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Old 12-08-2012, 05:49 PM
 
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Totally right. Princeton may be tops in the U.S. on undergraduate core studies, but Penn has it all over them in terms of graduate schools and research. And, of course, the Ivies are not the most rigorous universities when it comes to actual workload. The people I know who went to Swarthmore had to hit the books WAY more than the Penn kids, outside of maybe the Engineering kids.
I would actually say Swarthmore is a rare exception to the grade inflation prevalent at not just Ivies, but top schools in general outside of engineering and the hard sciences.
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:29 AM
 
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I would actually say Swarthmore is a rare exception to the grade inflation prevalent at not just Ivies, but top schools in general outside of engineering and the hard sciences.
I took mostly History and Sociology classes at Penn. Not exactly taxing. I love the old joke about Penn: "Q: How many Penn students does it take to screw in a light bulb? A: Just one, but he gets six credits for it."
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:13 AM
 
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I took mostly History and Sociology classes at Penn. Not exactly taxing. I love the old joke about Penn: "Q: How many Penn students does it take to screw in a light bulb? A: Just one, but he gets six credits for it."
That's far more a history and sociology thing than a Penn thing.
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:10 PM
 
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That's far more a history and sociology thing than a Penn thing.
I would tend to agree, but Penn's workload wasn't onerous, especially after coming from a very prestigious private high school. Even #1 Wharton wasn't that bad. Engineering and Nursing had their asses kicked, but liberal arts and business students didn't seem to be killing themselves. I guess because it was Penn and not Cornell!
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:24 PM
 
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I would tend to agree, but Penn's workload wasn't onerous, especially after coming from a very prestigious private high school. Even #1 Wharton wasn't that bad. Engineering and Nursing had their asses kicked, but liberal arts and business students didn't seem to be killing themselves. I guess because it was Penn and not Cornell!
This is getting off-topic, but I'll conclude by noting that working like crazy and learning are ultimately two different things.
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:17 PM
 
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Thank you for the concern about remaining on-topic. General conversation about colleges in or close to the are more relevant to their own thread whether on the Philadelphia or Education forums.
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Old 07-09-2013, 03:32 AM
 
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I did a search and couldn't find a thread with photos of the city. I clicked on the link in Post 91 in this thread, and it took me to an invalid page. Does anyone know if a photo thread for Philadelphia exists, and could you post a link please? Thank you
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:01 AM
 
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I did a search and couldn't find a thread with photos of the city. I clicked on the link in Post 91 in this thread, and it took me to an invalid page. Does anyone know if a photo thread for Philadelphia exists, and could you post a link please? Thank you
I googled 'Philadelphia photos city-data.com' and a thread titled "Philadelphia Photo Thread" came up. GREAT PHOTOGRAPHS, btw! Check it out.
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:17 PM
 
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This is the link: Philadelphia Photo Thread
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Old 07-09-2013, 01:32 PM
 
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Thank you both! I should have tried using Google; I'll keep that in mind next time.
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