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The University of Pennsylvania

Breakdown of “Social Life” at UPENN

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By Gender
MalesA-
FemalesB+
By Major
AccountingC-
AnthropologyB-
ArchaeologyA+
ArchitectureA+
BiologyB
Business - Management and AdministrationB
ChemistryA
CommunicationsA
Computer EngineeringA+
Computer ScienceB
EconomicsA-
Electrical EngineeringA+
Engineering DepartmentA+
EnglishA
FinanceB
Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etcA+
Geography and GeosciencesA
History/Histories (art history/etc.)B+
MathA-
Mechanical EngineeringA
Neuroscience/Cognitive ScienceA
NursingA
OtherA
PhilosophyA
PhysicsC
Political ScienceC+
PreDent and DentistryF
PsychologyB
Religion/ReligiousA-
UndecidedB+
Urban PlanningB+

Against similar schools

Social Life compared with similar schools in class.

University of Pennsylvania
 A-
Average of All Schools
 C+
Average of schools in class
 B

Harvard University
 B-
Cornell University
 B+
Princeton University
 B
Yale University
 A-
Brown University
 A-
Stanford University
 B
Columbia University in the City of New York
 B-
F
A+

Social Life

... academically it is top-notch - i wont dispute that, but socially it is a hell hole ...Read full comment
... 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 ...Read full comment
... I have two Asian roommates that are completely socially inept, which is the norm for students at Penn ...Read full comment
... I was not a social misfit, nor was I at the other end of the spectrum ...Read full comment
... Social life is dominated by the greek system and alcohol ...Read full comment
... I didn't want to drink, which means no social life here ...Read full comment
... There is a thriving social scene (you can go out every night, if you choose) ...Read full comment
... 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...Read full comment
... It provides several ultimate blends: city and campus, work hard and play hard, large social atmosphere with several small classes ...Read full comment
... Social life here is pretty good ...Read full comment
... Sure there's some social homogeneity flowing around, but what school (and perhaps what society) does not face that ...Read full comment
... Your social life at Penn will be what you make of it, it won't seek you out ...Read full comment
... The social life on campus is vibrant- and if you get bored, there's a whole city to explore ...Read full comment
... It is very strong, academically, and students here know how to do well both intellectually AND socially ...Read full comment
... Being a sophomore, I've experienced much of the "social Ivy" experience ...Read full comment
... The Wharton influence keeps the socialists and far left as a whole in check, which I think is wonderful ...Read full comment
... Social life is great ...Read full comment
... Matriculating to an Ivy League university, I expected to be swamped with work, overwhelmed with papers, and deprived of a social life ...Read full comment
... Socially, it's probably one of the best "academic" party schools in the nation ...Read full comment
... At Penn you will find the perfect balance between world class academics and a great social life ...Read full comment
... It has tremendous intellectual and cultural resources, it resides within a city that is similarly blessed, it has some extremely strong departme...Read full comment
... 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 ...Read full comment
... It's got it all, socially and academically ...Read full comment
... I believe that UPenn offered a strong nursing undergraduate education as well as a diverse social life ...Read full comment
... 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...Read full comment
... It combines its superior academics with a highly engaging social and extra-curricular life that other Ivies and similar schools often lack ...Read full comment
... Social life: I rushed for a sorority and did not get into a single one ...Read full comment
... 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 ...Read full comment
... As for the social scene, if you like drinking, this is the place for you ...Read full comment
... 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...Read full comment
... Social life is limited mostly to drinking and frats, so if you hate both, you may want to go elsewhere ...Read full comment
... I don't think I could be anywhere better academically, but socially Penn's not really the best place for me ...Read full comment
... It truly is the "social ivy" ...Read full comment
... In my experience, especially in the engineering department, classes are VERY tough, everyone is just as smart and/or smarter than you, competiti...Read full comment
... The greatest asset of any ivy or top tier school is an extensive social network ...Read full comment
... 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...Read full comment
... 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...Read full comment
... 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) ...Read full comment
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