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Reviews 829 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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2 College Student

Athletics: The athletics aren't bad, it's more a lack of school spirit concerning athletics.

3 College Student

Administration: It's not very strict at all, but I find this to be beneficial and allows students to develop more independence.

5 College Student

Diversity: Never did I think as a white Christian that I would feel like the minority, so the diversity here is humbling and impressive.

6 people found this useful Report
2 College Student

Drug Safety: While alcohol and drugs are abundant, the open dialogue on campus & medical amnesty in the state of Pennsylvania is incredibly beneficial for students' health.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Student

Party Scene: Lots of options on campus and usually downtowns as well.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: Very good options all around campus.

4 College Student

Local Area: Philadelphia is underrated, and while I still have a lot left of the city to explore, from what I have seen it is vibrant, historical, and proffers many activities for college students.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Student

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

3 people found this useful Report
1 College Student

Scholarships: It's incredibly difficult to get in touch with people, and countless mistakes were made with my file. Eventually things worked out, but it took considerable (to the point of unnecessary) brain power and effort on both ends.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Off campus options include the run of the mill few places that most people frequent including Greek Lady, Chipotle, Sweetgreen etc. These are average priced with Sweetgreen being a bit more expensive. If you spend some time in West Philadelphia you will be able to find a variety of ethnic food places including Caribbean food, soul food, Indian food, Japanese food, etc. These places are probably more affordable and offer a variety of different types of cuisine. There are also a plethora of food trucks that serve things from cheesesteaks to various ethnic foods which are very cheap.

3 College Senior

Majors: For my major and interest, my internship experiences have varied. I have had the most interesting experiences at those internships I've held in the entertainment industry however those were unpaid and thus presented an unfortunate downside. The corporate internship I held it was well payed, required long hours as well as a large amount of responsibility.

4 College Senior

Majors: My career goals include law school and becoming an attorney therefore my undergraduate program in History does not directly relate to my ability to find a job within that field.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Rent is relatively affordable especially the further you live from campus into the West Philadelphia area. Depending on whether you have an independent landlord or one that works within a larger company you can have a varied experience in responsiveness about house maintenance. The further away from campus, the less safe it is and Penn safety guards are less present past 42nd street. The school has an online database that allows students to see what housing is available but word of mouth, the passing down of houses, and usage of the larger companies is more effective than any o campus sources.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: It's West Philadelphia so there's somewhat of an inherent risk of being here, but all things considered, I feel very safe on campus. Just don't be dumb and you'll be fine!

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Yes it's slightly old, but the quad provides an awesome social atmosphere for freshman. The high rises are fine for upperclassmen and the new dorms being constructed seem like they will be very nice as well.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: For the most part, facilities are wonderful and are always being updated.

2 College Sophomore

Parking: Being in the city, there's not much parking on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Even though it's not amazing, the food quality has improved a lot and there are a decent amount of options on campus. Go for the dining dollars over the meal swipes though.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I absolutely love Penn. It feels a bit overwhelming at times but if you find your niche, you will make great and friends and have access to some of the best resources in the country.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Majors: There are so many majors to choose from.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is very predominant on campus, providing a lot of social options for students on the weekends and an improved emphasis on community service in recent years.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Many students start to go off campus after their freshman year and there are a good amount of options. However both the quality and price of the facilities can vary greatly so start the search early.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of options around campus and plenty more in center city.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Everyone here is beautiful by typical standards. People generally have finesse in their fashion. Everyone has a certain depth in personality and interest.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Academics: The international relations department is awesome. Beyond just providing a great curriculum, the heads of the department support students in the trajectory of selecting a career and getting employment.

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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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