Tim0thy222 wrote:Veyron wrote:Tim0thy222 wrote:Question for Penn Students:
How much fun are Penn students? Based on what I've read on TLS, UVA students are really proud of softball and social events, but I don't see much discussion of Penn's social life.
It seems I'd get a great education and have roughly equivalent job prospects from either school, but say I want to "work hard, play hard," so to speak. You know, I'm going to be there for 3 years, 3 years of my 20's no less, and I'd like to enjoy them. Do Penn students work hard and play hard? Or do they just work hard and then work some more?
Since I'd be moving to either school from the west coast, I'm not going to have any friends in either city at first, so I'm hoping to go someplace where I can make some friends in the law school, instead of just seeing them in class before we return to our respective study caves.
Penn is "the social ivy." The school is, however, more nerdy than fratty. Whether that is a good thing is a matter of preference. The administration makes a strong effort to provide students with far more free booze than is prudent.
Thanks for the response. However, I'm not sure I understand the concept of too much free booze
Seriously though, I probably would prefer that it doesn't lean too fratty. On the spectrum of nerdy to fratty, I'm probably closer to the nerdy end.
Really I would be satisfied with some social events for law students once in a while, and groups of friends that like to go out and do things on the weekend at least semi-regularly. After thinking about it a little more, I said "party hard", but on a wild night I usually end up having a few drinks and heading home by 12 or 1, as opposed to getting smashed at a club or a house party until 3am, so maybe Penn's social life is sufficient and UVA's is a bit more than I need.
You'd fit in just fine here. Most people go out once or twice a week before crunch time. We like to have fun, but we're also not raging every weekend. I'd say most people are chill, nerdy-preppy types. Fratty, not so much.