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Reviews 834 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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5 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Very diverse student body; however, you're not going to see the diversity if you stick with one kind of activity (like only Greek life for example) so try new things!

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Athletics: Varsity athletics are currently in a slump in terms of attendance. However, there are tons of options for club and IM sports.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: Penn doesn't offer merit scholarships but was awesome with my financial aid. They even offered me ample aid for my experience abroad over my freshman summer!

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Majors: There is almost limitless possibilities, especially with Penn's emphasis on interdisciplinary studies. Want to combine English and Finance? No problem! Penn will help you make it happen.

9 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Party Scene: For a school with such serious academic students, Penn has some awesome parties, especially during key weekends like NSO, St. Paddys and Fling. Whether its BYOing with your friends, hitting the local bars or clubs, or attending fraternity parties, there is something for everyone. Having a fake ID is a must though if you want to experience all Philly and Penn has to offer...

10 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Administration: Police officers are there to protect rather than to get you in trouble, and they are all very friendly and helpful. In the rare occasion that something serious happens, they respond swiftly and adeptly.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Local Area: There is always so much happening on and around campus. Tons of options for shows, restaurants, museums etc. keeps every day feeling fresh.

1 person found this useful Report
4 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: Vibrant atmosphere on and off campus. Philly is a great city, and the University City area is also booming with activity.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There is a lot of variety in the types of people you meet

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Big city, a lot to do. Feels safest around upenn campus

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Variety of food options and can buy cheap good food at food trucks

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Academics: Professors are some of the best in academics and dedicated to teaching

5 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Academics: Curriculum and workload is rigorous, professors are great

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life adds a vibrant and fun dynamic to the campus

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Majors: Lets you learn a lot and get used to the professional environment

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Majors: Be well rounded and be confident in your interview

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: campus police are everywhere and always ready to help

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Whether its a byo downtown with your friends, a date night, or a frat party, there is always something fun to do at Upenn.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Administration: Students are pretty free to do as they please, as long as they are respectful to others around them.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Athletics: None of our sports teams are successful, therefore, there isn't much support from the student body. However, faculty and the coaches are great. The only good team is the fencing team, however, we don't get much support.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Student life is pretty segregated. The segregation isn't so much by class or race by choice. But, rather the segregation is by interest/social life.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: The off-campus housing isn't that great because of the price. Campus Apartments and University Housing makes a huge profit on the students who reside in their houses because the companies can charge however much they see fit. Their monopoly on off-campus housing makes them extremely profitable, all while taking away from the students.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Campus Quality: All types of events are frequently happening on campus. The events range from student run promotions, to campus ran events.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Health & Safety: The university police system is great in Philadelphia. Police officers frequently walk students home. The students may be too intoxicated, or just returning from a late night at the Library. Regardless, the police is always a felt presence and if needed, will be there to assist.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Academics: The unique aspects of my major range from our internship opportunities, teachers, and peers involved. My university offers a range of internships, the most remarkable, in my opinion, being our partnership with the Cannes film festival.

1 person 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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