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Reviews 1008 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: I personally love our football and basketball teams, but most students couldn't care less about sports.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Applying ED to Penn was the best decision I've ever made. At first I was nervous, but I can't imagine going anywhere else. Penn is my school, my workplace, my hangout spot, my community, my home. I love it.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Great courses and amazing profs

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Health & Safety: i feel safe on campus and in neighboring communities because of Penn Security

3 College Senior

Greek Life: I don't know much about greek life on campus

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: School is great so far. Good classes and great profs

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I never feel unsafe because of my surroundings at Penn and most of my friends that are girls from urban areas feel the same, I really think I feel most unsafe at parties rather than walking home but the social scene is so large it is easy to find spaces in which you feel totally comfortable and people will respect that

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I meet so many people here that are like me or have given me alternative perspectives on issues and ideologies regardless of whether I agreed with them or not. Overall I appreciate that most are willing to talk about ideas as passionately as I am.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I am not in OCR but it seems pretty stressful, I think that Penn's alumni network is probably one of the more helpful things in the job search but most at Penn are pretty ambitious and work for large companies

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Campus Housing: So I lived in hill freshman year and it kind of sucked but Im still friends with my hall so the smallness of the dorm definitely served its purpose and i defiantly did not feel like i was isolated from the Quad. I didnt live on campus sophomore or junior year but I didnt want to because the value is not the best to live on campus opposed to off

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Again there are still issues with integration here but as a member of a sorority on campus it has given me many opportunities to network and experience new things and people but it is not social suicide if you don't join

3 College Junior

Athletics: I mean you come to Penn for school not football, its never really been a factor for me in deciding my opinions on my school but alot of traditions that the school has revolve around the Homecoming game, i think thats the extent of sports hype here

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Upenn is great, I definitely think it is grappling with integration on many levels right now but the transition is interesting to watch in an area where everyone challenges each other both in and out of the classroom

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Penn had a lot of great opportunities, from student activities to professional development. I really enjoyed my experience there and made some amazing friends and met some really interesting people.

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: So far, my experience with courses and professors has been great. Course offerings are diverse and professors are always eager about their courses and willing to help.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Health & Safety: There are occasional crimes, but public safety helps keep students, faculty and staff aware.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The Master of Environmental Studies program I'm enrolled in is a great community to be a part of. Professors and Academic Advisers make an effort to get to know you and host events throughout the semester to help bring the community together.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Many police, feels very secure, especially in dorms.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in a freshman dorm, it's relatively clean and quiet at night which is a plus for studying.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Athletics: I am not particularly involved, but my classmates are part of teams, and there is some attendance to sporting events.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I've been encouraged to take classes that are not necessarily in my Major interest. While these classes have been difficult for me, they've been fascinating - it takes a great school to make topics that are not within one's skill set or interest to become of interest!

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Health & Safety: You can't walk 50 feet on campus without seeing at least one Penn police officer. They're always riding around on bikes or walking at all times of the day. You can even ask them to walk you somewhere if you don't feel safe going alone or at a certain time.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: The professors are at the top of their fields. I took a classical studies class with a professor who has appeared on the History channel on multiple occasions, astronomy with a professor who was on Conan O'Brien, and others who are extremely important to their piers.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: The alumni network is extremely vast, and alums are always looking to hire current Penn juniors or seniors for summer internships or full time positions.

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Campus Housing: My freshman year I lived in one of the high rises. I didn't want the "dorm" feeling, so this option provided me with an apartment-style setting. After that, I chose to live in off-campus housing. I think the high rises are definitely the best option for on-campus living, as they provide you with your own kitchen, bathroom, fridge, etc.

4 people found this useful Report
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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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