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The University of Pennsylvania

Breakdown of “Social Life” at UPENN
By Gender
By Major
Business - Management and AdministrationB+
Computer EngineeringA+
Computer ScienceB
Electrical EngineeringA+
Engineering DepartmentA+
Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etcA+
Geography and GeosciencesA
History/Histories (art history/etc.)B+
Mechanical EngineeringA+
Neuroscience/Cognitive ScienceA
Political ScienceB
PreDent and DentistryF
Urban PlanningB

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Quotes touching on Social Life

“... academically it is top-notch - i wont dispute that, but socially it is a hell hole ...”
“... My problem with the school is the social atmosphere; [as a freshman] unless you fit neatly into one of three groups, you will find it difficult ...”
“... I have two Asian roommates that are completely socially inept, which is the norm for students at Penn ...”
“... I was not a social misfit, nor was I at the other end of the spectrum ...”
“... Social life is dominated by the greek system and alcohol ...”
“... There is a thriving social scene (you can go out every night, if you choose) ...”
“... But even if your interests are not in the quantitative sciences, you will find some of the best departments the country in the social sciences an...”
“... It provides several ultimate blends: city and campus, work hard and play hard, large social atmosphere with several small classes ...”
“... Social life here is pretty good ...”
“... Sure there's some social homogeneity flowing around, but what school (and perhaps what society) does not face that ...”
“... Your social life at Penn will be what you make of it, it won't seek you out ...”
“... The social life on campus is vibrant- and if you get bored, there's a whole city to explore ...”
“... It is very strong, academically, and students here know how to do well both intellectually AND socially ...”
“... Being a sophomore, I've experienced much of the "social Ivy" experience ...”
“... The Wharton influence keeps the socialists and far left as a whole in check, which I think is wonderful ...”
“... Social life is great ...”
“... Matriculating to an Ivy League university, I expected to be swamped with work, overwhelmed with papers, and deprived of a social life ...”
“... Socially, it's probably one of the best "academic" party schools in the nation ...”
“... At Penn you will find the perfect balance between world class academics and a great social life ...”
“... It has tremendous intellectual and cultural resources, it resides within a city that is similarly blessed, it has some extremely strong departme...”
“... UPenn has it's ups and downs both academically and socially, but the good outweighed the bad, and the downfalls of the school were very few ...”
“... It's got it all, socially and academically ...”
“... I believe that UPenn offered a strong nursing undergraduate education as well as a diverse social life ...”
“... All in all, I highly recommend Penn to an open minded individual who wants an amazing educational experience, who is social, fun-loving, and n...”
“... It combines its superior academics with a highly engaging social and extra-curricular life that other Ivies and similar schools often lack ...”
“... Social life: I rushed for a sorority and did not get into a single one ...”
“... If you also think of managing a $500,000 budget for the rent, meal plan, social budget, fundraising events, you are on top of it ...”
“... As for the social scene, if you like drinking, this is the place for you ...”
“... You might want to hang out at the dorms and talk to some people to get an idea of what the life is like because as important it is to like the c...”
“... Social life is limited mostly to drinking and frats, so if you hate both, you may want to go elsewhere ...”
“... I don't think I could be anywhere better academically, but socially Penn's not really the best place for me ...”
“... It truly is the "social ivy" ...”
“... In my experience, especially in the engineering department, classes are VERY tough, everyone is just as smart and/or smarter than you, competiti...”
“... The greatest asset of any ivy or top tier school is an extensive social network ...”
“... I've made so many friends who actually take the time to get to know you as an individual and there are SO MANY things to do in Philly, the social...”
“... A wonderful several years here - took the time to *actually go out and do things* which is why there's a social life - don't get involved, no soci...”
“... Also because she drinks and gets high far more than I (I hate to admit it but Penn social life need alcohol to be enjoyable) ...”

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