Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA+
- Campus FoodC+
- Student LifeA+
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NCAA Division I-AA
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.92 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.92 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.91 responses
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 59 responsesReport
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.86 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.122 responses
After University of Pennsylvania
- Very Good439
Penn is one of the most diverse campuses you can ever belong to! As a student, your classmates and friends will be of all races, ethnicities, religions, and sexual orientations. They'll open up your mind and you'll have a greater understanding of the differing peoples of the world. Penn is very welcoming regardless of however you identify yourself--you'll find small cultural communities to belong to and larger ones too. Many students might be first generation Americans, and many are international students. Some international students are the first ones from their country to ever come to Penn. Diversity is a very positive thing on campus, and people really respect others who come from unique backgrounds. No one will ever feel like an outsider at Penn-- if for some reason you do, chances are there are others who feel the same, and you can form your own activist group to change that. The student body is always mobilizing to make changes.
- College Sophomore
- June 3 2013
As a resident of the Quad and a member of the Integrated Studies residential program, my experience with Penn Housing has been fantastic. Riepe College House, like nearly every other college house, is open to students from all years. Faculty residents add to the experience with weekly or bi-weekly events such as cookie nights, comfort-food nights, and espresso hours. Additionally, there are many house trips from a visit to Philly Orchestra to a day trip to NYC. The buildings themselves are beautiful, although most of the rooms are tiny. Most dorms have air conditioning and sinks in the rooms and the high-rises have personal bathrooms and common rooms. Campus Housing is a community experience at Penn, which is what makes it so great!
- College Freshman
- Dec 30 2012
I absolutely love Penn! It's so awesome and has surprised me so much. The best part about it is the people. I would describe the students as fun, ambitious and social. I have made so many amazing friends and had so much fun freshman year. I could not possibly be happier at any other place. Philly has everything I need (hair salon, restaurants, karaoke bars, every type of food, Chipotle on campus, shopping places, etc.) and there is always something to do on and off campus. I participate in a lot of social activism, so I love that every time something messed up happens I can get off my feet and join in on a protest. I've just overall had the best experience at Penn and have been able to grow into the person I want to be .
- College Sophomore
- Aug 17 2015