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Philadelphia University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA- Faculty AccessibilityB+
Useful SchoolworkC+ Excess CompetitionB
Academic SuccessB Creativity/ InnovationB-
Individual ValueB- University Resource UseB+
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA- FriendlinessC
Campus MaintenanceD+ Social LifeD-
Surrounding CityD+ Extra CurricularsC
Describes the student body as:
Arrogant, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:

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Social Life
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She cares more about Surrounding City than the average student.
Date: Jan 19 2010
Major: Other (This Major's Salary over time)
After speaking with a Philadelphia University alum and a current student in the Fashion Merchandising program, I expected this school to be friendly, helpful, challenging, and fun. While the professors are helpful, none of the others are true. As previously stated other students find their friends within the first few days (and even sometimes before classes start ie. sports, high school friends) and if you are not there when they "connect", you will not be a part of that friendship.

As for cleanliness of the dorms, I am truly shocked as to how disgusting my dorm is. I constantly have bugs in my room, the bathroom, and laundry room. Without a doubt, there is an infestation in my dorm and after contacting Physical Plant, they still don't come to fix the problem. And my one choice for living arrangements next year has mice.
Another major downside is campus life. While there are three clubs on campus that are fun and exciting, the weekends and nights are dull and boring. For the first two weekends I decided to stay in and after noticing that nearly everyone in my dorm goes home, due to the lack of nightlife, I did the same and continue to go home every weekend.

The only major upside to Philadelphia University is Career Services. They were marvelous in helping me with my first resume for an internship. They were helpful, kind, and gave great advice.

I am transferring out next year because this school is such a disappointment. The only thing I will miss is Career Services. As someone previously mentioned, some adore the school and some hate it. I suggest that if anyone is seriously considering Philadelphia University, shadow a student and stay overnight! This is the only way you can get an idea of what life here is really like.

questionHave you made any friends? And how is/are your roomate/s?
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