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Reviews 1076 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: amazing. teachers actually care that you get registered for their classes. and they make it a point that you learn. Being taught by people who actually care about their subjects is great.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Penn is great. All this buzz about it? There a billion reasons why - The people, the atmosphere, the quality of education is just value for money. Career events are there DAILY. but you gotta be proactive. They'll pass you by if you don't care.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Campus seems like a safe place. But you gotta watch you back if you're living in West Philly and you walk home. Not so much though - There's a free shuttle that drives you home for on campus addresses. But it doesn't go to all off campus addresses

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drug visibility is pretty low. However most people drink at parties and while peer pressure isn't prevalent you might feel a little awkward if you don't drink.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Students on campus are fine. But some people live in west Philly housing.. much of which is still scanty. Its almost like campus and "home'' are 2 different worlds. Yet they are so close to each other

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Partying begins Thursday and continues through Sunday night. However, there is something social to do every night, even during finals week when you need to de-stress. There are plenty of on campus parties but people often Uber to social events all over the city.

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Parties have a positive impact on the student experience. Penn really is the social ivy. Students study hard and then party hard to de-stress.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: Penn has a very diverse student body. I have met and befriended people from all over the world which is pretty cool. I don't think that Penn is very economically diverse. I think that most students are from upper middle/upper classes.

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4 College Junior

Greek Life: I am personally non greek... I haven't got any setbacks.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I would choose Penn a million times again if I had to reapply. This has been one of my best decisions. Teachers make an effort to come out to social events. Lots of students talk about topics they are genuinely interested in. That's so unique yet its very common.

4 stars, because some courses get you to take "compulsory'' classes that you cannot opt out of. But if you like the class, i'd go with 5 points here

4 College Freshman

Academics: The workload is manageable. The registration process is simple but it is sometimes a hassle to get into the class you want once it has reached full capacity.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Penn is in Philly, which is a major city so there is always the risk of crime. However, Penn had police officers stationed all over campus and that makes me feel very safe.

5 College Junior

Athletics: Very engaging.. Events are so well advertised on campus

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are a lot of courses to choose from. The professors for mathematics-based courses are experts in their fields but are not the best at teaching. However, most professors are accessible outside of class and willing to meet if you have questions. The class sizes range from 5 to several hundred.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Penn's career service website is very helpful. Penn has a vast alumni network. As a female athlete I've already been fortunate enough to attend a networking event. I have not yet applied for any internships so I cannot comment on that issue.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't know much about Greek life, but I know that rushing is a huge event during the spring semester. Greeks often host parties and many varsity athletes participate in Greek life.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: I am a varsity soccer player at Penn. Athletes from different sports tend to be very friendly with one another. Our football team just won the Ivy League Championship.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am an undergraduate student in the Wharton program. My first Wharton-specific class was Management 100, and it was a very unique and hands-on experience. Some courses, especially mathematics and science based courses, are difficult because the professors unfortunately do not do an excellent job of clearly explaining the material, but other courses are easy. Overall, the workload is manageable. Moreover, Penn truly is the social ivy.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: feel safe 100% of the time, know there a resources for me

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: challenging and sometimes over my head

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: looking forward to seeing what i can do with my degree

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: king's court English is great

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I enjoy the social life and the challenge provided by my classes.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are plenty of steps to ensure safety on campus. Security is available wherever you go

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I enjoyed my smaller classes. Great for making friends!

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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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