College Tour '10: University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania
From a parent
We found Penn to be very pre-professional. They talk a lot about the [renowned] business school, Wharton, on the general tour. They take you inside the building. It put us off.
The other thing about Penn is that the admissions officer and tour guide talked a lot about being in the Ivy League. Nobody at the other Ivy League schools we visited did that, unless they talked about sports, which is what the Ivy League actually is.
We did like the fact that it was right in the middle of Philadelphia, which has a lot to offer.
There is not guaranteed housing after freshmen year. Most people don’t have trouble finding a place to live, but they aren’t all living on the campus together.
This is one in a series of reports that parents and students are contributing about their campus tours this spring. If you have visited a school and would like to participate, email me a brief report at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find out more about College Tour ’10 and how to write about your college visit here.
Go to http://timespace.washingtonpost.com/project/college-2010/ to see more college posts in the series.
| April 4, 2010; 12:10 PM ET
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