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Reviews 1132 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many nice food spots within walking distance of campus. Drexel has better food options, for sure.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Administration: They could be more strict when it comes to underage drinking. They are really not that strict in general.

1 person found this useful Report
1 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: It is bad because if you're not in greek life you do not exist.

4 people found this useful Report
1 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: They did not help me with getting scholarships. That is why I am looking to outside sources now because this school is very expensive!

1 person found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: I say it's okay simply because Frontera is so delicious.

2 people found this useful Report
4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: I love living on campus. I was a commuter last semester and have found that being at school 24/7 has actually eased my stress with great resources for homework like the nice libraries and writing center.

2 people found this useful Report
4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: My review cannot be empty.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Professors are great. They try their best to make themselves accessible to the students. A lot of the TAs offer great support as well.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The alumni network and reputation of this school is one of the best, if not the best, in the country. I know that as a grad I will have great prospects.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: While the hours don't extend past average business hours, the variety is great and there are a few hidden gems near campus.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Most of the on-campus options can be very pricey, especially when living on a budget. However, there is a good variety of food, and having dining dollars helps a lot.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Campus Apartments has a monopoly on off-campus housing, allowing them to charge whatever they want and continuously raise rents. In addition, they are very slow and unhelpful, and sometimes do not help at all, with necessary maintenance and repairs.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are enough places for some variety.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Administration: RAs and GAs in the freshmen dorms are far to quick to break things up/get kids in trouble for things playing music in the dorm, even before quiet hours begin.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Financial aid office workers are very friendly.

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Always something fun to do, pretty much every night of the week.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Dining hall food is consistently awful.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Decent living situation, but RA/GAs are really strict with rule enforcement.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Freshmen year meal plans aren't too flexible. Most upperclassmen are not on meal plans.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Freshmen housing has a great sense of community. Upperclassmen housing not so much. They're pretty far from most class buildings.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing kind of runs a monopoly immediately near the campus, so it's difficult to find good prices there. Other than that, I feel like finding housing is done with average ease.

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5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Philadelphia has a lot of places to eat, and they all cater towards different types of cuisine.

3 College Junior

Administration: Penn is very strict about plagiarism, more so than I've ever seen at any other school. In terms of alcohol/drug use, it isn't tolerated, but if a student is having an emergency response to drugs/alcohol, no one will be punished for getting them the medical help they need.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: I was able to go to Penn as an undergraduate only because I got enough grant money for it to be affordable. My parents both have small incomes.

3 people found this useful Report
College Junior

Party Scene: I go out in Center City, Philadelphia.

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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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