University of Pennsylvania Graduate Program Reviews

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95%
of students recommend
(3.98 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 279 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE, + 2 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 24,960 (11,716 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 6 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 18% part-time, 82% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $37,134
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014

I am enrolled in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. This unique program with an executive design makes it possible to return to school while working and living outside of Philadelphia. The work load is intense, but plenty of support is available and the rewards are high both personally and professionally. I am grateful to be a part of this program!
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2017

The Penn Chemistry program has a well rounded faculty particularly in the Inorganic and Biological divisions. The organic faculty here are on the older side which means that often labs are well established. This means there can be a stifling of creativity in some respects. Otherwise, the lifestyle here is fairly laid back. Most groups work reasonable hours and do good research.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

Like most programs, what a student gets out of the program is heavily influenced by who their advisor is. However, there is a reasonably strong graduate student community, and the graduate students support each other in many very valuable ways.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Neuropsychology
Graduation Year: 2018

Pros: We have a wide variety of faculty with different research areas to choose to do thesis. The faculties are very supportive and accessible. The program has a lot of both academic and community outreaching activities. The people in the program are very supportive to each other. We are like a family. Every people works very hard but keeps a good life-work balance. There are many on campus resource that one can seek help from, such as the Weingarten Learning Center, the Counseling and Psychological Services, and the Graduate Student Center. The campus locate in West Philladelphia, which is close to Center City. The public transportation is very convenient, and most of the interesting places are within walking distance. Cons: The School of Medicine is on the southern part of the campus, which makes me feel a little bit isolated from other students in other programs. The natural scenery around campus is not very beautiful.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017

I actually like my program very much though I know it needs further improvement. No program is perfect and Penn BGS program already did a good job!
2.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros: 1) Network of talented students 2) Good for career switching Cons: 1) Academics poor; lack of class choice 2) Sharing building with undergrads 3) Competitive to get into programs at Wharton
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

There is not much international students in the program. However, I received a lots of support and encouragement from professors, senior student as well as classmates. The academic environment is perfect, and of course it's going a long with a bit hard workload. I can overcome it with supports from UPenn and so do you. Life and transportation in Philadelphia is so great. I can go anywhere without worrying about having a car. UPenn was and is my first choice for graduate school.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2013

Pros: affordable city, nice campus Cons: lack of meaningful career support, particularly for people who don't have contacts at law firms or don't want to work at law firms
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015

Penn Law is a wonderful place to be in school. Its reputation and faculty are both top-notch, and career services supports you throughout your entire time in law school. Philadelphia is a great city to be in.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2015

Quality education led by instructors who are top in their field, but the online course services leave something to be desired. Overall, though, a great experience.
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