University of Pennsylvania Campus Life
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
Freshmen Live On-Campus
Undergrads in College Housing
Average Housing Cost
- of students say overall dorm quality is great.69 responses
- of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great.127 responses
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Average Meal Plan Cost
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 170 responses
- Houston Hall27%
- Tortas Frontera24%
- Pari Cafe Creperie9%
- Kings Court7%
- 1920 Commons6%
- Hill House6%
- Magic Carpet Food Truck6%
- of students highly rate the dining facilities.78 responses
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
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%
- I hate my school and have no school spirit.3%
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
- of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.91 responses
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%
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%
- Not very visible.1%
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 131 responses
- Almost everything on campus revolves around them.2%
- 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%
Men's Varsity Sports
All Track Combined, Baseball, Basketball, Fencing, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Other Sports, Rowing, Soccer, Squash, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Wrestling
Women's Varsity Sports
All Track Combined, Basketball, Fencing, Field Hockey, Golf, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Rowing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Volleyball
Clubs & Activities
Campus Ministries, Dance, Drama/Theater, International Student Organizations, Literary Magazine, Model UN, Radio Station, Student Government, Newspaper, Film Society, Television Station, Yearbook
Choral Groups, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Music Ensembles, Musical Theater, Opera, Pep Band, Symphony Orchestra
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 93 responses
- Spring Fling27%
- New Student Orientation25%
- Here's A Toast!14%
- You Sexy Fling8%
- Penn Relays5%
- Styrofoam Hats Are Sexy5%
- That's One Long, Hard . . . Track Meet5%
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 87 responses
- Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.10%
- Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.57%
- Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.23%
- Good parties are few and far between.6%
- Parties? What parties?3%
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 54 responses
- Spring Fling87%
- St. Patty's day9%
- I have no idea, I'm not a partier2%
- May day2%
Men in Fraternities
Women in Sororities
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.95 responses