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The University of Pennsylvania

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityF Faculty AccessibilityD+
Useful SchoolworkF Excess CompetitionF
Academic SuccessF Creativity/ InnovationD+
Individual ValueF University Resource UseA
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA FriendlinessD+
Campus MaintenanceB Social LifeF
Surrounding CityA+ Extra CurricularsB
Describes the student body as:
Arrogant, Snooty, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Helpful, Arrogant, Unhelpful, Self Absorbed

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Date: Dec 01 2008
Major: PreDent and Dentistry (This Major's Salary over time)
I am currently a freshman in the College of Liberal Arts and I hate it here. In fact, I am transferring.

I love Philadelphia, but Penn does not give its students a chance to experience the essence of Philly. Having grown up in South Philly my whole life I was so disappointed with the people at this school. I've worked hard my whole life and never had anything handed to me, so to come to a school riddled with privileged kids just waiting for their trust fund money has been a terrible experience.

One semester was all I needed. People kept telling me to stick it out, that I would find my niche, but I have a gut feeling that I wont. I have two Asian roommates that are completely socially inept, which is the norm for students at Penn.

Honestly, like everyone has been saying, if you are not:

1) a drinker

2) a party-er

3) rich

4) Asian, or Jewish


It is not as diverse as the University makes it sound. Sure, they have students from Haiti and South Dakota, but they all come from the same mold. It's depressing, really.

If you just want the name of an Ivy League school on your diploma, you won't be dissatisfied with Penn, but if you care more about learning than grades, you will be unhappy.

But, Philadelphia is a great city with a lot to offer, and West Philly is NOT THAT BAD.

commentThis kid ripped on the school for academics, but doesn't even mention them in the review. I don't care if your suite mates are dejected asian students because there are plenty of people to meet and spend time with. Clearly, this person should have applied to a smaller liberal arts school where the hand-holding takes place.
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