Philadelphia, PA
University of Pennsylvania


179 Ratings

On-Campus Housing

Off-Campus Housing

Campus Food

Campus Facilities

Class Size

Activities

Local Services

Academics

You may be eligible! These Lenders offer loans to students who attend University of Pennsylvania

Variable  rate loan

disclosure
*Results provided by SimpleTuition.
SimpleTuition is an independent comparison site and is not affiliated with colleges or universities that may be referenced in these results. Loan offers from participating lenders that appear also have no affiliation with any college or university referenced. Not all lenders participate in our site and lenders that do participate may not offer loans to every school. We remind users that there are many additional borrowing options available - use SimpleTuition as part of your larger quest for college financing. Shop around and make the choice that's best for you and maximize use of grants and federal aid options whenever possible. We may receive transaction or referral fees when a user selects a product from a partner lender or advertiser. Our company mission is based on the premise that choice and transparency are good. There is no additional cost to a user who selects a loan presented by one of our partners.

Recent Reviews

Isabel
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Three stars – slowly increasing. I’m only a freshman, so I haven’t had much experience here at Penn, but from what I’ve been ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Three stars – slowly increasing. I’m only a freshman, so I haven’t had much experience here at Penn, but from what I’ve been able to deduce so far, I’ve questioned my decision to choose Penn over Yale. I am a student in the Wharton School, where students are eager to challenge themselves, even if it means competing with classmates. As a pacifist, this environment is not really my type. I much prefer to collaborate with my classmates; after all, they are who will be my co-workers in the future. I think that, since Wharton has a stereotype of sorts, incoming students come prepared to be unfriendly and unwelcoming, a vicious cycle. But this attitude is not limited solely to Wharton students. Those that apply to the College of Arts and Sciences, Nursing, or Engineering can be just as manipulative. However, I don’t mean to say that everyone at the University of Pennsylvania is like this: there are some students just like me: ready to meet new people, make new friends, and get rid of the label that accompanies the school’s name. In terms of social life, there are lots of parties, all the time. There are also lots of people that are uneager to make new friends: they only want to befriend people of a certain economic standing or those that are members of a certain sorority or fraternity. The longer you’re at Penn, the better you become at recognizing why people want to be friends with you. You become able to quickly distinguish those who are genuinely interested in you from those that are only interested in you because of the boy you’re dating. As someone in this position, I’ve learned that this environment becomes much more bearable when you’ve made the distinction and are able to pick and choose the people you surround yourself with. I have doubted, time and time again, my choice to reject other schools, where my friends all seem so happy, for this school, where social status is of primary importance to my classmates. It was very, very hard at first, but I have learned a very valuable life lesson – one that my statistics or political science professors, no matter how many degrees they have received, would not have ever been able to teach me. It is something that I believe I needed to experience myself in order to truly grasp the concept. Not everyone will like me, and that’s fine. It is my job, if I hope to enjoy my college experience, to make the next three years pleasant by surrounding myself with those whose company I enjoy and who enjoy my company. Perhaps, even at Yale, I would have experienced this. If you plan on coming to Penn, I don’t encourage you to close yourself off from your classmates or to sacrifice your own personality because you wish to be in a certain “clique.” Maybe you’ll be the one to rid us of that nasty stereotype, once and for all. And as cliché as it sounds, I promise that you’ll be happier being yourself. My one piece of advice is: take it from me, not everyone will like you, and that’s okay. Don’t be like me and learn it the hard way. (To the judges: if you would like to post this somewhere for future students, I ask that you please remove my name)

nathalie
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I am a current freshman in the Wharton school and I LOVE every minute of my experience here! As long as you are open and frie...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I am a current freshman in the Wharton school and I LOVE every minute of my experience here! As long as you are open and friendly you will find a group of friends here. Be cognizant of all the opportunities and events Penn has to offer though because there is so much to do here.

Kylene
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I have enjoyed my experience at Penn. I was a student athlete, a work study student, a volunteer for West Philly students, an...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I have enjoyed my experience at Penn. I was a student athlete, a work study student, a volunteer for West Philly students, and in a sorority. The people at Penn are truly remarkable and dedicated. The academics were VERY challenging. There were many times in which I would study for weeks for exams and still not perform well. I would get discouraged and had to alter my A mind set. In high school I always received straight A's, however, at a school like Penn I had to accept getting a C. In a lot of the classes, C was considered average. The Professors were tremendous and very intelligent. I found that every Professor WANTED to help and see the student do well, despite the hard curriculum. The social seen is perfect. I enjoy going out, however, living on campus I have had great opportunities to attend events with other residents and friends within the building. Every type of individual is welcome at Penn!

Tarmily
What is your overall opinion of this school?

University of Pennsylvania is a unique place where many different kinds of students come to gather and learn together in hope...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

University of Pennsylvania is a unique place where many different kinds of students come to gather and learn together in hopes of being able to make a better future for themselves and the rest of the world. The professors are world class and care about making sure you understand the material.

Jamison
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, I have really enjoyed my time at Penn thus far. My department is fairly small and professors are easily accessible a...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, I have really enjoyed my time at Penn thus far. My department is fairly small and professors are easily accessible and always willing to talk about class material or more personal concerns. I live off campus, so can't really judge the quality of on-campus things, but generally, I think that this is a great place to be.

Agustin
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The University Pennsylvania is an outstanding university which challenges its students academically, and prepares them for a ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The University Pennsylvania is an outstanding university which challenges its students academically, and prepares them for a future career. The University has an amazing administration which is always listening to students concerns and worries about the well being of its students, faculty and staff. Overall one of the best Universities I have visited.

Matthew
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Penn is one of the greatest institutions around. Students have a real passion to be here. Campus is very active and inspired ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Penn is one of the greatest institutions around. Students have a real passion to be here. Campus is very active and inspired by its founder, Ben Franklin. All of campus is centered around Locust Walk and all students enjoy applying what they learn in the classroom to other parts of their lives. The social scene is also very active at Penn. I love going here.

Danielle
What is your overall opinion of this school?

If you have the opportunity to go to Penn and are interested in a school that will help you post graduation (besides memories...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

If you have the opportunity to go to Penn and are interested in a school that will help you post graduation (besides memories) I would say go. The name alone will get you so many opportunities and so much respect. I do think Penn has a hard time supporting all of its students, especially those that come from schools that did not stress academics or if you're a first generation college student. Still, there are just so many paths available and resources here. If you want to do something business related, political, or health related, I would say 100% penn is a great option. The engineering is pretty good too (although there are probably better schools for that).

Rachel
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I personally am not a big fan so far. I attended for a semester, and frankly I found the preprofessional atmosphere suffocati...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I personally am not a big fan so far. I attended for a semester, and frankly I found the preprofessional atmosphere suffocating. I'm not sure what people mean when they say that Penn is the 'social ivy' because most people seem socially awkward and, if not that, intent on social climbing.

Taylor
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Penn is a great school academically. There is a wide range of people that attend, and it is definitely a great place to be if...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Penn is a great school academically. There is a wide range of people that attend, and it is definitely a great place to be if you want to meet people from different backgrounds. The classes are difficult, but being able to graduate from this school will open so many doors that it is worth it.

Details

  • Enrollment
  • 11,716
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $51,464
  • Acceptance rate
  • 9%

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.