College Freshman 2013-11-07T17:07:15Z
Not as bad as people say it is at all.
College Freshman 2013-11-07T17:06:35Z
I love who I have become since I've been here.
College Freshman 2013-11-07T17:05:53Z
Meal plan is required if you live on campus
College Freshman 2013-11-07T17:04:37Z
So many food options in the city!
College Freshman 2013-11-07T17:03:55Z
Health & Safety:
Public safety is on every corner to help
College Freshman 2013-11-07T17:02:49Z
Not like PennState games, but they exist
College Freshman 2013-11-07T17:01:10Z
School is easy to get admitted; hard to stay in
College Freshman 2013-11-07T17:01:09Z
Courses overprepare you for post-undergrad.
College Freshman 2013-11-07T16:41:28Z
Like any other college; the hype calms down soon.
College Freshman 2013-11-07T16:40:01Z
Doubles are the best. Triples are cramped
College Freshman 2013-11-07T16:38:56Z
It's "homey." Just enough space for everything
College Freshman 2013-11-07T16:37:32Z
Always something to do. It's almost overwhelming
College Freshman 2013-11-07T16:36:53Z
You get everywhere by trolley and UPenn shuttles
College Freshman 2013-11-07T16:35:51Z
Guys & Girls:
Not your stereotypical science nerds at all
College Student 2013-10-14T14:29:36Z
Even though I am only a freshman, I have had enough of this school. The school is named USciences for a reason. It mainly focuses on science and in general, your semester will be filled with 2-4 science classes. The professors are good at teaching but their tests are hard. They plan to be tricky and to make you fail so they can take your money. The advisors are no help at all as they will say that you're failing but still continue to go to the school again. This school will make you insane and want to kill yourself. Say good bye to friends and social life because you will be stuck in this hell hole. The school's mascot is the devil for a reason. They just want your money and only the mentally strong will survive. Good luck. I do not recommend this school.
College Student 2013-10-14T14:22:12Z
The most popular major is pharmacy. Any other majors aren't as important.
College Student 2013-10-14T14:21:23Z
The school itself mainly consist of Pharmacy students. The process is very selective. Do well in your classes and SATs and you'll get in and coming out with the fact that you're student loan debt will make you poor. Also, you will be depressed as this school breaks your mental state to the point where you want to kill yourself.
College Freshman 2013-09-03T13:26:58Z
I'm a Doctorate of Pharmacy major at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Although the course load is intense, it is the most populous major at my university. Many professors have held very important pharmaceutical presidencies and positions here, so they are very valuable for networking purposes. The curriculum changes very slightly from year to year, but overall, you are learning the same exact material the students a year above you learned.
College Freshman 2013-09-03T13:23:28Z
Off-campus housing at the University of the Sciences has positives and negatives. If students would like to be within a five minute walking commute, rent costs are close to $3500 per month. Most students decide to live within a 10-15 minute walking commute because rent is closer to $1500 per month. There's nothing else much more inexpensive than that, but rent plus utilities costs are less than dormitory room and board costs. Most realtors are reasonable and willing to fix problems with your residence, but do not be surprised by the occasional rodent or bug family inhabiting your apartment.
College Freshman 2013-09-03T13:18:28Z
Academics are extremely rigorous at University of the Sciences. If you are a popular major, such as Pharmacy, there is not much opportunity for class discussion since class sizes border on close to 200 students. Additionally, if you are in a large major such as pharmacy, teachers truly "lecture" rather than "teach" the students. Class discussion is more prevalent in smaller humanities and social science courses. Despite class or major sizes, professors are always very open and willing to helping students succeed.
College Freshman 2013-09-03T13:15:31Z
Greek life plays a major part of the University of the Sciences. I did not realize this until after pledging had started, but Greek life truly dominates campus. While Greek life provides a new social group and networking opportunity for those involved, it is a pain to deal with on a daily basis if you are not involved.
College Sophomore 2013-08-19T22:51:46Z
Public transportation is great around USci. There are many options available to students. The school shares some sort of shuttle service with UPenn for nearby places. There's easy access to buses, trolleys, and trains. We are close to 30th Street Station for septa regional rails, njtransit, and amtrak, as well as megabus or boltbus. There's also airport shuttle services that will pick you up at your door and take you to the airport for only $10.
College Sophomore 2013-08-19T22:47:30Z
Off-campus housing around school isn't great. The apartment my roommate and I were able to get was really great quality and close to campus with a great landlord, but also very expensive. The other apartments I've seen from friends are definitely average quality or below. You can get an apartment for cheaper, but then you're sacrificing your safety for a shady neighborhood.
College Freshman 2013-08-01T18:46:02Z
There is easy access to public transportation via buses, subway and trolley cars. The University also has its own transport service available to take students from housing to academic facilities.
College Freshman 2013-08-01T18:42:20Z
USP is located next to the University of Pennsylvania campus and therefore students have access to many of the facilities in University City. We are also located close to center city Philadelphia and all that has to offer. Fine restaurants, South Street, and many historical sights. We are also about 1 hour away from the beaches at the jersey shore. Since the school has been around since 1832 it has a history of being the college of many of the founders of major drug companies in the United States.
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