What do you like about UPenn's campus and culture?

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Admitsee student at UPenn, University of Pennsylvania '19

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I love being in the city, especially the city I grew up in. I loved feeling at home from day 1 and being very familiar with the environment I was in. Socially the school provides an atmosphere where it is socially acceptable to study every night and never go out, but also acceptable to party every night. Truly is to each his own here.

kwang, University of Pennsylvania '17

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I really like my UPenn's location in Philadelphia. There's so much to do and explore in the city, and everything a student could need is so close and accessible.

JohnSing, University of Pennsylvania '18

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Urban, places to go, a fun-not very elitist- atmosphere.

gquentin, University of Pennsylvania '17

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UPenn is a "city school" but also has an independent campus that is clearly its own entity. This means that you get the advantage of a safe, beautiful college campus but also get the advantage of easy access to Philadelphia - restaurants galore are right next door and Center City is a mere walk across the bridge away, or a SEPTA ride if you are in a rush.

Admitsee student at UPenn, University of Pennsylvania '19

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I've always thought that moving to an urban environment for college would be ideal. Cities just natural seem to have fantastic networking and internship opportunities that are beneficial to any college career. Philadelphia is a great location with a lot of history and soul. What I especially like about UPenn's campus is that at its heart it has the very beautiful, homey, tree-lined Locust Walk, but you also have the whole city outside that is right at your disposal. Really, you're getting the best of both worlds when you come to UPenn.

esieber, University of Pennsylvania '17

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It is in an awesome location in University City in Philadelphia. It is so close to Center City while still having a beautiful campus.

Admitsee student at UPenn, University of Pennsylvania '19

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While location was not of the utmost importance in my decision, UPenn's location is Philadelphia was definitely a draw for me. I loved going to college in a big city with plenty of cultural and historical resources. It was exciting to leave my home state of Florida- moving to another part of the country was a great educational experience in and of itself.

Admitsee student at UPenn, University of Pennsylvania '19

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In city, large amount of professionalism, good jobs post- college

Admitsee student at UPenn, University of Pennsylvania '19

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A common theme for the schools I applied to was the urban community. I am a major proponent of diverse communities and having incredible opportunities and options at your fingertips. There is a certain feel that suburban campuses have which make you think of the "college life", but I have always felt that so much of college is learning to be yourself and exploring new territory, so the urban campuses were high on my list and actually made up all four of the schools I applied to.

ben.avetisian, University of Pennsylvania '16

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My school is located in Philadelphia. Its about a 30 minute walk or a 5 minute cab ride down to Center City (downtown Philadelphia). This makes the social life at UPenn amazing. It's really not a joke that UPenn is the most social Ivy. I've visited Harvard and Cornellto see friends and their social atmosphere doesn't even compare. Also, our campus is very compact and beautiful.

Anna19, University of Pennsylvania '19

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I like the fact that its in a city so there is always somewhere new to go and explore, but also that it has a campus that gives it a smaller feel. I also love how close it is to Manhatten

AnmolBhansali, University of Pennsylvania '17

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I love how UPenn perfectly mixes college life, but in an urban landscape.

amendano, University of Pennsylvania '17

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At UPenn, the student body allows for individuals to expand their cultural and intellectual experiences as the city of Philadelphia itself acts as a facsimile of the inner UPenn community: diverse and ever expanding.

albailey, University of Pennsylvania '17

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A major decision to consider is if you want a city school or not. I chose UPenn for its proximity to a great city and the opportunities it offers. Public transportation is also a major thing to consider, especially if you don't have a car. I didn't think I'd need it, but I do. A city is a great place to be, and a school like UPenn also has the campus and campus life of a typical college experience as well as the opportunities (and food!) of a city. But be prepared: UPenn is stressful and competitive.

Admitsee student at UPenn, University of Pennsylvania '19

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My school is extremely diverse, which is what I really love about UPenn. There is a fair amount of the stereotypical "Ivy Kids" (come from rich families, spoiled, WASP), but you will also find people from all sorts of cultural, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds. There are also so many activities to join here, it can just be hard finding time for everything. Also our classes are more in-depth than other schools classes (4 UPenn Credit Units is equivalent to 5 classes at another school), which is great because it allows the professor to go into much more detail about a subject. I also love our professors and how flexible and willing to help they are.

Admitsee student at UPenn, University of Pennsylvania '19

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UPenn's placement and culture is so fascinating to me because it has such a beautiful campus that gradually fades into the city of Philadelphia. I love how students are able to fully experience city-life, but still have a flourishing campus to live on.

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