Average rating of this university

Overall Rating (Out of 5)

3.5

Based on 6 Verified Reviews
Component Ratings (Out of 5)
Internships
2.8
Part time work
4.0
Post study jobs
3.2
Quality of faculty
4.2
Student Life
3.3
Value for money
3.3
Public transportation
4.7
Permanent Immigration
3.0
Safety
2.8
Indian Food
3.3
Student Views (Based on Reviews)
  • 50% of students Never faced discrimination in this University
Vibe of Campus
  • Academically oriented
  • Multi-dimensional
  • Stressful
  • Friendly
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Priyanshu Mittal | MSE Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics - Batch of 2024
Reviewed on 9 Feb 2024
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3.7
Give a second thought before applying.

Tips: The university life here is very much different from that in India. At least in engineering, students spend most of their time completing assignments and completing lectures. UPenn doesn't offer scholarships to Master's students but you can apply for part-time job as soon as you are on campus which will help you meet your living costs. Though the city is great, I would advise anybody who is coming to definitely give it a second thought as the job market right now is not good and doesn't look lik...

  • Total Monthly ExpenseUSD 1100
  • Prepping time for classes40 hours / Week
  • Expected Annual SalaryUSD 80000
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Anonymous | Master of Science in Engineering in Electrical Engineering - Batch of 2024
Reviewed on 6 Feb 2024
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3.0
Challenging and Stressful but equally rewarding experience at this college.

Tips: There are no scholarships available and there is no significant cultural shift. Transitioning with respect to weather may take time. Overall, university courses are good but challenging, and finding jobs and internship can be difficult. While on-campus jobs are available and helpful, they do not offer any tuition fee waivers.

Likes (Quality of faculty): The faculty at this college are highly approachable and knowledgeable. They employ an intuitive teaching method and assign practical tasks. The teaching faculty is mostly of...

  • Total Monthly ExpenseUSD 1100
  • Prepping time for classes25 hours / Week
  • Expected Annual SalaryUSD
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Rohan Nagesh | Master of Science in Engineering in Electrical Engineering - Batch of 2025
Reviewed on 12 Feb 2024
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2.7
The university has a good campus and loads of resources to live a wholesome student life.

Tips: The university is expensive and the city is not really that safe. The workload is high with a lot of assignments. The university offers a diverse range of courses but lacks concentration on one. Prospects of engineering jobs are low with not many university recruiters approaching students for post-study options.

  • Total Monthly ExpenseUSD 0
  • Prepping time for classes50 hours / Week
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Rajnish Gupta | Scientific Computing, MSE
Reviewed on 5 Feb 2024
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3.5
Best learning experience.

Tips: The University might not exactly be what you expected. It is a great learning experience, and there are a lot of things to do, that it can become overwhelming and stressful at times. But if I were to choose to do it again, at some other time, with a better job market, I would. Try not to get distracted by a lot of things you see around you, as that can happen initially.

Likes (Public transportation): Philly has great and affordable public transport, you can reach pretty much anywhere in 30-40 mins, and most places of interest...

  • Total Monthly ExpenseUSD 1025
  • Prepping time for classes30 hours / Week
  • Expected Annual SalaryUSD
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Anonymous | MSE Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering - Batch of 2024
Reviewed on 2 Feb 2024
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3.6
Biotech research powerhouse. Amazing opportunities.

Tips: For the CBE department, most research is in the biotech sector and so are the jobs and internships. Professors are very nice and will help you if you ask for it. The courses are tough but are of very high quality. However, the CBE courses are very theoretical.

  • Total Monthly ExpenseUSD 2000
  • Prepping time for classes25 hours / Week
  • Expected Annual SalaryUSD
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Anonymous | Robotics, MSE - Batch of 2024
Reviewed on 6 Jan 2024
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4.3
Lots of work and hard courses but great program. Effort is respected

Tips: The classes consist of diverse ethnicities and you hence experience an initial cultural shock. Scholarships are not available for MS students. RA opportunities are also very selective for MS students. TA opportunities are much easier to come by. Quite happy with my choice of university.

Likes (Student Life): Regular socializing events are conducted on campus. Study environment is not too stressful. Happy hours are organized once a month by every department and apart from that all the festivities also have an associat...

  • Total Monthly ExpenseUSD 1150
  • Prepping time for classes50 hours / Week
  • Expected Annual SalaryUSD
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

Philadelphia ( Pennsylvania)

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