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The University of Pennsylvania

Breakdown of “Surrounding City” at UPenn

By Gender
By Major
Business - Management and AdministrationA-
Computer EngineeringB-
Computer ScienceA
Electrical EngineeringA+
Engineering DepartmentA+
Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etcA+
Geography and GeosciencesB-
History/Histories (art history/etc.)B+
Mechanical EngineeringA
Neuroscience/Cognitive ScienceA+
Political ScienceB-
PreDent and DentistryA+
Urban PlanningA-

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Surrounding City

... The area is great--I remember enjoying the city a lot, with its nightlife and variety of events and venues to go to ...Read full comment
... If you want to spend all your time in the city going to art galleries and the opera, that's an option too ...Read full comment
Overall, Penn is a good school, especially worth your money if you're in the Wharton School. The people are friendly enough, but don't be surprised if...Read full comment
... 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 ...Read full comment
... Philly is a great city, lots to do 24/7, and like any other city, you just have to use common sense ...Read full comment
... Great city, great campus, great people ...Read full comment
I think a lot of people come to Penn thinking that high school was easy enough and that college will be just another step up. This isn't really the c...Read full comment
... Forget Boston, Philly's the quintessential college city ...Read full comment
... 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...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
... 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...Read full comment
... 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 ...Read full comment
... At the same time we have an entire city at our disposal with great restaurants, bars etc ...Read full comment
... I've found that there are a lot of really dumb people here who got in not because of their true value as human beings or their worth as studen...Read full comment
... 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...Read full comment
... You get everything good: Ivy League Education, Ivy League Alum connections, great intellecutally interesting people, vibrant resources of the ci...Read full comment
... For someone who has never experienced city life, it can come as a shock ...Read full comment
... Philadelphia is a great city to be in ...Read full comment
... And their perception of Philly doesn't really go far beyond the upenn/center city bubble ...Read full comment
... But, Philadelphia is a great city with a lot to offer, and West Philly is NOT THAT BAD ...Read full comment
... There are just the right amount of undergrads, an equal amount of grad students, and a beautiful campus in an exciting city ...Read full comment
... 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, ...Read full comment
... Philly is a really awesome city - it has so much to offer, don't let anyone tell you otherwise ...Read full comment
... 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...Read full comment
... 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 ...Read full comment
... 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 ...Read full comment
... Great Campus, smart people, city nearby ...Read full comment
... I love the city and the urban environment ...Read full comment
... 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...Read full comment
... Philadephia is a dangerous city ...Read full comment
... The campus within a city allows for a smooth transition from teenager to adult as the four years of college go by ...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
... If you want to be in a City, at a mid-sized, prestegious school, and surrounded by cool people- go here ...Read full comment
... Penn is a great academic school located in a fun, vibrant city ...Read full comment
... Great Campus, smart people, city nearby ...Read full comment
... 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...Read full comment
Penn has made me feel less of a person because I didn't fit into one of the majority groups on campus (i.e. Jewish or Asian). The school likes to prom...Read full comment
... 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 ...Read full comment
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