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Student Responses to Review Topic: What To Do For Fun
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  • Jenna
  • Sep-29-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Explore Philly! Or take a stroll around campus

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  • Helen from New York, NY
  • Apr-11-2014 I am a past student here

    Although I spent a lot of time studying, I really enjoyed getting involved in Intramural sports. I joined a flag football team with my church for 4 years and I loved building quality relationships and learning how to play a sport. I really loved going to church and joining a small group that met weekly. Sometimes we would go down to center city to feed the homeless, which was something I always had a heart to do. There is just so much around, and there's a lot to say for a school that is within a big city yet maintains its ability to be enclosed on a campus.

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  • Mattcr
  • Mar-16-2014 I am a current student here

    Find an extracurricular during the first week on campus. Use it to enrich your social life.

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  • Madison
  • Feb-21-2014 I am a current student here

    Penn is an extremely social community. In the day time or on weekdays students often explore center city, watch movies, shop etc. Greek life at Penn is really big as well so there are a lot of social activities centered around sororities and fraternities.

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  • Jorge from Philadelphia, PA
  • Feb-10-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Nestled in Philadelphia, numerous bars and clubs are just a ride away to have a night off. Not of age? The university has an endless selection of sports and clubs to keep you active and meeting new people.

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  • Tracy from Philadelphia, PA
  • Feb-04-2014 I am a current student here

    Philadelphia is the city of brotherly love! There are many ethnic food places if you're interested in trying new things. This is also a city full of Philly sports fanatics. It is the home to many well known sports team (NFL- Eagles and NBA- 76ers). There is a mall called the King of Prussia 25 minuets away from campus. There is Rittenhouse Sqaure, Center City, and Logan Sqaure, which is in the middle of the city. Many bars, lounges, restaurants, bakeries, and fun is located conveniently. The city is grid like and easy to get around. People are wonderful here!!

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  • HC
  • Aug-02-2013 I am a current student here

    Penn can sometimes be labelled as a party school, and it's true -- there is a lot of partying. However, it's usually open to everyone, and a lot of students do it to unwind at the end of the week -- and a lot of students choose not to. You'll end up having friends that swing both ways, and that's totally fine at Penn. A lot of social life also revolves around student clubs -- for example, branches of student government are very close, and like to do social things together (bowling, etc.). Off campus, Philly offers a bunch of options -- the city has a great art scene, and a great food scene for foodies like myself. Exploring the city on weekends (if you have time), is usually fun for most students.

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  • Sara from Philadelphia, PA
  • Jul-03-2013 I am a current student here

    Check out all of the different parks and cultural events happening each week. There is so much to do in this city, just about learning public transportation and being willing to travel a little bit to Fishtown or Northern Liberties to find some great options for you!

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  • Elizabeth
  • Jul-01-2013 I am a current student here

    You can always go in Center City, explore all the cute restaurants in University City, or hang out with the plethora of students on campus.

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  • Lyla from Georgia
  • Jun-28-2013 I am a current student here

    Philadelphia rocks. There is history, dancing, music, great food, great sites, diversity, everything. And, it's a manageable city that one can feel a true command over after four years of Penn (if he or she makes the effort to get off campus!) Social life at Penn is huge and can be found in every organization on campus. About 30% of the student body is Greek, a number that freaked me out as I entered freshman year. Having come with a southern perception of Greek life, I was sure that I would not be joining. To my pleasant surprise, Greek Life at Penn is relaxed and is very much an extra-curricular as would be a debate team--it does not take over one's life and offers a wonderful social outlet into which one can commit as much or as little time as they please. There are always parties on the weekend. There are huge blow-outs for holidays like St. Patrick's Day, Halloween, and of course, SPRING FLING (big two-day bash with famous musicians, food, fun, etc.). Every extra-curricular has a social aspect as well. There are mixers between clubs, team dinners, team parties, bonding events, etc.

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