CAS at Penn: Worth It?

<p>Is it worth attending the College of Arts and Sciences at Penn? Sure Wharton is a very selective institution that provides its undergraduates with a lot of opportunities, particularly in management consulting and investment banking, but does the reputation of Wharton overshadow the College? Do students in the College feel like they are inferior or taken for granted? What schools does Penn CAS compete with in terms of cross-admit battles? How well respected is CAS as a program? Any thoughts would be helpful.</p>

<p>CAS is very well respected. It is definitely one of the top colleges in the nation. Although I'm not at Penn, I doubt the students at CAS feel inferior to those at Wharton in any way--they just aren't interested in the same thing</p>

<p>The majority of students at Penn enroll in CAS, not Wharton. I assure you there is no inferiority complex and you won't feel any on campus. When the name Penn is mentioned, CAS and only CAS comes readily comes to mind because of its sheer number of students, it is more of a representation of the student body. Is Penn well respected? The last I heard, it is in the Ivy League.</p>

<p>When I told my friend at Cornell that I am applying to Penn he said "O, you want to do business? I hope you know Wharton is harder to get into than Harvard." I had to explain to him that there is more to Penn than Wharton (silly engineers). He explained that Penn=Wharton to him and other people of his ilk.</p>

<p>As a CAS sophomore, I can say that it is among the best colleges in the nation, and the ability of some of these students amazes me. I find myself struggling to keep up average grades.</p>

<p>Most Departments are among the best in the nation - especially in the humanities and the social sciences. And if you're a linguophile like me - that is, you like learning languages - Penn offers more than any other college.</p>

<p>Going to CAS doesn't mean you can't do buisness either - a lot of students go on to do Investment Banking and other related fields.</p>

He explained that Penn=Wharton to him and other people of his ilk.


<p>Otherwise known as morons?</p>

<p>In my experience, I would make the wild generalizations that the hardest-working people I know are in Wharton, while the most brilliant people I've met at Penn are in the College.</p>