Big Questions Ep. 18: University of Pennsylvania

(upbeat music) – I’m Sam Clark with Crimson Education and we’re here at the
University of Pennsylvania to ask some big questions. (fast electronic music) – My favorite thing about Penn
is how it’s in a big city, but when you’re on campus it
really doesn’t feel like it ’cause it’s such a unique area and space and Locust walk it really
doesn’t feel like you’re in the middle of a huge city,
but you can go outside of it and you’re in Philadelphia. – I think the best thing
about Penn is just my friends. I met some really, really cool people, including Brooke here. And I know I’m gonna be friends with them for like a really long time. – I have to agree. We’re both on the volleyball team and those are some of our closest friends. It’s something I really value. – And also it would be an
amazing number and variety of student groups on campus. I’ve really been able to find my niche in Penn’s extracurricular area. It’s really amazing. – All right, well, there
are a lot of best things about Penn, but one of
them for sure is the fact that we have a really
great balance of academics and social lives here. And there are a lot of
communities to get involved in. Everyone can feel included
if they find their own niche. And above all else, we also have a great one university policy which really brings the
student body together in a very holistic way. – Great, that’s our whole video. It’s just that, that was great. (fast electronic music) – Lots of work, very competitive. – Oh, the weather right now? It’s pretty chilly. My roommate told me it’s 70 degrees. It’s not. – That’s a lie, that’s just not true. – I say sometimes people
are also double edge sword, depends on that, depends which crowd. – Okay, these people,
are these good people? – Depends on which day,
pretty early in the morning. – Today are they good? – I’ll take them today, take them today. – The worst thing about Penn
is that it’s not Harvard. (rap music) – Yeah, yeah, Greta, you’re first. – I feel like it’s a little
bit of a pressure cooker to be able to go out all the time, like always be doing something socially and then also be on top of your academics, so it’s really hard to
try and find that balance, but double-edge sword. (fast electronic music) (smooth jazz music) – Go out to dinner or go
out, see some friends, chill, hang out, see friends mainly,
try to get a break from work. – Right now, it’s playing volleyball. We have a game seven in
the Palestra this Friday. – Yeah.
– Check it out. – Check it out! – Cheer for Penn. – I start my Fridays usually
always at dinner with friends. There’s so much happening
so I live in the quad, I’m a freshman, and
there’s so much happening just like in your hall. We’d always have a Friday night in movie, but yeah, usually go out, go to dinner, and go around campus. There’s always parties, always events. We went to a Mask and
Wig show last Friday. – Yeah, there’s just so much happening. – There’s always so much
happening like Julia said. And she kind of touched
on how there’s definitely a party scene, but then there’s also the, there are plenty of
activities to do inside. You don’t have to go out every weekend. That’s definitely not
something that feels pervasive. (smooth jazz music) – I wrote my application essay on tennis. – Tennis, okay, do you play tennis here? – No, well yeah, on the club. Not on varsity. – I wrote about, I think it
was about asking questions that you know you’ll
never get a response to within a religious framework. – I wrote about how I peed myself on national television twice, on Martha Stewart as a 12 year old kid, which is–
– On Martha Stewart? – Yeah, of all things,
– How did she react? – of all things, she
pretended not to notice, but my friends watching certainly did, so. – I don’t know. – Okay. (rap music) – That was a good question. I don’t know the answer to that. ♪ Hurrah for the red ♪ ♪ and the blue ♪
– (laughs) We don’t know. We’re still freshman. – Definitely still learning.
– Like go like this. But I don’t know what it is,
but it’s like hurrah Penn. – Yeah.
– Hurrah Penn. – Hurrah Penn (cheers) – Just go Penn? – Go Penn, woo!
– Yeah! – Go Penn, yeah! Hurrah! – Put your head in blue. – Thanks so much guys. – Thank you. (smooth jazz music) – If you love this video
and want to learn more about top colleges, don’t
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  1. Now you know what Penn students wrote about on their college application – what are you gonna write about on yours? You don't need to be a genius to gain admission, you just need to know what colleges want to see! Download our FREE eBook to discover EXACTLY what admissions officers are looking for on your essay!

  2. UPenn was my dream Ivy school! I would love to go to graduate school there. CE, do a video on the University of Michigan. Go Blue!

  3. 2:30 though lol I applied for both Harvard and Penn for my grad. I think I somehow prefer Penn(as if I’m positive to get in lol) very interesting video!

  4. So glad you went to UPenn. It's one of my top 5 undergrad schools I'm thinking of applying to next year. I can't wait to go on college visits and check out this school myself.

  5. The same girls that said there was a balance of academic and social life also said that it was hard to balance academics and extracurriculars when asked what was bad about Penn… hmmm

  6. LoL. It isn't Harvard (top 5 at everything), but I don't think it's trying to be either ……

    If you want to go into business, law, or medicine Penn is for you. It's a top school for what it does.

  7. No matter how many videos I watch of this guy. I still can't forget that he really went on Yale campus and gave a Yale tour as a Harvard student lmao.

  8. *Best thing about Penn- If you up for it- you can graduate with 2 degrees without the extra cost!

    *Worst thing about Penn- The suicide rate!

  9. There are other great top-flight universities outside of Ivy League schools. Consider doing videos on some of those as well.

  10. Maybe the girl that claims "The worst thing about Penn is that it's not Harvard" was being sarcastic. But if she was serious, she should have never attended UPenn and hogged a spot from candidates that were passionate about UPenn. Regardless if she just "slightly" better of a candidate. A rejected candidate that was "slightly" worst would probably do better at UPenn than her if they were passionate about what they do. To quote – "You do the best at what you are passionate about." Furthermore – its interesting to see Ivy League students knock on each other. Its like the University of California undergrad kids. Where the top UC (Berkeley, LA, SB, and Irvine) all knock on each other in some way. Life lesson folks: doesn't matter where you go as an undergrad – it don't affect your chances of a grad school if you choose to apply.

  11. She must have gotten denied from Harvard,

    UPenn is a great school!
    Don't hate on the game, hate on the player! (YOU)

  12. I didn't know that Penn State had a campus in Philadelphia. My granddaughter will be so happy. She wants to go to Penn State, but also wants to stay near a city. This Philadelphia campus seems perfect for her. I'm going to email her the address to this video.

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