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Reviews 988 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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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

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Many people smoke marijuana, including in the dorms, and school paper specials have focused on people doing drugs like weed and cocaine. Hard drugs aren't as visible, but they're rumored to be present in Greek life. Drinking seems more popular, though-almost omnipresent.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: On-campus recruiting seems helpful but mostly for Wharton students; as an English major, I don't have many options anyway, but there are many internships available for people to get into different fields.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Campus housing is overpriced. Freshman dorms are not great, but the highrises are a lot nicer.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The athletics are good here. Not many people go to games though besides football.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: A lot of people rushed, but not many actually joined sororities. There are more guys in frats. I think the sororities on campus, and in general, are quite superficial. You will be able to find a group that you want, whether that is greek or not.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There is a lot of campus security. They make me feel safe.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Courses are difficult but very comprehensive. A lot of my TA's from other undergrads say they're amazed that we're learning some of the things we're learning as freshman. That makes me feel that my education is very worthwhile, and that I'm getting ahead.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I'm trying to get into medical school after college. I think Penn's reputation will definitely help.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Courses are challenging and professors are extremely supportive.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Program helps student find practicum and internship placements.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Health & Safety: The text messages and emails about alerts are really important.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: The professors are invested in the students and treat them like professional colleagues, valuing everyone's life experiences.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: The party scene is incredibly vibrant for all students, and if you wanted to go out every night you could.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Party Scene: The party scene is A1.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Academics: The academics at Penn are second to none.

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: The diversity on campus is great, there are students from all 50 states as well as from nearly 100 countries. I have met students of various cultures and religious backgrounds. Integration, however, could be better as often times minority groups tend to self-segregate and keep to themselves because of fear of not being accepted.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The Penn Police make students feel very safe, as they are constantly everywhere all the time. No matter what time it is, I see Penn police officers riding their bikes around from 33rd and Chestnut up to 45th and Spruce to make sure that students are safe both on and off campus.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My professors have been great thus far, and very available for extra help during office hours.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The value of a Penn degree is priceless. Over 95% of students who graduate from Penn are employed in great jobs within a year of graduating. All the great companies around the world come here to recruit, and there is no shortage of internship and career opportunities for students.

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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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