn't much school spirit except maybe at Homecoming

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4 College Junior

Greek Life: It's probably great for Greek life because it's very present culturally and even in the architecture (frats on Locust Walk), but it can be alienating for people who don't party

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Crimes happen pretty frequently around/just off campus, security seems good but not the best. I generally feel safe

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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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