Dorms at Penn tend to vary--the Quad's three buildings are extremely popular for freshman, who find the Gothic architecture and social atmosphere to be perfect. Many freshman and upperclassman alike find themselves at home in some of the smaller dorms like Hill House and King's Court where a sense of community is usually strong. The high-rise dorms have more amenities and often are popular with sophomores, but usually do not have the same social atmosphere as the low-rise dorms. Penn also makes use of residential programs within houses that bring students of similar interests together, and are generally a positive experience for participants.
There are many housing options at Penn, both on-and-off campus.
A look at the lobby of a freshman dormitory, Hill Hall.