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UPenn Guide

University of Pennsylvania

Est. 1740

Motto: Leges sine moribus vanae (Laws without morals are useless)

Location: University City, (West) Philadelphia

Acceptance Rate: 9%

Tuition:  $47,416

Schools: 12 schools: Arts & Sciences, Communication, Dental Medicine, Design, Engineering & Applied Science, Education, Law School, Nursing, Medicine, Social Policy, Veterinary Medicine, Wharton Business School.

6:1 Student to faculty ratio

Rank: #13th World University  ’17, # 4th US College rankings (Source: Times Higher Education)

Freshman: Admits 2,491

SAT guide

  • SAT Reading component: 690 to 790, with a median of 740
  • SAT Math component: 710 to 800, with a median of 760
  • SAT Writing component: 700 to 790, with a median of 750

Ben Franklin StatueBen Franklin On Penn’s Campus.

Student review:

Although it is in the heart of a major metropolitan city this campus is in the bottom half of all the Ivy League schools for a few different reasons. First, the fact that it is in the heart of a city makes it feel congested and difficult to navigate at times. Second, the student dorms with massive satellites at the top are not exactly the most luxurious. Third, this university neighbors one of the most crime ridden neighborhoods in all of the country, West Philadelphia.

In West Philadelphia born and raised on the playground at Penn is where I spent most of my days!

I hope so because if you go anywhere else West of the University you are venturing into no man’s land, and because of its proximity Penn is in fact the most crime ridden campus in all of Philadelphia according to Billy Penn. However the proximity to the heart of Philadelphia certainly is a major pro with party ready undergraduates looking to experience a major city’s nightlife.

Overall Penn’s location is both a positive and a negative, which ultimately demotes its campus to the bottom half of the whole Ivy League.

Which Hogwarts House is Penn most like?

Gryffindor

Gryffindor

 

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Dartmouth Guide

 Dartmouth College

Est. 1769

Motto: Vox clamantis in deserto (“a voice crying out in the wilderness”)

Location: Hanover, New Hampshire 03755

Tuition:Undergraduate: tuition $49,998; room, board, and mandatory fees $16,176; total $66,174

About 44 percent of undergraduates receive aid from Dartmouth

Schools: Medicine , Tuck Business, Thayer School of Engineering, Graduate, Arts & Humanities, Interdisciplinary, Social Sciences, & Sciences

4,300 Undergraduate students

Admittance: 10.5%

Rank: #=82nd World University Rankings, #16 US Colleges Rankings (Times Higher Edu)

Student Review: The architecture providing structure for most buildings on campus is classified as Georgian. A noted feature of this campus is the greenery stemming from the beautiful landscape made up of a scope of trees that provide a background justifying the nickname for Dartmouth as the “The Green”. By happenstance the university also has a large area officially named “The green”. “The green” is the epicenter of the campus providing a common area where students enjoy festivities ranging from bonfires to Christmas trees to concerts.

The Green Dartmouth
The Green Dartmouth

Overall Dartmouth is a pristine piece of property in the middle of New Hampshire. However their setting being in New Hampshire limits the students’ ability to ingratiate themselves in an urban area such as high ranked schools like Penn or Harvard. Additionally the campus, although beautiful, is just not as majestic, large, or historical as Cornell or Princeton.

Which Hogwarts house is Dartmouth most like?

Gryffindor

Gryffindor