Will my lifestyle as a premed be a lot better at a place like Brown or are there better resources at Penn that are worth it? (Deciding between Penn, Cornell, and Brown)
There's really no way of knowing what your experience will be like because 1) everyone's journey is subjective and 2) premed will be tough anywhere. I will say here at Penn, the premed track is notoriously difficult. There are the general requirements that all students must complete for medical school, meaning premeds tend to major in Biology or Biological Basis of Behavior (BBB), where most of the requirements are fulfilled. But, many premed students here also pursue liberal arts majors such as Health and Societies to get a more well-rounded education, while also taking the necessary biology and chemistry courses.
I don't know much about Cornell, but I believe Brown--unlike Penn--doesn't have any general requirements or sectors students need to fulfill, enabling students to double major more easily. I'm not sure this will make premed easier, but it might let you spread out and explore courses.
Perky Puffin, April 12 2019, 4:28 PM