University of Pennsylvania Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (31)
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).
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.