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Fantastic school.Not so brightEconomics
Fantastic school. The best Ivy easily. Really prepares you for the real world, not just another insulated campus experience. The best opportunities after graduation here as well. Top departments in every discipline. Great city also.
3rd Year Female -- Class 2019
Education Quality: A+, Useful Schoolwork: A
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This is the greatest university ever.Quite BrightEconomics
This is the greatest university ever. With its outstanding global reputation, this place will take you anywhere you want to go. The professors and courses are outstanding. Students are great. It is no wonder Penn is always ranked in the top two or three universities. There are just the right amount of undergrads, an equal amount of grad students, and a beautiful campus in an exciting city. Some students don't get along here because they had an easy time getting A's in high schools with hyper-grade inflation. This is a work hard, play hard university that is the best in the country, and every facet of the school is world class.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2017
Education Quality: A+, Perceived Campus Safety: A-
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I'm a transfer (sophomore) student majoring in urbanBrightUrban Planning
I'm a transfer (sophomore) student majoring in urban studies and am having a great time. I don't fit the "usual" Penn student, I'm definitely not pre-professional, not very interested in making a lot of money, and not a greek type. I'm an activist and have found a great community in those activities. People here are bright but buy and large approachable and I haven't met that many arrogant or unfriendly people in the circles I've chosen to be in such as my urban studies courses and extracurriculars to do with politics and the environment.

You do meet some somewhat snooty people, those on my floor are rather standoffish but it's actually not that hard to meet people similar to you. I'm not super outgoing and transferred but have made friends relatively easily.

Don't listen to the people on this page that tell you everyone at Penn is just interested in making money and partying in frats, there are plenty of intellectuals, activists and others who don't fit into that mold. I was really scared by the posts that said that before I started but now that I'm here I know that they are hyperbole and that there is a place for everyone here. No regrets, also best urban studies program in the country.

1st Year Male -- Class 2017
Extracurricular Activities: A+, Individual Value: B
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