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What makes UPenn different from other Ivies?

What makes UPenn different from other Ivies?

Penn has exceptional research facilities and opportunities. Especially in STEM. Unlike other ivies located in/around a city, Penn is said to feel less like island in an urban sea and more like an open city campus. It’s also the second largest Ivy right after Cornell.

What sets UPenn apart from other Ivies?

The School of Nursing and the Wharton School set Penn apart from other Ivies, which tend to focus more on a liberal arts education. The College of Arts and Science’s curriculum requires instruction both in various disciplines as well as specific skill sets, evidencing Penn’s emphasis on a practical, worldly education.

What is unique to UPenn?

Beautiful Urban Campus Expansive college greens and recreational spaces. Landmark architecture. Twelve schools connected on a single campus. Penn’s geographical unity is unique among Ivy League schools, fostering our integrated approach to education, scholarship, and research.

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What makes Penn stand out?

Put simply, Penn’s dreamers become the world’s doers. They have developed life-saving medical treatments; they have nursed the sick back to health; they have built businesses from the ground up, and they have transformed communities around the world with the products of their creative imaginations.

What is the difference between UPenn and Penn State?

Penn State, or PSU, is a large public university that is not part of the Ivy League, whereas UPenn, or Penn, is a prestigious private university that is in the Ivy League. While the two universities are often confused with each other due to their similar-sounding names, they couldn’t be more different.

How do the Ivy League schools differ?

Different Ivy League schools have different reputations in regard to the types of students they attract and admit. Princeton students are often viewed as more preppy, for example, whereas Brown students are perceived as more progressive. Some stereotypes might be more accurate than others.

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Is Upenn preppy?

Among schools near us (like Drexel, Villanova, etc), Penn kids are known as being really preppy and kind of stuck up. We are generally stereotyped as preppy/rich, work hard and play hard (lots of parties), smart, and career-minded.