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University of Pennsylvania Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
B
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Average Housing Costs
$14,536/ year
Poll
54%
of students say overall dorm quality is great.69 responses
Poll
68%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great.127 responses

Food

Campus Food
B
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$5,086/ year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 170 responses
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  • Houston Hall
    27%
  • Tortas Frontera
    24%
  • Pari Cafe Creperie
    9%
  • Kings Court
    7%
  • Hill House
    6%
  • 1920 Commons
    6%
  • Magic Carpet Food Truck
    6%
41%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.71 responses

Campus Quality

Campus
A-
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
A+
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 68 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    35%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    62%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    0%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    3%

Safety

Safety
B-
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
93%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.91 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 50 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    40%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    38%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    22%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    0%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 74 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    66%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    32%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    0%
  • Not very visible.
    1%
  • We have campus police?
    0%

Sports & Activities

Men's Varsity Sports
Golf, Tennis, Basketball, Squash, Fencing, Soccer, Wrestling, Swimming and Diving, Baseball, Lacrosse, Rowing, Other Sports, Football, All Track Combined
Women's Varsity Sports
Golf, Tennis, Basketball, Field Hockey, Squash, Fencing, Gymnastics, Volleyball, Softball, Soccer, Lacrosse, Swimming and Diving, Rowing, All Track Combined
Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 124 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    1%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    14%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    62%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    23%
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 93 responses
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  • Spring Fling
    27%
  • New Student Orientation
    25%
  • Here's A Toast!
    14%
  • You Sexy Fling
    8%
  • Penn Relays
    5%
  • Styrofoam Hats Are Sexy
    5%
  • That's One Long, Hard . . . Track Meet
    5%

Party Scene

Party Scene
A+
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 80 responses
  • Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
    8%
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    60%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    24%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    5%
  • Parties? What parties?
    4%
Poll
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 47 responses
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  • Spring Fling
    87%
  • St. Patty's day
    9%
  • I have no idea, I'm not a partier
    2%
  • May day
    2%
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