am currently a freshman in the College of Liberal Arts
and I hate it here. In fact, I am transferring.
I love Philadelphia, but Penn does not give its students
a chance to experience the essence of Philly. Having grown
up in South Philly my whole life I was so
disappointed with the people at this school. I've worked hard
my whole life and never had anything handed to me,
so to come to a school riddled with privileged kids
just waiting for their trust fund money has been a
One semester was all I needed. People kept
telling me to stick it out, that I would find
my niche, but I have a gut feeling that I
wont. I have two Asian roommates that are completely socially
inept, which is the norm for students at Penn.
Honestly, like everyone has been saying, if you are not:
1) a drinker
2) a party-er
4) Asian, or Jewish
DO NOT COME TO PENN!
It is not as diverse as the University
makes it sound. Sure, they have students from Haiti and
South Dakota, but they all come from the same mold.
It's depressing, really.
If you just want the name of
an Ivy League school on your diploma, you won't be
dissatisfied with Penn, but if you care more about learning
than grades, you will be unhappy.
But, Philadelphia is a
great city with a lot to offer, and West Philly
is NOT THAT BAD.