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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I currently live in Kings Court English College House, which is located near the corner of 36th and Sansom Street. I've found it to be a great location, as it's very close to many of my classes as well as a Starbucks, CVS, Cosi, and my other great convenience and dining options. I live in a double by myself, as my roommate never showed up, however my room is very spacious and my GA/RA has made the hall a warm and welcoming place for all residents.

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5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life, even multicultural greek life, is extremely vibrant here at Penn. There are a number of fraternities and sororities that cater to the diverse student body here, including co-ed greek organizations, historically black/latino/asian greek organizations, and also law/business greek organizations. There is something for everyone who may be interested.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: Penn competes in the the Ivy League athletic conference which is not the SEC or the Big Ten but the games are fun to watch, and I enjoy going out and watching my friends and classmates compete for our school.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Thus far I have enjoyed all my professors and classes, and I feel as though I definitely made the best possible choice in coming to Penn.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: It's actually pretty safe for the most part. Though I have heard of crime.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: as long as you work hard you'll be fine it really isnt that hard

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: if youre in wharton you'll be going to get some of the best jobs

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: it's super close to everything and is as close you can get to campus

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Incredibly difficult to get into the most prestigious frats

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The sports teams are not really paid much attention.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Wharton is an amazing school, one that develops you in every single way possible from social interactions to hardcore knowledge.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Peer pressure is very low but a lot of people do drink or smoke weed or something.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I think we have the highest rated security/safety patrol in the country. 24/7 the campus is guarded. For reference, I went on a run at 3 am once and I was running around campus and felt totally safe.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Let me start this off by saying some professors absolutely suck and you could end up with a bad grade cause your professor is terrible. That said, I would say the number of good professors (at least in engineering) outweighs the number of bad ones. Coming to Penn you will see that regardless of their teaching ability, most professors are very smart. There are a ton of different classes offers and most intro classes have around 100 people in lectures with recitations (discussions) taught by TAs that go over lecture material with a group of around 10-20 students.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This is Penn and you should get a job. That is pretty much all that needs to be said.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It depends on your location. Some places have huge rooms and air conditioning while some places have sinks in their rooms and no air conditioning. Quad is usually considered the best in terms of room quality.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Club sports and intramural sports are really fun. People don't really go to that many varsity games.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My experience has been great. If you come here and you are in computer science or engineering in general, you will be working very very hard. Penn Engineering is not a place to come to if you plan on slacking off (that doesn't mean we don't slack off, it just means you'll be pulling a number of all nighters like I do). That said, you will also find a variety of clubs and organizations that you can get involved in. I am currently a member of the club ski team, am pledging a fraternity, and am on the advisory board for my major. Believe me, you will have a lot of fun at Penn (I don't know if any other Ivy goes as hard as we do) and you will work very hard.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: For the most part, campus safety is pretty good. It's hard because we are an open campus in a large urban area.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It really depends on what you are involved in. As a psychology major I have been very satisfied with the professors. they are all very well-versed and they are all very passionate about their areas of study. Class sizes are generally not too big but more than 20 students. Every now and then, you will have a few seminars with 20 students.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The school does a good job of getting students in touch with internships. There are also many opportunities to work on/around campus. Because Philly is so diverse, there are many opportunities to get involved with research, business, volunteer work, etc.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I live in a high-rise building and I really enjoy it. It is nice to have your own bathroom and kitchen. Also, noise levels are never too loud. The residential programs that I was a part of really made my housing experience great. Our floor became a community.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not a part of Greek life, but it seems that people who join a fraternity/sorority tend to enjoy it.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Sports are not as popular as they have been in the past. Some of the varsity sports teams are successful and occasionally people will attend games, but school spirit is not a priority when it comes to sporting events. Facilities, however, are quite nice and have recently been updated.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have been enjoying my time at school thus far. There are multiple clubs that I am involved in and the academic programs are new and innovative with professors who are very well-versed in their areas of study. I'm glad I decided to attend school here. I have met so many interesting people that I would have never had the opportunity to meet had I attended another school.

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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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