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The University of Pennsylvania

Breakdown of “Surrounding City” at UPENN
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By Gender
MaleA-
FemaleA-
 
By Major
AccountingC-
AnthropologyB
ArchaeologyA+
ArchitectureA+
BiologyA
Business - Management and AdministrationA
ChemistryA
CommunicationsA+
Computer EngineeringA+
Computer ScienceA
EconomicsA
Electrical EngineeringA+
Engineering DepartmentA+
EnglishA-
FinanceB+
Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etcA+
Geography and GeosciencesB-
History/Histories (art history/etc.)B+
MathA
Mechanical EngineeringA+
Neuroscience/Cognitive ScienceA+
NursingA+
OtherA
PhilosophyA
PhysicsA-
Political ScienceB+
PreDent and DentistryA+
PsychologyA
Religion/ReligiousA-
UndecidedA-
Urban PlanningA-
 

Against similar schools
Surrounding City compared with similar schools in class.

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

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

Quotes touching on Surrounding City

“... But, Philadelphia is a great city with a lot to offer, and West Philly is NOT THAT BAD ...”
 
“... As a now-38-year-old, having gone to graduate school and lived and worked in a major city since 1997, I can honestly say that, up to this point ...”
 
“... Campus safety is an issue, but on the actual campus, security is tight; those not used to the big city can stay secluded until they grow more co...”
 
“... The area is great--I remember enjoying the city a lot, with its nightlife and variety of events and venues to go to ...”
 
“... It provides several ultimate blends: city and campus, work hard and play hard, large social atmosphere with several small classes ...”
 
“... You get everything good: Ivy League Education, Ivy League Alum connections, great intellecutally interesting people, vibrant resources of the ci...”
 
“... Great city, great campus, great people ...”
 
“... The only downside is the fact that Penn is in West Philadelphia so the western edge of campus is about as far west as you'd want to venture, ...”
 
“... So you can either a) go hang out with the majority of students who aren't in frats/sororities, b) go enjoy the city that's a half-block from your...”
 
“... If you want to be in a City, at a mid-sized, prestegious school, and surrounded by cool people- go here ...”
 
“... The campus is beautifual and secluded but the second you step off of it, you are in a major metropolitan city, which I think makes Penn great be...”
 
“... If you want to spend all your time in the city going to art galleries and the opera, that's an option too ...”
 
“... At the same time we have an entire city at our disposal with great restaurants, bars etc ...”
 
“... Philadelphia is a great city to be in ...”
 
“... Forget Boston, Philly's the quintessential college city ...”
 
“... I chill with my frat brothers a lot and you can tear it up either on campus or take the subway into center city and hit the clubs ...”
 
“... Philly is a great city, lots to do 24/7, and like any other city, you just have to use common sense ...”
 
“... It has tremendous intellectual and cultural resources, it resides within a city that is similarly blessed, it has some extremely strong departme...”
 
“... Philly is a really awesome city - it has so much to offer, don't let anyone tell you otherwise ...”
 
“... I love the city and the urban environment ...”
 
“... It has a large, but continuous campus which feels very collegiate, small and isolated, but is also located a few minutes from the second largest ...”
 
“... The campus within a city allows for a smooth transition from teenager to adult as the four years of college go by ...”
 
“... I really love the environment; the campus is attractive and isolated enough for me to feel like I am in a college atmosphere, but less than 20 b...”
 
“... For someone who has never experienced city life, it can come as a shock ...”
 
“... Penn is a great academic school located in a fun, vibrant city ...”
 
“... Seeing as how Penn is located in West Philly (University City is a creation of Penn's to distance itself from the heavy crime of W ...”
 
“... While I'd encourage people to be mindful of their grades, the vast differences between me and my peers educated elsewhere is my experience on lar...”
 
“... Great Campus, smart people, city nearby ...”
 
“... Penn is an ideal school for those seeking a superb education in a vibrant city who want to remember their college years as a time of both monument...”
 
“... And their perception of Philly doesn't really go far beyond the upenn/center city bubble ...”
 



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