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5 out of 5
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2000

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.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 1994

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.

5 out of 5
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Degree: MBA in Finance
Graduation Year: 2011

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.

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3 out of 5
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Degree: Business Administration and Management, General
Graduation Year: 2010

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.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2008

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.

5 out of 5
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2006

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.

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Degree: Agriculture
Graduation Year: 2009

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.

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Degree: Agriculture
Graduation Year: 1986

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!

5 out of 5
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Degree: Agriculture
Graduation Year: 1998

Great experience overall. Made good friends. Learned a lot. Had multiple job offers. Was a Wharton undergrad which helped, but Wharton attracts recruiters to the school which benefits all. One thing to be mindful of is that school is very pre-professional so less oriented towards people who are pure academics - this was a good fit for me but good to be aware of.

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Degree: Agriculture
Graduation Year: 1980

I graduated from Penn with a degree in Mathematics and Oriental Studies, along with a Masters degree that allowed me to obtain a high school teaching credential. My education at Penn was phenomenal - we had amazing research opportunities, a fantastic social life on campus, and contact with world-class professors and researchers. Penn then had a very strong emphasis on multidisciplinary studies, which is even stronger today. If you want a world-class research university, where the only limit on what you can study is your imagination, then Penn is the place for you.

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