University of Pennsylvania Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (26)
Good share of top professors. School (students and faculty) attitude is generally down to earth and "can do" attitude is all over the place. Excellent logistics and "liveability": MBA students live downtown (in rented apartments) and campus is a 20 min walk away (less with bike/bus/taxi). Upenn campus is very nice and Wharton School building (Huntsmann Hall) is just state of the art. Lots and lots of clubs and student life/parties/professional and leisure initiatives Excellent recruiting.
Great clases with integrated approach both legal and economic. Great location and university campus offers all amenities to students for efficient work. Challenging classes, faculty members and classmates involve also personal challenges. This is an invaluable preparation for professional life.
The program was challenging in many ways, and I believe the school did know how to train her students. Also, it emphasized the group/team activities, which actually benefited me in my post-academic life. Could not understand the importance of extra-curricular activities back then, but I feel grateful that the school has the right understanding of critical parts of the real life.
Amazing university and program. Excellent, world-class faculty. Fantastic program taught by experts in their field. Best-in-class facilities and campus environment, in the heart of Philadelphia. Career opportunities are unmatched, with a highly desirable alumni network.
Large program but with a good balance of different opportunities - academics, extracurricular, social, professional, etc. Student body very driven and intelligent, but also down-to-earth for the most part. Loved the school and the people, and I would highly recommend the MBA program at Wharton.
While I have to say that I look back very fondly on my time at Penn, life-changing relationships and a handful of perspective shifting classes, I regret to say that I was quite dissatisfied with my major and with Wharton and the lack of thought and pedagogical leadership in turning out an inspired generation of business leaders attuned to and motivated towards the especial needs of the new millenium and the structural inequities of the regnant models of capitalism. The natural momentum of the school carries many graduates to careers in finance, where they make off quite well financially, though they may abandon or not know their better-suited callings and dreams in the process. That said, there are some redeeming elements and people oriented toward socially beneficial business.
University ofPenn Law school admitted nearly 100 foreign students for its LL.M. program each year. One special feature of Upenn LL.M. is its summer program, all LL.M. student can not only learn the basic knowledge of American legal system, but also have chance to know each other, understanding different culture of different legal system over the world. When new semester begins, LL.M. students take their classes with JD. There are many seminars from time to time and every student can find their most interested one. Besides curriculum, Upenn has a very beautiful campus, affordable living cost, many campus activities for fun.
Attending the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania as an MBA student was a fantastic experience. Great learning, faculty, student culture and overall experience. Tremendous skills learned and vast global professional networked gained.
Wharton offered a rigorous, exceptional training in the foundations of business. What I loved was the grounding in the essentials, and the upper level classes were fantastic. What was lacking in the curriculum was an integration of the impact of business (for better and worse) on social justice and sustainability. The liberal arts nature of the degree allowed me the opportunity to take dozens of non-business courses from world-class professors as well, essential to graduating as a thoughtful, well-rounded human being.
My undergraduate degree was in Chemical Engineering. I wanted to progress my career in management. My Wharton education has been most helpful in giving me the tools to make this happen. I gained fundamental skills and education that are critical for running a business. The network that opened up to me after graduation has been phenomenal. No regrets!