- Class: Senior
- Major: Engineering
- Gender: M
- High School:
- Transfer Student: N
Penn is a great big mess of people all trying to get along. There is something for everyone, and if you can't find it on campus than Philadelphia has it.
Professors are generally both intereresting and interested, especially for smaller classes. If you care enough to go to them they will mostly respong. The exception is intro courses, especially in Math and Science. The school does have a very pre-professional feel to it, especially because of Wharton. Knowing that there is on campus recruiting and that some people have six figure salaries by September of their senior year drives people (even ones who have nothing to do with business or finance) to really push for jobs early and get down on themselves when they don't get them. When I was already applied to a dozen jobs and bemoaning my lack of responses, my friends from other schools hadn't even begun to think of where to send their resumes.
Everyone here finds a group sooner or later and will have a great time with that group, but cross-talk is much to infrequent. I've had a blast and know tons of people, but I also know just how many I have never/will never see because we run with different crowds. I encourage everyone to break out a little bit, because it makes things much more interesting. And yes, "trapped in the library day and night" is, in fact, a social group. By the end of the first round of midterms they all know each other. Backgound wise, there is a complete variance in all things.
The Best Things
The diversity of people and activites on campus and in Philly
The Worst Things
Poor selection of females