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Reviews 816 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Junior

Party Scene: Penn definitely has a work hard play hard mentality.

8 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Administration: While they are very lenient in most policies, there are times when college students know no better. I have personally seen the drug culture take numerous lives from either overdose, or post use depression, leading to suicide. While that is not entirely the administration's fault, a more strict drug policy might curb some of the rampant hard drug (not marijuana or alcohol) use on campus.

2 people found this useful Report
2 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Horrible landlords that don't fix anything, and the owner of campus apartments has his two lamborghini's parked at 41st and locust--the man is running a racket in screwing penn students with incredibly jacked up rates.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Not terrible, not excellent either. Can sometimes be really good though

3 College Freshman

Local Area: Everything closes super early, like latest 11 pm.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Majors: Haven't really looked at it

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: My housing is actually one of the least populated, but I love it. Large rooms, small hall, very clean amenities, and a dining hall in the building. However, many students do not get to enjoy this.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Athletics: Don't really know much about it

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Very fun. very accessible. But only if you just want to drink, dance, and maybe hook up.

7 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Greek Life: They throw all the parties, but aside from that there isn't a heavy atmosphere of it

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I've heard a few stories, but I've never seen anything personally

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I got a "full" scholarship so I am not complaining

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Don't know much about it

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Get sick of it so quickly because it is poor quality.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Somehow I managed to pick the house furthest away on campus from my classes, but I appreciate the exercise. The house I live in is relatively small and low key, though, which is perfect for me. Everyone there is really nice to each other (which isn't abnormal for the school).

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Local Area: I feel very safe on campus and the surrounding scenery is magnificent. There are many stores and places to eat within walking distance. The traffic can be kind of loud outside my dorms at times, but that's really the only negative thing I can think of.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Majors: I feel like I am exactly where I belong. The classes I am taking are perfect and I am enjoying every second of it.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Scholarships: The school covered a large portion of my tuition, but it isn't perfect. I find that it is slightly difficult to keep up with the payments at times.

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food is decent, which is perfectly alright with me, considering the number of people the school is providing food for.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Scholarships: The process is a bit long for filling out the forms but it is worth it because they truly give you a lot of money.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Athletics: The sports teams aren't the best, but campus supports them. However, sports aren't the biggest thing on campus.

5 College Freshman

Majors: To get in you have to apply to Penn as well as your specific school. The most important thing is showing passion for what you want to study and showing a true desire to attend Penn. The Nursing school is the best!

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Awesome selection of food and it is very tasty. Also, there are a lot of places right by campus (walkable).

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: There is always something to do but you don't have to go out all the time if you don't want to.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: Philadelphia is an amazing city. The people are unique and there is always something to do (concerts, art, etc.).

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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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