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Is the Penn Visit worth to attend?


Replies to: Is the Penn Visit worth to attend?

  • rebeccarrebeccar 2141 replies39 threads Senior Member
    I'll just be in a master's 10-month program. Looked it up and apparently last year approx. 70 out of 460 people went. I feel much better now, haha thank you.

    Congrats on the paid visit ^
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  • WhartonnotHYPSWhartonnotHYPS 160 replies7 threads Junior Member
    I believe its a function of what you do at Penn
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  • ivyleaguefanivyleaguefan 227 replies9 threads Junior Member
    It was too good that it caught my dad obsessed with it, and made him verbally battling with me for months since I received my rejection from Penn. :(
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  • ilovethecityilovethecity 353 replies83 threads Member
    edited January 2015
    I visited Penn in August 2014. The info session was really general, and didn't really offer any new insights. Sometimes, the adcom said, "I think it's better if your tour guide answered that question."

    However, I enjoyed my tour and getting to hear from a current Penn student. Walking around the campus was worth it.
    And also, Penn has this place called the Kelly Writers House where you can collect publications written by current students. I thought that was a memorable part of my tour.

    In the end, it's definitely worth it to visit. You get a feel for the campus + student body.
    edited January 2015
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  • perseverance1perseverance1 31 replies0 threads Junior Member
    For others wondering if demonstrated interest matters at this school (it doesn't matter at all schools), according to the Common Data Set, UPenn does consider a student's interest.
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  • md21403md21403 29 replies0 threads New Member
    @rhandco Does admissions track who comes for the campus tours? If that is the case then, my brother and I ( twins) might be at a disadvantage. When we went up with our parents, we bypassed the campus tour altogether. Since both of us are interested in dual programs, we were able to meet and attend various classes with current students. Needless to say we were impressed with the classes and information from their respective programs! In our case it definitely helped both of us make our choice UPENN! Both of us will be applying ED in 2015!

    Thanks for all who have posted and exchanged great information!!
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  • areyouahumanareyouahuman 27 replies58 threads Junior Member
    if it's a college you are really considering attending, I would visit just to see if you like the campus. Since it is in Philly, the area is sort of loud but the campus itself is pretty and traditional looking. The visit alone is basically walking around and looking at the buildings while the tour guide (who btw goes there) talks about what a normal class would look like, how it is to live there, what to expect, etc.
    I wanted to apply to the college but ended up not liking the campus that much so now I probably won't apply.
    Hope this helps!
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  • sgreen123sgreen123 2 replies2 threads New Member
    I wasn't too sure about applying to Penn before, but after a visit to Penn on a cold, rainy day, I still fell in love with it. it's still my dream school
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  • SlitherENSlitherEN 2 replies4 threads New Member
    Yes and no. Yes because, the campus is absolutely magnificent. It's its own world within Philadelphia, the architecture throughout is enchanting.

    No, because you will fall in love with the school, and a rejection letter will be that much more painful. (cries)

    Seriously though, yes visit..the campus is lovely, and worth the trip.
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