thatkid wrote:Oh goodness. I have missed Wawa terribly over the last 3.5 years. Penn's pro list keeps getting longer. Also, in terms of safety, is it really any worse than Columbia's proximity to Harlem/ Wash. Heights?
Hey don't jump down my throat!
Personally, I'm not sure if I'd prefer a big city atmosphere like Penn of NYU or Columbia, versus a more peaceful setting like Ann Arbor or Berkeley or Palo Alto. I was just pointing out the differences.
Having just spent the last four years at Penn... the Wawa on campus is definitely a life-saver (open 24/7)! Also, I think one advantage of Philadelphia over some smaller cities is certainly the broader/more diverse community. Depending on the clinical opportunities you're interested in, I think serving people in the Philadelphia area, particularly West Philadelphia, could be incredibly rewarding. I definitely found this to be true during my time in undergrad there.
Penn also has incredible security, and I think many Penn Law students actually live in Center City-- which is objectively a safer area. But I never really felt unsafe while on campus and all of the dorms and buildings have security there around the clock.
Also yes, Reading Terminal Market. So amazing! Should stop by there (down on Arch St. and 11th) if any of you are visiting Penn's campus