University of Pennsylvania Visit Report by wealthynot
Visit to University of Pennsylvania in April 2010 by wealthynot(Parent of Student, HS Class of 2011)
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Information Session: Yes - Usual fare. Lots on their history and place in the academic world. Some good advice regarding admissions--ED especially--and the essay, ie what they look for
Campus Tour: Yes - Average, nice girl though. It was an absolutely beautiful day--80degrees plus in early April--so campus was jumping. Group was WAY too big.
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Campus Visit Notes for University of Pennsylvania
As expected for an Ivy, a little bit stiff, but oozed tradition/seriousness. It was very busy the day we were there, so we felt like a number. Had the distinct impression a good number of people were from the surrounding area...whch sort of bloated the day.
Hotel/Lodging Recommendations or Comments:
stayed downtown, took the subway there...beats finding parking
Dining/Restaurant Recommendations or Comments:
lots of good restaurants in the city. A fantastic Italian restaurant right accross from the school (near the button) called 'Penne'.