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The University of Pennsylvania

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA+ Faculty AccessibilityA-
Useful SchoolworkB Excess CompetitionA+
Academic SuccessB- Creativity/ InnovationB
Individual ValueB University Resource UseB+
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyC FriendlinessB
Campus MaintenanceB Social LifeC
Surrounding CityA Extra CurricularsB
Describes the student body as:
Arrogant, Approachable, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful, Self Absorbed

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Campus Aesthetics/ Beauty
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Educational Quality
She cares more about Campus Aesthetics/ Beauty than the average student.
Date: May 03 2003
Major: Business - Management and Administration (This Major's Salary over time)
Going to UPenn is somewhat of a dream come true. Like most schools it has its pros and cons but overall it is a wonderful university.

The professors here are generally world-class but there is a chance that you'll have bad professors if you don't research and ask around. The most important thing is that you introduce yourself and go to office hours so you stand out. This is especially important since some lectures can have over 200 students.

There are many opportunities to get involved here in ANYTHING. You can do it all, from professional dance troupes to cultural organizations and anything in between. In fact, you can easily start your own movement or club.

Also valuable is the freedom to speak up. Our student newspaper is widely read and is not proctored by any university professor or relation. Protests abound, and you can feel safe that there is someone here with your beliefs.

Social life here is pretty good. Eventually you will get sick of the drinking and frat parties. But then you have Philly to explore, which alone is a valuable resource. You also have stores, clubs, bars, movie theaters, right off campus that are easy to get to. However, public transportation isn't always the greatest.

One bad thing is that there are quite a few arrogant people who spend their lives making themselves feel better even if it means making you feel belittled. Especially in the extremely competitive Wharton School of Business. But, again, there are always the people here who will boost you up.

Before you decide to attend VISIT. The school's campus is very big and isn't in your traditional college green setting with trees everywhere and no one else around. Although there are nice grassy areas, we are right by West Phildelphia. Personally, however, I think being in West Philly gives the school culture.

Also, know that you will work hard. You will work very hard, and not sleep much. Also, you might work very hard and not get the A or anywhere near the 4.0, or do no work and have the 4.0 thanks to the "curve".

A great trait that Penn has is a diverse and strong networking system.

In the end your experience at Penn depends on how invloved and openminded you are. You have to be willing to work hard and play hard since at an school you make your college experience what you want it to be.

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