Philadelphia, PA
University of Pennsylvania


148 Ratings

On-Campus Housing

Off-Campus Housing

Campus Food

Campus Facilities

Class Size

Activities

Local Services

Academics

Recent Reviews

Louis
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The University of Pennsylvania is honestly the best place to be! It was my first choice, and I am so lucky to go here. There ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The University of Pennsylvania is honestly the best place to be! It was my first choice, and I am so lucky to go here. There are so many opportunities that come with being a student here. Additionally, ​there are tons of resources and activities that students get to be a part of! Definitely pick Penn!

Joyce
What is your overall opinion of this school?

UPenn has a very pre-professional, driven student culture. We truly work hard and play hard. Cons: the administration is not ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

UPenn has a very pre-professional, driven student culture. We truly work hard and play hard. Cons: the administration is not very popular among the student body for various reasons; Greek life is often a very heavy presence on campus. Pros: lovely campus; accessibility to downtown Philadelphia; the student body is diverse and open, if cliquish.

Methany
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Penn is a prestigious university that offers many diverse fields and career paths. There's a great student-to-faculty ratio a...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Penn is a prestigious university that offers many diverse fields and career paths. There's a great student-to-faculty ratio and students can find plenty of mentors on campus. On-campus housing ifs very comfortable and clean. Off-campus housing is also accessible and decent. There are also many cultural spaces where people can find safe communities. The campus is beautifully located in West Philadelphia, just a short distance away from the bustling city life. The campus is also surrounded by many different types of restaurants and cafes, with some of the best ones being located on campus. Penn is a great place for both business majors and liberal arts majors alike. There's something here for everyone.

Steven
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Five star school that earns its reputation every day!

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Five star school that earns its reputation every day!

Chetna
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Hi, I recently have interviewed one of the students of University of Pennsylvania and he has shared his college experience. ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Hi, I recently have interviewed one of the students of University of Pennsylvania and he has shared his college experience. Hope this will help many: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFbHxWGAOgs If you like the video then Please don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE my Youtube Channel @ ChetChat If you need more reviews or experiences of any college please comment on my channel. Thanks

Leah
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The University of Pennsylvania is a wonderful college for the independent and focused student. Many students here know what t...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The University of Pennsylvania is a wonderful college for the independent and focused student. Many students here know what they want to do and pursue it full force; the passion and drive of the student body is both contagious and motivating. However, if you're unsure of what you'd like to pursue, you might find Penn overwhelming. The number and availability of opportunities - both academic and extracurricular - are endless, and they are complemented by world-class programs, research facilities, and academics that are readily accessible and either on or close to campus. Socially, the large student body allows for a variety of many different personalities. Whether you're someone looking to join a fraternity and go out every night or someone who likes to keep to himself, their exists a sphere in the Penn social scene for you.

Igor
What is your overall opinion of this school?

University of Pennsylvania will help me grow because of the many opportunities it can offer me. I normally describe myself as...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

University of Pennsylvania will help me grow because of the many opportunities it can offer me. I normally describe myself as being a conservative, reserved person. In recent years, however, I find myself becoming increasingly tolerant, liberal in my outlook, and open to most kinds of change. When I visited University of Pennsylvania earlier this year, I realized immediately that it would be a very strong match for me. Our tour guide mentioned that University of Pennsylvania is not only accepting to change, but also welcomes it. I see this as a significant advantage for me, someone who is in the exciting process of increasing self-discovery. By attending University of Pennsylvania, I will be able to take a huge step forward in nurturing my emerging character. Being able to tolerate change and personal uniqueness among others is a positive trait, in my opinion, and I’m certain that University of Pennsylvania will help shape and expand my way of thinking about who and what I am now and what I will become in the future. University of Pennsylvania will also help me attain my future goals. I am interested in having a career in the field of International Relation and University of Pennsylvania offers outstanding program in this field. I have a wide range of interests, from dance to foreign languages. I want to continue my pursuits in most, if not all, of them. University of Pennsylvania will help me grow because of the many opportunities it can offer me.

Lucy
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The "Social Ivy". That is how the University of Pennsylvania is known, at least that's how I heard people refer to it through...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The "Social Ivy". That is how the University of Pennsylvania is known, at least that's how I heard people refer to it throughout my college search. To be honest, I was terrified to come here. I didn't know what to expect from the Ivy League. I thought it would exceed challenging; it would be overwhelming, a crucible of a college. However, I also knew that if I chose to attend a different school, I would always wonder what could have been at UPenn. So here I am. I must say, as soon as I arrived on campus, my fears were quickly dissolved. Sure, classes were challenging from day one. But my peers weren't the flawless intellectuals I had anticipated. Yes, they are all brilliant; but we all struggle together and really want the best for each other. That is one reason I love this school; the people here are incredible. They are successful, motivated, and talented, but humble. They push me to my potential day in and day out, and the people I am surrounded with are surely making me a better version of myself. Another aspect of the school I appreciate is the way authoritative figures treat students. We are treated with so much respect and are not seen as less intelligent individuals by teachers, staff, or employers. Sometimes this can be difficult; I have had teachers assume I know more about a topic than I actually do, so that the class becomes increasingly difficult. However, I still appreciate the confidence that this proves they have in me. Overall, the University of Pennsylvania has been an excellent choice for me. I would encourage anyone who may be intimidated by the name or reputation associated with a prestigious institution to embrace the challenge, because otherwise you will always be curious about who you could have been.

Brian
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The University of Pennsylvania has been a great experience for me so far. The professors really challenge your thinking, give...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The University of Pennsylvania has been a great experience for me so far. The professors really challenge your thinking, give great feedback and my fellow students have been an inspiration for me daily. Each class has taught be something valuable that I can use almost immediately. I wish it were a bit cheaper and scholarship opportunities were more available, but I feel in the end I'll value what I've gotten here.

Inbar
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Penn is the best place to join in innovating solutions for global problems. Its undergraduate engineering program is incredib...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Penn is the best place to join in innovating solutions for global problems. Its undergraduate engineering program is incredible. The school prepares you thoroughly to approach all problems and have great critical thinking skills. There's also the ability to easily connect and converse with alumni and faculty. An education at Penn goes way beyond the classroom walls. There are incredible opportunities for undergraduate, hands-on, extensive research and there's a huge emphasis on interacting with the surrounding city of Philadelphia. Penn also offers exciting programs out of the country. For example, Penn’s Global Biomedical Service program allows traveling to other areas of the world, like China, to provide prosthetics and orthotics! There is an endless range of activities, with something for everyone. I like the diversity of this school. Everyone you meet has a new perspective to introduce to you which carries through to fun, intellectual conversations all around campus. The school has a really great social vibe, as opposed to other schools where the competitiveness becomes suffocating. At Penn you can pursue several interests with a very flexible education path. I love the people, the atmosphere and the surrounding city. It also has an awesome tradition of throwing toast at football games after the third quarter!

Details

  • Enrollment
  • 11,525
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $45,890
  • Acceptance rate
  • 13%

Campus Topics

    • {{q.Category}}
      • {{q.Question}}
        ({{q.TotalAnswered}} answers)
      • No Answers Yet :(
        Be the first to write a review!
        {{vm.getPercentage(pa.TotalAnswered,q.TotalAnswered)}}% "{{pa.Answer}}"

Most-Answered Questions

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

University of Pennsylvania administrators: claim your school to add photos and details.