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University of Pennsylvania Reviews

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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100% of respondents would recommend this school to a friend

The university is well-rounded and has plenty of resources for a student to thrive. It uniquely combines the highest academic and research standards, a tradition as one of the first universities in the country, an ivy league education, a diverse student and faculty body with a rich social environment where students thrive, creating community and bonds that trascend studies and translate into friendships and professional opportunities for life. Students love Penn.

Maragret S., Current Student

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The education at Penn is world class and provides you with the tools you need for success in the future. Good professors/academics and vibrant social scene. Be wary of the pre-professional culture, but all around great experience.

Erin R., Alumni

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Penn is a good school. I have had some amazing faculty advisors who have worked with me individually to reach my goals. The students are also so kind and welcoming and incredibly smart and motivated.

Dusty K., Current Student

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Penn continues to go beyond in its endeavors as a university. I love the sense of community and school environment! I am constantly in awe at how thought out and how well run everything is. So many support programs are available, new buildings and programs are always being announced. Socially there's something for everyone and not just something but for every type of person, there is a strong and rich group of people to be around.

Susanne D., Current Student

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Penn is a truly inspiring place, and it was a joy to study there. Definitely a campus-feel with the benefits of living in a city. Lots of opportunity to take interdisciplinary classes and explore new subjects.

Kendall V., Current Student

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I really like the balance of academia and social life at the University of Pennsylvania. One of my favorite things is being able to easily take classes from all four undergraduate schools and be able to interact with students from all different interests and backgrounds. I would like to see Penn become more affordable for all students and provide less advantages for those with overwhelming wealth.

Quentin B., Current Student

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Penn is blessed with great diversity. Students are serious about their studies. A true research institution, the University of Pennsylvania encourages all of its students to be curious about the world. Fund their research, it provides once in a lifetime opportunities with access to remarkable faculty, an international reach, and trail blazing peers. As a member of the Ivy League, it connects its study body to similar-minded students in a culture of alma matter pride, playful rivalry, and inter-school dependent programming. Whether it be an Ivy League conference on LatinX heritage, political science, or veganism, the University of Pennsylvania encourages curiosity at every seam of the institution’s fabric.

Marina L., Current Student

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I had an incredible years at UPenn. The campus is beautiful, but the dorms had cockroach problems and we could not have food on the table/ bed. I feel that for the money you pay, you should get newer and cleaner dorms! Academics are great!! The local area is pretty and has a lot of things to do, but after months it can be a little bit boring! The food was not the best, but you can always get something on wawa. Upenn is a prestigious school and you will always received "credit" for going there.

Shelly W., Current Student

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High tuition. Top notch staff, resources, networking and campus. I feel that my experiences prepared me for life. The professors prep you for reality and a higher criteria than normal universities or college life. Financial hardship makes life difficult for any person that comes from a low-income family, Yet, UPenn helped me through my financial struggles to complete my BS. I did not get to do all that I wanted, but I am blessed for all that I accomplished. I would encourage anyone that wanted a good education to attend UPenn.

Chanel S., Current Student

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My experience at UPenn was rewarding, educational, a struggle, but well worth it. The campus has an amazing feel because it is in the city, yet there is still a quad area with green grass and tress, creating a sense of community within the university. There are also lots of restaurant options because of access to the city, which creates a fun environment.

Emmett E., Current Student

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