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First off, let me start by saying thatBrightArt & Design Department
First off, let me start by saying that everyone in this school is either snobby, wealthy or annoying.People love to flaunt their money here, which is great considering I'm poor, my father is unemployed, my mother is a dish washer and she's forcing me to take the 5 dollar bus back home, 12 hours away. I'm generally a friendly person, but it's almost impossible to meet people here. Everyone makes there friends the first day, and then that's it. You'll never make another friend after this..... The parties? What the hell are they? We had better high school parties. The upperclassmen stick you in a nasty basement with a couple of kegs, and let you fight it out among your classmates like wild animals for a red cup (a five dollar red cup, that is)just to get some flat, warm natty ice. Getting some flat, warm natty ice is actually a blessing, because there's barely even parties here, so this is saying a lot. If you have friends at temple or Drexel, see yourself as lucky. Like i said, i live a damn long bus ride away, so i'm stuck here on this campus 247, forced to deal with this people. The only good thing about being stuck here is that the campus is pretty. But if it's past 9 o'clock, the campus isn't only pretty, it's pretty dead. I live in Ronson, the only view I get is of the smokers bench and if I'm lucky, I get to watch the fortunate drunk kids that partied at another school because they have friends stumble in. Jealous. The food here.... Makes you sick. Laxatives anyone? I'm just being bitter. Listen, if you're easy, slightly attractive, and team up with the other easy girls you'll probably like this school. Make sure you don't have any brains,this is usually what will help you get attention by the 20% straight guys here. And by the way, they only came to this school because they saw the girl to guy ratio. :) Hope my review was helpful.
1st Year Female -- Class 2013
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Education Quality: F
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Prior to coming to Philadelphia University, I attendedAverageArchitecture
Prior to coming to Philadelphia University, I attended one of the top five high schools in the country, according to average AP scores. I was lured to the beautiful campus because of my interests in architecture and fashion design. The architecture program also offers MBAs for those who wish to undergo the five-year program.

However, problems already surfaced beginning my first week on campus. I knew that I was far from Center City, but I underestimated the distance from restaurants, convenience stores, and arts supply stores. If you are a student who will not have access to a car (and refuse to shop at the one convenience store with past expiration dates), perhaps diversify your college choices. Simultaneously, we were close to the mayor's house, and the neighborhood is quite stunning.

I came to Philadelphia prepared to be challenged socially, mentally, and intellectually. I know, I is never as rife with debates as movies depict, but there was no action whatsoever. My classmates seemed clueless about the goings on of current events, even involving architecture. We went on some filled trips, but the discussions were fruitless. Living in a city like Philadelphia, I expected that my professors would have expanding social networks and utilize them for the sake of their students. Needless to say, I did not become culturally aware until I transferred.

I am currently at an Ivy League university learning five times as much than I ever did at a fraction of the price. I also have more access to resources than I ever did before...if you want to settle for second best, go to PhilaU.

1st Year Female -- Class 2011
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Extracurricular Activities: C-
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I will start off by saying I neverQuite BrightInterior Design
I will start off by saying I never wanted to go to PhilaU to begin with. My mom made me go to an open house and I unexpectedly started to like the campus more and more. Eventually, it was the only school I wanted to go to. When it came time for START (which was incredibly lame), I began to get more excited.

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I have three roommates and our dorm is amazing.I live in Fortess (the all girls dorm which honestly is not bad at all contrary to what rumors say). For a college dorm, mine is huge, all of our beds are lofted and we have an enormous open space in the middle. The bathrooms are a clean, but old and there are a lot of showers so you never have to wait. Ronson, is the hall with the only AC, but the dorms are tiny and gloomy. Partridge, Mott and Fortess are part of the Mansion halls and have events held together.

Food: Not bad at all. Its a hell of a lot better than other colleges and there's a decent variety.

Homework: If you're a design major, prepare to do work... all the time. It's really time consuming, but you get into it after the first two projects. Regular classes such as environmental science and math, the work load is nothing unmanageable.

Social Life: Besides the occasional show or event at the Kanbar Center, or events hosted by the RA's of the halls there isn't much to do. The campus is dead at nights and weekends. I have friends at Temple University and Drexel, so go there if you want to go to parties or do something fun. Manayunk is not too far away and they have shops and good restaurants there.The campus in general is really nice and the staff work hard to keep it looking clean and presentable.

1st Year Female -- Class 2009
Education Quality: A, Social Life: C-
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