University of Pennsylvania Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (26)
I found my college to be big enough to offer a lot of resources but with plenty of opportunity to feel like you are part of a community and supported
For the number 1 rated university for nursing (by US news world report), I was highly disappointed. Most days were filled with frustration at the incompetence of lecturers, disorganization within the program and un-relentless busy work that did little for my actual education. I want to know how US news world report finds their criteria.... Go to community or state college! Don't waste your time and money.
UPenn's Teacher Education Program is a one-year Grad program to get your Master's Degree in Education. It is a rigorous year but completely rewarding. Before the program, I had zero classroom teaching experience. Just a week shy of graduation and I now feel completely prepared for running my own classroom.
Studying at Penn Graduate School of Education was overall a great experience. I was in the Teacher Education Program, which gets a little less attention and support than the rest of the programs in GSE. The focus of TEP is urban education, and our classes and full-year teaching placements do as much as any school possibly could to prepare you for the realities of the profession. It's a small cohort with pretty great people, so my experience was definitely a positive one.
The undergraduate experience at Wharton is out of this world with the global diversity and caliber of students it attracts. The network has been so helpful for me in my professional life.
Great for building relationships with friends and administrators. Great opportunity to pursue research. Great for networking for jobs.
Great school with lots of brilliant people. The mindset and culture of the institution is largely dominated by Wharton, however.
Penn provided an excellent academic experience. Coming from the West Coast it took me a couple of semesters to get used to the more intense atmosphere but by my senior year I did not want to leave! Having a Penn degree also opens a lot of doors - I know that where I went to school played a key role in why I was chosen for some of my internships and my job after college.
Wharton's Management program is very challenging but worth every minute of studying! I feel as though the courses prepared me for my career in investment banking. The class environment can be quite competitive, so confidence and effort are must-haves. I wish I would have worked more closely with a few other professors in my department. I would also have benefitted from taking a few more courses in the College (University of Pennsylvania).
I really enjoyed my college experience and how the university offers students the ability to specialize based on going to a specific school within the university ( nursing, wharton, communications, etc.) I felt that I was at an advantage during job interviews and my first job by having attended Wharton. I also think that you do not need to obtain an MBA if you attend Wharton undergrad (although many do so).