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| I went to Penn for one semester and hated it.|
My classes are amazing, chemistry is the highlight of the week but I can't stand the people. I find most of my classmates pretentious and aloof. They are closeminded to a fault and only see through one paradigm. They also are self-absorbed. While many students are academic sucesses, this is not derived from doing the work -- rarely do students get really "pumped up" about their course of study outside of class. It seems that most of my peers will be holding a "day job" for the rest of their life, thanks to the $$$ that mommy and daddy forked over.I can't understand many student's motivation to get a degree they don't want because otherwise their parents will "cut them off". While it is sad, many students are of monetary privilage and don't seem to understand that some of their peers are literally pulling their own weight and paying their own way for the rest of their life. Classmates have asked me why I work overtime on a regular basis or never spend cash on frivilous goods. Obviously, these children live in The Real World not the real world.
|Feb 20 2005|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2008 |
| as others have said before, unless you are in wharton or are jewish or asian, penn is a pretty terrible place. academically it is top-notch - i wont dispute that, but socially it is a hell hole. everything is based around the greek system, and therefore drinking and drugs as well. thats right DRUGS. HARD DRUGS. i was heavily into the arts in high school (studio art and music), and i feel that similar people are next to impossible to find and make friends with. people are incredibly cliquish, and i feel it is extremely hard to break out and make valuable friendships with new people (well actually that would assume that one is able to make valuable friendships in the first place...) If you love to party and drink, and do drugs, and hook up with ugly JAPs, penn is for you. i feel as though ive wasted two years of my life here, and i am in the process of trying to find a school to transfer to. |
|Dec 27 2003|| 2nd Year Male --
Class 2006 |